- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I worked at SAIC full-time (more than an year)Pros
A big company, does lots of design and contracts for governments and industries. You get many different chances. It usually have a good balance between work and life.Cons
Each division is different. The environment and culture are specific to each division. Lots of time, employees didn't have a big picture of whole company.Advice to ManagementAdvice
It could have been changed since I left it several years ago. But I hope the management can be more transparent on things going on.RecommendsNeutral OutlookNo opinion of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Application Details
I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks – interviewed at SAIC.Interview Details
First contacted by recruiter via email to schedule a phone screening.
About a week after the phone screen, received another email to schedule an in-person interview.
The instructions to get to the interview were detailed and helpful. The only thing that would make it better is to instruct applicants which entrance, and where to go after they enter. I almost missed the sign that said "visitors" and walked straight through armed security. Given that this is DC, I'm sure I would have been face to the floor, hands behind my back.
The interview itself was pleasant. The interviewers were friendly, welcoming, and made me feel like I was already part of the team. The recruiting manager even gave me his cell number to call if I had any questions.
But after that, everything went downhill. I was informed I would hear back the following week. I didn't get a response. I called the manager and was informed the recruiter would get back to, and that there was a budgeting issue that may prevent the job from being filled. I never got a response from the recruiter so I emailed asking for a follow-up and still nothing. Shortly thereafter I looked at the requisition online and it stated the position was filled.
I wished that if I didn't get the position, they would extend me the professional courtesy to tell me I was not selected and why. Applicants such as myself are professional enough to take rejection and learn from the experience. If not, then those applicants shouldn't get the position anyway. No response is the worst response. At least "no" meant I could start looking for other opportunities instead of waiting on this one.
But all-in-all, it was a pleasant experience and I would still apply for SAIC.Interview Questions
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- Tell me what this graph means to you (interviewer drew a 7-day trending up sinusoid) View Answer
SAIC pledges its allegiance to the US government. A leading government services contractor, the company provides a wide range of information technology services, including systems engineering and project management, to federal and state agencies, including all branches of the US military. It specializes in such areas as consulting and technical support related to defense systems, custom software development, network security management, intelligence gathering, and logistics. While SAIC does serve some commercial customers, the government sector accounts for well over...