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Updated July 22, 2018
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  • "All decisions require multiple sign offs from upper management, even for very small routine tasks" (in 54 reviews)

  • "Their business model was internal competition which pits different business units against each other to compete for opportunities" (in 39 reviews)

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  1. "I it was the best job I ever had working for Aerospace EVS Division and Sorrento Valley California and I look forward to"

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    Former Employee - Front Desk Receptionist
    Former Employee - Front Desk Receptionist
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's employee-owned company established and I love them thank you they're one of the best employee-owned company

    Cons

    To implement an effective idea (method) of how to shoot off into outer space. Thanks.

    Advice to Management

    Seek the best any Intellect has to offer!?


  2. "Not what it used to be, but still very good"

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

    I have been working at SAIC full-time

    Pros

    Excellent salary and benefits, including 5% 401K match, typically 16-19 vacation days + 10 holidays, all kinds of insurance available (even pet insurance!) at reasonable rates, tuition reimbursement

    Cons

    Constantly rotating managers, no training, layoff as soon as a contract ends if an immediately transfer doesn't happen. (Advice: get on a multi-year one.)

    Advice to Management

    How about some loyalty? SAIC was once known for being good at keeping employees on board when a contract ended, finding them a new slot if at all possible. Now the company can't wait to ditch people the moment they're nonbillable, even if other work is in the pipeline or other positions are available. It makes no sense to offer bonuses for referring new employees but not keep what you have.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Decent Job"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Huntsville, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Offers decent pay and is good about ensuring contractors are taken care. I've seen projects downsized on a Monday, and by that Friday SAIC had found every former member of that team a new job.

    Cons

    Benefits are lacking. Insurance isn't the best, 401k match is worse than the competitors, there is no possibility of bonuses, and while they will negotiate salary with you, they will not negotiate vacation time or other benefits. Also, when working at a client site, you may find yourself only interacting with corporate when your yearly review is up. It's easy to forget you are an employee of SAIC and not the client.

    Advice to Management

    Less generic big corporate policies (such as losing the single, non-negotiable benefits scale for all employees) would go a long way.


  4. "Principal Recruiter"

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    Current Employee - Principal Recruiter in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Principal Recruiter in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Streamlined hiring process, excellent managment team that allows recruiters to work their desk as they see fit and above market compensation. The management staff works with all the departments of HR really try to improve on everything thing every year. Anything they can do to make getting hires easier for the recruiters.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  5. "Still a newbie"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SAIC full-time

    Pros

    Management promotes education
    Company will pay for training/education

    Cons

    Still too new to know much about the cons.


  6. "Good Company"

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

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Good leadership.

    Cons

    there are "cliques" you need to circumvent in certain operational divisions who do not understand they work for you.


  7. "Poorly managed"

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    Former Employee - Accountant in Oak Ridge, TN
    Former Employee - Accountant in Oak Ridge, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    At the start, they were good at giving you the feeling the company's work is important and meaningful.
    I really enjoyed being involved in govt contacts, interesting work.

    Cons

    There are serious management issues in the Oak Ridge office and the company's as a whole. Employees are routinely taken advantage of, forced overtime, taking away education benefits even after the company and economy bounced back after the recession, forcing employees to break vacation plans because they can't seem to stay adequately staffed (they refuse to hire enough people to do the work), constant micromanagement, blocking employee advancement and flattening all opportunities for growth within departments.

    Advice to Management

    I'd say resign and let someone qualified take your places, but I suspect the ones hiring your replacements wouldn't have the sense to choose better either.

  8. "Great Company to Work For"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Sterling Heights, MI
    Current Employee - Manager in Sterling Heights, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Corporate willing to invest for growth. Investments are paying off and the future is very promising. It is evident in the recent stock rise.

    Cons

    Benefits can be kicked up a notch.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing.


  9. "Good place with lots of mobility"

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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Huntsville, AL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I enjoyed my years at SAIC. When one program lost funding they quickly moved me to another program with no interruption in work. Lots of great people work for SAIC

    Cons

    Benefits are typical of large companies. Expensive health insurance and limited 401k matching. No bonuses or profit sharing

    Advice to Management

    Incentivize staying with SAIC


  10. "SAIC"

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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

    I really enjoy the people.

    Cons

    The company really needs better benefits.


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