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"Flexible workplace, salary not so good for younger workers"

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Current Employee - Java Developer in Alexandria, VA
Current Employee - Java Developer in Alexandria, VA
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Very flexible work place (this is really up to my division - not the company as a whole).
Good benefits.

Cons

Poor salaries for newer / younger employees. Times were much better in the years before the company went public, and the raises the older workers got were MUCH higher. Therefore, there is now a de-facto two-tier pay system - one for those there before the company went public, and one for those who began their career afterwards. The older employers make a good 30% premium all other things remaining equal.

Advice to Management

Start working on removing some of the dead weight in middle management and the large amount of poor performers who've been feeding at the trough since 911 bonanza began ten years ago. Many of these workers do not carry their weight, and are becoming a burden on those that perform.

SAIC (and all the other big miliatary / government contractors) are going to run into trouble as the technical talent moves to smaller / younger companies where they're not required to subsidize the large salaries and expensive health bennies of the older workers.

Other Employee Reviews for SAIC

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Experience depends on your management"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer IV in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer IV in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Big company with a decent reputation, good location, fair compensation

    Cons

    Older culture (age of peers) where I didn't fit in, older culture limited my career progression

    Advice to Management

    Realize leadership potential from all levels of the organization. Don't limit to just hiring managers coming out of military retirement. Also, there's a lot of benefit to hiring younger blood in the company.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "growing"

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    Current Employee - Billing Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Billing Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Well known company
    good pay and benefits

    Cons

    long hours for my specific job
    not the best environment, kind of boring

    Advice to Management

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