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"SAIC is a great place to work"

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Current Employee - Systems Engineer
Current Employee - Systems Engineer
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Approves of CEO

Pros

Employee ownership is still part of the corporate culture, entreprenuership is encouraged. There's a lot of communication from senior management and human resources. There are a number of ways to receive recognition and earn bonuses.

Cons

A lot of employees are farmed out as subcontractors to other companies, which results in employees getting lost in the system.

Advice to Management

Keep up the good work

Other Employee Reviews for SAIC

  1. Helpful (1)

    "SAIC is a great place to start, but you're wasting your time if you hang around too long."

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    Current Employee - Research Technician in Frederick, MD
    Current Employee - Research Technician in Frederick, MD
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    A great place to get started at right out of college. Pay is very competitive at entry levels and job security is high.

    Cons

    Don't plan to make a career here though because promotions do not happen here. Get your 1-2 years of lab experience and look elsewhere if you want to make more money or run your own lab.

    Advice to Management

    Senior management is not involved enough to make accurate performance judgments. They aren't "in the trenches" so to speak and have very little idea of what is going on below them.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "SAIC a good place to work if you don't mind the huge company environment"

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Englewood, CO
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Englewood, CO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    SAIC is a company that has interesting projects to work on. You have to work in one of the research groups and not the IT body shops. But if you get in a research group the projects aren't earth shattering but they are interesting with some challenging aspects. The company is generally very stable.

    Cons

    SAIC is just another big company. It used to be employee owned and it was better. Now its a just a 40K+ employee defense contractor like Lockheed or Boeing. Red tape is thick. Management is slow moving.

    Advice to Management

    Flatten the organization. SAIC has a real office space feel. That is I have eight different bosses. Each comes by to tell you when you make a mistake but never any other time. Communication is weak from the BUs down. Divisions should be autonomous in their decision making but the employees still need to know that the BU is there and supporting them.

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