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SAIC San Diego Reviews

Updated October 12, 2017
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  • From upper management to local management S (in 51 reviews)

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

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  1. "SAIC is a Good Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Web Design Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Web Design Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    SAIC paid me well for my skill set
    It has always been a friendly working environment
    They have provided opportunities to move up in the company
    I feel they treated their employees well and are an international company
    The company offered matching contribution to 401K up to 8%

    Cons

    Most of the work is for DoD contracts and they end, causing one to look for coverage

    Advice to Management

    When bidding for a proposal, take into account all costs and delays that may occur in development
    If new software or tools are required, estimate properly and don't be afraid to change to another software product if one is not working out.


  2. "Software Engineer Contract"

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    Current Contractor - Software Engineer-II in San Diego, CA
    Current Contractor - Software Engineer-II in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SAIC as a contractor

    Pros

    Good work environment, good company, cutting edge technology, interesting projects.

    Cons

    I don't see any Cons as this is a new job

  3. "Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Logistics Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Logistics Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong reputation amongst federal contracts.

    Cons

    Management needs to be more supporting.


  4. "Good employer to work for."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Convenient office location and many talented coworkers. Interesting projects to work on. Good 401k plan with a variety of funds to choose from. Good health and dental insurance

    Cons

    Few advancement opportunities, base salary not as competitive, bonuses are available to upper management only. Lower level staff have no bonuses.


  5. "Empowers employees and keeps things clean and straightforward."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Always has supported my needs with whatever technical, business, and personal issues.

    - If you perform well they stay out of your hair and focus on empowering you. I really appreciate that.

    - Keeps administrative burdens to the minimum.

    - Pay is quite fair and raises are handled in a straightforward manner.

    Cons

    - I am a contractor for a DOD client. Many of SAIC's jobs are these. If the contract is not renewed you can find yourself in the wild. SAIC does have a robust re-utilization program, but contract work is never guaranteed.


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    "Contract to Contract"

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

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

    Pros

    SAIC has contracts start and end. They try their best to place you on overhead work until another contract starts. This may have little to do with your core skills.

    Cons

    There is always the notion when your contract ends you may be looking for work.

    Advice to Management

    Develop a product other than service to place benched-employees.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Network Engineer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Network Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Contractor - Network Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at SAIC as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    There's a lot of people working for this company who are hard chargers. So when you require tasks to get completed you can count on them. Also, they take care of you.

    Cons

    If you're on a diet avoid this place they will ensure you keep a full belly when there are events.

    Advice to Management

    Unsure that your people aren't getting burnt out.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Best large company so far"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SAIC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Co-workers and company capabilities. The C-Level management is very good.

    Cons

    Lack of clear career path

    Advice to Management

    Learn to value employees more.


  9. "Project Lead"

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    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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Project Manager"

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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.


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