SAIC
3.3 of 5 1,052 reviews
www.saic.com Mc Lean, VA 5000+ Employees

SAIC Reviews

Updated Jul 6, 2014
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3.3 1,052 reviews

                             

80% Approve of the CEO

SAIC Chief Executive Officer Anthony Moraco

Anthony Moraco

(59 ratings)

67% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Work life balance good / Not Micro Managed unless your not meeting deadlines"
    in 47 reviews
  • "Like I said above the company does have a good reputation along with good benefits"
    in 57 reviews
Cons:
  • "Very little loyalty from senior management to long-term, mid-level employees"
    in 31 reviews
  • "Upper management doesn't know (or is not saying) what they see for the future for SAIC"
    in 30 reviews
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    A challenging company to work for

    Senior Systems Engineer (Current Employee)
    San Diego, CA

    ProsSmall projects, high regard for the customer (and typically from the customer as well), corporate support for career from HR and the new "service line" organization.

    ConsLow project stability, high responsibility and visibility, need to pay attention to contract expirations so you don't get "marooned" on a project without continuing funding.

    Advice to Senior ManagementService line rollout has been really rocky; there's absolutely NO standard way to find out who an employee's project supervisor is (that information was completely lost because the company replaced "supervisor" information with "service line leader" information). We need both -- and it should be easy for the line and project managers for a particular employee to communicate, and instead it's simply guesswork.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Senior Program Manager (Current Employee)
    Huntsville, AL

    ProsGreat work environment and good people with lots of skills across many areas.

    ConsLike everyone they are cutting back on benefits. Medical Insurance as well as other things.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Mixed emotions about company

    Information Security Analyst (Current Employee)
    Huntsville, AL

    ProsScience Application International Corporation - SAIC is a decent size company with many locations. There is a lot of opportunity to move positions within the company. Great management team in Huntsville

    ConsCompany has been cutting benefits over the past several years. After had the spin-off this past year into two separate companies, Leidos and SAIC, the company seems to be more worried about profitability vs keeping employees happy.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop cutting benefits offered to employees.

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

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    Solid Company

    Electrical Engineer (Current Employee)
    Crane, IN

    ProsGood salary and benefits, bonuses commiserate with effort

    ConsOrganizationally inefficient, personel management and individually tasked both a fulltime job

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I was the best company to work for.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe employees were approachable and very helpful. The projects were never ending.

    ConsGetting information frm upper management to do the job properly

    Advice to Senior ManagementCommunicate with all employees

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Don't care about employees. It's all about $$$$$$. Their precious contract is more important

    Operations Analyst (Former Employee)
    Tampa, FL

    Prosoffers health benefits, 401k and so forth...etc.

    ConsPoor leadership. Quick to fire people without a 2nd thought. Hyprocritical, micro manage people...even though it's their fault that things aren't scheduled or done in a timely fashion. Lack of organization but want things done....no questions asked. DO as I say..not do as I do mentality. Project Manager wants to work you like a dog..and if you don't have 100 hours in the books...he thinks your lazy. THinks job is more important than you having a life outside of work . Lack of concern or care for employees. Employees have worked in bad work environments but that never factors in. If a employee makes a mistake...they are quick to want to fire you. NO mentoring...no leadership....no guidance.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSee above and get a clue.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Does not recognize hard work

    Software Engineer (Current Employee)

    ProsThey are a large, stable company. Job security should not be a concern.

    ConsThey do not value the worth of their employees. You can perform better each year and not receive the pay raise you deserve. They use any excuse as a cost saving reason, including the government shutdown in a division that only does commercial contracts.

    Advice to Senior ManagementProvide timely raises, promotions, and competitive benefits or your employees will be hired by your competitors.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Large company that's in the midst of a transformation

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsAmazingly talented colleagues
    Like most consulting firms...important to build your internal network

    ConsIn its current state, not the right company for you if you are not open to change
    Development of employees is slim to none right now
    Communication between management and staff is in consistent and sporadic

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Ok for a contract company

    Senior Systems Integration Engineer (Current Employee)
    Tampa, FL

    ProsLarge contract company, provides most benefits you'd receive at a 'salary/normal' job such as health, life, dental, vision, 401k matching. Pay is also reasonable but it's extremely hit or miss - you could sit next to and work with a person on your team that has the same title as you and you could have a 30k difference in pay between the two of you. Good work life balance, but not due to SAIC but due to the contracts they have - 40 hour work week is very nice.

    ConsUnwilling to pay for training, it's not a permanent job even though they consider it one, you are assigned to a contract and your pay is based on that contract, if you move to a new one your pay will be adjusted.

    Effectively no long term growth potential,

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Decent Entry Job

    (Current Employee)

    ProsDecent pay for the amount of work required.

    ConsPromotions take too long. Worried about budget.

    Advice to Senior ManagementJust go with your gut instinct. Don't worry about the government regulations that are slowing progress. Sometimes getting the contract means lowering your morals. These are the qualities that bring in business. It may not be right but it is the culture that has been facilitated in this country top down. Bring back happy hour and pay for the cab rides home. And if necessary, hire some high dollar call girls for the COTRs to make things happen. Come on, this is America.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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