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"Field Monitor Team Leader on Hurricane Irene disaster relief effort in Virginia"

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Former Contractor - Field Monitor Team Leader in Chesapeake, VA
Former Contractor - Field Monitor Team Leader in Chesapeake, VA
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Positive Outlook

I worked at SAIC as a contractor (Less than a year)

Pros

-High pay for a college graduate student
-More overtime hours than regular hours (7 day work week/15 hours a day
-Generously reimbursed for use of personal vehicle
-Loved the job and the people I worked for/with

Cons

-Lots of temp contracts but few permanent entry-level positions
-Temp work will most likely not lead to permanent work
-No real benefits other than employee stock purchasing plan
-Prepare to spend a lot of time in traffic and long country highways

Advice to Management

While I understand that the company makes a lot of temporary hires to work on special projects as a strategy for cost efficiency the company should use these projects as an opportunity to observe potential candidates for permanent employment.

Other Employee Reviews for SAIC

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Going down fast"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Huntsville, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Government contractor with talented and intelligent workers.

    Cons

    Benefits. High deductible health insurance. No training provided for fast changing technology. The company split has management is turmoil. I got a merit raise and things are so screwed up, no one can tell me how much of a raise I got.

    Advice to Management

    No matter how much business you win, you need people to do the work. Good luck finding an intelligent person who would work for us.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Too Much Monkey Business"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA

    I worked at SAIC full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Many positions are full or partial telework, which is a major benefit if you live in the traffic-congested Washington, DC, area.

    Cons

    Astonishingly incompetent and unqualified supervisors/managers. This company is undergoing a much-publicized split; the current atmosphere is unstable and job cuts are happening every few weeks. The health insurance plan was recently whittled down to bare bones to the point where employees are better off finding their own insurance plans outside the company.

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