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SAIC Senior Software Engineer Reviews

Updated August 21, 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. "Life in a Pressure Cooker and Loving It"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Satellite Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Satellite Beach, FL

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

    Pros

    Good customer relations
     Timely site centric support and solid scientific work.

    Cons

    Complex tasks with poor definition make honest scheduling harder.
    Some needs not identified until critical.

    Advice to Management

    Meet the challenges of predicting future needs and put more effort in staff development.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Senior Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Huntsville, AL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They offer a good work life balance.

    Cons

    They offer mediocre pay and benefits.

    Advice to Management

    If you want to retain the good people, you will have to pay for them.

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    "Just started"

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    Current Employee - Senior Principal Software Engineer in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Software Engineer in Huntsville, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Pay
    Good 401k matching
    Well organized
    Some other good benefits as well like commuting help.

    Cons

    Medical coverage is not that great
    Dental coverage could also be better.

    Advice to Management

    Improve your health care coverage to be more competitive. You got the profits to do it.


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    "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


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    "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.


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    "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


  7. "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.

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    "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.


  9. "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.


  10. "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