SAIC Reviews

Updated 29 September 2014
Updated 29 September 2014
1,124 Reviews
3.4
1,124 Reviews
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SAIC Chief Executive Officer Anthony Moraco
Anthony Moraco
89 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance good / Not Micro Managed unless your not meeting deadlines (in 48 reviews)

  • Good benefits and lots of opportunities to expand your skill set (in 62 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management doesn't know (or is not saying) what they see for the future for SAIC (in 34 reviews)

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

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Have experienced better in my day.

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    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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    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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    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.  

    My experience has been great. The company is very professional. There are a lot of different levels of technical experts

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    Current Employee - Deployment, Validation, Operations Manager  in  Charleston, SC (US)
    Current Employee - Deployment, Validation, Operations Manager in Charleston, SC (US)

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

    Pros

    Flexible with time-off and work schedules as long as you get the required time in per week and are following policy. They also support education, training, and certification. There is compensation for certifications as long as they are pre-approved.

    Cons

    Not the best benefits package. Premiums are at an all time high. Also, teams are now broken out into different service lines. And I've only talked to my task manager via email as they sit in a different location.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More communications from service lines down to the lowest level.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great if you can make a large company "small"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SAIC full-time

    Pros

    Large corporations depend on small office to get work done. The right manager can make the large company feel smaller and more personable. A division with strong, healthy leadership and growth is a joy to work for.

    Cons

    If you are in a division or office lacking strong leadership, you can become just a number in the corporate system. Lacking business development can mean you are only viable as long as the current contract exists.

  7.  

    Good company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mechanical Assmebler  in  North Charleston, SC (US)
    Former Employee - Mechanical Assmebler in North Charleston, SC (US)

    I worked at SAIC full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It was a good mix, got to do some state side traveling and they took care of you when you travel! Lots of hours

    Cons

    Not really any cons besides lots of layoffs, once I got the layoff notice I tried to get into new positions within the company but never worked out even though I have lots of experience

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No thanks

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good company. Overall experience wasn't bad. Excellent benefits.

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    Current Employee - Senior Logistics Management Specialist  in  Aberdeen, MD (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Logistics Management Specialist in Aberdeen, MD (US)

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

    Pros

    Company benefits are good. Company made effort to find a position for me when task order was completed. Individual training programs are good as well.

    Cons

    I don't have any I wish to share.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing to recommend at this time.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    SAIC Employment Review

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    Current Employee - Intelligence Analyst II  in  Sumter, SC (US)
    Current Employee - Intelligence Analyst II in Sumter, SC (US)

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

    Pros

    Large Company with ability to move within the company worldwide. Good salary. Travel support excellent.

    Cons

    Compnay split into Leidos and SAIC, concerns on strength of company in the future. Military contracts during periods of USG budget debate and military drawdowns.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Quality

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    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
  11.  

    Fulfilling

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    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer  in  Crane, IN (US)
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Crane, IN (US)

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

    Pros

    Chance to learn from senior engineers. Working to serve the military.

    Cons

    Supervisors sometimes hard to get feedback out of. Difficult to move up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less time focusing on contracts and more time focused on engineering and customers needs.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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