SAIC Reviews

Updated 27 August, 2014
Updated 27 August, 2014
1,103 Reviews

3.4
1,103 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance good / Not Micro Managed unless your not meeting deadlines (in 47 reviews)

  • Like I said above the company does have a good reputation along with good benefits (in 60 reviews)


Cons
  • Very little loyalty from senior management to long-term, mid-level employees (in 33 reviews)

  • Upper management doesn't know (or is not saying) what they see for the future for SAIC (in 32 reviews)

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Employee 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 for more than a 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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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Applications Support Analyst  in  Regina, SK
    Former Employee - Applications Support Analyst in Regina, SK

    I worked at SAIC full-time for 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.  

    Great company to work for....large company were you are treated as one of the family.

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    Former Employee - Senior Technical Writer  in  Columbia, MD (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Writer in Columbia, MD (US)

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, great pay and people care about each other.

    Cons

    This company should give more assistance to people that are losing coverage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try harder to retain loyal employees by forming a group of people to assist employees that lose coverage to find another position with the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Mainly does contracts

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Help Desk Support  in  Jacksonville, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Help Desk Support in Jacksonville, FL (US)

    I have been working at SAIC full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good pay. The company encourages you to continue with training and school. They stay out of your way and let you do your job. Good benefits and 401K match. No complaints with them at all.

    Cons

    Your at the mercy of the contract. The company is going to do everything they can to keep the contract and keep you there as it's good for them and you. But if the company that's contracting wants a change there's not much they can do about. If you're lucky you can catch on with the new company that takes over the contract.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management does everything they need to do to keep things running smoothly. SAIC is first class.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good solid traditional company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  McLean, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA (US)

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

    Pros

    Human resources, payroll, travel services and other administrative roles are staffed with dedicated individuals.
    Reliable raises (at certain salary levels) for good performance.
    Training and College programs are well established (depending on the contract)
    Employees at all levels are professionals in attitudes and in their roles.

    Cons

    Satellite facilities are not as well maintained, since there are MANY facilities everywhere.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Review of SAIC

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Omaha, NE (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE (US)

    I worked at SAIC full-time

    Pros

    Wonderful employment opportunity. This is a company that rewards loyalty and will do what it takes to obtain, train, and retain valued employees. They regularly issue bonuses and raises to performers. In particular, their Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP) and 401k benefits are quite impressive.

    Cons

    They changed / reduced their health benefits as a cost cutting measure in response to Obamacare / ACA that has turned lots of people off / away. They used to have a culture that "expected" regular uncompensated overtime hours but I seen that change firsthand in the past 5 years and they have made great progress towards respecting a healthy work-life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be sure to obtain surveys from people who have resigned willfully and in a timely manner. Understanding and incorporating feedback from these is key to reducing voluntary turnover.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Fantastic work/life balance, normal contracting issues

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SAIC full-time

    Pros

    I've never been asked to crunch. Actually, I have to ask permission to work extra (which they almost always allow). Friendly co-workers. Tons of job security. If working with the right division, you can work on some really cool stuff and be sent to some really cool places. This job gave me a lot of invaluable experience without too much stress.

    Cons

    Its a contractor, so you have to deal with the normal bummers associated with contract work. That can mean doing things the way the customer wants, not the way you think is best. The benefits package is underwhelming.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Business System Analyst

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    Former Employee - Business Systems Anayls  in  San Diego, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Business Systems Anayls in San Diego, CA (US)

    I worked at SAIC full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great Company to work for, flexible schedule and benefits package. Most campus's have gyms, and provide both fitness and nutritional classes. Great 401K for retirement.

    Cons

    Sometime it is difficult to get management to approve company provided training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company as a whole should go back to employee owned policy, in supporting employees in personal growth. ta

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Broad range of technical and engineering opportunities.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern  in  Huntsville, AL (US)
    Former Employee - Intern in Huntsville, AL (US)

    I worked at SAIC as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    If given the right opportunities within the company you will have lots of exposure to technical topics. There are large projects to be involved in. The projects contain multiple types of engineering teams with different specialties. Depending on where you work, the people are great.

    Cons

    Huntsville is not a very active area for the younger crowd. Ages are usually 26+.
    Some contracts are slow and not interactive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management works well with the employees. There are no complaints to mention.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Outstanding company that fosters a winning team spirit!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SAIC as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The benefits are outstanding and above par when compared to most companies. Continuing education benefits are excellent as well. This company knows how to support the customer and meet demands!

    Cons

    Like many projectized companies out there you always run the risk of your position on any given contract not being validated. However, that is the nature of this business and is no different than any other company that works projects.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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