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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. "plenty of work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Huntsville, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They are prime on several contracts so there is a lot of work available

    Cons

    For a company whose only product is people, they sure do not invest in their product.
    Benefits are poor compared to other companies in the area, and pay is just average.

    Advice to Management

    Go back private


  2. "good place to work"

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

    Pros

    pay is good, benefit was fine

    Cons

    job security, don't know what the next charge code is


  3. "Instructor/ Course Curriculum Developer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Instructor/Course Curriculum Developer in North Charleston, SC
    Current Employee - Instructor/Course Curriculum Developer in North Charleston, SC

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

    Pros

    Great People. Travel often

    Cons

    Benefits Packages are not very good


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  5. "good place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Aurora, CO
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Aurora, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    This is a good place to work, I got to learn about various technologies and tools used in the industry.

    Cons

    There are many teams spread across the country which might make communication and cooperation a little award.


  6. "Company on the upswing"

    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
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This company is making serious investments in their future, after the 2013 split with Leidos.

    Cons

    There can be a sense of isolation if working on a client-site or when interacting with other work teams.

    Advice to Management

    Continue efforts to build the company's innovative image and make this reflected in employees experiences.


  7. "Technician"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mechanical Assembler IV in Charleston, SC
    Former Employee - Mechanical Assembler IV in Charleston, SC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company to work for. Duties were explained and we were trained to perform our jobs.

    Cons

    Working conditions were horrible. Work site was neither heated nor cooled.

    Advice to Management

    Management should visit work site to get an idea about working conditions.


  8. "Defense Contracting at its most refined."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good salary and competitive benefits. HR got be onboarded faster than any other company I've worked for.

    Cons

    Be ready to sell out your co-workers and work behind the scenes to preserve your job against someone else. The least job security I've had as an employee of a defense contractor in 10+ years.


  9. "Project Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager, U S Department of State (DOS) in Clive, IA
    Current Employee - Program Manager, U S Department of State (DOS) in Clive, IA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Variety of projects, support government agencies fulfill their mission

    Cons

    Low pay, long hours, dissatisfied customers, senior management disengaged from program well-being.


  10. "Great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Job to work today

    Cons

    Flexible work place micromanagement annoying

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  11. "My review of SAIC"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cyber Security Engineer in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Cyber Security Engineer in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They have a lot of contracts all over the country in my areas of interest - namely IT, software development and Cyber Security. I've worked with really great qualified people. They do a good job of vetting their hires.

    Cons

    They are well known industry wide for being rather cheap. That's how they get contracts. I took a 20% pay cut to transfer to them when they were awarded the contract I was on. I had other options, but enjoyed the work, and knew a lot of the people and managers. Soo... There you have it.

    Advice to Management

    Good people, good work. Wish the pay was better.



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