SAIC Reviews

Updated October 19, 2014
Updated October 19, 2014
1,137 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 63 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    WAs an interesting place to work because the job had me working with my strengths.

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales Department in Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Department in Birmingham, AL

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to expand. Nature of work was rewarding. Majority of co-workers were delightful. Nice office and work area.

    Cons

    Sometimes not people-centric. Some managers treated people like a box of paper clips - easy to replace. One apple can ruin the whole bunch and keep an office off balance. Every major issue could be traced back to one person - yet that person remained unscathed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep a keen eye on internal power plays and avoid good-old boy power structures.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very good...until the split

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Every SAIC location I worked at was modern well equipped and comfortable.

    Cons

    When the company split SAIC/LIEdos they "DESTROYED" their insurance coverage sacrificing employee coverage in order to generate cash to cover the cost of the split.
     i.m.h.o.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    GET RID OF THE CRAPPY high deductible good for nothing insurance and remember your employees make your company great ...or not, I left this company specifically due to the shameful insurance debacle and screwing of the day to day employees. Hmm does the corporate management staff have the same insurance coverage....or is theirs different? things that make you go....Hmmmm

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Mainly does contracts

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

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

    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
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  5.  

    Fantastic work/life balance, normal contracting issues

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SAIC full-time

    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
  6.  

    Good solid traditional company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA

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

    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
  7.  

    Review of SAIC

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE

    I worked at SAIC full-time

    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
  8.  

    Business System Analyst

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    Former Employee - Business Systems Anayls in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Business Systems Anayls in San Diego, CA

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

    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
  9.  

    Broad range of technical and engineering opportunities.

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    Former Employee - Intern in Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Intern in Huntsville, AL

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

    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
  10.  

    Outstanding company that fosters a winning team spirit!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SAIC as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The benefits are outstanding and above par when compared to most companies. Continuing education benefits are excellent as well. This company knows how to support the customer and meet demands!

    Cons

    Like many projectized companies out there you always run the risk of your position on any given contract not being validated. However, that is the nature of this business and is no different than any other company that works projects.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Interesting work but limited growth.

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    Great infrastructure allow you to work with virtual teams.

    Cons

    Limited growth due to government contracts moving to small business set asides.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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