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A good place to work, but if your motivated to rise the ranks fast- be prepared to make a change in employers

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Project Control Analyst II  in  Charleston, SC
Current Employee - Project Control Analyst II in Charleston, SC

I have been working at SAIC

Pros

Pros for working at SAIC are
- Work Environment
- Upward Mobility
- Challenging work
- Scope of responsibilities
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Cons

Cons for working at SAIC are
- Military environment (can be both a pro or con depending)
- Long days which equates to less then desirable work./life balance

Advice to ManagementAdvice

SAIC has only a few official leadership/management development programs that are far behind other, larger defense contractor's programs. Additionally, their escalation rates (which correlate to your yearly raises) are horrible on some contracts, which is why in defense consulting it pays to bounce around. Once you get hired you might be happy with your salary, but don't expect anything over a 3-5% increase in your salary per year.

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    No stellar salary, but good emphasis on work / life balance

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Hampton, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hampton, VA

    I have been working at SAIC

    Pros

    A great group of people to work with and a joy to show up at work. Benefits are above many other companies.

    Cons

    Hard to get trade training to keep up with current technology. Job positions are advertised lower than they actually are.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your people. It is easy to hire in talent, but what is the right thing when their skill start to get dated.

    Recommends
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    Don't Expect Much Reward or Security

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer  in  McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Engineer in McLean, VA

    I have been working at SAIC

    Pros

    Name recognition, everyone knows the company by name
    Outside people usually have favorable opinion of company

    Cons

    Too big, you are just a number collecting revenue for the company
    Out the door as soon as contract is lost - no security in being in a big company
    Management is a good-old-boy network where incompetent managers are kept on overhead after they lost their contracts
    Managers get angry when you try to find better positions within the company and other groups know not to 'rob' you from where you are presently working
    They used to get their fair share of contracts but now they are subs at best. Being a sub is like begin a red-headed step child
    Once the company went public the culture changed for the worse. Company basically at the same point as IPO so this speaks to poor management
    2-3%, at best, is average annual pay increase

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire talented management. Stop relying on retired feds and military as managers. They are the least creative people on the planet and look at job as their second income after retirement.

    Doesn't Recommend
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