SAIC Reviews

Updated 18 September 2014
Updated 18 September 2014
1,111 Reviews
3.4
1,111 Reviews
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SAIC Chief Executive Officer Anthony Moraco
Anthony Moraco
82 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance good / Not Micro Managed unless your not meeting deadlines (in 47 reviews)

  • Like I said above the company does have a good reputation along with good benefits (in 60 reviews)


Cons
  • Very little loyalty from senior management to long-term, mid-level employees (in 33 reviews)

  • Upper management doesn't know (or is not saying) what they see for the future for SAIC (in 32 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Have experienced better in my day.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SAIC full-time for more than a 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.  

    Quality

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer  in  Louisville, KY (US)
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer in Louisville, KY (US)

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

    Pros

    Great Company to work for!!!

    Cons

    There are not CONS at the moment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work until 2012

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager  in  San Diego, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Manager in San Diego, CA (US)

    I worked at SAIC full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Smart people, customer oriented. Telecommuting encouraged in past.

    Cons

    Layoffs of long-term, loyal employees. Upper management disconnected from workers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rethink your strategy to save costs. Getting rid of most people who had more than 20 years at the company was a huge mistake. It's not all about money.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Out in Left Field

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Bloomfield, IN (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomfield, IN (US)

    I worked at SAIC full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good benefits and lots of opportunities to expand your skill set.

    Cons

    Working and knowing the local HQ folks in DC was a big benefit but if you were away from center stage it was hard to position yourself for advancement as the smaller office was overrun by nepotism. Family members, high school friends and long time buddies got the bigger benefits if you were an outsider and not from the local area.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Break up the small town mentality, good ol boy system and allow for new insights and new blood to enter into management and minimize the group think process.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    SAIC - Senior Business Analyst

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst  in  Norfolk, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Norfolk, VA (US)

    I worked at SAIC full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very ethical company and I was compensated very well. I enjoyed the work, my peers and supervisors. Even as an MBA, SAIC put me through various training courses.

    Cons

    I was a sub another contractor, which caused frequent stability issues. SAIC took care of me, but I did not see any long term opportunities unless I was willing to relocate. Another opportunity came along before the discussion really moved to that level.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Solid company now that dust has settled from the split.

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

    I have been working at SAIC

    Pros

    Getting up to speed with cutting edge technology. People are great. Stock is doing well.

    Cons

    Workload is a bit heavy from the split and attrition, though it's settling into a manageable level

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company to work for.

    • 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 for more than a year

    Pros

    Large enough company to move around if need be.

    Cons

    The medical benefits could be a little better. My deductable is $3000.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    I have enjoyed working at SAIC and growing in many areas.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Analyst II  in  Springfield, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Project Analyst II in Springfield, VA (US)

    I have been working at SAIC full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The company structure has been very much about employee and growth.

    Cons

    During restructure and economy slow down the employes have taken a hit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Training and investing in long term employees is critical.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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