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SAIC Reviews

Updated March 6, 2017
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  • Upper management has there hands tied when it comes to things they should be providing (in 49 reviews)

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

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  1. "Good company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Program Management Senior Analyst in Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - Project Program Management Senior Analyst in Virginia Beach, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Very professional work environment. Great co-workers. Enjoy interacting with our customers.

    Cons

    Ever since the company went public in 2013, upper management has placed most employees as Casual Employees (CE), without benefits, just an hourly salary, unless there is a direct contract or charge number where we can become Full Time Employees (FTE). This company shift has made employees that are not former military retirees and have a steady retirement income coming in every month, to leave the company to seek other full time opportunities elsewhere because they cannot sustain a household on part time salary.

    Advice to Management

    Bring your most valuable employees to a full time employee status with fringe benefits after any direct contract ends, this will entice employees to seek job security elsewhere.


  2. "Not as good as it was when employee-owned but still pretty good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Smart people all around. Diversity of business lines. Opportunities to grow within your organization and throughout the company. Competitive benefits package for most.

    Cons

    Loss of employee-ownership changed the company for the worse. Nevertheless, still a pretty good place to be. Management styles vary by organizational unit. Some great, some not.

    Advice to Management

    Just because someone was in the military previously does not mean he/she will make a strong project manager. Improve focus on diversity recruitment/retention to counter perception that senior management is "pale, stale, and male."


  3. "Administrative"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Many locations around the US

    Cons

    I can't think of anything negative about the company.

    Advice to Management

    None


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  5. "You are stuck on a deserted island"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Developer in Millington, TN
    Current Employee - Senior Developer in Millington, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Training readily available, minimal overtime or weekend work, no on-call hours

    Cons

    No recourse for employees who have a bad manager, terrible health benefits, sick leave combined with vacation, frustrating government-oriented bureaucratic culture

    Advice to Management

    Employees have nowhere to turn when immediate manager is perpetually abusive and dishonest, so they simply have to quit. This is why employee turnover is sky high.


  6. "Specialty Engineer Principal"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Many work locations and contracts.

    Cons

    Bought Scitor and killer benefits. 5% pay cuts across the board, killed bonus, killed benefits. Morale all time low for legacy Scitor employees.

    Advice to Management

    You bought Scitor for 500M and now there's an attrition problem. Take care of the people or more will leave.


  7. "Program manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good people and diverse clients

    Cons

    Long hours and not the highest compensation.

    Advice to Management

    Need more retention and relocation opportunities.


  8. "Lots of management"

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

    Pros

    Big robust company with lots of opportunities

    Cons

    lots of redtape to get stuff done


  9. "Project Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    SAIC has engaging, challenging projects with highly skilled and experienced professionals. Great team environment. My management team was organized and committed to my success and development.

    Cons

    After the company split the company moved into very old offices and employees had less resources. The company processes are continually changing thus making it hard to get things accomplished efficiently. .

    Advice to Management

    Management should finalize their processes and ensure consistency thru out the organization. Continue to invest in the development of your employees.


  10. "Large, bureaucratic defense contractor."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Systems Engineer in Moffett Field, CA
    Current Employee - Software Systems Engineer in Moffett Field, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I was hired by SAIC to work for one of their NASA contracts. The people on the contract are incredibly start, and dedicated to their projects. The contract itself is also small enough so I can know everyone I work with.

    Cons

    The company is very large, and due to the nature of government contracting, the employee experience is very fragmented. We're embedded on-site with our government employees, so our contract staff are much more familiar with our civil servant counterparts, than any other SAIC employees that are not on the contract. Communication up and down the company isn't very meaningful.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate state of the company better.


  11. "Not bad, not great."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Buyer in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Buyer in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SAIC (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    When they acquired the company I was with they offered some very nice incentives. Those seemed to drop quite a bit over time.

    Cons

    Some of the teams I worked with seemed to have an old-boys club feel going on.

    Advice to Management

    Take a better pulse of your people prior to making decisions.



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