SAIC Employee Reviews about "military"

Updated Dec 15, 2020

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  • "Good benefits with some contracts(in 137 reviews)

  • "This is a great work environment(in 113 reviews)

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  • "Too much turmoil with upper management(in 58 reviews)

  • "Schedule is sometimes not flexible due to Military Mission Requirements(in 48 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      A great place to work

      Oct 27, 2017 - Manager in San Diego, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Tech co involved in multiple projects

      Cons

      Difficult for upwards mobility, opportunities to laterally move within the company. Military Officer mentality in some cases, they forgot to take off their ranks!

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    2. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Meh

      Dec 15, 2020 - Software Engineer in Washington, DC
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      Pros

      Pays well compared to others.

      Cons

      Very military oriented.. not a fan of the culture

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      SAIC Response

      Employment Marketing Analyst

      Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. We strive to create a purpose driven culture through our collective creativity. One in four SAIC employees is a veteran of the U.S. armed services. That translates to 6,000 people who bring valuable experiences, skills, determination, and discipline that strengthen us as a premier technology integrator.

    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good Company to Work for (DOD Contractor)

      May 8, 2020 - Network Engineer in El Paso, TX
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      Pros

      Rewarding, Competitive Pay, Awesome co-workers

      Cons

      Schedule is sometimes not flexible due to Military Mission Requirements

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    4. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Cyber Analytics

      Apr 27, 2019 - Cyber Integrator and Planner in Fort Belvoir, VA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Allows you to bridge out to and support in a collaborative environment.

      Cons

      If you are a military retiree and don’t need its medical or dental plans. The lack of flexibility in negotiating what you don’t need or utilize is problematic. Small companies IMO have a better attitude when discussing that option.

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee

      A nice mix of technology and stability while helping your country as well.

      Jan 9, 2009 - Quality Manager 
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      Pros

      If you're in a BU with good contracts, it's pretty stable. Plus, if you do well, go the extra mile and get recognized for it, there are plenty of opportunities throughout SAIC to keep your employment relatively steady. If you have a family to take care of and would like to make sure they get provided for during economic downturns, this is definitely a company to consider. Lots of people here have been at SAIC for 5,10, 15+ years and there are many reasons why. There's enough of a mix of cutting-edge technology to keep things interesting but without the risk of your company closing its doors for good when things get tough (been there, done that, got the tee shirt). For the patriotic American, SAIC also offers the opportunity to be a part of something bigger than yourself while "serving" your country without the sometimes limited government salary.

      Cons

      You will come across people that are not the best at what they do but there are plenty of others that are very good at what they do to keep it interesting. The staff is older and many are ex-military but that's expected out of a government contractor. If you're looking for an internet-bubble type of hair-on-fire pace, then look elsewhere.

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee

      A great company, not very personable to off-site employees

      Oct 21, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      There are many resources for employees to utilize due to the size and imprint of the company across the U.S.

      Cons

      As an employee who works off-site, on a military base, I do not feel as though I'm included in the SAIC community.

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    7. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Performance Enhancement Specialist

      Aug 11, 2015 - PERFORMANCE ENHANCEMENT SPECIALIST in Dallas, TX
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      Pros

      Working with soldiers is fantastic. seeing the opportunity to help shape a life and inspire soldiers is a great feeling and reward. The company itself is large and has many benefits such as a great salary base and awesome benefits.

      Cons

      It sometimes felt too big. For example at new hire I dealt with one group to give copy of my Social security and ID for I-9 verification. Another department for other new hire stuff and another department for yet more and then a whole different department for my health benefits, and it kept going. It was so big they had a department for every little thing. In my particular piece of this huge corporation our little group of 12 staff located on a military base was led by a former Lt. Colonel (retired) and he spoke to us like if we were soldiers. Yelled at our faces, and after giving or rather barking orders he would give out the Army grunt that soldiers use to acknowledge orders. I would just laugh at him. I did complain of a hostile workplace environment and the upper echelon just gave a patent answer saying it was just that I did not understand military life. I was an army brat so I know life.

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    8. 1.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Just Another Temp Agency

      Sep 12, 2013 - Contractor in Arlington, VA
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      Pros

      SAIC has a great HQ office with fancy shmancy cafeteria in McLean, VA.

      Cons

      SAIC must have hired some young female interns in Communication Studies this summer to write glowing positive reviews on Glassdoor. They are just another butts in seats temp agency for the federal government. Around 75% of their business depends on the federal government contracting sector. They aren't really scientists anymore innovating cool new products, like the kids in Silicon Valley. I am certain there are people buried so deeply in the top heavy layers of management and bureaucracy at SAIC, people who "telecommute," but no one ever sees them or gets any actual work product out of them. Most of these are retired military, but imagine what our national economy would be like if retired tank commanders couldn't get a job as a Vice President at a company like SAIC? And they get their wives jobs here, too! So the wife stayed at home with the kids and has no work experience outside the home? SAIC will find a job for her. Take the daughter to work with you, too, and especially if she has a degree in Communication Studies, SAIC will find a job for her, too! If you're a real scientist, you'll be getting your layoff notice.

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    9. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Great company to work for if you liked military life.

      Jun 12, 2008 - Senior Intelligence Analyst in Alexandria, VA
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      Pros

      SAIC provides work on contracts that are difficult to find anywhere else. The work is always interesting, meaningful and rewarding. Some of the best people in their respective fields work for the company and it is always a pleasure to work with these types of highly skilled people.

      Cons

      Senior Management is often grossly out of touch with employee morale as well as how to effectively manage employees and their interrelationships. Employees often have to fend for themselves and form cliques in order to survive and advance. Thus advancement is often a function of popularity vs. job performance. Employees are often treated as functional cogs in a machine instead of people. Senior management is often hired out of the officer corp of the military and have little knowledge or understanding of the corporate world and of skills based jobs (vs. managerial jobs). Opportunities to move into the management ranks are most often limited to those employees who were prior officers even when other, more qualified candidates exist. This creates a "para-military" mindset in the company that is at best ignorant of the employees and at worst destructive and cancerous within the employee ranks.

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    10. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Pretty Good

      Jul 28, 2017 - Lead Tech Writer in Madison, AL
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      Pros

      Typical boring 401K, but company known to provide big bennies, like health insurance premiums of $10/mo, passing out Apple products free to all employees...

      Cons

      Military style "Yes sir, no sir" mentality among military customers when interacting with our company's staff enough to drive you nuts.

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