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wonderful people and nice perks but very loose and not well structured work environment

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Former Employee - Signal Processing Engineer  in  Columbia, MD
Former Employee - Signal Processing Engineer in Columbia, MD

I worked at SAIC full-time for more than a year

Pros

free coffee/tea, flexible work schedule, workout room, fun team games, nice and friendly people

Cons

retirement plans, lack of communication from management, lack of structured work environment, not a real business focus/mission

Advice to ManagementAdvice

It was an alright experience at SAIC. While I really enjoyed being around wonderful and nice people and nice perks including a company gym to work out, fun team games and flexible work schedule, I just found that it was not the right type of environment for my professional growth and success.

The work environment was quite loose. The work environment is not quite structured. The management team was quite hands off. There was no real communication and coodination from the management team. The management team needs a big improvement in their leadership and communication skills.

The company as a whole doesn't have one true business focus. It's like they are trying to be everything they can be to please their customers with so many different focuses and different business units. That's the downside.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Current Employee - Analyst  in  Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Analyst in Huntsville, AL

    I have been working at SAIC full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - I have a job and bring home a paycheck.
    - Fun people to work with

    Cons

    - Don't know who my manager is
    - Training/Career development is non-existent -- Don't feel secure about future employment since skills are getting rusty
    - Hard to stay motivated when company doesn't have any expectations for performance other than a body filling a slot that they can bill for

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your people. Make them feel like they are part of the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great for managers..terrible for lower employees

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Charleston, SC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charleston, SC

    I worked at SAIC full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Very well comensated with above average pay and bonus each year. They take care of management personnel both mid level and upper

    Cons

    They could care less about lower level employees. When job market grew bad they could care less as they just hired more worker bees. They cut pay, benefits for lower level employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When market improves many will leave company. Just hanging out now because economy in the dumps

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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