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"My experience at SAIC has been very beneficial and opportunistic."

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Current Employee - Editing Specialist II/Technical Writer in Hanahan, SC
Current Employee - Editing Specialist II/Technical Writer in Hanahan, SC
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Approves of CEO

Pros

SAIC has very competitve benefits, flexible schedule and various opportunities for career growth.

Cons

Because SAIC is a government contract company, you're forced to rely heavily on networking and being aggressive in order to stay employed past completing your tasks.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great people; average compensation"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Quite competent technical teams in general; management fair and doesn't micro-manage. Flexible schedules, challenging work, unreasonable year-end deadlines but program management does their best to provide support. Very nice empoyee break area with cold water, ice, great coffee and tea. Middle management works hard to create a sense of unity amongst teams.

    Cons

    Cross displinary team communication and priorities are at odds. Salaries are on the low side for the industry and area. The physical work space is horrendous; such low unpadded walls that all conversations carry. No cube chairs for visitors so they must stand and disturb everyone in the immediate area when having a technical discussion.

    Advice to Management

    Match industry area salaries to boost retention and fix the limitations of the physical space. Align functional teams by project and not discipline.


  2. "Trying to become one of the "big boys""

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    Current Employee - Chemical Engineer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Chemical Engineer in Washington, DC
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    SAIC has great intentions and a good heart. For example, they conduct Gallup surveys within the company and address their short-comings. They just need to be careful in their growth not to lose their heart and keep treating employees with respect.

    Cons

    SAIC came out with their "One SAIC" mantra a couple years ago, to promote various groups working together cohesively. It hasn't materialized yet. Groups on the same level at times compete for the same contract, and management keep passing strict requirements (during these economic tough times) downward, causing tensions from one level to the next.

    Advice to Management

    Employees serving the clients (mostly scientists and engineers) don't really know what management does. The communications released from the various levels don't always match up with the actions of management.

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