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Experiencing the culture that Allowed (Encouraged) the "City Time Fraud" Scandal to Happen!

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Software in Huntsville, AL
Current Employee - Senior Software in Huntsville, AL

I have been working at SAIC full-time (less than an year)

Pros

The only real "Pro" is that you get a paycheck. It's nothing great (about average, as far as compensation goes), but it's better than being unemployed.

Cons

Biggest "Con" is the Con-job that SAIC is perpetrating on their government customers! We are being told not to discuss our work outside our immediate group. During one of our software design meetings, the question was asked, "why don't we just ask the customer how they want this implemented?". The answer... "We can't ask the customer, because they don't know we're doing this".

For this particular project, I figure we are charging the government somewhere between $750,000 and $1,000,000 and we are not even telling them what we are doing. Let me tell you, if you are in a meeting and someone asks "is this project 'officially sanctioned' ", and the first reaction is that somebody quickly jumps up and shuts the conference room door... well, that's not a good sign.

I understand that not all SAIC groups are like ours (which is a software development group located in the main SAIC building on Odyssey Drive), however from my experience I have to say that SAIC is NOT a place you want to work!

I am currently seeking other employment, and as soon as I can get another job, I will be leaving SAIC.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop behaving unethically.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Generally a good place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    SAIC was a good place to work because they provided support for their employees and did their best to keep us placed throughout the end of our contract.

    Cons

    Cons were not many. It was good place to work with few interruptions by management. I have not serious issues with my time there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My only advice to management would be to be more forthcoming as to the reason behind some management decisions. No other advice.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great government contractor

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Colorado Springs, CO

    I have been working at SAIC full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great company that cares about its employees. Dedicated to providing effective solutions to its clients. Good benefits and work schedule flexibility.

    Cons

    Project centric, not always room for career mobility between projects. Similarly, often insulated from what other parts of the company are doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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