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Good Company to work for

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Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Reston, VA
Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Reston, VA

I have been working at SAIC

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Large company, lots of opportunities all around the world. Great benefits and management cares about the staff and their careers

Cons

Feedback from the performance management process yearly could be improved. Turnover on some government projects is an issue that needs to be addressed

Advice to Management

Train management better to keep talented staff and not reward those who do not contribute to the success of the company

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  1. Not too shabby

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA

    I worked at SAIC

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, felt like a civilian environment with not that much pressure and deadlines. Management was friendly, then hopped to another team and the management was big headed and rude. There were a few opportunities for growth. They greatly value personal achievements such as Masters, Certifications, Training, Etc.

    Cons

    - Management communications were off. Meetings were a waste of time on occasions.
     - The pay was not competitive at all

    Advice to Management

    Compete with pay/salary from other fortune 500 companies

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    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Beavercreek, OH
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Beavercreek, OH

    I have been working at SAIC

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    People are friendly. Benefits are decent, salary (speaking for myself) is good,

    Cons

    This only applies the SAIC in Beaver Creek Ohio and at the Airbase near by, and to lesser to Champagne Illinois. What the ef is going on here? Who is kidding who? This company i bids on 40000000
    contracts, and hope that it would win 10% of them. There is very little discussion of technical details of the proposals,. But then there is very little to discuss.
    SAIC has interesting and I should say somewhat successful strategy. Firs of all it has hired and is always hiring people from Military branch; usually retired but a considerable number younger ones who made the switch. Hiring bucket load of ex-military personal means for about each contract at least on of them knows the POC of the customer; More importantly, the slick SAIC proposal team identifies entities (people or other companies) that are viewed favorable y by the potential customer. So the recruiting as partner or subcontractor of these entities begins.

    Secondly SAIC simply has taken (hired) many of the military personal, and now these SAIC employees do the same work for military but as private contractor working for SAIC (with gadgets provided by SAIC). Essentially military has privatized a part of its work and given it to SAIC.
    II think it is the largest source of revenue for SAIC. And it also means SAIC is no longer a true Science company, but private company taking over and doing part of operations previously done exclusively by military. I imagine they do it more efficiently as government is always slow and inefficient. .

    By the way don't look for competent technical people! There are hardly any. There may be one or two. You will recognize them. They are the only ones who have more than 15 books in their office and look tired and don't give a rats.....anymore.

    Advice to Management

    You are doing a good job, keep it up. Just drop the charade of being a leader in inovations and ideas. This was people like me would have not sucked into SAIC.

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