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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.  

    Loss of dedication

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    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
  2.  

    Our contract was a nightmare

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    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
  3.  

    SAIC used to be one of most progressive and outstanding org to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Earned Value/Scheduling Manager  in  McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Earned Value/Scheduling Manager in McLean, VA

    Pros

    Employee stock share, metrix centered organization that slows you to freely contribute and feel part of the team. Each Business Units is separate and draws from a centralized pool of experts for Project Management.

    Cons

    they have lost their employee owner focus. while job satisfaction is still there, the employee has lost their value - it is all about the bottom line, stock price and stock dividends. Trying to emulate the big boys with a mid size company mentality.. doesn't work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    learn from the past! value your employee, take care of the employee and get rid of the "old boys" network and go back to the core values that made you a 12 billion $$ company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Formerly was a positive environment with lots of good and dedicated people

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    Current Employee - IT Staff
    Current Employee - IT Staff

    Pros

    Great Corporate History and positive work environment

    Cons

    The SAIC/Leidos Split has been difficult and Leidos is not doing well at all. The Leidos staff is in the process of drastic cuts. It is a shame really. The New CEO as of this month has a BIG job to put Lipstick on this Pig to eventually (IMO) sell the firm.

    The benefits are being reduced and staff eliminated because the Company needs to be competitive and win new business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Who would listen? There is simply too much wrong to fix quickly without eliminating many jobs and outsourcing (formerly) internal systems, staff, processes, etc.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Quality Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Cleveland, OH

    Pros

    Competitive Pay
    Good Working Conditions
    Government Contracts
    Good Benefits

    Cons

    Limited Geographical Presents and does not appear to what to expand their non government presents

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Company splits are never fun, but this one was managed well.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Some of the greatest peers and coworkers anywhere. There remains some of the entrepreneurial roots and that is the part that always made SAIC distinct.

    Cons

    Setting a new culture after a split will take time and there is a human toll in the uncertainty. The old SAIC is being slowly drummed out of existence and within 3 years or less, it will be just another big corporation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember that without people, your company is worthless. Demoting people and affecting their pay to achieve targets while keeping the most senior leaders whole on their compensation is telling.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great starting out company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Integrator  in  McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Systems Integrator in McLean, VA

    Pros

    Travel, strong tech work, less of a small fish in a big pond

    Cons

    compensation in relation to industry standard

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    A great company if you understand the business model - consultants have to be under contract at all times.

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer  in  Idaho Falls, ID
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Idaho Falls, ID

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. The quality of work depended mainly on the individual contract, but that is true of all consulting work. I enjoyed my co-workers. Good opportunities to transfer to other locations.

    Cons

    To many re-organizations and management changes. The company was not as good after going public. Some of the problems can be attributed to the changes in government contracting methods and philosophies that made it more difficult to operate this type of business.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great, mature company suitable for long-term career

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    Former Employee - Network Engineer  in  Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Huntsville, AL

    Pros

    SAIC is extremely mature and its management has lots of experience in caring for its veteran employees and developing new talent. The company is involved in a huge number of projects in many locations, so anyone can likely find a role that they enjoy.

    Cons

    The size of the company can be daunting especially for new employees, and the contract-based nature of SAIC's business model lends itself more to a project-centric employee identity rather than a feeling of fellowship with the company as a whole. Also, the contract work model means projects and jobs may come and go.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    It's all about the bottom line $$$$.

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer  in  Fort Bliss, TX
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Fort Bliss, TX

    Pros

    When it used to be an employee owned company it was great. On the flip side they do have good benefits excellent tuition reimbursement and if your motivated they have an SAIC University,

    Cons

    Plenty of lip service and no follow thru. Sadly several of my coworkers that had 15 20 25 years were let go after the company split.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your employees are the backbone of the company. Without them SAIC doesn't exist. I understand that employees are replaceable however talent and integrity are not. Warm bodies will get the job done. But employees with quality and integrity will get it done right the first time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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