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"A good temporary job"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Senior Engineer in New Orleans, LA
Former Employee - Senior Engineer in New Orleans, LA
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Very good access to important jobs
Stable work environment
Access to technical information
Willingness by SAIC to support your customer
Less management hands on at remote sites

Cons

Unless you are at San Diego or the Washington DC area, your job is only as good as the contract your are currently on. If it goes away, so do you. SAIC advertises that they have a great many opportunities across the country, but in truth, these do not exist. The company advertises all jobs at all sites, but most are already filled or the site is looking for the cheapest candidate requiring no relocation.

If you are at one of the aforementioned sites, then you can move around in the company, if not don't look at SAIC as a permanent place to work.

The company also advertises itself as "Employee Owned", this is no longer true. They went public several years ago and now treat employees the same as all of the other large public corporations with little regard save profits.

Advice to Management

Re-do your HR, it is appalling.
Re consider your employees as being your product and elicit their buy-in to the company.
Make an attempt to relocate and reallocate employees in the event of a project downturn or termination.

Other Employee Reviews for SAIC

  1. "A pretty solid company."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A lot of opportunity. Washington, DC is a work-rich environment. When one contract ends, there is always another one or two to take it's place. Attrition rate is low compared to competitors. The management of the cash holdings during this recession has been stellar. I've been here for five years.

    Cons

    Somewhat of an old boy network but effort and skill will bring you recognition. I've experienced two different divisions......with one excellent experience (the last three years) and one "fair" experience (the first two years). The "fair" experience was really due to managers without management experience. I guess the downsides are what you might expect elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    Groom your future management from the ranks.....not from outside.


  2. "Good place to work."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Deputy Project Manager in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Deputy Project Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company as long as you are willing to put in the work. They have a vibrant and very friendly atmosphere. If you prove yourself from the get go, upper management will help guide your career.

    Cons

    Can be long hours striving to create new business. Although there are some top echelons of government talent at SAIC, just because folks have a long government career doesn't make them suitable managers. Sometimes SAIC rewards sub par managers who they believe may have contacts on the backs of the folks who actually do the work. In many instance, these managers are simply highly paid talking heads who do not deliver.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your younger employees. They have really great perspectives.

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