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Former Employee - Project Control Analyst
Former Employee - Project Control Analyst

I worked at SAIC full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Lots of diversity of the work; global opportunities; many subject matter experts; good salary, good benefits (before 2013 anyway).

Cons

Grew too big too fast. Now splitting, divesting, lots of layoffs in the restructuring. Upper management has lost sight of base customer expectations. Past ethics issue with a small yet highly visible group has resulted in overboard bureaucracy across the company making project execution difficult and more costly. Too many service centers that force direct personnel to do too much indirect work. Reputation with customers of being too expensive.

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  1. good pay and benefits, you need to be able to work on your own

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Monterey, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Monterey, CA

    I have been working at SAIC full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    great pay, great benefits, relatively good (hands off) management

    Cons

    you need to be prepared to handle tasks on your own, management will help with hr related tasks, that's about it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    talk to your employees, figure out what they want and help them get there. management can be hands off, but communication with distant employees should be more important

  2. A bunch of parts flying in close formation

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer/Manager in Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer/Manager in Huntsville, AL

    I worked at SAIC full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    SAIC gets some amazing projects and you get to work on really innovative tasks. Management was very supporting of initative, and I had all the IRAD budget I could want. Our team was small and very responsive. Everyone of the group was a professional and needed a minimum of supervision. SAIC is employee-owned and acts like it.

    Cons

    Each business unit is its own little kingdom with no unifying structure at all - any project that can make a profit will be pursued. SAIC's main business model is to put "butts in seats" - provide people to staff out large projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Concentrate on what made SAIC great -the people who work here are all you have to sell. Invest in them.

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