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Not the company it once was

Senior Line Financial Position (Former Employee) San Diego, CA

ProsSAIC is financially stable and will be in business for the long haul.

ConsThis was a wonderful, magical place to work for many years. The employee ownership model helped to grow this company from a garage to a multi-billion dollar company. Unfortunately, after going public, employees took a major back seat to the stock performance and what Wall Street thinks. The bottom and top line come first, so when it came to major cost cutting, rather than retaining the best and brightest as they claimed, they eliminated loads of long term, very hard working, dedicated, proven talent. In exchange, SAIC has now bought into the business model that lower quality, cheaper staff is "good enough". More and more the company is modeling itself like any other contractor and losing what made it special. Understandably with Federal Budget problems, the company needed to cut costs to improve competitiveness, but it has not done this in a business prudent manner. Politics, rather than sound business decision-making, appeared to drive the decisions on who to retain and who to let go. SAIC used to care about high quality and treated people commensurate with their contribution to the success of the company. If you choose to work here, it's "possible" to have a good career. Just always remember that the company will not be loyal to you no matter how great an employee you are. Make sure you do what is in the best interest of you and your family. Working tons of hours and producing excellent work will not guarantee you won't be let go by the company or passed by on a promotion in favor of someone's "buddy" or worse. Your time is probably better spent politicking. I don't see these poor management decisions as adding value to the shareholder or SAIC's customers.

Advice to Senior ManagementIt seems the very highest of management doesn't recognize just how important people are to a company. Especially this company, which used to be differentiated by employee enthusiasm and dedication to SAIC, which translated to excellence and pride in all we performed for both external and internal customers. Pride so strong to provide the best value to our customers and outperform our competitors. SAIC and Leidos are heavy in labor (people) assets. People are interfacing daily with your external customers (direct and indirect). Indirect employees performing huge results for years and then being laid off in a very impersonal manner. My advice is to start making employees a much higher priority in your decision making. Actually care about them again and stop treating people as if they were easily interchangeable machine parts. When people were treated well, they cared about the company and were proud to work for it. Those in direct contact with your customers are the best marketing tool. When morale is bad, it will affect company performance negatively. Deep cost cuts will only temporarily make the financial statements look better. It's the longer term impact of poor morale that's being overlooked.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    SO SO COMPANY in US

    Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee)

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


    Pros: Training is good. location is good Cons: Benefit is not good. medical insurance is not… Advice to Senior Management: Need to divide the business into small pieces More
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    When ethics training doesn't work . . .

    DoD Support/Cryptology (Former Employee) Wahiawä, HI

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


    Pros: Benefits - health, etc. Even include benefits for same-sex partners. Cons: Everything else. As a DoD contractor, I worked on a Naval Base. Our office was inside an old storage room and vault. The main problem… Advice to Senior Management: More oversight for you offsite jobs. Better support for "whistle… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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