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SAIC Senior Software Engineer Reviews

Updated November 15, 2016
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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. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many of the employees have been with the company for the company for a long time and are loyal to each other and loyal to team work.

    Cons

    The overall company culture did change a bit after going public.

    Advice to Management

    Maintain the focus on the people that is the foundation of the company and created such dedicated and loyal employees.


  2. "plenty of work"

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    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


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good training program. Management followed up with me on 3 month intervals. Had extensive online and in class training available dependent on employee availability.

    Cons

    None. I wish I could have stayed longer with the company. Had to leave the company due to very high offer from another company that I couldn't expect current company to match.

    Advice to Management

    Great management


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  5. "Good work. Corpoate uninvolved."

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The work is good.

    Cons

    My contract is a small part of a very large company. Corporate doesn't have much of a clue about what we do or who we are.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Fun work. Good team, bad company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Huntsville, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good team, but that's a very specific situation. The work was fun.

    Cons

    Terrible benefits. 401k is mediocre. Bonuses small to nonexistent. Health insurance is terrible.

    Advice to Management

    Lack of communication is the real problem here. Upper management has reason to keep things quiet to keep stock price up, at the expense of trust and flexibility from underlings.


  7. "Great Company, Short on Personnel Development"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Suffolk, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Suffolk, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SAIC full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits. Professional work environments (in corporate offices)

    Cons

    As a contracting company there is little investment in individual skill training.

    Advice to Management

    Improve employee retention, by increasing training, certification, and university education benefits. Improve policies that restrict tuition reimbursement based on division performance.


  8. "Good Company to work for in Metro DC Area"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Washington, DC
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Good work environment and friendly colleagues

    Cons

    Benefits are not that great


  9. "There's better out there"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Columbia, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Can't really think of any. They do, or did employ a lot of people so facilities are decent.

    Cons

    Unless you have a full scope polygraph clearance, SAIC (now Leidos) won't have much opportunity for software engineers.

    Advice to Management

    Diversify your portfolio of work to include non-gov spaces.


  10. "A company with a pure consulting mindset and nothing else"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Will keep you busy and occupied

    Cons

    Everything including your salary and benefits are project based


  11. "a matured IT company with many regulations and layers."

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in El Segundo, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are many talent people with high level skills. The job training program is good. It is a well established company with many offers to the industries.

    Cons

    Job is not very secured and stable. The contract based business model make their employees venerable to layoff when the projects end. The management team has less interested to keep their talents.

    Advice to Management

    Develop some real products that will keep the business stable like Apple and Microsoft. Try to diversify its services to be more compatible and salable.