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Updated January 25, 2015
Updated January 25, 2015
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SAIC Chief Executive Officer Anthony Moraco
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance good / Not Micro Managed unless your not meeting deadlines (in 50 reviews)

  • Good benefits and lots of opportunities to expand your skill set (in 66 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management doesn't know (or is not saying) what they see for the future for SAIC (in 36 reviews)

  • No loyalty from senior management as to long-term, mid-level employees (in 33 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Relentless pursuit of the impossible

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    Former Employee - Software Designer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Software Designer in San Diego, CA

    I worked at SAIC as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    The pay was decent, perhaps slightly above average
    Open to very Flexible Schedule
    Big pretty building in San Diego by the Sea

    Cons

    Disturbing unwillingness to accept impossibility
    Dysfunctional
    Dystopian
    I am sorry I do not have twenty appropriate words for this input (could be excessive.)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When the custom hardware's military contract docs specify, require and document a remote reset function, but the actual hardware physically does not support said function, there is no way that software can adequately compensate. I can see you wanting multiple opinions, but at some point you have to eat the hardware. Never lie to technical personnel, or withhold important details, it's wasteful and irritating. Try to avoid Concordian Logic (valuing something based on what you have into it, rather than what it's worth.)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Limited opportunities

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    Former Employee - Network Engineer
    Former Employee - Network Engineer

    I worked at SAIC full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Has a good P/E ratio, but that is built on its employees.

    Cons

    It is amazing their still in business and have contracts. Most of their customers tire of their poor business practice's after awhile and actively look of a new company. They are wanting to increase the churn factor with its employees, to have the lowest skill set, but the highest mark up. No opportunities to advance, train and have a seat of the pants compensation and benefits. The statement " we are like the other guys" was actual stated management statement. Work Life balance is basically none. The old adage is charge for your time and charge it right is that is old. Management just wants deliverables complete on time, even though they over work the people doing the jobs, yet pay them for 40. Then once the task is complete, toss them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None, but to the retail and large stock investors, beware of this stock

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worse contracting firm ever

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SAIC full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    If you get a good customer, its easy to make a difference since most govt employees and contracting managers dont like to do "work" - they just like being in charge and going to meetings.

    Cons

    Most employees are retired or ex-military - some are ok, but most are arrogant, lazy, and largely inept (especially the air force ones). I guess they don't like the fact that they couldn't get govt. jobs, so they take it out on junior personnel. If your contract goes, you are out of luck, they wont carry you on overhead. You are a tool for the company to make money on - little else.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    SAIC squandered a $500 million per year franchise in our market.

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    Former Employee - Business Development Manager
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager

    I worked at SAIC full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good people. Excellent proposal development capabilities.

    Cons

    Poor executive leadership. Executives in SAIC couldn't pour water from a boot.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire some executives with vision, and then replace the entire senior leadership.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    SAIC and LEIDOS are failing.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SAIC full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    There are none. Both SAIC and LEIDOS are in Stage 4 Denial and Failure. Read "Good to Great" or "How the Mighty Fall" both by Jim Collins and it should be easy to see that both companies are capitulating into irrelevance....

    Cons

    The sooner both of these companies fail, the better for every American

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You might fool the government but you won't fool Wall Street. SAIC stock has been a non performer and LDOS has fallen 30% since the split in October 2013..

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    No loyalty

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SAIC

    Pros

    Decent salary and benefits. Good people.

    Cons

    Will lay you off with no severance package after 12 years!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to the management style that existed prior to becoming public. Show the employees some respect!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    My experience with SAIC was in an HR role. I resigned solely because of how dishonest the entire department was.

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    Former Employee - INOVA Kellar Center Day School in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - INOVA Kellar Center Day School in Fairfax, VA

    I worked at SAIC full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I sincerely have nothing positive to say regarding SAIC as a whole or even just our Business Unit. I am an honest individual and with my role employees trusted those in HR. I couldn't stand how dishonestly the entire department handled so many important issues or "swept them under the rug".

    Cons

    There were no values or morals throughout the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    "Treat others the way you want to be treated"...the Golden Rule

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Started out great. Ended in a ball of flames.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA

    I worked at SAIC full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    In the beginning the company was employee owned. Nothing positive to say now.

    Cons

    Recently split off and is currently going through rounds of mass layoffs. Everyone is trying to save their own jobs, so unless you're one of the decision makers you're likely to next on the list. Even if you have coverage on a contract. They are trying to get cheaper workers on their contracts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to caring for your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good ol' boy network

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    Former Employee - Program Analyst in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Program Analyst in Arlington, VA

    I worked at SAIC full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    They pay well and have a fair amount of schedule flexibility. They seem to hire people (I am speaking of non-managers here) that are competent in their individual fields.

    Cons

    If you aren't an engineer, you don't exist. That's the only type of person they are really interested in. There's far too much involvement on the government side with what goes on in the company. Not enough separation between the two.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider hiring managers who actually have some people skills. Out of the 3 managers I had, one of them was personable, approachable, and seemed minimally interested in his people. The other two were just plain HORRIBLE and frankly I can't believe the company would promote the likes of them. One in particular works in Charleston SC and she is the WORST OF THE WORST. Backstabbing, gossipping, snooping in employee's private off-site business, weird favoritism, complete lack of interest in employee growth. I get chills just thinking about it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    My experience at SAIC was HORRIBLE!!!

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    Former Employee - Associate Subcontracts Administrator in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Associate Subcontracts Administrator in McLean, VA

    I worked at SAIC full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    They just built the subway.

    Cons

    Leadership, the ability to grow within your position

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more concern about your employees well being.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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