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"Focus is on $$$, but who doesn't?"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Orlando, FL
Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Orlando, FL
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

They preach integrity and much to their credit, they practice it. No allowance for failing to do the right thing when working for SAIC. Makes you proud to be associated with them. And the company is well respected for what it can bring to a customer.

Cons

Like so many others, driven to generate revenue, even though it may have negative impacts on employees, but the company often tries to mitigate those impacts.

Other Employee Reviews for SAIC

  1. "Big Company that does a lot of things"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Burlington, NC
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Burlington, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SAIC full-time

    Pros

    Well established in many markets

    Cons

    challenging to find the overall direction of the company

    Advice to Management

    need for greater focus on staff retention


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Changes in 2013"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Editor
    Current Employee - Editor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good starting salary and competitive leave packages. If you can get into the right business unit, management can be acceptable. Some BUs allow telecommuting and work with employees to improve home/life balance. SAIC was an OK place to work through the end of 2012 (see cons for explanation).

    Cons

    Each working group is its own little fiefdom with no standardized oversight. Work comes in waves so there is either too much work to complete in a normal work week or not enough work and employees are laid off. Once hired, raises are 2% to 3% for those who are “above average”. Benefits have been gutted for 2013 with health savings accounts replacing medical insurance for 90% of the workforce. This change saves the company thousands of dollars per employee and the employee takes a massive pay cut from the benefit reduction. SAIC upper management has stated in a meeting recently that employees are now expected to complete all training (even mandatory training) on their own time.

    Advice to Management

    Standardize management in each BU. Understand that the employees are the reason upper management has a job and treat them accordingly. The gutting of SAIC benefits will hurt the company more than it saved in dollars because the best employees will be inclined to go elsewhere.

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