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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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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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. Helpful (1)

    "The work is interesting, but the distinctiveness is gone."

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice selection of direct projects.

    Cons

    In recent years, focus has been to make this company like any other. Distinctiveness has been rooted out and removed.

    Advice to Management

    The company is now just like any other defense company. Select new top management who will stay for more than a couple years and can think longer term. The stock price will follow.


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