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"Fun but not very challenging"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Harrisonburg, VA
Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Harrisonburg, VA
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Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at SAIC full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

The salary is good and the benefits are excellent. The area that I live in is beautiful.

Cons

The work is not very challenging.

Other Employee Reviews for SAIC

  1. "Rewarding, fulfilling and happy with my employment tenure with SAIC!"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Site Manager in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Site Manager in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    1. The ability to work independently on meaningful projects.
    2. In my case, having a supportive manager.
    3. Work with smart team mates.
    4. Benefits are above average.
    5. Diversification of responsibilities.

    Cons

    1. SAIC is primarily a Federal Government contractor, as such projects come and go. This work environment can become temporary and uncertain. Job security is mixed. Yet, SAIC management does little to shift/forecast/plan employees from one project to another due to the many internal stovepipes and long standing structure of the company.
    2. After 10 years of employment, I've seen little to no internal promotions.
    3. Timesold (to Government) is king, this wares on you after a while.

    Advice to Management

    1. Work with the "line" workers, much like the TV show Undercover Boss and see the real labors. Much to be gained from the experience.
    2. Provide incentives for working internally amongst each business unit. Breakdown the internal competition.
    3. Repair the internal IT systems. To many disjointed systems and app changes having helped little to improve efficiencies.
    4. Recognize Memorial Day. We are a DOD contractor!
    5. Senior leadership is stagnate and not changing with the times. Additionally, diversify the business to improve stock price value.


  2. "Nice salary and work life balance!"

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

    Pros

    Salary and bonuses are competitve for the position. Direct management (and 1 level up) are very proactive in work life balance. Telework 2 days/week for good staff. Stable environment due to strong government contracting. Opportunities for getting into other types of work are good if you'd like to get into proposals, management (project and program). IT strong.

    Cons

    Depending on your niche, promotions (if that's what you're after) are hard to come by. Senior management (3-6 levels) may not always know what you do and getting into interesting commercial work is essentially non-existant. Even though it's an IT company, satellite sites (under 250 people) don't get their own IT staff which can cause delays in fixing computer issues if you're not as saavy as others.

    Advice to Management

    Be up front with why things aren't moving and/or why promotions aren't coming. Find a business development leader who knows commercial work and definitely adopt more a separate model for commerical business. Fitting government requiremens to a fast pasted environment will never work.

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