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Updated May 20, 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. "Best large company so far"

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

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

    Pros

    Co-workers and company capabilities. The C-Level management is very good.

    Cons

    Lack of clear career path

    Advice to Management

    Learn to value employees more.


  2. "Large Decentralized Organization"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Highly competent corporate management with desire to meet customer needs. Size of company allows for upward mobility and geographic relocation if desired. Competitive salaries and good benefits. HR department and PMO is strong.

    Cons

    Decentralized management means local team is somewhat isolated and aggressive bidding has created under resourced requirements. Team members can be overwhelmed.

    Advice to Management

    Corporate reach out to lower level managers to provide support and a sense of community. Especially customer site based teams that can get isolated and lose company connection.


  3. "Very Supportive Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineering Analyst in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Engineering Analyst in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Supported my educational endeavors even though they did not match the work I was performing. Took the time to mentor me and put me in customer facing roles.

    Cons

    The vast majority of the work I performed was classified so very little could be done remotely and much of it was done in a lab without windows.

    Advice to Management

    They had a very good management structure so I do not know of any advice I could give. The only issue I found was that it was difficult to transition to different positions within the company.


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  5. "Curriculum Developer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Instructional Designer in Chesapeake, VA
    Former Employee - Instructional Designer in Chesapeake, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Outstanding on-boarding process; Opportunities for career advancement; Veteran-friendly company.

    Cons

    Limited re-mote working/telecommuting positions/opportunities. Many career opportunities highly dependent upon government (DoD) contract funding.


  6. "Great People, Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Manager in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Sharp, talented people and their strong ethics.

    Cons

    Focused on the big wins only. Difficult for a new manager to start growing.

    Advice to Management

    Get back to the entrepreneurial business concept where a manager can grow the business from a moderate contract


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Out of touch"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Network Engineer in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Network Engineer in Durham, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Can be a great learning opportunity and allows to network with good people..

    Cons

    Management is way out of touch. Worked 2 different contracts with the company. Workload is completely unrealistic to what you are doing. If you are promoted do not expect to get a raise even if it's to a much higher paying position. You will get a meager one and every reason in the book will be found to not provide the increase. Remember this is a contracting company, they do everything to protect the money they are making off of you.

    Advice to Management

    Wake up and realize that people are not numbers. Take a look at the management you have in place on contracts and review how they communicate, or lack thereof, with their employees. Also, contract management needs to stand up to the customer is there is any delays or holdbacks that cannot be avoided instead of disappearing when it's time to talk to the customer about them.


  8. "Senior Cyber Operations Planner"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cyber Operations Planner in Annapolis Junction, MD
    Current Employee - Cyber Operations Planner in Annapolis Junction, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - top-notch employees
    - focus on customer support and not on selling more business
    - normal benefits package (like every other company of this size)

    Cons

    - easy to be lost in the size of the company
    - uneven leadership at Program Manager and above level


  9. "Great Company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Quality Assurance Analyst in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Software Quality Assurance Analyst in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I loved working for SAIC! They were putting me through project management classes and paying for my grad school. If my pregnancy was not difficult, I would have stayed working for them.

    Cons

    As a consultant, you are subject to the whims of your client. I was not able to work from home or use a manager's office to pump for nursing my child. The client's manager did not make me feel welcome. SAIC kept trying to make things better for me. I have no complaints

    Advice to Management

    Try to get clients to work more with your consultants.


  10. "Project Lead"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Great commitment to work-life balance

    Cons

    Lower level management does hold to core values.


  11. "Overall very good"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Orange, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Orange, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good disability benefits , good Paid Time Off ,work life balance, better stability which means not much layoff. Discounted espp.

    Cons

    Unfair salaries between peers for same title,management is OK ok


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