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Generally good worker bees, sometimes interesting work, terrible corporate Bureaucracy, mediocre upper management.

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Current Employee - Systems Engineer II  in  McLean, VA
Current Employee - Systems Engineer II in McLean, VA

I have been working at SAIC

Pros

Good benefits, reasonably good pay, some interesting work, good job security (highly dependent on your business unit), many good lower level workers

Cons

The bureaucracy is often stifling and upper management is so risk averse (or lazy) that it's impossible to get any new, interesting work started.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Allow employees to be more entrepreneurial. It may hurt the bottom line in the short term, but the company won't be able to grow forever if they can never be very creative.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Other Reviews for SAIC

  1.  

    It's a J O B if you need to work and they will provide unless the contract runs out.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer  in  Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Jacksonville, FL

    I worked at SAIC

    Pros

    If you need a salary and a job they will provide. They are in some very interesting sectors of the military which can make your job very exciting.

    Cons

    It is all based on contract services. If the contract runs out you will be left without a job. Make sure you are always secure becuase SAIC will not provide security.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put something in place to let your workers know that if a contract runs out they will be protected for a certain amount of time.

    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    SAIC provides opportunity to work all aspects of an engineering job.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager  in  Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Huntsville, AL

    I have been working at SAIC

    Pros

    Good technical reputation. Opportunity and resources to "redeploy" when work runs out. Diverse kinds of work. Respect for a diverse workforce.

    Cons

    Mostly defense work in the backlog, but defense work has uncertain prospects. One of the largest defene firms in the country but still learning how to act big.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to remember the roots of SAIC - the technical work itself. While management has a primary responsibility to stockholders, it will come out well if the techies continue to be taken care of.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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