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"Saddening..."

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Former Employee - Software Applications Engineer in San Diego, CA
Former Employee - Software Applications Engineer in San Diego, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Compensation - salary was quite reasonable for what I was asked to do.
Location - San Diego & a fairly nice office
Flavia machine - ok, trying to be positive here.

Cons

Poor quality management - there are of course a few exceptions i can attest to, however in general, management tends to be disconnected, non-communicative and generally not held accountable.

Automaton culture: there is very little substantive investment in developing staff capabilities, couple this with a chronic lack of creative problem solving at all levels of the organization and you get this 'checkbox' mentality that could only exist in the government contractor universe. '

Cronyism - if you are someone who believes in meritocracy, work elsewhere

Advice to Management

Actively monitor management & prune the dead-leaves off.

Treat your staff like the assets they are/could be. Develop paths for individuals to be able to build experience and capabilities.

Conduct business ethically - you will continue to have scandals if ethics are nothing more than annual 'web based training' & oversight is nothing more than lip service.

Other Employee Reviews for SAIC

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Generally good worker bees, sometimes interesting work, terrible corporate Bureaucracy, mediocre upper management."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer II in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer II in McLean, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, reasonably good pay, some interesting work, good job security (highly dependent on your business unit), many good lower level workers

    Cons

    The bureaucracy is often stifling and upper management is so risk averse (or lazy) that it's impossible to get any new, interesting work started.

    Advice to Management

    Allow employees to be more entrepreneurial. It may hurt the bottom line in the short term, but the company won't be able to grow forever if they can never be very creative.


  2. "Excellent place to work,good benifits and ability to path your own career."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent benefits.
    Excellent opportunity for job growth.
    Ability to work with and learn a lot of different technologies.

    Cons

    If there are not any contract work in you department, you might get layed off.

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