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"You get what you put in. Hard work is rewarded."

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Associate Scientist in Frederick, MD
Current Employee - Associate Scientist in Frederick, MD
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Lots of diversity (new graduates working beside career employees) and lots of opportunity for continued education (seminars, workshops, classes, tuition).

Cons

There are a lot of career employees without vision or drive who like to gossip about being required to actually produce for their pay. However, I have found the compensation to be above the norm for the area and my coworkers, managers, HR, and senior management to be very supportive, involved and fair.

Advice to Management

Try to re-engage the career employees who have forgotten what putting your nose to grindstone means...get rid of watercooler mentality. Get people talking! One suggestion to try is to have a column in the newsletter just for "man on the street" discussions. If you want to know what employees are talking about or worried about, you have to ask.

Other Employee Reviews for SAIC

  1. "Empower your people."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Columbia, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Compensation & Benefits - similar to other large companies.

    Cons

    Career Opportunities Limited
    Communication Low
    Employee Morale Low
    Recognition & Feedback Minimal
    Senior Leadership Out of Touch
    Work/Life Balance - Don't mention that you have a life outside work.
    Fairness & Respect - if you are senior to the person.

    Advice to Management

    Empower your people.


  2. "Lesson learned from working at SAIC"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    SAIC provides great opportunity for individuals who are knowledge able and skilled to have a variety of possible job arenas. They have awesome benefits due to draw of skilled workers which results in a higher professionalism and contract bid.

    Cons

    You can get pigeoned into a area and not have the opportunity to expand and grow.
    Due to how the company has been reformed you can be separated from your division and personal you work with, this results in alienation, lack of supervisor knowing what you are doing on a daily basis, lack of recognition and leadership support for individuals.
    There is also a "boy club" attitude, in which if you are not considered a member of that club or clique then you lack an equal opportunity at times for recognition and also support when needed.

    Advice to Management

    Senior management needs to understand that middle managers need more guidance and support to help manage the end works, also help in providing opportunity for growth of individuals (when the have repeatedly asked for growth and greater opportunity) however, due to what they are bidded on a contract that is making twice the norm of revenue, they are not supported to grow and are "guided"to work in a particular area.


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