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Updated July 21, 2017
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  • From upper management to local management S (in 50 reviews)

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

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  1. "Empowers employees and keeps things clean and straightforward."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Always has supported my needs with whatever technical, business, and personal issues.

    - If you perform well they stay out of your hair and focus on empowering you. I really appreciate that.

    - Keeps administrative burdens to the minimum.

    - Pay is quite fair and raises are handled in a straightforward manner.

    Cons

    - I am a contractor for a DOD client. Many of SAIC's jobs are these. If the contract is not renewed you can find yourself in the wild. SAIC does have a robust re-utilization program, but contract work is never guaranteed.


  2. "SAIC"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior S/W Engineer in Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Senior S/W Engineer in Huntsville, AL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SAIC full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good company with varied opportunities

    Cons

    Wants to be a major company instead of of a sub

    Advice to Management

    Quit hiring family members

  3. "Service Desk Team Lead"

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    Former Employee - Team Lead in Broomfield, CO
    Former Employee - Team Lead in Broomfield, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The expectations for schedule and work output were consistent for the entire team. They had proper coverage and the environment was low stress and repetitive. They would work with employees that were struggling instead of just replacing them.

    Cons

    There weren't many opportunities to cross-train, take additional training, or advance within then contracts. Management was often disconnected from the contract. The morale was always low.

    Advice to Management

    Management should provide additional training opportunities and promote from within. Also they would benefit from morale boosting among the team. This could be something as simple as lunch being brought in on a busy day.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Contract to Contract"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    SAIC has contracts start and end. They try their best to place you on overhead work until another contract starts. This may have little to do with your core skills.

    Cons

    There is always the notion when your contract ends you may be looking for work.

    Advice to Management

    Develop a product other than service to place benched-employees.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "A good company to work for if you are a high level management"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charleston, SC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charleston, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are some genuine personal in management that actually care about their employees

    Cons

    There are too many made up job positions for management
    Company is to big to care about employees


  6. "Management Needs LOTS of improvement"

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    Former Employee - Information Security Analyst in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Information Security Analyst in Tampa, FL

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

    Pros

    Benefits are great as far as insurance and leave time.

    Cons

    But don't expect to be able to use your education benefit unless you have a manager that want to help you move on with your career. I find most of the management there need not be management.

    Advice to Management

    Hire people with MANAGEMENT skills not just because they came out of the military.


  7. "Enterprise Data Engineer III"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Configuration Manager in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Configuration Manager in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    competitive pay, decent benefits, easy going

    Cons

    on boarding definitely needs attention

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great company and benefits"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director, Training, Standardization, and Operational Improvement in Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - Director, Training, Standardization, and Operational Improvement in Norfolk, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Local corporate hq is really on top of things. Great top cover, absolutely top notch support, wonderful preparation and help.

    Cons

    Big corporate hq takes a big bite, high burden rate. Hard to say they haven't been supportive, though, since they're very well informed and involved.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Cyber Security Analyst"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cyber Security Analyst in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Cyber Security Analyst in Huntsville, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Relationship with co-workers and management is among the best I have ever seen. The benefit package is top notch. This is a company that you can stay with long term and have stability despite the nature of contract work.

    Cons

    If you get bored easily some of the contracts may not be for you. Especially in a government related role work can be scarce. The pay is not as high as working for a company who is not supporting a government organization.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up with local events like conferences and encourage employee's to attend.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good Defense Contractor"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Division Manager in Poulsbo, WA
    Former Employee - Division Manager in Poulsbo, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Dynamic IT company solving Defense Department problems

    Cons

    Large, a little bureaucratic. Make sure you understand how your potential division interacts with rest of company.

    Advice to Management

    Research all related divisions, make sure you understand inter-company conflicts of interest.


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