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"Big Company that does a lot of things"

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  • 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

Other Employee Reviews for SAIC

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Changes in 2013"

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    • 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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Finance Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance Associate in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Finance Associate in McLean, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SAIC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Its good hours and benefits. There are also a lot of free training opportunities within the company

    Cons

    They are not very generous with pay to indirect staff. At my annual review I received a 2.5% salary increase which worked out to almost nothing. I went to a competitor after working for them and was offered almost 10k more to do the same work.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees more!

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