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Not what I thought it would be

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Help Desk Technician in Oak Ridge, TN (US)
Current Employee - Help Desk Technician in Oak Ridge, TN (US)

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

Pros

During these tough times...it is a job. You've gotta do what you gotta do and work where you gotta work.

Cons

Your "Lunch Schedule" time or hour changes every day.
You take about 50-60 calls every day. You are allowed 2 -- 15 minute breaks, but you have to check in with the Tier 2 before going on break. Oh and only 1 person is allowed to be on break at 1 time...so good luck trying to go to the restroom if you have to ...well you know.....
Employee turnover is very high...a lot of people are quitting because they are tired of the nonsense, because they are being screamed and yelled at by team leads.
Everyone agrees that we are not paid fairly for the amount of work that we do and for the stuff that we have to put up with.
You start out on a 6 month contract making $11.36/hour. You are told that you are going to be brought on full time, but 6 months goes by and then a year has went by and now it has been about 1.5 years and you are still on contract with a temp agency. Luckily or maybe I should say unfortunately when you are brought on / hired on full time by the company then you will get an $0.80 cent raise. So you will be making the big money at $12.16/hour instead of working for nothing at $11.36/hour.
Also as a contracted temp, you will NOT receive holiday pay. If you do work a holiday you will not get extra pay for it. It will just make up your regular hours for the week.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Learn how to manage people...Treat people with RESPECT...Treat people as adults

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Too large to really care about employees

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SAIC

    Pros

    Ok benefits
    Flexibility in schedule
    Location
    Ok salary

    Cons

    Had to go through some HR actions in the past to bring salaries up to industry standards.
    No severence even after 20 yrs.
    Large company bureaucracy.
    Too much dependence on Department of Defense
    No $ to spend on R&D
    Divisions and groups unaware of capabilities of other divisions and groups - no communication
    Too much 'at will' employment to work particular contacts. This leads to uncertainty and lay offs when contracts end.
    At the mercy of bad management.
    New senior management bent on replacing longevity with new blood. No value given to corporate knowlege or experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen and learn from your employees - especially when they've been around a long time. When you're new at management, sit back and observe and seek to understand before implementing changes to processes that you don't understand in the first place.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    positive experience during employee-owned company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in McLean, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in McLean, VA (US)

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

    Pros

    Good benefits! Flexible working hours. Positions are available in many locations. Career opportunities.

    Cons

    Since the company went to public. You need to be more proactive if you want to move onto another projects when contract ends.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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