SAIC Reviews

Updated July 3, 2015
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  1. Mechanical Designer

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Charleston, SC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Charleston, SC

    I worked at SAIC full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good company to move up in. If you do a good job, you can get promoted.

    Cons

    All the problems associated with large companies. Annual reviews are a hassle.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Was great now who cares?

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in San Diego, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    SAIC used to be the place to work! They offered advancement and opportunity if you were lucky enough to know the right people. The pay and benefits were fair and the senior management had vision (when it was Dr. Beyster).

    Cons

    The company doesn't care anymore, the disconnect between employees and management is monumental. What does a service line know about a customer and what does the customer group know about the service line? Why are there so many more managers? What do they contribute?

    Advice to Management

    Nothing, too late to give advice, they wouldn't listen anyway. To many ego's running SAIC, they do not follow their own internal processes, the management structure is out of touch and only concerned about themselves!


  3. Helpful (1)

    Project worker

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

    I worked at SAIC full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Working on projects was very enjoyable. Had a good experience. Would recommend to anyone considering a career in government contracting. Nice offices

    Cons

    Can't think of much. Contracting is contracting is contracting. The office where I worked was clean. Liked the co-workers. People seemed happy to come to work.

    Advice to Management

    Keep in communication with your personnel and see how they would like to progress. Do not let too much time go by without checking in to see how everything is going.


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  5. Senior Security Analyst

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great Company and great opportunities.

    Cons

    I can not think of any at this time.


  6. Saic

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA

    I worked at SAIC

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    No reason to want job here

    Cons

    Company going downhill, and losing contracts

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees better


  7. Helpful (1)

    Amazing company to work for with an entrepreneurial spirit.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Huntsville, AL

    I have been working at SAIC full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Open communication.
    Town halls.
    Plenty of opportunities.

    Cons

    I have not seen any yet.


  8. Meh

    Current Employee - Developer
    Current Employee - Developer

    I have been working at SAIC full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Big company. Better than Leidos. Always meets payroll.

    Cons

    Continually cutting costs by reducing benefits. Fell a long ways in 2004 and then again with the split in 2013.

    Advice to Management

    At least pretend you are looking out for employees instead of reducing benefits in the same newsletter where you announce quarterly profits on reduced revenue.


  9. Helpful (2)

    Would never work for SAIC again.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Tysons Corner, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Tysons Corner, VA

    I worked at SAIC full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Close to metro, good cafeteria food down on lobby level, free lunches at times in cafes on each floor of company. Nice office building façade (That's the only thing good about the company's building).

    Cons

    Poor communication, CUBICLE FARMS abound! No one gets private offices unless you are VERY SENIOR (Read: SENIOR VP or VERY important executive). Many VPs don't even get offices at all but work in cubes which is pretty demoralizing to many VPs. People don't even get to know one another in the company. Very extremely long hours are expected. Health benefits are the pits as they have VERY high deductibles. Don't even dream about moving upwards as the only way you can move up is if you join a mid-size or small firm where your work is more recognized quicker than at SAIC. At SAIC, you are just a "number" and the work you do is pretty much rote. Many of the "managers" have been there 25 years or more---don't think of trying to replace or knock them off their "pillars" because they are there forever and they don't intend to leave their "perches" because they have stock options that they don't want to give up so they can retire filthy rich. Next, they will push you out the door if you don't produce value-added work. Found work to be extremely boring and not challenging at all. Training is a real joke. Many senior executives are either prima donnas or have huge egos and are unapproachable. Most have NEVER worked other than SAIC and don't have a clue what other firms do and are NOT open to change or accept new ideas from other business environments. It bothered me to hear management bash other management folks and gossip about others in the workplace. It is unprofessional and turned me off. Management staff often arrives LATER than their subordinates in the office. What culture? There isn't one. That died with the OLD SAIC.

    Advice to Management

    Time to get rid of old timers who do not have a CLUE about change. Time to kick them out if they do not get with the program or not open to new ideas for the future. SAIC is bloated and smaller firms will definitely get more business because they will accept changes faster than SAIC will. Too many management folks who are prima donnas will destroy whats left of the culture at SAIC. Time to get rid of the old guard and bring in the new folks who are more progressive and accepting of people from smaller to mid-size firms.


  10. Part-time Assistant

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

    I worked at SAIC part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very friendly co-workers. Everyone was willing to help out. Great facilities and professional atmosphere.

    Cons

    I did not work with SAIC long enough to get a feel for all of their policies and style of conducting business.


  11. IT

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at SAIC

    Pros

    Great company to advance in your career

    Cons

    benefits ok but better that average



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