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SAIC Alexandria Reviews

Updated March 19, 2017
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  • Upper management has there hands tied when it comes to things they should be providing (in 49 reviews)

  • Poor Benefits, Poor Senior Management, Unnecessary deadlines, Team sizes shrinking as workload increases (in 36 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent Role"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director of Technology in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Director of Technology in Alexandria, VA

    I have been working at SAIC full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Worked with talented industry professionals

    Cons

    Hours and be long on the weekends

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the excellent management


  2. "Fulltime employees are running business with Vendors"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Alexandria, VA

    Pros

    Salary / pay rate is high as comparision to other employer
    Less Micromanagement

    Cons

    The worst place for the contractors just like body shopping
    The fulltime employees running business and getting vendorship , its most terrific
    The government contracts are terrifically managed and the most junk company
    They claim that they have high-security compliance , using this statement they get lot of good contracts but the managment of the project is just blowing money.....no standards, no documentations its just working like we play football game... do as they want....
    Politics is like crazy
    Only 30 percent of money goes to employee all rest of money goes to vendors

    Advice to Management

    Stop cheating government clients. Be honest, you are playing with innocent lives, you are wasting people money. Be honest to have experienced management consultancy.


  3. "PM"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal Management Executive in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Principal Management Executive in Alexandria, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SAIC (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of projects and abllity to change teams

    Cons

    there was uncertainty during the split, but that should have been resolved by now


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  5. "Senior Intelligence Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Senior Intelligence Analyst in Alexandria, VA
    Current Contractor - Senior Intelligence Analyst in Alexandria, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SAIC as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Supportive Leadership. Good access to resources. Professional.

    Cons

    Vetting of certain employees could be Improved.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work and this company will remain strong.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "SAIC Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Alexandria, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I worked at SAIC for 8 years. The atmosphere was very friendly, and I had excellent co-workers. The office I worked in was very spacious and well-equipped. The project I worked on was very team-oriented. SAIC offered an excellent benefits plan, and the compensation was very good.

    Cons

    I wished there had been more opportunities for advanced training, but that may have been a budget issue due to contract funding. Limited opportunities for promotion.

    Advice to Management

    When writing proposals for contracts, try to include more support for training.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing"

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    Former Employee - Director in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Director in Alexandria, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SAIC (More than a year)

    Pros

    Brilliant co-workers
    Superb work for key government agencies

    Cons

    Split into two companies caused massive layoffs

    Advice to Management

    Hope the the new SAIC thrives


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Lack of Integrity"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst/Business Development in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst/Business Development in Alexandria, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SAIC full-time

    Pros

    I have nothing good to say.

    Cons

    Company managers are liars and incompetent. They only care about being low-cost. No training. No communication, except when they want something.

    Advice to Management

    Treat people like humans


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Unqualified Management & Extremely High Turnover Rate"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager/ScrumMaster in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Project Manager/ScrumMaster in Alexandria, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at SAIC full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Team members are extremely talented, qualified and work very well together to product high quality work and meet deadlines. SAIC has a good benefits package which includes free training and development resources.

    Cons

    Management was not qualified and did not support project teams especially as it pertained to ensuring that scope creep was minimized. Management also allowed the customer to dictate how the development team worked which resulted in working more hours and an extremely high turnover rate. SAIC also has very poor retention efforts to retain employees, once their contract has ended. Managers also fails to keep team members updated about contract end dates and future work. Managers ignore all requests for this type of information which puts employees and contractors at risk for being unemployed.

    Advice to Management

    Please invest more time in personal and professional development efforts and refrain from any attempts to yell at employees and contractors because you failed to do your understand how to correctly do your job.


  10. "Not what it used to be"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Alexandria, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Family kind environment at some levels

    Cons

    cut throath managers for now Leidos

    Advice to Management

    stop looking at the numbers only and start thinking long term


  11. "Started as an intern then worked full time for 2 years experience at SAIC"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Alexandria, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SAIC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Patient management and teams that are willing to work with employees to increase their skill base
    -Got to work on a wide array of different projects while learning different software and systems
    -Free coffee in kitchens
    -Good size teams that are able to support their members
    -Decent length of contracts so you have enough time to get things done right

    Cons

    -Like most places some managers could be bad and would either micro manage or neglect aspects of a project
    -Salary could have been better
    -Interns are under utilized until they start full time work.
    -One project I worked on had too much complexity in it's architecture and had a stagnant atmosphere

    Advice to Management

    -Interns want more real world work and can do more for the company than you normally realize.


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