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Helpful (1)

SAIC - pretty decent place for military contracting

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Windows Systems Administrator in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Windows Systems Administrator in Washington, DC
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

My contract looks to promote internal before external. There are numerous projects and opportunities to excel and gain great IT experience and knowledge. There is a wide range of flexible hours that will suite any schedule. Very descent benefits along with discounts and programs available (ie: tuition reimbursement, metro reimbursement, annual training, online cbts).

Cons

On my contract, when a position is open there is a MAD rush to get it filled so that the company does not loose money from the government. This sometimes leads to unqualified people in management/technical positions. My way or the high way rules tend to be applied from upper management.

Advice to Management

Listen to your employee's opinions and do not forget even though we work for you, we also work with you. If we as employees do not perform, the contract fails and then we ALL are out of a job!

Other Employee Reviews for SAIC

  1. Helpful (2)

    Join SAIC if you’re looking for low morale, low pay, and poor management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Columbia, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The place is a giant example to how not do run a company, make management decisions, or treat employees.

    Cons

    You are constantly working on technology that is outdated thus slowing development. It is not uncommon to find yourself developing on something that was "cutting edge" 8 to 10 years ago. Management's decisions are based on what is "neat" rather than functionality or practicality. If there's a way to save a dollar then management will find a way at someone else’s expense. Internal movement is non-existent and HR is near useless. Upward mobility is limited - what you come in as, is what you'll stay. Lay-offs are a common event that everyone turns a blind eye to. Bonuses and pay raises range from nothing (literally) to meager. Their charge rates are twice that of competitors, yet they pay less than half of what other companies do. Great business model for them. Benefits, such as 401k, change when you move from project to project, or at the whim of management.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees better, sustain benefits packages across all full time positions, and provide stable management,


  2. Helpful (2)

    Entertaining if you can put up with BS

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Columbia, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great bonuses: Referring friends who have TS/SCI + fullscope polygraph gets you a $500 bonus. Great pay: Cleared software engineers with 5 years experience typically get $48,000/yr.

    Cons

    Management makes decisions based on blogs. 401k eligibility goes from on to off to on based on what position/billet you're in. Frequently have to pay for supplies such as PCs, router, VIsual Studio, or Zend Studio Have to timeshare equipment (AM and PM shifts for the same PC) Managers get to use your cube as their additional storage area for boxes, books, swag, other office supplies Managers save program funds by not reimbursing for customer directed travel expenses (like hotel, food, conference fees) Division manager think that a qualified project lead is a "go-getter" fresh out of college Security frequently misplaces paperwork causing long delays in processing

    Advice to Management

    Think real carefully about why the stock hasn't gone anywhere since the IPO.


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