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A great company with a great potential!

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Alexandria, VA
Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Alexandria, VA

I worked at SAIC

Pros

The company embraces diversity and offers opportunities for committed employees. There are a lot of interesting and challenging projects going on throughout the company and it's relatively easy to move around within the company. The people at SAIC are bright and work hard. Because SAIC values its people, they will try to take care of the employees during the "down times": help with placement, etc. Education and training assistance is also great.

Cons

One thing they lack is a pension program, but that's probably true for most other similar companies.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep training the employees.

Recommends
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    Working at SAIC in San Diego, CA

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    Current Employee - Research Scientist in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at SAIC

    Pros

    Benefits were good when I joined SAIC however as years go by we're getting less and less.
    Salary is excellent but beware (see downsides).
    Location, location, location - San Diego, CA. How can you go wrong?
    Get to work on some pretty cool, cutting edge programs

    Cons

    Lack of teamwork and sharing of information.
    As a female, I've seen some instances of the good 'ole boy mentality.
    Lack of professional development opportunities unless you are one of "the chosen ones".
    Although the salary is excellent one has to be careful because the company operates on "time sold" metric. Time-sold is basically the hours you can bill to a direct contract. If you are working on a program, such as an internal research and development or general overhead, they are indirect so it doesn't bode well for your time sold statistic therefore you may get pressure get your time-sold up. This may mean that you will have to work on your own time, uncompensated, on the indirect program so you can bill a direct charge program.
    Another potential issue with the excellent salary is that all program managers have access to that information so they know what you make. This helps them for budgeting however it could hinder you because they might choose a lower paid person to do a job you could do just as well or even better.
    To get work you do have to fend for yourself in some divisions while others, management helps to make sure you have work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior management needs to stop trying to please investors and remember its employees are at its core and the ones responsible for their 40 years of success. If they continue down the current path I think there will be a mass exodus in years to come as more and more changes come about making it into just another BIG corporation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    Be warned they are on the declined.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Stevice Tech in Little Rock, AR
    Current Employee - Field Stevice Tech in Little Rock, AR

    I have been working at SAIC

    Pros

    The health benefits are great. Educational reimbursement.

    Cons

    They aren't giving out raises and pushing for employees to by stocks. Another Enron.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider the employee base for careers offered, b/c they don't match.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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