SAIC Reviews

Updated April 26, 2015
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  1. Senior Security Analyst

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    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.

  2. Great company to work for, one for promoting within.

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    Former Employee - Project Control in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Project Control in Washington, DC

    I worked at SAIC

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits package with stock opt.ion. rInsurance, and leave is great

    Cons

    When I first got with the company is great. Last year it went through a transition, which made it a little different.

    Advice to Management

    Telecommuting is the best thing you can do for your employee. Should keep that program.

  3. Helpful (1)

    PM - professional support

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Washington, DC

    I worked at SAIC

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    As a DHS contract government supportet as project manager, SAIC team members were very helpful onboarding into the contract.

    Cons

    HR was not helpful in assisting to transfer to another contract when contract funding ran out.

    Advice to Management

    Team management over shot there budget in renegotations.

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  5. My Time There

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    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Washington, DC

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits for your 401K, medical and dental. Management is pretty much hands off if the work is being done. And they do at least host a annual holiday party. Good place to make some money

    Cons

    they are are all about the bottom line for their share holders. They do not believe in paying overtime. Training opportunities are rare like their pay increases

    Advice to Management

    Spend time getting to know your employees that work WITH you. It's a shame that some minorities all look alike and you have no clue who is who because you do not spend time getting to know them.

  6. SAIC

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Washington, DC

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Awesome contract and DoS great customers for the most part! Plenty of online training opportunity

    Cons

    Management pass the buck on dealing with difficult customers and tend to appoint inexperienced employees in management roles. Also, improve the Health Benefits, the employee absorb too much of the cost and kick up the tuition reimbursement and bring it back to 5K and above per year, as most of the staff could use the money to at a least motivate them to acquire a post high school education.

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within, do not grab someone from the opposing engineer team that made life miserable and make them a program manager....c'mon you can do better! (I hope!?!?)

  7. Helpful (1)

    Still in love with the company after 6 years!!! Excited for more.

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    Current Employee - Project Management Analyst V in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Project Management Analyst V in Washington, DC

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The office culture is awesome. There is an atmosphere of positive reinforcement. With the company split from Leidos, we are back in the business of growing the corporation.

    Cons

    Company has to be sure to offer new opportunities to existing employees looking for advancement and prior to hiring new employees at even higher wages.

    Advice to Management

    Offer more leadership and telecommuting opportunities to improve the work-life balance and the environment.

  8. Good Company to work for in Metro DC Area

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Washington, DC

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good work environment and friendly colleagues

    Cons

    Benefits are not that great

  9. Excellent

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    Former Contractor - Spanish Translator in Washington, DC
    Former Contractor - Spanish Translator in Washington, DC

    I worked at SAIC as a contractor (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great environment, positive people, great satisfaction for feeling dedicated to the mission of the company, great benefits

    Cons

    no room to diversify or learn new skills

    Advice to Management

    I believe everybody benefits when a company is dedicated to developing its employees' skills and abilities. I would have liked to have gotten support expanding some of the skills i already had

  10. Great company to work for and be a part of.

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    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Washington, DC

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, great pay. They are working a lot harder to keep seasoned employees that lose coverage to make sure that they are covered somewhere else.

    Cons

    Promotions are slow, and we just lost our commuter incentive for taking public transportation. :(

    Advice to Management

    Take a little more time to listen to those on the front lines. What you hear from management may not be what is reality

  11. Helpful (2)

    A loyal company...as long as they're billing you at 2-3x to the USG

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    Former Contractor - Network Engineer III in Washington, DC
    Former Contractor - Network Engineer III in Washington, DC

    I worked at SAIC as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It's a place to work where they give you money in exchange for your time, so that's something. There are (presumably) a lot of opportunities to move around.

    Cons

    Let's face it--this place is a body shop. They throw a minimal number of bodies at a contract to keep the margins up, but will fling a bunch more at a contract when it's getting close to renewal. And you'd better hope they win it, because you've only got two weeks to find a new one if they don't, which is roughly the period of the announcement, depending on the contract. Benefits are barely average, and there are a number of mandatory meetings not billable to the customer so you're expected to "make up" that time. A lot of contracts require a clearance--if you don't have one, the opportunities dwindle rapidly.
    Work there if you must, but keep your resume updated and keep one eye on the door.

    Advice to Management

    Understand that the company's success is predicated on the employees, not your ability to jigger numbers on a spreadsheet. Your employees have two bosses, the customer and you, so go light on the MBA nonsense and trust that your employees are doing the job you hired them for.

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