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"Good company but employment tied to business unit and customer contract."

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Former Employee - QA Engineer in Huntsville, AL
Former Employee - QA Engineer in Huntsville, AL
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

The business unit I worked empowered its employees to make decisions and structure their workload as they saw fit. They encouraged innovated thinking and ideas.

Cons

Employment tied to a particular business unit and customer contract, once the customer contract was finished generally so was your employment. Almost like being a contract employee.

Advice to Management

Need to improve job stability. When I was there each Business Unit did their own hiring. There was no centralized HR organization.

Other Employee Reviews for SAIC

  1. "Company holds firm in an uncertain time for government budget constraints."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Training Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Training Manager in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SAIC full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Overall position of the company among government contractors is solid, and the future does not look too bad.

    Cons

    Mid to lower level managers do not always help in employee development and in future opportunities for growth.

    Advice to Management

    Lower level managers often know more than their supervisors do about their people. Listen to those people for guidance and insight as how to best manage their teams.


  2. "Great Work but poor Leadership Communications"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Development in Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Business Development in Huntsville, AL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive Salary and benefits. Strong and stable outlook for business. Plenty of opportunities to develop and move up in career status.

    Cons

    Lack of information from the leadership. Not a lot of shared information in terms of strategy or marketing directions. Constant pressure for business and profits - what have you done for me lately?

    Advice to Management

    Better communications down the chain.

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