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SAIC Reviews

Updated August 17, 2014
Updated August 17, 2014
1,098 Reviews

3.4
1,098 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 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.  

    Mainly does contracts

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    Current Employee - Help Desk Support  in  Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Help Desk Support in Jacksonville, FL

    Pros

    Good pay. The company encourages you to continue with training and school. They stay out of your way and let you do your job. Good benefits and 401K match. No complaints with them at all.

    Cons

    Your at the mercy of the contract. The company is going to do everything they can to keep the contract and keep you there as it's good for them and you. But if the company that's contracting wants a change there's not much they can do about. If you're lucky you can catch on with the new company that takes over the contract.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management does everything they need to do to keep things running smoothly. SAIC is first class.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good solid traditional company

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

    Pros

    Human resources, payroll, travel services and other administrative roles are staffed with dedicated individuals.
    Reliable raises (at certain salary levels) for good performance.
    Training and College programs are well established (depending on the contract)
    Employees at all levels are professionals in attitudes and in their roles.

    Cons

    Satellite facilities are not as well maintained, since there are MANY facilities everywhere.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Fantastic work/life balance, normal contracting issues

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I've never been asked to crunch. Actually, I have to ask permission to work extra (which they almost always allow). Friendly co-workers. Tons of job security. If working with the right division, you can work on some really cool stuff and be sent to some really cool places. This job gave me a lot of invaluable experience without too much stress.

    Cons

    Its a contractor, so you have to deal with the normal bummers associated with contract work. That can mean doing things the way the customer wants, not the way you think is best. The benefits package is underwhelming.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Loss of dedication

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst  in  California, MD
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in California, MD

    Pros

    Large company with many contracts.

    Cons

    Values continue to be reduced. There is very little team spirit left. Now you are an employee number, not a person.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees are still human beings, treat them as such. Think of as a person rather than a dollar figure.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Review of SAIC

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE

    Pros

    Wonderful employment opportunity. This is a company that rewards loyalty and will do what it takes to obtain, train, and retain valued employees. They regularly issue bonuses and raises to performers. In particular, their Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP) and 401k benefits are quite impressive.

    Cons

    They changed / reduced their health benefits as a cost cutting measure in response to Obamacare / ACA that has turned lots of people off / away. They used to have a culture that "expected" regular uncompensated overtime hours but I seen that change firsthand in the past 5 years and they have made great progress towards respecting a healthy work-life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be sure to obtain surveys from people who have resigned willfully and in a timely manner. Understanding and incorporating feedback from these is key to reducing voluntary turnover.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Our contract was a nightmare

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Overall, the company is fair to employees, ethics are important. Retention is good - knew of a number of long term employees with at least 15 years

    Cons

    Our contract was poorly managed for some reason. Witnessed high turnover - about eight software engineers resigning within a year and leaving with little or no endorsement

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Broad range of technical and engineering opportunities.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern  in  Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Intern in Huntsville, AL

    Pros

    If given the right opportunities within the company you will have lots of exposure to technical topics. There are large projects to be involved in. The projects contain multiple types of engineering teams with different specialties. Depending on where you work, the people are great.

    Cons

    Huntsville is not a very active area for the younger crowd. Ages are usually 26+.
    Some contracts are slow and not interactive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management works well with the employees. There are no complaints to mention.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Business System Analyst

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Systems Anayls  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Business Systems Anayls in San Diego, CA

    Pros

    Great Company to work for, flexible schedule and benefits package. Most campus's have gyms, and provide both fitness and nutritional classes. Great 401K for retirement.

    Cons

    Sometime it is difficult to get management to approve company provided training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company as a whole should go back to employee owned policy, in supporting employees in personal growth. ta

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Old SAIC vs the New SAIC and soon to be split SAIC

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Facility Maintenance Engineer  in  Ḩawallī (Kuwait)
    Former Employee - Facility Maintenance Engineer in Ḩawallī (Kuwait)

    Pros

    The old SAIC had a great ethics program, they invested in their employees education, and promoted from within. SAIC used to be known for its quality employees who took great pride in their work and company."

    Cons

    " No job stability. Now they seem to be hiring so much from the outside that people on the inside are getting left behind. The company is going more to the younger and cheaper mentality to win bids

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    9 year career with transfer to 2 new locations and several raises/promotions

    Doesn't Recommend
  11.  

    Absolutely great people to work for.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Writer  in  Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Technical Writer in Oklahoma City, OK

    Pros

    Very pleasant experience and professional people to work for.

    Cons

    I have no complaints at this time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Would like to continue working for them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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