SAIC Reviews

Updated August 27, 2014
Updated August 27, 2014
1,103 Reviews

3.4
1,103 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.  

    Overall, working at ASIC was a positive experience. However, my layoff for "cost cutting" reasons was handled very poorl

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SAIC full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The company does great things for the nation and the world. Overall, the employees of the company are hard working, dedicated to the customers' missions and are a very talented group of people.

    Cons

    The company seems to be in a constant state of upheaval, beyond normal changes that take place in any company. They shold try to stabilize to provide more of a sense of commitment to their employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stabilize the company to some level where the work can still be performed without having to have a constant state of laying off people.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    A Great Team is No More

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    Former Employee - Instructional Designer  in  Vista, CA
    Former Employee - Instructional Designer in Vista, CA

    I worked at SAIC as a contractor for more than 5 years

    Pros

    While I was there, it was a nice environment with good people. However, that was back in 2010. When I was there, there was flex time, work from home, and a generally employee friendly attitude. Please see the cons for the sad conclusion....

    Cons

    Our group was like a family and highly productive. The department has since been entirely laid off. I don't know what is happening there now, but before the last of the group was laid off, they were told they could no longer work from home, and were being asked to work more hours with too few people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management didn't listen or care about our process. I would recommend listening more instead of making decisions from "on high."

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Overall OK to work for

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    Current Employee - IT Security  in  Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - IT Security in Huntsville, AL

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

    Pros

    Co-workers are great to work with. Training is a plus but you are not rewarded for your accomplishments

    Cons

    Salaries, years of experience and Job titles do not match salary bands.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management lack in providing support.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Pretty typical government contractor

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SAIC

    Pros

    SAIC used to feel like a solid, ethical company.
    Great benefits
    They will pay a fair amount for education

    Cons

    Seems like the culture has changed since they went public and when they split into two companies.
    No upward mobility. If you are a support contractor, that is pretty much where you will stay.
    The company used to stand for strong ethics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out what differentiates SAIC from all of the other government contractors and play to those strengths. Give employees something to believe in.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    It was great back in Beyster's day.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I worked at SAIC full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The name of the company makes it sound like you are doing something sciency.

    Cons

    Company culture has gone downhill fast since the stock went public. Management no longer promotes from within. High employee turnover.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Interact with your employees. Don't look so stiff in a suit.

    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    SAIC for 17 years

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    Former Employee - Program Manager  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Progressive advancement possible; better culture when company was employee owned

    Cons

    impersonal for most employees now. If you're not a "business of one" and pretty self promoting, you'll fall behind.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    I was the best company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The employees were approachable and very helpful. The projects were never ending.

    Cons

    Getting information frm upper management to do the job properly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate with all employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Nothing special here. It used to be a good place many years ago.

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Mc Lean, VA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Mc Lean, VA

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

    Pros

    The engineers that I worked with are good hard working individuals and I made several long term friends.

    Cons

    Political motivations make it difficult to move up unless you are willing to rub elbows with upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dump the deadbeat management that feel that their primary job is "checking a box" and replace them with individuals with some vision and actual managerial skills.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Working with SAIC management

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    Former Employee - Senior Usability Engineer
    Former Employee - Senior Usability Engineer

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

    Pros

    When first employed, I suggested that I could give brown bag seminars in my career field to interest other SAIC employees in getting certified for a lateral career move. Management approved my proposal and supported acquisition of training materials for it. After that, three employees made the lateral move, proving the concept.

    Cons

    The switch to Leidos overshadowed continuation of creative efforts at corporate growth and development.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be able to walk and chew gum at the same time. Keep up the tradition of forward thinking.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good pay, Terrible project management for contracts

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    Former Employee - CAD Drafter  in  Charleston, SC
    Former Employee - CAD Drafter in Charleston, SC

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

    Pros

    Good company values, good pay, bonuses for hard workers, 2 weeks vacation a year, lots of overtime in the first year of the contract

    Cons

    No company 401k matching for non-manager contract employees, mandatory 12 hour days in the beginning of the contract, communication not good among different groups within a project, project standards not established in the beginning of project, my project went through 4 different project managers within the first 2 years of the project.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get company standards and expectations established in the beginning of all new contracts.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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