SAIC Reviews

Updated October 24, 2014
Updated October 24, 2014
1,140 Reviews
3.5
1,140 Reviews
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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 64 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management doesn't know (or is not saying) what they see for the future for SAIC (in 35 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Disappointing tenure

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in Houston, TX

    I worked at SAIC full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Smart peers
    Strong federal presence
    Interesting product mix
    Cutting edge defense products

    Cons

    Not committed to Industrial space
    Feeling of isolation and disconnectedness
    Bureaucratic travel restrictions get tin the way of biz dev

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reach out to front lime employees, provide forum for feedback

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Awesome

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    SAIC recognizes talent and promotes from within. They value diversity and see the bigger picture.

    Cons

    It can be easy to fall amongst the crowd of larger projects.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company good benefits

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in McLean, VA

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

    Pros

    Good people, good benefits, 401k matching

    Cons

    No room to grow in my division

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    SAIC

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Washington, DC

    I have been working at SAIC full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Awesome contract and DoS great customers for the most part! Plenty of online training opportunity

    Cons

    Management pass the buck on dealing with difficult customers and tend to appoint inexperienced employees in management roles. Also, improve the Health Benefits, the employee absorb too much of the cost and kick up the tuition reimbursement and bring it back to 5K and above per year, as most of the staff could use the money to at a least motivate them to acquire a post high school education.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote from within, do not grab someone from the opposing engineer team that made life miserable and make them a program manager....c'mon you can do better! (I hope!?!?)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    I was a software project manager at SAIC. I worked there for 23 years.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    There are some really talented people at SAIC. There is a depth of knowledge that you can tap when needed. Management is generally very good. Ethics are strongly reinforced.

    Cons

    Stock isn't going anywhere any more. When it was an employee-owned company, there were many employee perks, such as a fitness center, cafeteria, good offices and equipment, good health benefits. Most of these have been eliminated, or reduced to be just in line with industry. SAIC's new line management structure removes line managers so far from employees that they don't even know each other. How can line managers find work opportunities for employees when they don't even know the skills of those employees?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change your line management structure, put the personal touch back into the work culture.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Good Company To Work For

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Billing Analyst II in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Billing Analyst II in Tucson, AZ

    I have been working at SAIC full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible Hours
    Friendly Work Environment
    Good Pay
    Good Benefits

    Cons

    Very High Deductables
    Not Much Room For Advancement

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    SETA Contractor

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SAIC

    Pros

    Better pay than Gov Employees.

    Cons

    Not the job security that is used to be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep fighting for us.

  9.  

    Average place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SAIC (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    chances for workplace advancement is alright

    Cons

    Large company and benefits are less than average

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    treat employees as more than a number

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    An interesting place to work, diverse projects, people and envoironments.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SAIC full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Opportunities to work numerous tasks, with different people, learning along the way.

    Cons

    After the company went public, then split it has been a difffernt place to work. More on you to find work for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look deeper into the well of on board personnel instead of hiring your buddies.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    Reasonable work culture but un-engaging work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Computer Engineering Co-op in Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Computer Engineering Co-op in Huntsville, AL

    I worked at SAIC as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Hours were very flexible. As an on-site contractor I could alter my schedule as needed so long as I gave my project lead a heads-up. I could do 5 8's, 4 10's, or 4 9's and a 4. I could turn out cubicle lights and listen to music as I worked. Very relaxing.

    Cons

    Work subject matter working for the DoD is not necessarily the most exciting. You build what Uncle Sam wants exactly how he wants it. And you have a lot of paperwork about it too.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Major gripes were with contracts, not upper management. They seemed alright.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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