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SAIC Reviews

Updated January 21, 2019
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  • "All decisions require multiple sign offs from upper management, even for very small routine tasks" (in 53 reviews)

  • "Health Insurance a little high compared to other government contractors" (in 34 reviews)

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  1. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Arabic Linguist and Role Player
    Current Employee - Arabic Linguist and Role Player
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SAIC part-time

    Pros

    Great company with great staff

    Cons

    I haven’t seen anything that worth mentioning


  2. "SAIC"

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    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Reston, VA

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for, no complaints.

    Cons

    It needs better medical insurance.

  3. "Better Than Most"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Former Employee - Project Manager

    I worked at SAIC full-time

    Pros

    They invest in your career - in my case a PMP boot camp and certification

    If your project ends, they give you time and work with you to find another project to roll onto

    Cons

    Working on a client site everyday, I didn't feel very connected to the company.

    I was on a small team so was rather isolated and didn't meet other employees

    They didnt have many opportunities that matched my skill set or career path


  4. "Good experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SAIC (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good work-life balance. Friendly working environment.

    Cons

    No clear career path in this company.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "So many changes"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SAIC full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    When I first started it was a great company; innovative, entrepreneurial; allowed each employee to make it the best possible company there was. Management was supportive, and allowed project managers free rein and available if there was a problem.

    Cons

    Then there was the first IPO, then the second IPO and things started to change. It was no longer about the employee and innovation; it was about the contract and the money and it turned into a body shop. This latest change was drastic. Lay-offs are a part of life, but severance was a shocker. I'd been with SAIC for a very long time. I got two weeks severance. I know SAIC is in a right to work state, but still....

    Advice to Management

    Might grandfather the severance; and put more stock on employees, they really do want to do the right thing.


  6. "VTC ENG"

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    Current Employee - VTC in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - VTC in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team and company to work for. Wife had cancer and the company supported my every need to help me with income and support

    Cons

    None great company and 401K is great

    Advice to Management

    Keep up good employee relationships and people will stay with company and stay loyal on both sides


  7. "Not bad for starting out"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SAIC full-time

    Pros

    Pay scale is not bad.

    Cons

    Benefits are terrible. Premiums are similar to other companies in the area but the deductible is about double.

  8. "Senior UNIX System Administrator"

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    Former Employee - Senior UNIX Systems Administrator in Montgomery, AL
    Former Employee - Senior UNIX Systems Administrator in Montgomery, AL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SAIC full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    SAIC is an organization that offered me diverse experiences and cared to keep communication open with employees.

    Cons

    I do not have any cons.

    Advice to Management

    I have no advice for upper management.


  9. "Poor pay, poor work conditions"

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    Former Employee - Student Worker in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Student Worker in Reston, VA

    I worked at SAIC part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Access to great resources and stable work.

    Cons

    Poor pay, poor work conditions, boss was not pleasent


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Sad to see a once great company descend into medocrity"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Still some really good people.
    Compensation is good overall if you leave and come back.

    Cons

    Absolutely no development of managers, particularly technical managers. Without a doubt, the worst engineering managers I've ever seen in my career, I mean they are clueless as to how to run a business.

    Our benefits package is really lame. It is obvious that the Sr VP's and above are out to milk this baby for all they can then sell it off to the highest bidder.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to manage.