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SAIC Reviews

Updated February 19, 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. "Contracts and Contracts"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - SAIC Contractor in Poway, CA
    Current Employee - SAIC Contractor in Poway, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People seem nice and management seems to care. Pay is good and benefits are not bad.

    Cons

    Attitude of we take care of our own is debatable. If your contract ends you better have something lined up quick. You will get a layoff notice.
    Benefits are not the best.


  2. "Contractor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    The teams that I worked with were very motivating and provided great support for projects.

    Cons

    Administrative support had needed improvement.


  3. "Excellent company... for a Government Contractor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Training Analyst in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Training Analyst in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits, many opportunities for advancement within the company, nice bonuses and awards for longevity. Some opportunities for telework as well

    Cons

    Come on, it's a government contractor - You can be working one day and receive your termination order the next. They do make an effort to transfer you to another position within the company, but usually at the cost of having to relocate. While working, the work/life balance was a little off due to the length of our onsite support.

    Advice to Management

    I can't use my personal experience as an adequate example since my job was more of a "niche" requirement for a particular contract, but please try and place employees within the company a bit better! I know that HR has its hands full with lots of other tasks, but I would have loved to stay with SAIC and am actually now applying for other positions with them. It would have been nice to keep working with them.......


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  5. "Medical and Prescription Benefits could be better"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Huntsville, AL
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    They pay high salaries and are very competitive in this area.

    Cons

    For prescriptions you must meet the $2,800 deductible before brand-name items are paid at all. Also generics are not cheap until deductible is met. All ADHD medicine is too expensive. Even the generic for Concerta it is $700 for 90 day supply. At a previous employer the brand-name for it was $76.00 for 90 day. Doctor visits are by percentage, not copay. Only 80% is paid when the $1,600 deductible is met first. I had a surgery and it cost me $1,600 out of pocket because my deductible was not met. Recently, antibiotic ear drops that my doctor prescribed were $200 and I was not able to get them for my ear infection. Luckily an Antibiotic pill worked, but I am still having issues so perhaps the drops would have been better.

    Advice to Management

    Please get better medical and prescription insurance. I am laid off from SAIC, but refuse to take another job at SAIC because the ADHD medicine is so expensive. I would have probably been able to keep my job if I was on the medicine because the medicine helps me learn and focus well enough to excel at my job. I did my best, but I know I lost the job because I was not on the medicine and my brain did not do well at learning the new programming languages required for the job. Who can afford $700 for a 90 day supply. The medicine, Concerta, was on $76.00 for a 90 day supply at my previous employer.


  6. "Meh!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Relationship built with coworkers was great!

    Cons

    Being just a number. I relocated from another state only to be laid off.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure the right hand knows what the left hand is doing.


  7. "Foot in the Door Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SAIC full-time

    Pros

    Starter Company, assisted me in getting foot in the door

    Cons

    Bad Salary experience
    Many individuals left for Salary issues in my time there, Other complained they had not seen a raise in several years.


  8. "Highly nepotistic environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oak Ridge, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oak Ridge, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Low stress job and easy work

    Cons

    Narrow minded management with little diversity.

    Advice to Management

    Employees that are not graded on their ability or production.


  9. "SAIC Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Great people, good direction by PMs at work, company support

    Cons

    None I can think of....


  10. "The Facts About Working at SAIC"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SAIC full-time

    Pros

    There is a good opportunity for advancement.

    Cons

    The health care is bad.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Programmer II in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Programmer II in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great environment to work in. Supervisors were easy to work with and accommodating. I loved working there and the people there were helpful in growing you.

    Cons

    Can lay you off suddenly depending on customer needs hard to find another department to transfer to if you are laid off.

    Advice to Management

    Make a program to move employees elsewhere if there is a sudden cancel to a project.



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