SAIC Reviews

Updated 20 October 2014
Updated 20 October 2014
1,138 Reviews
3.5
1,138 Reviews
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SAIC Chief Executive Officer Anthony Moraco
Anthony Moraco
97 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance good / Not Micro Managed unless your not meeting deadlines (in 50 reviews)

  • Good benefits and lots of opportunities to expand your skill set (in 64 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management doesn't know (or is not saying) what they see for the future for SAIC (in 35 reviews)

  • No loyalty from senior management as to long-term, mid-level employees (in 33 reviews)

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  1.  

    Have experienced better in my day.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SAIC full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I get a paycheck. That is the only Pro.

    Cons

    Some on the contract sit and talk all day, while I the hard worker do the work of three employees, while the other two do not work. These none workers have been getting paid for the past seven weeks for none working, while I do all the work. How do they get away with this? Been harassed and bullied by one particular employee and it has been going on for over ten months. When will that stop?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Solve bullying and harassment issues. Get rid of the bumps on a log. It is bad enough the military budget is going down the toilet, you add to it by employing individuals who sit around and do not work, but you still issue a paycheck and charge the customer, the US military. Overall low morale in the work place, can use restructuring.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Good experience overall, sometimes didn't know which direction it was heading.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Practice Manager in Old Aberdeen, Scotland
    Former Employee - Practice Manager in Old Aberdeen, Scotland

    I worked at SAIC

    Pros

    Great networking abilities, ability to work all over the world with diverse cultures and get access to interesting projects with large clients.

    Cons

    Sometimes left out on your own in certain countries, as the US was always the main focus and where the power lay, and international business didn't seem as important.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think about getting feedback from management from all over the globe on strategies, priorities and especially how we work with clients so not to promise things which cannot be delivered in the future.

    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Promises a lot - delivers less than you would like

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aberdeen, Scotland
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aberdeen, Scotland

    I have been working at SAIC

    Pros

    People you work with are usually very smart
    Opportunities to work with some interesting technologies
    Some opportunity for travel
    Pay and Benefits pretty good for a UK company
    Fairly flexible with working arrangements

    Cons

    Poorly Organised
    Competitive nature of the internal organisation leaves a lot to be desired
    Not enough trainning provided
    Career progression difficult to visualise

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let people do there jobs, get the account managers to open their eyes...this company is not doing as well as it should be doing - so many missed opportunities casued by incompotent handling of accounts.

    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company good benefits

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in McLean, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in McLean, VA (US)

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

    Pros

    Good people, good benefits, 401k matching

    Cons

    No room to grow in my division

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    SAIC

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Washington, DC (US)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Washington, DC (US)

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

    Pros

    Awesome contract and DoS great customers for the most part! Plenty of online training opportunity

    Cons

    Management pass the buck on dealing with difficult customers and tend to appoint inexperienced employees in management roles. Also, improve the Health Benefits, the employee absorb too much of the cost and kick up the tuition reimbursement and bring it back to 5K and above per year, as most of the staff could use the money to at a least motivate them to acquire a post high school education.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote from within, do not grab someone from the opposing engineer team that made life miserable and make them a program manager....c'mon you can do better! (I hope!?!?)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    SETA Contractor

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SAIC

    Pros

    Better pay than Gov Employees.

    Cons

    Not the job security that is used to be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep fighting for us.

  8.  

    Proud, Professional, Capable organization

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    One feels like part of a family, not merely a number

    Cons

    I noted nothing negative about the company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Valuing their Employees

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SAIC full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    SAIC values their employees and the contributions they bring to the organization as a whole.
    Everyone has a voice, which is a pleasant change from other companies where I have worked. They also do a great job with work-life balance, including telecommuting options for many.

    Cons

    The company is "one year new", following the split with Leidos. Fortunately, many of the old values still remain. Working through some resource constraints.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Reasonable work culture but un-engaging work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Computer Engineering Co-op in Huntsville, AL (US)
    Former Employee - Computer Engineering Co-op in Huntsville, AL (US)

    I worked at SAIC as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Hours were very flexible. As an on-site contractor I could alter my schedule as needed so long as I gave my project lead a heads-up. I could do 5 8's, 4 10's, or 4 9's and a 4. I could turn out cubicle lights and listen to music as I worked. Very relaxing.

    Cons

    Work subject matter working for the DoD is not necessarily the most exciting. You build what Uncle Sam wants exactly how he wants it. And you have a lot of paperwork about it too.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Major gripes were with contracts, not upper management. They seemed alright.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Still in love with the company after 6 years!!! Excited for more.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Management Analyst V in Washington, DC (US)
    Current Employee - Project Management Analyst V in Washington, DC (US)

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

    Pros

    The office culture is awesome. There is an atmosphere of positive reinforcement. With the company split from Leidos, we are back in the business of growing the corporation.

    Cons

    Company has to be sure to offer new opportunities to existing employees looking for advancement and prior to hiring new employees at even higher wages.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer more leadership and telecommuting opportunities to improve the work-life balance and the environment.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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