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SAIC Reviews

Updated September 20, 2017
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  • From upper management to local management S (in 51 reviews)

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

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  1. "Great Place to Work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Policy Analyst in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Policy Analyst in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    SAIC offers amazing inroads to many federal agencies and types of work across all disciplines. Innovative things are happening within various groups and contracts.

    Cons

    Work locations seem mostly focused on in northern Virgina and a few other DoD installations and locales.

    Advice to Management

    Ask prospective employees about their involvement with programs and system activities. You'll find tremendous talent and experience within development, integration, and operation/support contracts.


  2. "Life in a Pressure Cooker and Loving It"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Satellite Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Satellite Beach, FL

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

    Pros

    Good customer relations
     Timely site centric support and solid scientific work.

    Cons

    Complex tasks with poor definition make honest scheduling harder.
    Some needs not identified until critical.

    Advice to Management

    Meet the challenges of predicting future needs and put more effort in staff development.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good people, but not worth the bureaucracy"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SAIC full-time

    Pros

    Good people, worthwhile mission pursuits

    Cons

    Way, way too complicated to get the slightest thing done

    Advice to Management

    Eliminate the shared services operations


  4. "Pretty good company to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Systems Engineer in Chantilly, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Systems Engineer in Chantilly, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Plenty of good people in the company who want to do things right and do the right thing.

    Cons

    Process controls everything. Doing the simplest of things is tedious and time consuming. Company processes are too often farmed out to third-party providers.

    Advice to Management

    Bring your business processes in house. Streamline processes. Get rid of unnecessary tedium and rules.


  5. "Decent company."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Huntsville, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Diverse contact portfolio with many options to grow your skillset. Large presence in Huntsville ensures exposure to many opportunities. They offer many tools to aid in professional development if you choose to seek it out. Management will recognize those who are proactive.

    Cons

    Large company that seems to fall out of touch with its employees when revisiting benefits packages, which is average for a company of this size.


  6. "Material Handler"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SAIC full-time

    Pros

    Benefits! They take care of employees

    Cons

    Contract work is never good


  7. Helpful (1)

    "IT Support"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Support Specialist in Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - IT Support Specialist in Huntsville, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good contracts with federal government

    Cons

    Terrible Benefits - benefits got worse with time

    Advice to Management

    Give employees more options.

  8. "Great Company, however Clearances make things hard"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Analyst in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart folks, and really interesting work.

    Cons

    Contract to contract, things can change quickly


  9. "Analyst"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Logistics Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Logistics Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong reputation amongst federal contracts.

    Cons

    Management needs to be more supporting.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "SAIC - Nurse Advice Line Call Center"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - APPOINTMENT CLERK in Broomfield, CO
    Former Employee - APPOINTMENT CLERK in Broomfield, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - flexible hours
    - loosely enforced attendance policy

    Cons

    - extremely boring
    - very little in common with coworkers


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