SAIC
3.3 of 5 998 reviews
www.saic.com Mc Lean, VA 5000+ Employees

SAIC Reviews

Updated Apr 16, 2014
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3.3 998 reviews

                             

80% Approve of the CEO

SAIC Chief Executive Officer Anthony Moraco

Anthony Moraco

(40 ratings)

67% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Work life balance good / Not Micro Managed unless your not meeting deadlines"
    in 43 reviews
  • "Like I said above the company does have a good reputation along with good benefits"
    in 56 reviews
Cons:
  • "Very little loyalty from senior management to long-term, mid-level employees"
    in 31 reviews
  • "Upper management doesn't know (or is not saying) what they see for the future for SAIC"
    in 30 reviews
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A big company with many different divisions

Software Engineer (Former Employee)

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

ProsA 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.

ConsEach 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 Senior ManagementIt could have been changed since I left it several years ago. But I hope the management can be more transparent on things going on.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great place to get experience at out of College

Applications Support Analyst (Former Employee)
Regina, SK

I worked at SAIC full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGet great experience in areas normally not available to Jr. positions
Management willing to listen
Education website available for CBTs
Good pay for market
Group RRSP
Great benefits

ConsManagement not always willing to work on fixing issues
Lack of contracts (Canada only)
Seem to be complacent when employees bring up a need to find another client to work for

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great Co.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at SAIC full-time for more than 3 years

Prosone of the great company to work for

ConsI can't find anything wrong with this co.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Overall a very positive experience. Lay-off process needs to be addressed as well as internal transfers.

Intelligence Analyst (Former Employee)
Alexandria, VA (US)

I worked at SAIC full-time for more than 5 years

ProsExcellent benefits. Family friendly. Time off as needed was never an issue. Lower management looked out for their people as best they could.

ConsPoor communication between management and employees. Career path is convoluted at best. Told several times if I received a particular certification it would boost my career only to have the position taken away and given to a new hire. Highly driven by profit margins.

Advice to Senior ManagementStay in touch with your people.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good Job While I Had It.

Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Suffolk, VA (US)

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

ProsIt was a great company to work for and I was blessed to work with good people who were capable at doing their jobs.

ConsInability to fight for their employees when it comes to contract negotiating, which caused my contract to get moved to another company.

Advice to Senior ManagementIt would be nice if they would go to bat for us when it's time to renewing contracts.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great

Site Safety Lead (Former Employee)
Barakī Barak (Afghanistan)

I worked at SAIC as a contractor for more than a year

ProsLoved working for SAIC which had great benefiits with awsome bonuses.

ConsVery hard to get a job stateside.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Excellent company, helpful supervisors

Usability Engineer (Former Employee)

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

ProsSAIC listened to some innovative ideas I had, and even invested in some presentation materials I used when present "Brown Bag" seminars.

ConsLike most contracting companies, when work for my speciality disappeared, the paycheck disappeared. No offer of lateral training, or putting me in a position to show I could do the alternative job.

Advice to Senior ManagementStick with employees, and benefit from their adaptability when specific job titles disappear from the contract stream.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place to work!

Project Manager (Current Employee)
O Fallon, IL (US)

I have been working at SAIC full-time

ProsGreat people at all levels, many opportunities to advance your career and move to other locations. Many chances to travel and help build new business. They take care of their people.

ConsMost everything is by contract unless you are at the corporate level. If you lose the rearward on a contract, they may not be able to find an opening for you.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good place to work

Software Security Engineer (Current Employee)
Huntsville, AL (US)

I have been working at SAIC full-time for more than 10 years

ProsSAIC is a good place to work. Nothing spectacular about pay or benefits but the people you work with are top notch and many have been in the industry for a long time and eager to share their experience and knowledge. Local operations and business units are very good at keeping the work coming in and we keep the customers happy.

After the corporate split into SAIC and Leidos the corporate management seems eager to regain that something special that SAIC used to have when it was employee owned and before the founder retired.

ConsTop management has gone down hill since Dr Beyster left the CEO position and the company drifted towards being a typical defense contractor body shop. A series of weak CEOs seemed too eager to make us clone of everybody else. Too little investment in employees, too eager to trim costs. Seems to be turning around post split but the dust is still settling.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great Place to Work

Human Resources Business Partner (Former Employee)
San Diego, CA (US)

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

ProsReally smart people who work well as a team. Great opportunities. Being in San Diego use to be another great pro but that has changed.

ConsRelocating to McLean, Va. Breaking the company into two.

Advice to Senior ManagementMove Hq back to San Diego.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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