SAIC Reviews

Updated 24 October, 2014
Updated 24 October, 2014
1,140 Reviews
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1,140 Reviews
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SAIC Chief Executive Officer Anthony Moraco
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance good / Not Micro Managed unless your not meeting deadlines (in 50 reviews)

  • Good benefits and lots of opportunities to expand your skill set (in 64 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management doesn't know (or is not saying) what they see for the future for SAIC (in 35 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    A big company with many different divisions

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Software Engineer

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to get experience at out of College

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Applications Support Analyst in Regina, SK
    Former Employee - Applications Support Analyst in Regina, SK

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

    Pros

    Get 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

    Cons

    Management 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Awesome

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Atlanta, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    SAIC recognizes talent and promotes from within. They value diversity and see the bigger picture.

    Cons

    It can be easy to fall amongst the crowd of larger projects.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company good benefits

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in McLean, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in McLean, VA (US)

    I worked at SAIC full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good people, good benefits, 401k matching

    Cons

    No room to grow in my division

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    SAIC

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Washington, DC (US)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Washington, DC (US)

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

    Pros

    Awesome contract and DoS great customers for the most part! Plenty of online training opportunity

    Cons

    Management pass the buck on dealing with difficult customers and tend to appoint inexperienced employees in management roles. Also, improve the Health Benefits, the employee absorb too much of the cost and kick up the tuition reimbursement and bring it back to 5K and above per year, as most of the staff could use the money to at a least motivate them to acquire a post high school education.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote from within, do not grab someone from the opposing engineer team that made life miserable and make them a program manager....c'mon you can do better! (I hope!?!?)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    SETA Contractor

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SAIC

    Pros

    Better pay than Gov Employees.

    Cons

    Not the job security that is used to be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep fighting for us.

  8.  

    Proud, Professional, Capable organization

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    One feels like part of a family, not merely a number

    Cons

    I noted nothing negative about the company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Valuing their Employees

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    SAIC values their employees and the contributions they bring to the organization as a whole.
    Everyone has a voice, which is a pleasant change from other companies where I have worked. They also do a great job with work-life balance, including telecommuting options for many.

    Cons

    The company is "one year new", following the split with Leidos. Fortunately, many of the old values still remain. Working through some resource constraints.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Reasonable work culture but un-engaging work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Computer Engineering Co-op in Huntsville, AL (US)
    Former Employee - Computer Engineering Co-op in Huntsville, AL (US)

    I worked at SAIC as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Hours were very flexible. As an on-site contractor I could alter my schedule as needed so long as I gave my project lead a heads-up. I could do 5 8's, 4 10's, or 4 9's and a 4. I could turn out cubicle lights and listen to music as I worked. Very relaxing.

    Cons

    Work subject matter working for the DoD is not necessarily the most exciting. You build what Uncle Sam wants exactly how he wants it. And you have a lot of paperwork about it too.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Major gripes were with contracts, not upper management. They seemed alright.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Still in love with the company after 6 years!!! Excited for more.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Management Analyst V in Washington, DC (US)
    Current Employee - Project Management Analyst V in Washington, DC (US)

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

    Pros

    The office culture is awesome. There is an atmosphere of positive reinforcement. With the company split from Leidos, we are back in the business of growing the corporation.

    Cons

    Company has to be sure to offer new opportunities to existing employees looking for advancement and prior to hiring new employees at even higher wages.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer more leadership and telecommuting opportunities to improve the work-life balance and the environment.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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