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Ethical company with good compensation and benefits.

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Deputy Project Manager in Albuquerque, NM
Current Employee - Deputy Project Manager in Albuquerque, NM
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

SAIC offers excellent compensation and benefits. They pursue a lot of different types of contracts so they offer a large variety positions. The company is very focused on ensurring the ethical behavior of management and employees. They have an extensive self development site for computer based training.

Cons

Growth opportunities are few outside of the San Deigo and DC areas. Mostly contract work, so if you lose your contract and position you need to find yourself new work within the company or expect to be laid off. There is still some internal competition for the same contracts going on within the company.

Advice to Management

I would recommend that management pay more attention to the development and retention of growing managers.

Other Employee Reviews for SAIC

  1. Good compensation and security but not very exciting.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible environment. Mgmt understands that your life is bigger than your job. Rarely have to work over 40/hrs/week. Seems to have excellent job security.

    Cons

    Very homogeneous work-force -- almost all ex-military. Sometimes not very professional in methodology. Not cutting-edge work in most cases. Much of the work is "same-old, same-old". Can feel a little stifling.

    Advice to Management

    Disappointed with the loss of employee-ownership. So many promises were made about the future of the company if an IPO happened and little seemed to change. I feel we've lost one of our distinctives as a government contractor.


  2. SAIC's commercial business side is growing and a great place for motivated people.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunities to work on a variety of projects and often for a variety of clients. If you are really extroverted and can sell yourself and others, you can move into management opportunities fairly quickly. The commercial business side is growing and provides employees a great opportunity to participate in a growth sector of the corporation.

    Cons

    Sick days and vacation days or any time off such as for Dr. visits are lumped into a "bank" called Comprehensive Leave. Together the annual number of days provided is a bit less than other companies that provide separate vacation and sick days "banks".

    Advice to Management

    Growth on the commercial business side appears to be fettered with business processes optimized for the governtment side. Give the commercial business side additional independence to build business processes optimized for commercial clients. Growing the commercial business side means competing for the best talent in the marketplace. The compensation package, including benefits needs to be more competitive, for example with vacation time.


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