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"A bunch of parts flying in close formation"

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Former Employee - Senior Engineer/Manager in Huntsville, AL
Former Employee - Senior Engineer/Manager in Huntsville, AL
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

SAIC gets some amazing projects and you get to work on really innovative tasks. Management was very supporting of initative, and I had all the IRAD budget I could want. Our team was small and very responsive. Everyone of the group was a professional and needed a minimum of supervision. SAIC is employee-owned and acts like it.

Cons

Each business unit is its own little kingdom with no unifying structure at all - any project that can make a profit will be pursued. SAIC's main business model is to put "butts in seats" - provide people to staff out large projects.

Advice to Management

Concentrate on what made SAIC great -the people who work here are all you have to sell. Invest in them.

Other Employee Reviews for SAIC

  1. "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Finance in Chantilly, VA
    Former Employee - Finance in Chantilly, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SAIC full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, mostly good people, good training programs

    Cons

    New benefit plan stinks (basically no benefits until you meet your deductible), upper management cannot be trusted. Stock prices have plummeted. Many layoffs but laid off the wrong people. SSC is worthless (purchasing, HR, security) and should go back to the BU's,


  2. "Locally good people, management seemed distant, corporate is fragmented"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scott Air Force Base, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scott Air Force Base, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SAIC full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    laid back local manager
    benefits were decent
    pay was above average for similar jobs in the area

    Cons

    annual raises were pretty skimpy
    the company has had some big ethics issues lately
    divisional management is distant and typically out of touch
    tried to transfer within the company and received little to no help from management/HR with placement, ended up having to quit

    Advice to Management

    compress the management structure
    focus more on your line level employees, management seems out of touch

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