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Updated February 17, 2017
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  • Upper management has there hands tied when it comes to things they should be providing (in 48 reviews)

  • Their business model was internal competition which pits different business units against each other to compete for opportunities (in 36 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Great company to work for!"

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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

    Flexible hours/schedule
    Friendly employees
    Typically promotes from within the company
    If restructuring(downsizing) occurs, company is willing to work to find alternate positions

    Cons

    Years of experience continue to increase (+1 per year for last 3 years) making promotions difficult
    Decent benefits but high deductibles


  2. "HPC Engineer"

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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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    Decent salary and PTO.

    Cons

    No inclement weather charge codes.

    Advice to Management

    Ensure SAIC provides at least one training class or conference that is not covered by the customer.


  3. "Great company to work at."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SAIC full-time

    Pros

    Many training opportunities and certifications available.

    Cons

    Workload can change very rapidly depending on contract.


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  5. "Professional and well managed work environment"

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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Huntsville, AL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SAIC full-time

    Pros

    Interesting and challenging assignments. Competitive pay and benefits. Supportive management and current tools and technology. Company well thought of in community and supportive of community.

    Cons

    Some assignments require working embedded within customer facilities with onerous security regulations and inflexible work schedules. Not as supportive of professional association participation as other employers.


  6. "Great place to grow"

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    Former Employee - Director of Physical Security in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Director of Physical Security in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    SAIC is a great company to work for. The leadership is mostly retired senior military officers so its a well run organization.

    Cons

    Their business model was internal competition which pits different business units against each other to compete for opportunities. But you also hone your skills and you learn to develop business skills


  7. "art director"

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

    I worked at SAIC part-time

    Pros

    Friendly people, learned a lot

    Cons

    huge company, hard to get answerrs


  8. "New 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

    Pros

    Energetic group of patriotic professionals

    Cons

    I can't think of any


  9. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Logistics Specialist in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Logistics Specialist in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Growing, winning contracts, flexible for employees, decent benefits

    Cons

    Contract-based work (not permanent work)

    Advice to Management

    Doing great job!


  10. "Make sure you have a parachute!"

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    Former Employee - Software QA Engineer/Tester in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Software QA Engineer/Tester in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good, pay, benefits and their are some good people that are genuine and decent.

    Cons

    They really do not care about anything but their bottom line and ability to just make money. Like most government contractors. The company is at mercy of government control. Everyone is disposable. If your comfortable with that then your in the right place. When it comes down to it. No matter what they suck up to government, at any cost. They have a big dose of karma coming.

    Advice to Management

    If you tell your employee something, follow thru with it and be honest with them. Do not lie to their face and phone. Be true to your word have morals and respect for yourself and company. If your employees treated the company, like the company treats the employee. They would not have success and the company would find itself irrelevant. No communication or just bluntly lieing to employees is not formula for success.


  11. "Good company with some flexibility. Career growth will depend on location"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Newport, RI
    Former Employee - Analyst in Newport, RI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Reasonable work schedule with good benefits.

    Cons

    A well known defense contractor with a good name, however your success will depend on location. SAIC primes 90% of contracts, but most of those are in the DC/VA area. If you're in a subcontract position career growth may be a challenge.

    Advice to Management

    Hire management from within vice retired brown shoe officers looking to supplement their pensions.



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