SAIC

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Big Company that does a lot of things

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Project Manager in Burlington, NC
Current Employee - Project Manager in Burlington, NC

I have been working at SAIC full-time

Pros

Well established in many markets

Cons

challenging to find the overall direction of the company

Advice to ManagementAdvice

need for greater focus on staff retention

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Changes in 2013

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Editor
    Current Employee - Editor

    I have been working at SAIC full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good starting salary and competitive leave packages. If you can get into the right business unit, management can be acceptable. Some BUs allow telecommuting and work with employees to improve home/life balance. SAIC was an OK place to work through the end of 2012 (see cons for explanation).

    Cons

    Each working group is its own little fiefdom with no standardized oversight. Work comes in waves so there is either too much work to complete in a normal work week or not enough work and employees are laid off. Once hired, raises are 2% to 3% for those who are “above average”. Benefits have been gutted for 2013 with health savings accounts replacing medical insurance for 90% of the workforce. This change saves the company thousands of dollars per employee and the employee takes a massive pay cut from the benefit reduction. SAIC upper management has stated in a meeting recently that employees are now expected to complete all training (even mandatory training) on their own time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Standardize management in each BU. Understand that the employees are the reason upper management has a job and treat them accordingly. The gutting of SAIC benefits will hurt the company more than it saved in dollars because the best employees will be inclined to go elsewhere.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    I really enjoyed working for SAIC

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Paso, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Paso, TX

    I worked at SAIC as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I had the best supervisors and management available. I would work for this company again in a heartbeat if given the opportunity.

    Cons

    Staying with the company depends on the whims of the government. Its a contracting job, so if you are worried about stability, then this might not be for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none at this time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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