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Updated June 22, 2017
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  • Upper management has there hands tied when it comes to things they should be providing (in 50 reviews)

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

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  1. "BILLING ANALYST II"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    I don't have any pros to add

    Cons

    Extreme favoritism, discriminatory, low morale.


  2. "They say they are "Redefining Ingenuity" but in fact they are as stagnant as ever."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I haven't been laid off yet.

    Cons

    No growth opportunity, management does not listen to ideas from underlings on how processes can be done more efficiently. No accountability for your actions or work; you can get away with being completely inept at your job and work here for years.

    Advice to Management

    Stop patting yourselves on the back and take a good hard look at what your line workers are actually doing.


  3. "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Big contractor company management structure


  4. "Enterprise Data Engineer III"

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    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


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Poor managment skills"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Facilities Manager in Aberdeen, MD
    Former Employee - Facilities Manager in Aberdeen, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    The pay, vacation and time on the job from former contract holders were not questioned and transferred to new contract.

    Cons

    From upper management to local management S.A.I..C doesn't have a clue on how to fulfill contract obligations, procurement, morale or treat their employees with dignity and respect. They have their HR personnel do not have the general employees best interest in mind, this company lost its dignity with it left being a employee owned company and went public.

    Advice to Management

    You stress integrity and A 0 % harassment free work place....Listen to your employees and when the attrition rate climbs its for a reason.


  6. "a grain of salt"

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    Current Employee - Desktop Support Technician
    Current Employee - Desktop Support Technician
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Managers are very understanding that people have a life outside of work and they do what they can to help you have a good work life balance.

    Cons

    Work was enjoyable but became too repetitive.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Supervisors have no accountability to employees"

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    Current Employee - Policy Analyst in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Policy Analyst in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    You won't be unemployed.

    Cons

    - There is NO 360 review for management. You will have no opportunity to provide feedback about your supervisor or Project Manager.
    - Because there is no opportunity to provide feedback on supervisors, SAIC rewards and promotes people who know how to play company politics and who look good on paper; there is no consideration of feedback from employees he/she manages.
    - Extremely low to NO effort to retain younger talent.
    - Based on conversations with colleagues, salary for females in similar positions as men can be as much as $15K lower.
    - Management does not care about you. It's a big company.
    - This is is not a company that believes in "investing in its employees." Again, it's a big company- they can replace you with someone cheaper in a week.
    - Merit "increases" run at about 1.5% a year, if you perform very well.

    Advice to Management

    #1: IMPLEMENT 360 REVIEWS. Performance reviews should be a two way street.
    #2. Make an effort to retain your young talent- support their professional development goals and encourage participation in professional training. Invest in them and they will be loyal to you.
    #3. Encourage (anonymous) feedback from female employees specifically about their views on professional development opportunities, salary, and if they feel they have the right tools to succeed in their role (supervisory or otherwise). And actually take steps to address concerns in feedback.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Alright if you like vegetating quietly behind a desk for the rest of your days..."

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    Former Employee - Help Desk Technician in Oak Ridge, TN
    Former Employee - Help Desk Technician in Oak Ridge, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    -Good Benefits
    -Nice Facilities
    -Many locations
    -Successful Company

    Cons

    -Advancement based on seniority not aptitude, skills, work ethic
    -Everything is about the bottom line
    -Job Offer included perks to accept and were later revoked
    -Middle Management is unapproachable, inaccessible, and simply has no personal care for their employees

    Advice to Management

    -Invest in your employees
    -Advance based on aptitude, skills, and work ethic not seniority
    -Don't treat employees like disposable goods, they are your most valuable asset


  9. "Great place to start.."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SAIC full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, nice comp leave benefits

    Cons

    No work life balance, under appreciated workers, no one is held accountable for their actions


  10. "Cyber Security Analyst"

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    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.


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