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A Company in Transition With Some Major Bumps and Detours Along the Way

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  McLean, VA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA

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

Pros

Up to the recent past, a company with a relatively stable past. Large corporation with the standard suite of benefits offered to employees. Part of the massive military industrial complex that represents a large portion of the private sector in the Northern Virginia area.

Cons

The entrepreneurial spirit is a thing of the past. What once was a horizontal organization with each program manager more or less in charge of his/her "piece of the pie", has now been reduced to a very vertical structure with activities such as HR, procurement, contracts, security, etc placed under the corporate umbrella and forced to operate in a "one size fits all" functionality regardless of the contracts it supports or the particular situation it encounters. In addition, the company has been in the process of dividing itself into two separate entities (SAIC and Leidos) since August 2012, with all of the difficulties encountered in doing that with some 40K employees.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

With the formation of the two separate companies, make up your mind as to what SAIC and Leidos will finally be when they both grow up, and then pursue your business opportunities aggressively and realistically under the continued reality of the LPTA world. Good luck with that.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Excellent Client-Side Experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst  in  McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Analyst in McLean, VA

    I worked at SAIC full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    SAIC has good benefits and has an enormous variety of contacts throughout the Intelligence Community that allows for a great number of different job experiences. SAIC is well-respected at the client, which made for an excellent work experience.

    Cons

    Some people may not enjoy the status that comes from being a contractor at a federal agency, but the pay premium makes up for that difference.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    SAIC was my whole life until I was tossed to the curb by a layoff along with 700 others

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

    I worked at SAIC full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    SAIC was the best company to work for until all the layoffs.

    Cons

    I was employed there for many, many years and they no longer take care of the employees who helped build the company into what it is today. They get rid of them. Very sad. Oh, and once you're out....good luck finding another job inside the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care more about the employees who made the company what it is today.

    Doesn't Recommend
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