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

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at SAIC full-time (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 Management

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.

Other Employee Reviews for SAIC

  1. Helpful (1)

    Now that the company is splitting up, the SAIC half has potential. Avoid the other half, Leidos, like the plague.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart people, some great leaders, good contracts. Good benefits, nice facilities and opportunities to advance if you're willing to crush other people to do it.

    Cons

    Politics and a legacy culture based on cutthroat competition and an attitude of 'get ahead at any cost.' Too much emphasis on 'do as I say, not as I do' from a few top managers. Very little loyalty from senior management to long-term, mid-level employees. The Board is more interested in feathering their own nest than taking care of the company and its people.

    Advice to Management

    Lead by example. Trust your subordinates. You've hired people for their subject matter expertise; use it. Have some loyalty to those employees who have put their entire lives into SAIC. Don't just toss them aside after 35+ years with the company...that kind of lead-pipe capitalism is ultimately self-defeating.


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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at SAIC full-time (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 Management

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


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