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- "The company also provides good benefits and the HR department is great to work with.." (in 366 reviews)
- "Good pay and a steady job" (in 236 reviews)
- "I've been with the company a long time and I have worked with some great people over the years." (in 216 reviews)
- "Good salary and raises initially." (in 131 reviews)
- "Good work Life Balance.... highly dependent on the client and your team." (in 108 reviews)
- "Management was poor and ill" (in 169 reviews)
- "If you don't have a good manager you may not get to work on projects that you want to work on" (in 69 reviews)
- "No training and let go when contract ends." (in 54 reviews)
- "Middle and Upper management is less than worthless." (in 50 reviews)
- "grade caps; offer no bonuses; and extend minimal salary increases irrespective of outstanding and above and beyond performance evaluations." (in 37 reviews)
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- 2.0Jun 20, 2022AdministrativeCurrent Contractor, less than 1 year
- Health and dental insurance - Working on different projects to learn - Flexible work schedule
Bad management and politics interfering at work with favoritism among coworkers. Company site lost major contracts and many people were laid off. Not much room for growth - lack of meaningful task to help you learn.
- 4.0Dec 4, 2023Programme AnalystCurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsHuntsville, AL
Larger footprint in the Huntsville Al area. Lots of contracts and opportunities to grow within the company
Their health insurance isn’t as good as I’ve had in the past and is pricier than some but overall seems ok
- 4.0Sep 6, 2022Software Configuration SpecialistCurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsHuntsville, AL
Work is stable. They do try to move you if you lose funding for some reason. Telework is allowed.
CRAPPY and expensive health insurance is offered.SAIC Response2y
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- 4.0Feb 14, 2013Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee, more than 10 years
Their benefits package was fantastic when I worked for the company (although I've heard their current options of health insurance plans are horrible). The physical work environment is fantastic - nice offices, stocked kitchens, in-house deli, exercise equipment and showers. Company-provided desktop/laptop computers are top-notch and are upgraded at least every 2 years.
I was extremely happy at SAIC for almost 15 years, but the company seems to be moving in the wrong direction today. Service Centers (HR, AR, AP, etc.) are replacing many positions within the line organizations and employees who have been with the company the longest are being laid off. I understand that service centers make good business sense in many ways, but SAIC is taking it too far. They used to care about their employees. Current employees laid off due to the new service centers are not being hired to work in the service centers. I assume that's because they can hire people with little or no experience off the street dirt cheap.1
- 5.0Sep 1, 2008Research EngineerCurrent EmployeeArlington, VA
SAIC historically was a flat organization where profit and loss were reported at the 50 person level. As a result groups were given a lot of autonomy to pursue work that they wanted. While the organizational structure has regressed to one more similar to a traditional large goverment contractor, SAIC still retains the flexibility within the contracts organization to take on smaller contracts than companies such as Raytheon, NG, or BAE might be able to. Additionally, middle management is given a lot of autonomy in how they build their groups and develop talent, hence there are some wonderful line managers.
The benefits package leaves quite a lot to be desired. The health insurance is merely adequate and the 401k matching is only 50 cents on the dollar for the first 6% of income.1
- 2.0Feb 3, 2012Anonymous EmployeeCurrent EmployeeWashington, DC
Health insurance is cheap and OK. Client site is ok when the need arises to go out and see the light of day.
I've never worked for a company so bent into tormeting employees into submission and compliance than SAIC. Like other Beltway Bandits it is a company deeply mired in a government/military mindset (of operation and profit taking) that just doesn't fit in the twenty first century. You're reminded constantly about ethics not for your sake but for theirs. Immediate supervisors and managers are very removed from you; if you have not been here for more than three years you are an outsider. Time keeping policies are stiffling, obsesive-cumpulsive and oppresive (in the last month I've had mine rejected four times for little things). It quickly becomes a dead-end job and you dread waking up each morning to face your commute, spend eight gruelling hours at your desk and pray for time to go fast so you can leave. You're basically a cog in the machine. Period. Heck, there aren't even supplies in the kitchen or the work area I was in (i.e., basics like napkins, spoons, cups, pencils, pens). I bought my own pens, pencils and cups from the CVS down the street. What does this remind you of? The word you're thinking of starts with a 'P'. You have to use client computers, which are boarded up ('secured') so much, you can't even use SAICs own document management systems correctly. And let's not get started on the quality of the projects you do. If you've been in a government project before you've seen it: milk the government for all the time you can, while you can. No quality, no real management of the issues that the government has, outdated ideas, you get the point. If you get a call from an SAIC recruiter, just politely tell them to go away. The guys at HQ have it good. If you have TS/SCI clearance and I guess if you work at a really exotic location (e.g., research) you're good too. Otherwise, it is hell. Stay away.4
- 2.0Apr 19, 2016Software EngineerCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearMcLean, VA
Benefits are average like 401K and insurance. They pay real good.
HR department sucks. I contacted HR several times to get more information on the Health Insurance benefits and no one seems to reply. I also applied to another position through employee career portal and no HR responded. Management is also really bad.
- 1.0Oct 14, 2022Principal Software EngineerCurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsGreenbelt, MD
they pay well. they do give me a good career opportunities for moving around (because you end up being treated badly on each project and wanting to move.)
i've been with them for three years now, and I've seen them treat myself and other diverse candidates like disposable, second class employees, no matter how much we contribute and no matter how much the customer celebrates us. Everyone ends up leaving. they have tons of discrimination lawsuits. I mean there are several, a multitude of them. also, the benefits they offer are absolutely horrible. Health Insurance is expensive and almost everything you do you end up having to pay out of pocket.1SAIC Response2y
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- 2.0Jun 22, 2016Junior Software EngineerFormer Employee, more than 1 yearHuntsville, AL
I was in a solid group with an excellent manager so I had a lot of the work place benefits of that. Pay was mostly competitive
The benefits package was absolutely pitiful. Outlandishly expensive company owned health insurance that didn't really cover much of anything with a ridiculously high deductible. Over all got the vibe of an extreme disconnect between upper level managment and the lower level employees. People were dropping right and left from the project.2
- 2.0Feb 21, 2013Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, more than 5 yearsLittle Rock, AR
The fellow employs are great to work with. The flex schedule is a plus
SAIC’s higher managements lack of the ability to say no. . As for benefits don’t get sick. The health insurance is overpriced and you have to pay a big chunk before they cover anything. This is not a company you will spend your career with.