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Disappointing

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

Pros

Higher than average salary for the area

Cons

Lack of proactive management and career development opportunites

Advice to Management

Give more recognition to those who actually produce for the company.

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA

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

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

    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.

  2. Helpful (1)

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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.

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