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"Good place to work; and work, and work"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Baltimore, MD
Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Baltimore, MD
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at SAIC full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Salary and benefits are good - on par with other large defense contractors. very successful winning new business. Several successful large programs as prime contractor. Large range of technical skill sets represented. Largely reasonable and competent mid to sr level mgmt.

Cons

Ever since going public a few years ago, company focus on short term earnings. Increasing levels of centralization and cost cutting makes company more efficient on paper, but diminishes staff motivation & sense of self-direction. People are being stretched thinner and expected to do more. In the push to aggressively win new business, execution could get pushed to the breaking point.

Advice to Management

Don't kill the goose that laid the golden egg. Company risks becoming another large, impersonal defense contractor in the push to make Wall Street happy for another week. Or, semi-happy - stock performance hasn't been great.

Other Employee Reviews for SAIC

  1. "Each contract for SAIC is different. Some better and some worse."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Suitland, MD
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Suitland, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SAIC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good salary.
    Good benefits.
    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Work way too many hours.
    Some contracts provide for training and others non-existent.
    Can be hard to find other positions within the company.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more money and opportunities, independent of the contract, for training your employees. Employees will stay more loyal when they are relevant in the workplace.
    Don't promise clients unreasonably shortened timelines to complete projects. This causes employees to work endless hours to satisfy the client and looks good for the company but no life outside of work.


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    "good contractor to work for in DC"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Their benefits are good. As a contractor housed at the customer site I don't deal much with SAIC but when I need them the support staff is great.

    Cons

    I have very little oversight so the performance review cycles are a bit tricky

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