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I Am Interchangabe & Disposible Cog in the Machine

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Engineer in Tulsa, OK (US)
Former Employee - Engineer in Tulsa, OK (US)

I worked at SAIC full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

The SEE&I division has a variety of architecture and engineering projects. They work with on federal (DoD & GSA) projects, state government projects, and private sector projects. The projects are commercial, industrial, institutional and multi-unit residential buildings, civil works, and DoD specific projects.

Cons

The quality of a project is not a top concern. Management would rather blame all of the design professionals on a given project for an error rather than address the source of the error. Project managers are more converned about the ease of reporduction rather than following the engineering licensure laws and regulations of the various states. They are seen as "helpful suggestions" which can be ignored when inconvient. Management is unwilling to adress personnel who do not meet the standard of care for their profession and constantly produce documents which have errors and/or are unbildable. Management does not communicate with the professionals producing the designs until there are cost overruns or design errors.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Take resposibility for your design contracts. Do nit just keep incompetnet people because you need a warm body to produce work. Value the professionals who do a good job instead of treating them like a inconivent number.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Wealth of knowledge of what to and what not to do for ITSM implementation

    Current Employee - IT Service Management Manager in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - IT Service Management Manager in Los Angeles, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Consulting Services with extensive background and resources

    Cons

    Original assessment and underbid of project lead to issues with execution

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not cut corners on assessment, Stakeholder input, and lack of resourcing.

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    Excellent, but scary now due to organizational changes.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SAIC full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Variety of compelling programs that support the defense of our country.

    Cons

    becoming a private company has been an incredible culture shock. Lots of change.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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