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Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in San Diego, CA
Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in San Diego, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

opportunity, values, culture, resources, management

Cons

politics, tedium, competition, backstabbers, closed-mindedness

Advice to Management

have some compassion

Other Employee Reviews for SAIC

  1. "Great pay and excellent people to work with."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Colorado Springs, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company benefits, strong focus on ethics. on-line training and certifications.

    Cons

    Company leadership seemed to have lost focus on the employees, more focused on the company split to Leidos.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "A loyal company...as long as they're billing you at 2-3x to the USG"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Network Engineer III in Washington, DC
    Former Contractor - Network Engineer III in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a place to work where they give you money in exchange for your time, so that's something. There are (presumably) a lot of opportunities to move around.

    Cons

    Let's face it--this place is a body shop. They throw a minimal number of bodies at a contract to keep the margins up, but will fling a bunch more at a contract when it's getting close to renewal. And you'd better hope they win it, because you've only got two weeks to find a new one if they don't, which is roughly the period of the announcement, depending on the contract. Benefits are barely average, and there are a number of mandatory meetings not billable to the customer so you're expected to "make up" that time. A lot of contracts require a clearance--if you don't have one, the opportunities dwindle rapidly.
    Work there if you must, but keep your resume updated and keep one eye on the door.

    Advice to Management

    Understand that the company's success is predicated on the employees, not your ability to jigger numbers on a spreadsheet. Your employees have two bosses, the customer and you, so go light on the MBA nonsense and trust that your employees are doing the job you hired them for.

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