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Updated November 19, 2018
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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. "Technical Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Great people, interesting and meaningful work.

    Cons

    There are no cons! Great company.

    Advice to Management

    Keep taking care of your people.


  2. "Trainer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at SAIC full-time

    Pros

    Highly competent and technical workforce

    Cons

    Profit comes before employee welfare/benefit

  3. "Great company with great management"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Dahlgren, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Dahlgren, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of opportunities within the company and management goes the extra mile to make your job easier.

    Cons

    As with any Government contractor, your job is as secure as the contract you are working on; however, they go the extra mile to get you into another project if you lose coverage.


  4. "It was a good job experience, was promoted several times within contracts we supported for management experience"

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    Former Employee - Service Delivery Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Service Delivery Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Have some remote work opportunities, very tight budgeted contracts not allowing for development of skills when required to do remote work. No lab environments available for remote workers due to tight budgets.

    Cons

    Not much help getting redeployed or reassigned to new contracts. No employee follow up or job placement services. Management structure is very confusing using in-line managers for employee management often overwhelmed not giving recognition to employees who deserve it. Most job opportunities are available in the East Coast or Southern California. No annual bonuses, employees milestone awards like when they were private.

    Advice to Management

    Look into 3rd party Job redeployment services to help off boarding employees in finding new jobs when internal ones aren't available.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Pretty good place to start career for college grads"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good environment for new college grads
    Decent management
    Friendly environment
    Relatively lower work pressure

    Cons

    Difficult growth
    Lower pay rates
    In some projects, tech stack lacks behind the industry

    Advice to Management

    Pay employees based on market value and keep up with new tools to keep company running!


  6. "Project control analyst"

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

    Pros

    Flexible
    Schedule , large company offers internal growth

    Cons

    A tendency to be pigeonholed.


  7. "Solid"

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

    I have been working at SAIC full-time

    Pros

    Solid and stable company. Good location.

    Cons

    A bit old fashioned, but overall fine.

  8. "A great company, not very personable to off-site employees"

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

    I have been working at SAIC full-time

    Pros

    There are many resources for employees to utilize due to the size and imprint of the company across the U.S.

    Cons

    As an employee who works off-site, on a military base, I do not feel as though I'm included in the SAIC community.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good company with very good benefits"

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

    I have been working at SAIC full-time

    Pros

    A huge company where there are thousands of opportunities and a very good culture.

    Cons

    Its a big company so sometimes you just fill like a number.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Great place to work"

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

    I have been working at SAIC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work/life balance is top notch
    Self-managing for the most part
    Telework
    Salary is on par with industry
    Pay raises have been substantial (3-6% every year)
    People are great
    401k is decent (100% of first 3%, 50% of 4-5%)
    Stock purchase plan

    Cons

    The health insurance is really bad. There are two options through Blue Cross: Advantage or Essential. For the Advantage Plan, deductibles are $1,350 (individual) and $2,700 (family); out of pocket max are $3,000 (individual) and $6,000 (family). Premium for family is over $600 a month... For the Essential Plan, deductibles are $2,000 and $4,000, out of pocket is $6,000 and $12,000. Premium for family is around $400... I will be exploring other options once 2019 enrollment opens.


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