SAIC - A Company in Transition With Some Major Bumps and Detours Along the Way | Glassdoor
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"A Company in Transition With Some Major Bumps and Detours Along the Way"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at SAIC full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Up to the recent past, a company with a relatively stable past. Large corporation with the standard suite of benefits offered to employees. Part of the massive military industrial complex that represents a large portion of the private sector in the Northern Virginia area.

Cons

The entrepreneurial spirit is a thing of the past. What once was a horizontal organization with each program manager more or less in charge of his/her "piece of the pie", has now been reduced to a very vertical structure with activities such as HR, procurement, contracts, security, etc placed under the corporate umbrella and forced to operate in a "one size fits all" functionality regardless of the contracts it supports or the particular situation it encounters. In addition, the company has been in the process of dividing itself into two separate entities (SAIC and Leidos) since August 2012, with all of the difficulties encountered in doing that with some 40K employees.

Advice to Management

With the formation of the two separate companies, make up your mind as to what SAIC and Leidos will finally be when they both grow up, and then pursue your business opportunities aggressively and realistically under the continued reality of the LPTA world. Good luck with that.

Other Employee Reviews for SAIC

  1. "Good Company to work for - Currently in transition and therfore, a more difficult environment"

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SAIC full-time

    Pros

    Compensation is comparable to other companies in the area; Team environment in most organizations

    Cons

    Currently always a concern regarding transitions, Company splitting, layoffs

    Advice to Management

    Corporate Management, listen to those within the other levels of Management when making management decision for the overall Company.


  2. "Good Company, tough economy, good benefits"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great technology and drive to succeed

    Cons

    Government Contracts are inconsitent and tough to get

    Advice to Management

    recurring income

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