SAIC Reviews

Updated September 21, 2014
Updated September 21, 2014
1,114 Reviews
3.4
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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 47 reviews)

  • Like I said above the company does have a good reputation along with good benefits (in 60 reviews)


Cons
  • Very little loyalty from senior management to long-term, mid-level employees (in 33 reviews)

  • Upper management doesn't know (or is not saying) what they see for the future for SAIC (in 32 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Fulfilling

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer  in  Crane, IN
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Crane, IN

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

    Pros

    Chance to learn from senior engineers. Working to serve the military.

    Cons

    Supervisors sometimes hard to get feedback out of. Difficult to move up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less time focusing on contracts and more time focused on engineering and customers needs.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Principal Systems Engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Systems Engineer  in  El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Systems Engineer in El Segundo, CA

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

    Pros

    Monetary compensation is pretty good

    Cons

    Company does not do anything to reassign non-management employees when current coverage ends.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Initiate a program to proactively help find employees coverage on new programs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    SAIC Experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SAIC

    Pros

    High standard of professionalism, great benifits.

    Cons

    Lack of vetting management level employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Vet supervisor level employees more carefully.

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  5.  

    Quality

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer  in  Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer in Louisville, KY

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

    Pros

    Great Company to work for!!!

    Cons

    There are not CONS at the moment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Out in Left Field

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Bloomfield, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomfield, IN

    I worked at SAIC full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good benefits and lots of opportunities to expand your skill set.

    Cons

    Working and knowing the local HQ folks in DC was a big benefit but if you were away from center stage it was hard to position yourself for advancement as the smaller office was overrun by nepotism. Family members, high school friends and long time buddies got the bigger benefits if you were an outsider and not from the local area.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Break up the small town mentality, good ol boy system and allow for new insights and new blood to enter into management and minimize the group think process.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Excellent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Spanish Translator  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Spanish Translator in Washington, DC

    I worked at SAIC as a contractor for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great environment, positive people, great satisfaction for feeling dedicated to the mission of the company, great benefits

    Cons

    no room to diversify or learn new skills

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I believe everybody benefits when a company is dedicated to developing its employees' skills and abilities. I would have liked to have gotten support expanding some of the skills i already had

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work until 2012

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in San Diego, CA

    I worked at SAIC full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Smart people, customer oriented. Telecommuting encouraged in past.

    Cons

    Layoffs of long-term, loyal employees. Upper management disconnected from workers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rethink your strategy to save costs. Getting rid of most people who had more than 20 years at the company was a huge mistake. It's not all about money.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    SAIC Review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Desktop/Server Engineer  in  Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Senior Desktop/Server Engineer in Memphis, TN

    I have been working at SAIC full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    SAIC is a good company and I am glad that they split up,

    Cons

    SAIC needs new management and it is a good thing that they split off into two different companies. Hopefully the dead heads will land on either side and stay there,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get back the integrity you had back in 1999.

  10.  

    Great People but Management needs work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Norfolk, VA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Norfolk, VA

    I worked at SAIC full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Interesting work opportunities and the ability to work with quality thought leaders.

    Cons

    Although management claims that the people are their number one resource and that they want to "grow" them professionally, they really don't. Various programs are available if you are at the main corporate office but there is little or nothing for everyone else.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    McLean isn't the center of the universe! You need to ensure that you grow your folks throughout the organization so that top notch innovations and results are continued.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Meh

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Policy Analyst  in  McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Policy Analyst in McLean, VA

    I worked at SAIC full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great flexibility/hours, wide variety of work

    Cons

    no real upward mobility, management sucks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay attention to your employees, look at your stock price, give people career opportunities

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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