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SAIC- An overview

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Analyst in Arlington, VA
Current Employee - Analyst in Arlington, VA
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Currently a part of the Student Loan Repayment which is helping to reduce the burden of old student loan debt, they are helping me pay for graduate school, are really flexible with my schedule regarding classes, lots of potential for growth- i came on as a temp, and within 5 years have been promoted 3 times to a mid level employee

Cons

Large companies can sometimes make you feel like a number

Advice to Management

pay attention to growing your juniors so you can retain them in the company, sometimes juniors get passed over for big raises and promotions and are treated like they can easily be replaced, but if you encourage growth it will pay off in the long run

Other Employee Reviews for SAIC

  1. Helpful (1)

    They Showed Me The Door; Not The Way

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Writer in Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Technical Writer in Huntsville, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Allegedly, the reputation of the company.

    Cons

    Direct management not taking any interest in guiding new hires. Direct management allowing the customer to call all the shots. Direct management not informing an employee, at any point during the employee's first 6 months of hire that improvements could be made. Direct management not documenting performance issues or improvements. Direct management calling employee to an off-site meeting to dicuss a performance improvement plan, and instead, shutting the door and saying this is a termination, not a review. Never got a review, company policy for new employee never followed in my case. No direct reasons for termination given except "related performance issues". Being told you job is 'X' but then without warning, being mady to do 'Y', even though it is a task or set of tasks, someone with a much lower salary could perform and save tax payer money. To me, you do not pay a person 60K a year to make powerpoint slides. Each government task has an assigned cost, in my experience, but not here. Here, you are paid for a wage for an alleged job, then you do any jack of all trades task you are given, and you had better smile about it and not ask questions. Appreciate employees. My biggest mistake was leaving a job where I made 10K less a job per year, but where my portion of health insurance premium cost was 1/10th of what it was at SAIC; where I had perks left and right; where those in charged ensured each employee had the most ergonimcally environment in which to work; and where everything had a definited order, defined responsibility, and the company actually performed employee performance reviews. An environment that cultivates the delusional belief that perception is reality, and expects others to see the world that way too.

    Advice to Management

    Ensure all levels of management are accountable for understanding and employing Human Resource employee management policies and procedures. Enusring technical experts can also give direction to those in their charge, not just take direction from those they feel are above them.


  2. SAIC a promising place to work.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Web Project Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Web Project Manager in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It is a large company with a diversified staff, and plenty of room for growth opportunity if a person works hard. The technology range is amazing, and the opportunity to advance into different technologies is good. The peole are great, within the departments a team spirit can be found. Though a large company, it has been amazingly friendly and easy to find your niche in.

    Cons

    The really need to put more money in the budge for staff education, realizing that staff that remain on the cutting edge of their technology are a valuable resource. Do more work with less, which is the prevailing theology in most companies today, leads to burnout.

    Advice to Management

    Utilize the abilities of your staff better.


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