SAIC Reviews

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SAIC Chief Executive Officer Anthony Moraco
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Pros
  • Work life balance good / Not Micro Managed unless your not meeting deadlines (in 50 reviews)

  • Good benefits and great Senior Management support (in 66 reviews)

Cons
  • Getting information frm upper management to do the job properly (in 36 reviews)

  • No loyalty from senior management as to long-term, mid-level employees (in 33 reviews)

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  1. SAIC Review

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Alexandria, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SAIC full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I worked at SAIC for 8 years. The atmosphere was very friendly, and I had excellent co-workers. The office I worked in was very spacious and well-equipped. The project I worked on was very team-oriented. SAIC offered an excellent benefits plan, and the compensation was very good.

    Cons

    I wished there had been more opportunities for advanced training, but that may have been a budget issue due to contract funding. Limited opportunities for promotion.

    Advice to Management

    When writing proposals for contracts, try to include more support for training.


  2. Tivoli Security Analyst

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tivoli Security Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Tivoli Security Analyst in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Flexible on work scheduling -A lot of opportunity for cross-training on different aspects of your industry -Contract flexibility for additional opportunities -Willing to compensate for certifications/education

    Cons

    Don't have anything glaringly negative. My experiences haven't cast any shadows on this company that would make me want to leave.

    Advice to Management

    My experiences with management have been positive. I never really had any issues with management.


  3. Its all about profit now

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SAIC full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Some good people still work at SAIC. Many of the jobs are "work at home", because it reduces SAIC's overhead.

    Cons

    No matter how well you perform, your job lasts only as long as there is a customer to pay the bill. A raise in pay is likely to be the kiss of death, since it cuts into the profit margin. Sometimes, the raise and a layoff notice come in the same package. The tools needed to do your job are also impacted. Nearly everything is "self help" now, and maintaining access to required systems like email can be quite problematic. Getting a response from any of the corporate services like HR can take weeks, *if* you even get a response. Corporate resources have been cut to the bone.

    Advice to Management

    You need to support your staff.


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  5. Good company

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    -very flexible -good work environment -good pay -good benefits( 401k and stocks)

    Cons

    -advancement to a better position takes to long

    Advice to Management

    Give more training


  6. SAIC

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Release Support Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Release Support Analyst in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -very flexible -good work environment -good pay -good benefits( 401k and stocks)

    Cons

    -advancement to a better position takes to long


  7. A good company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mc Lean, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mc Lean, VA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SAIC (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good, smart people to work with and they know what they're doing. Very interesting work, with time given to learn new tasks. A good work ethic at all levels.

    Cons

    Under paid, over worked. Poor facilities to work in and benefits are lacking. The health benefits have deteriorated over the years as the company has become more profitable. Increases of any kind are a joke. Job titles don't make much sense.

    Advice to Management

    Compensate your employees based on experience. Restructure your job titles to better reflect the job market. Provide better tools and supplies for your employees to use..


  8. Mixed Emotions

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Network Engineer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Network Engineer in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have some of the best experts in my field working with me, and I have been in the IT world for over a decade.

    Cons

    Leadership/management incompetent, oblivious, and arrogant. Management is inexperienced, and forceful.

    Advice to Management

    To be an effective leader, you must learn the basics of the craft in which you are over.


  9. Chief Enterprise Architect

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Chief Enterprise Architect in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Chief Enterprise Architect in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at SAIC full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Long term focus Flexible and creative teaming approach

    Cons

    Navigating organization structure can be a challenge


  10. great employer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Proposal Manager in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Proposal Manager in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    great benefits, professional and courteous co-workers, location

    Cons

    constantly reorganizing which causes a feeling of instability

    Advice to Management

    get personally involved in each employees' growth and offer career advice


  11. Could Be Better

    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Washington, DC
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Washington, DC

    I have been working at SAIC as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company to work for depending on the contract that you are on.

    Cons

    After the split with Leidos, everything was very unorganized but it seems to be shaping up.



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