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"A pretty good defense contractor"

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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Huntington Beach, CA
Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Huntington Beach, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Good pay, lots of varied programs/projects, interesting work

Cons

SAIC is effectively a body shop for the Government. This is not necessarily a con but people who join SAIC should understand this and not take it personally that the company won't "carry" you when a contract goes away.

Advice to Management

Nothing really...

Other Employee Reviews for SAIC

  1. Helpful (1)

    "They should have stayed employee-owned"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SAIC full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Their benefits package was fantastic when I worked for the company (although I've heard their current options of health insurance plans are horrible). The physical work environment is fantastic - nice offices, stocked kitchens, in-house deli, exercise equipment and showers. Company-provided desktop/laptop computers are top-notch and are upgraded at least every 2 years.

    Cons

    I was extremely happy at SAIC for almost 15 years, but the company seems to be moving in the wrong direction today. Service Centers (HR, AR, AP, etc.) are replacing many positions within the line organizations and employees who have been with the company the longest are being laid off. I understand that service centers make good business sense in many ways, but SAIC is taking it too far. They used to care about their employees. Current employees laid off due to the new service centers are not being hired to work in the service centers. I assume that's because they can hire people with little or no experience off the street dirt cheap.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Environmental Scientist"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Environmental Scientist
    Former Employee - Environmental Scientist
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Extremely hard to get fired

    Cons

    No promotions from within.
    Little work available
    highly inexperienced management team
    Culture is highly toxic
    HR issues are frequent and poorly delt with
    They would rather starve people then lay off

    Advice to Management

    Before you put somebody in management give them training!

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