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SAIC Reviews

Updated February 21, 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. "It was a great company they work for until they split."

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

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

    Pros

    The company really fought for, and protected their DOD contractors from some of the negative back-lash, and often outlandish expectations from the DOD customer.
    They believe in their people and promote, promote, if you are qualified to advance.

    Cons

    The split with Leidos was not a well-managed change.
    Some Program Managers had a hard time navigating the often bumpy relationships between the contract and the DOD customer.

    Advice to Management

    I really couldn't offer advice since the split with Leidos, I am not sure what the environment is like. I do know it was a bit top-heavy. A lot more people telling you what to do, versus doing something. But, I enjoyed my 3 years with them.


  2. "It's all about the shareholder's"

    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
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Co-workers, cafeteria, free parking, close to the mall.

    Cons

    High deductible health insurance, low employer 401k match 4%

    Advice to Management

    Stop promoting your buddies.


  3. "been awhile - but a great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Telecommunications Manager in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Telecommunications Manager in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Management promoted based on merit, was always open and straightforward. Leadership should be commended for the way the company was steered following the split with old SAIC (now Leidos). Great pay and very solid leadership on the program I was on in Tampa, FL. Hard work was recognized and rewarded in every way management could reasonably support, which is all you can ask.

    Cons

    Same as any DoD contractor - some work is thankless and not very exciting (nothing cutting edge), but that's the same everywhere. SAIC does a good job compensating

    Advice to Management

    It's been a while since I worked for the company, so my opinion is no longer qualified. But I enjoyed the company tremendously when I worked there and only left for family reasons!


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  5. "A good place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - SGA in Fort Meade, MD
    Former Employee - SGA in Fort Meade, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A Big company with many opportunities. Very helpful with training and job placement. Decent benefit plan. Great employee staff. Stock options.

    Cons

    Benefits could be better. For the location a TS clearance was required for job placement. This could be a problem for some.

    Advice to Management

    More opportunities in an uncleared environment. However, this would only be possible if the customer demand was there.


  6. "Excellent Treatment of Employees"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Process Analyst in Morrisville, NC
    Former Employee - Business Process Analyst in Morrisville, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They strive to encourage employees to take their earned leave time in order to have a better work / life balance.
    They provide good resources for education and training.
    They try hard to allow employees the flexibility to find a role that is most suited to their preferences and abilities.
    They have competitive compensation and benefits packages.

    Cons

    I worked in the contractor world and it can be stressful when contracts are up for bid or are in transition and not knowing if you'll have an available position.
    It is a big company, so it can be difficult at times to find the right resource and get in touch with that person, but if you're persistent you can get through.

    Advice to Management

    Although the corporation is huge, please continue striving to communicate with your middle management and teams below them to find out what needs there are and how things are going for them. Help those in rank and file feel more secure and heard.


  7. "Best company and 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
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SAIC full-time

    Pros

    Takes care of people providing support at the time of loosing coverage

    Cons

    Requires most of the time clearance jobs

    Advice to Management

    Continue to support it's own employers in lost coverage cases


  8. "Network Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    HR was well managed and responsive.

    Cons

    A few bad apples at lower levels

    Advice to Management

    Clean out people who make work miserable.


  9. "Contract at Ellington Field"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Houston, TX
    Recommends

    I worked at SAIC (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great, helpful people. Everyone that works there has worked there for years and love what they do.

    Cons

    In the two summers I worked there I have no cons to list.


  10. "Good company"

    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
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits plan
    Federal holidays off & earned leave time

    Cons

    Company Politics
    Government customers not always easy to work with.
    When promoting to new positions, they don't always offer more money to go with it.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees
    List new jobs in a public place besides just online


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Cyber Architect in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Cyber Architect in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Satisfying and rewarding work
    Flexible hours
    Room to advance and move
    People really enjoy working with each other

    Cons

    Does not pay as much as most private sector companies do as of October 2016.
    Healthcare is about $800 a month and starts only after $2600 co-pay.
    Bonuses are never given
    Real increases in pay are tied to changing jobs
    2% raises (monetary inflation is 5% not to be confused with CLI of 1.9%)
    Only pays for certifications employees are directed to take

    Advice to Management

    Advise employees on what certifications they should pursue to help them with their jobs, even if the company does not pay for any of it.



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