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Bureaucracy. Lots and lots of it.

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Current Employee - Production Manager in Los Angeles, CA
Current Employee - Production Manager in Los Angeles, CA

I have been working at SAIC full-time (More than 5 years)

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Job security, diversity of work, flexibility

Cons

Concerned entirely with the bottom line, and they make you well aware of it. Lots of potential for advancement...but little potential for financial advancement.

Advice to Management

Trust your employees and work on enhancing the intangible benefits of being at the company.

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  1. Great in the begining, not so great at the end

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Broomfield, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Broomfield, CO

    I have been working at SAIC full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good management staff Good communication with employees

    Cons

    Cut benefits towards the end of the contract No seperation as the contract end


  2. The Company's so Varied You Can't Broad-Brush It

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA

    I worked at SAIC full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I was able to rotate through a number of interesting positions over the course of a decade. Some really good people. Large number of contracts ensures the company will survive. Great if you're former military. Entrepreneurial bent.

    Cons

    Going public was a disaster. The culture changed and a lot of long time employees who thought they'd get rich when the company went public endied up losing a lot of money. The company seemed to have more than its share of mini-scandals and there were a number of attractive women in various management positions who'd 'worked' their way up from administrative assistant type positions. It was kind of an open secret and a running joke. One very senior manager was sent packing when his extra-curricular activities were uncovered. A lot of employees that I was around were worked to the bone: a stroke, a massive heart attack and a nervous breakdown all felled people that I worked around because of the unyielding pressure. 2 guys in their early 50s, 1 in his early 40s.

    Advice to Management

    The capricious exercise of power will lead to the better performers looking for the exits.


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