SAIC Reviews

Updated 27 August 2014
Updated 27 August 2014
1,103 Reviews

3.4
1,103 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 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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    • 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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    • 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 to work for....large company were you are treated as one of the family.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Writer  in  Columbia, MD (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Writer in Columbia, MD (US)

    I worked at SAIC full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, great pay and people care about each other.

    Cons

    This company should give more assistance to people that are losing coverage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try harder to retain loyal employees by forming a group of people to assist employees that lose coverage to find another position with the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Mainly does contracts

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Help Desk Support  in  Jacksonville, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Help Desk Support in Jacksonville, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    Good pay. The company encourages you to continue with training and school. They stay out of your way and let you do your job. Good benefits and 401K match. No complaints with them at all.

    Cons

    Your at the mercy of the contract. The company is going to do everything they can to keep the contract and keep you there as it's good for them and you. But if the company that's contracting wants a change there's not much they can do about. If you're lucky you can catch on with the new company that takes over the contract.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management does everything they need to do to keep things running smoothly. SAIC is first class.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good solid traditional company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  McLean, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA (US)

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

    Pros

    Human resources, payroll, travel services and other administrative roles are staffed with dedicated individuals.
    Reliable raises (at certain salary levels) for good performance.
    Training and College programs are well established (depending on the contract)
    Employees at all levels are professionals in attitudes and in their roles.

    Cons

    Satellite facilities are not as well maintained, since there are MANY facilities everywhere.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Fantastic work/life balance, normal contracting issues

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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

    Pros

    I've never been asked to crunch. Actually, I have to ask permission to work extra (which they almost always allow). Friendly co-workers. Tons of job security. If working with the right division, you can work on some really cool stuff and be sent to some really cool places. This job gave me a lot of invaluable experience without too much stress.

    Cons

    Its a contractor, so you have to deal with the normal bummers associated with contract work. That can mean doing things the way the customer wants, not the way you think is best. The benefits package is underwhelming.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Review of SAIC

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Omaha, NE (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE (US)

    I worked at SAIC full-time

    Pros

    Wonderful employment opportunity. This is a company that rewards loyalty and will do what it takes to obtain, train, and retain valued employees. They regularly issue bonuses and raises to performers. In particular, their Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP) and 401k benefits are quite impressive.

    Cons

    They changed / reduced their health benefits as a cost cutting measure in response to Obamacare / ACA that has turned lots of people off / away. They used to have a culture that "expected" regular uncompensated overtime hours but I seen that change firsthand in the past 5 years and they have made great progress towards respecting a healthy work-life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be sure to obtain surveys from people who have resigned willfully and in a timely manner. Understanding and incorporating feedback from these is key to reducing voluntary turnover.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Business System Analyst

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Systems Anayls  in  San Diego, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Business Systems Anayls in San Diego, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Great Company to work for, flexible schedule and benefits package. Most campus's have gyms, and provide both fitness and nutritional classes. Great 401K for retirement.

    Cons

    Sometime it is difficult to get management to approve company provided training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company as a whole should go back to employee owned policy, in supporting employees in personal growth. ta

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Broad range of technical and engineering opportunities.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern  in  Huntsville, AL (US)
    Former Employee - Intern in Huntsville, AL (US)

    I worked at SAIC as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    If given the right opportunities within the company you will have lots of exposure to technical topics. There are large projects to be involved in. The projects contain multiple types of engineering teams with different specialties. Depending on where you work, the people are great.

    Cons

    Huntsville is not a very active area for the younger crowd. Ages are usually 26+.
    Some contracts are slow and not interactive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management works well with the employees. There are no complaints to mention.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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