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A great company with a great potential!

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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
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for SAIC

  1.  

    Great place for bright intelligent people who can take care of themselves.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President
    Current Employee - Vice President

    I have been working at SAIC

    Pros

    Hard work is compensated. Opportunity abounds. It just takes initiative, hard work, and intelligence to have a good career at SAIC. These are some of the brightest, most ambitious employees I have ever had the pleasure to work with. The company does not tolerate "dead wood." They will fire or lay off employees who are not productive.

    Cons

    The company is always focused on the numbers. When the numbers are bad, overhead is cut. There is not much cushion to allow employees to find billable work when things are tight. The company will lay you off if you do not have direct, billable work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior managers need to really focus on how well upper management is doing. There are some senior managers in the company who are not competent. They have survived by blaming and then firing immediate subordinate managers. After a while, you would think upper management would catch on. But as long as managers make their numbers, no one really cares whether they are competent or not.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Today it's norm to have multiple jobs throughout your career, at SAIC, long-term employment is a reality.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at SAIC

    Pros

    There are a LOT of people who have worked here a long time - you'll find that the level of knowledge in any one subject is VERY deep because there are teams of people who've been working in a similar part of an industry for a very long time. There's also a very real effort made to find coverage for existing employees if they are losing coverage on another project.

    Cons

    It's a very big company, so it's sometimes a bit difficult to be extremely agile, and make things happen quickly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage developers to stay on the cutting edge of new technologies, practices, software, etc.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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