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SAIC: DC or Defense

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Consultant in Baltimore, MD
Former Employee - Consultant in Baltimore, MD
No opinion of CEO

Pros

The benefits, as well as the security of government contracts. You can buy all the benefits and insurance you could possibly need for a married couple for

Cons

You have to love working in the defense industry, or live in the DC area, otherwise there is very little for you. If you *don't* love working in defense, and you want to work/stay at SAIC, then you *must* live in the DC area, if you want to land on a non-defense government contract.

Advice to Management

None. They are too successful to listen to me.

Other Employee Reviews for SAIC

  1. SAIC - good for ex-military not so for Fortune 500 experienced

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Account Manager in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Account Manager in Jacksonville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Large Company with different fields to choose from. Much of its success comes from military related engagements. A lot of federal govt related work in DC beltway. Different divisions have domain expertise in different industries.

    Cons

    Independent divisions compete with one another. Oak Hill based division does not understand non-military (commercial) business market.

    Advice to Management

    Hire managers that have Fortune 500 experience and not exclusively ex-military.


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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President
    Current Employee - Vice President
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


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