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Updated 24 January 2015
Updated 24 January 2015
1,180 Reviews
3.5
1,180 Reviews
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SAIC Chief Executive Officer Anthony Moraco
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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 66 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management doesn't know (or is not saying) what they see for the future for SAIC (in 36 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.

    • Comp & Benefits
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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.  

    Good management and solid plans for the future.

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    • 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 8 years)

    Pros

    Been an employee for over 10 years, and the new SAIC has a better focus and handle on the strategy for the marketplace. The management team in place today listens and is responsive, but thin in numbers. Good opportunities for technical folks.

    Cons

    Communications with the staff is sporadic, with some programs doing well, and others leaving a void of information.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share more info with the staff. This will assist in keeping and building trust and camaraderie.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Once A Great Culture - Old SAIC

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SAIC

    Pros

    Formerly an Employee-owned Company; founded by Dr Beyster; deep technical capabilities.

    Cons

    Old SAIC abandoned the Employee-ownership model in an attempt to unlock value, in the process unbinding the employees and the special sauce from the company's bones.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA (US)

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

    Pros

    Professional development is a key area

    Cons

    Reliant on Contract based work and leads to layoffs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep investing in your people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Big government contractor

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Security Analyst in Kansas City, MO (US)
    Current Employee - Security Analyst in Kansas City, MO (US)

    I have been working at SAIC full-time

    Pros

    Competitive pay, large range of positions

    Cons

    Advancement opportunities are not good, benefits are expensive

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Great colleagues and learning envirement

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

    I worked at SAIC

    Pros

    I was able to meet and work with a great group of professionals that was willing to give advice when asked.
    I was able to improve my skills as a PC Technician a lot. Management was helpful.

    Cons

    I can not thing of one at this time

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Design Engineer in Huntsville, AL (US)
    Current Employee - Software Design Engineer in Huntsville, AL (US)

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

    Pros

    Flexible work hours plus paid overtime

    Cons

    some groups have limited growth oppurtunities available

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We need a better performane review system

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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