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System Admin Intern

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Former Employee - Systems Administrator Intern in Virginia Beach, VA
Former Employee - Systems Administrator Intern in Virginia Beach, VA

I worked at SAIC as an intern (less than an year)

Pros

Friendly employees and decent pay. Great intern retreat in D.C. Hands on experience and sponsored security clearance. Learned alot about the company and the type of work they do. Unless your placed in D.C or Maryland you wont have alot of other interns in the area.

Cons

A lot of down time. High security.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Good place to work; and work, and work

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    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at SAIC full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Salary and benefits are good - on par with other large defense contractors. very successful winning new business. Several successful large programs as prime contractor. Large range of technical skill sets represented. Largely reasonable and competent mid to sr level mgmt.

    Cons

    Ever since going public a few years ago, company focus on short term earnings. Increasing levels of centralization and cost cutting makes company more efficient on paper, but diminishes staff motivation & sense of self-direction. People are being stretched thinner and expected to do more. In the push to aggressively win new business, execution could get pushed to the breaking point.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't kill the goose that laid the golden egg. Company risks becoming another large, impersonal defense contractor in the push to make Wall Street happy for another week. Or, semi-happy - stock performance hasn't been great.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Each contract for SAIC is different. Some better and some worse.

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    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Suitland, MD
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Suitland, MD

    I have been working at SAIC full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good salary.
    Good benefits.
    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Work way too many hours.
    Some contracts provide for training and others non-existent.
    Can be hard to find other positions within the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more money and opportunities, independent of the contract, for training your employees. Employees will stay more loyal when they are relevant in the workplace.
    Don't promise clients unreasonably shortened timelines to complete projects. This causes employees to work endless hours to satisfy the client and looks good for the company but no life outside of work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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