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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. "Empowers employees and keeps things clean and straightforward."

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

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

    Pros

    - Always has supported my needs with whatever technical, business, and personal issues.

    - If you perform well they stay out of your hair and focus on empowering you. I really appreciate that.

    - Keeps administrative burdens to the minimum.

    - Pay is quite fair and raises are handled in a straightforward manner.

    Cons

    - I am a contractor for a DOD client. Many of SAIC's jobs are these. If the contract is not renewed you can find yourself in the wild. SAIC does have a robust re-utilization program, but contract work is never guaranteed.


  2. "Good Company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Big contractor company management structure

  3. "Enterprise Data Engineer III"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  4. "a grain of salt"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great company and benefits"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director, Training, Standardization, and Operational Improvement in Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - Director, Training, Standardization, and Operational Improvement in Norfolk, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SAIC full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Local corporate hq is really on top of things. Great top cover, absolutely top notch support, wonderful preparation and help.

    Cons

    Big corporate hq takes a big bite, high burden rate. Hard to say they haven't been supportive, though, since they're very well informed and involved.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good Defense Contractor"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Division Manager in Poulsbo, WA
    Former Employee - Division Manager in Poulsbo, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Dynamic IT company solving Defense Department problems

    Cons

    Large, a little bureaucratic. Make sure you understand how your potential division interacts with rest of company.

    Advice to Management

    Research all related divisions, make sure you understand inter-company conflicts of interest.


  7. ".NET Architect"

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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

    Great company to work for. They have good benefits and take care of their employees. I went back to this company many times on different contracts.

    Cons

    There should be more options to telework.

    Advice to Management

    Provide some telework options.

  8. "Very Supportive Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Curriculum Developer"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


  10. "Great People, Great Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


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