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SAIC Reviews

Updated Jul 22, 2014
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3.3 1,063 reviews

77% Approve of the CEO

SAIC Chief Executive Officer Anthony Moraco

Anthony Moraco

(62 ratings)

67% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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 59 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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    A big company with many different divisions

    Software Engineer (Former Employee)

    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

    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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    Company splits are never fun, but this one was managed well.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsSome of the greatest peers and coworkers anywhere. There remains some of the entrepreneurial roots and that is the part that always made SAIC distinct.

    ConsSetting a new culture after a split will take time and there is a human toll in the uncertainty. The old SAIC is being slowly drummed out of existence and within 3 years or less, it will be just another big corporation.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRemember that without people, your company is worthless. Demoting people and affecting their pay to achieve targets while keeping the most senior leaders whole on their compensation is telling.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great starting out company

    Systems Integrator (Former Employee) McLean, VA (US)

    ProsTravel, strong tech work, less of a small fish in a big pond

    Conscompensation in relation to industry standard

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A great company if you understand the business model - consultants have to be under contract at all times.

    Senior Engineer (Former Employee) Idaho Falls, ID (US)

    ProsGood pay and benefits. The quality of work depended mainly on the individual contract, but that is true of all consulting work. I enjoyed my co-workers. Good opportunities to transfer to other locations.

    ConsTo many re-organizations and management changes. The company was not as good after going public. Some of the problems can be attributed to the changes in government contracting methods and philosophies that made it more difficult to operate this type of business.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great, mature company suitable for long-term career

    Network Engineer (Former Employee) Huntsville, AL (US)

    ProsSAIC is extremely mature and its management has lots of experience in caring for its veteran employees and developing new talent. The company is involved in a huge number of projects in many locations, so anyone can likely find a role that they enjoy.

    ConsThe size of the company can be daunting especially for new employees, and the contract-based nature of SAIC's business model lends itself more to a project-centric employee identity rather than a feeling of fellowship with the company as a whole. Also, the contract work model means projects and jobs may come and go.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work.

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

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    It's all about the bottom line $$$$.

    Systems Engineer (Former Employee) Fort Bliss, TX (US)

    ProsWhen it used to be an employee owned company it was great. On the flip side they do have good benefits excellent tuition reimbursement and if your motivated they have an SAIC University,

    ConsPlenty of lip service and no follow thru. Sadly several of my coworkers that had 15 20 25 years were let go after the company split.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYour employees are the backbone of the company. Without them SAIC doesn't exist. I understand that employees are replaceable however talent and integrity are not. Warm bodies will get the job done. But employees with quality and integrity will get it done right the first time.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Senior Systems Engineer (Former Employee) San Diego, CA (US)

    Prosopportunity, values, culture, resources, management

    Conspolitics, tedium, competition, backstabbers, closed-mindedness

    Advice to Senior Managementhave some compassion

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

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    Great pay and excellent people to work with.

    Systems Analyst (Former Employee) Colorado Springs, CO (US)

    ProsCompany benefits, strong focus on ethics. on-line training and certifications.

    ConsCompany leadership seemed to have lost focus on the employees, more focused on the company split to Leidos.

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

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    SAIC a company in flux but still a great place to work

    Engineering Designer (Former Employee) Oak Ridge, TN (US)

    ProsSAIC provides great learning and intellectual growth opportunities through their world-wide project base yet maintains a casual work environment.

    ConsMany technical employees are responsible for maintaining an average goal of ~95% time sold.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAttempt to cross-train existing, long time employees (10+ years of service?) to another business function where they may be more advantageous to the company before terminating.

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

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