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"The best place to work that you've never heard of."

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Torrance, CA
Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Torrance, CA
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Approves of CEO

Pros

One of the best companies I've worked for. Employees are intelligent, reliable and dedicated. Although nothing is handed to you, the ways to improve your skills and better your chances for advancement are available and well-communicated. Compensation is in line with market and those with security clearances are in high demand. Hard work is well rewarded with merit pay and bonuses. There are opportunities to move with in the company to many different geographic locations.

Cons

Long hours are expected, although this is somewhat balanced by telecommuting. You are expected to be available immediately at all hours, even on vacation. Employees are very competitive and not always helpful.

Advice to Management

Hire the best and let them go.

Other Employee Reviews for SAIC

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Not what it used to be......with no sign of improvement in sight"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in McLean, VA
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    SAIC hires decent people to work with who are hard working and really take their job seriously. There are a few bad weeds in the bunch - but I assume that's to be expected. The benefits are decent, however they're decreasing with time due to 'budget savings'.

    Cons

    Upper management will stab you in the back! If you have been promised something, get it in writing. Don't believe that any level of management is your friend. I have learned this the hard way multiple times. It is very frustrating and disheartening. The level of moral in SAIC has deminished tremendously over the past 11 years that I worked there.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to treat your employees better. There is such a thing as integrity, honesty, and ethical behavior. Very few senior management even know the meaning of the words. They will stab you in the back in a heartbeat!


  2. "SAIC's commercial business side is growing and a great place for motivated people."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunities to work on a variety of projects and often for a variety of clients. If you are really extroverted and can sell yourself and others, you can move into management opportunities fairly quickly. The commercial business side is growing and provides employees a great opportunity to participate in a growth sector of the corporation.

    Cons

    Sick days and vacation days or any time off such as for Dr. visits are lumped into a "bank" called Comprehensive Leave. Together the annual number of days provided is a bit less than other companies that provide separate vacation and sick days "banks".

    Advice to Management

    Growth on the commercial business side appears to be fettered with business processes optimized for the governtment side. Give the commercial business side additional independence to build business processes optimized for commercial clients. Growing the commercial business side means competing for the best talent in the marketplace. The compensation package, including benefits needs to be more competitive, for example with vacation time.

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