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Great company to work for if you liked military life.

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Former Employee - Senior Intelligence Analyst  in  Alexandria, VA
Former Employee - Senior Intelligence Analyst in Alexandria, VA

I worked at SAIC

Pros

SAIC provides work on contracts that are difficult to find anywhere else. The work is always interesting, meaningful and rewarding. Some of the best people in their respective fields work for the company and it is always a pleasure to work with these types of highly skilled people.

Cons

Senior Management is often grossly out of touch with employee morale as well as how to effectively manage employees and their interrelationships. Employees often have to fend for themselves and form cliques in order to survive and advance. Thus advancement is often a function of popularity vs. job performance. Employees are often treated as functional cogs in a machine instead of people.

Senior management is often hired out of the officer corp of the military and have little knowledge or understanding of the corporate world and of skills based jobs (vs. managerial jobs). Opportunities to move into the management ranks are most often limited to those employees who were prior officers even when other, more qualified candidates exist. This creates a "para-military" mindset in the company that is at best ignorant of the employees and at worst destructive and cancerous within the employee ranks.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Think a little outside the box of the training provided the military officer corps and try to run a business instead.

Disapproves of CEO

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    Give Credit When Due

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    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst V  in  Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst V in Huntsville, AL

    I have been working at SAIC

    Pros

    If you are non-management, you are ignored.

    Cons

    No advancment for non-management personell

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give credit to workers that do the work and not their managers that take the credit for the work

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    Old SAIC vs the New SAIC and soon to be split SAIC

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    Former Employee - Facility Maintenance Engineer  in  Ḩawallī (Kuwait)
    Former Employee - Facility Maintenance Engineer in Ḩawallī (Kuwait)

    I worked at SAIC as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The old SAIC had a great ethics program, they invested in their employees education, and promoted from within. SAIC used to be known for its quality employees who took great pride in their work and company."

    Cons

    " No job stability. Now they seem to be hiring so much from the outside that people on the inside are getting left behind. The company is going more to the younger and cheaper mentality to win bids

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    9 year career with transfer to 2 new locations and several raises/promotions

    Doesn't Recommend
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