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SAIC Reviews

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. "Great Company to work for"

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


  2. "Overall very good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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

  3. "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.


  4. "Large company that does many things. Company may do something one is interested in, but discovery can be hard."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Specialist in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - IT Specialist in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Management quality and support varies as with any large organization, and may be somewhat outside your control. My own personal experience has been great, but YMMV. For someone who is proactive and can network, a person may be able to move around as their career matures.

    Cons

    Many different internal IT systems at play. Can be very difficult to get information about one's own program and role in the organization. Some of this is being addressed, but roll-out will take time.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Great company to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Windows Engineer in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Windows Engineer in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company with a lot of room to grow. Friendly environment.

    Cons

    Medical benefit sucks. Premiums are very expensive and the deductible are horrible.

    Advice to Management

    Review the medical benefits package.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Senior Software Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Huntsville, AL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They offer a good work life balance.

    Cons

    They offer mediocre pay and benefits.

    Advice to Management

    If you want to retain the good people, you will have to pay for them.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Project Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Work/Life balance is phenomenal. Company culture is great.

    Cons

    Contract work. Lull periods with possible gaps in work. Very volatile.

    Advice to Management

    Restructure org charts to better identify employees strengths and weaknesses.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "good place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SAIC full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    challenging atmosphere, most work is interesting, McLean facilities and location are good to work in, people are generally friendly

    Cons

    lack of company focus, SAIC does a little bit of everything and therefore has a hard time building core competencies other than just systems engineering and integration. could be managed better, both from a top and direct supervisor levels

    Advice to Management

    need to pay more attention to employee needs, not burn them out, and recruit higher quality people in order to continue to build business. need to be more agile and invest more in marketable capabilities


  9. "Great Company - flexible and growing"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Logistics Associate in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Logistics Associate in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great management, lots of opportunity to grow.

    Cons

    Being a government contractor, job security is guaranteed.


  10. "SAIC"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Management and Program Analyst in Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Management and Program Analyst in Huntsville, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company with comparable benefits.

    Cons

    I do not have any cons to share.


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