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"Underwhelming--Poor management at certain satellite divisions"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

The benefits--medical, dental, leave--are decent in my division. However, for a company of this size, better benefits could be had.

Cons

In my division, there is a culture of heavy office politics, which is partly due to a trickle-down effect from the government agency we support. I've seen many talented people leave, which is a great loss to the company. I have not been impressed with the people promoted--they do average work but are superior sycophants and/or backstabbers. As noted by other reviewers (even those in other divisions), there is an astounding lack of truthful or open communications, accompanied by a lack of management. The result is that there are many conflicts within fractured teams.

Also mentioned in other reviews is SAIC's tendency for talk, but no action. The company says it values its employees, but there is little evidence for this. For example, here is a short list of chronic problems our facility has experienced: Clogged toilets, periodic flooding from break room fountains, lack of basic supplies for the bathroom or kitchen, no trash disposal services, lack of holiday parties, mold-infested carpeting...the list goes on. Employees have frequently asked for better service, but management remains unresponsive. For that matter, management is rarely seen or heard at all.

According to workers who have been there awhile, things have gotten worse--especially after the move to go public on the stock market.

Advice to Management

Try to be in touch with your employees' needs. Something as simple as upgrading coffee machines, or ensuring that office supplies are always available, go a long way to fostering mutual respect.

Other Employee Reviews for SAIC

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Mixed."

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    Current Employee - QA Engineer in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - QA Engineer in Arlington, VA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Many of the programs are high-tech, defense related, and can be pretty interesting. There are lots of smart people to interact with and learn from.

    Cons

    Overhead is a 4-letter word, so training/retraining, conferences and the like are minimal. If you're on a direct contract, you're OK until it ends; then you're pretty much on your own to find other work. Hire and layoff are the standard staffing procedures.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your staff as something other than line-replaceable units. It is far cheaper to keep people that it is to layoff and then hire new.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "The Worst Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Don't Work for SAIC in Maitland, FL
    Former Employee - Don't Work for SAIC in Maitland, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    $12 per hr - that's about it.

    Cons

    This company (particularly the A/P dept) is so disorganized. They don't bother to train new hires adequately enough to do the job right. (My own trainer didn't know what she was doing.) Management is rude and condescending. There is no opportunity for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Take a good honest look at your accounts payable dept and ask yourself if this is acceptable.

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