SAIC Reviews

Updated 23 April, 2015
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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 66 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management doesn't know (or is not saying) what they see for the future for SAIC (in 36 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 a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  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 (More than 5 years)

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

    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

  3. Helpful (1)

    Project worker

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SAIC full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Working on projects was very enjoyable. Had a good experience. Would recommend to anyone considering a career in government contracting. Nice offices

    Cons

    Can't think of much. Contracting is contracting is contracting. The office where I worked was clean. Liked the co-workers. People seemed happy to come to work.

    Advice to Management

    Keep in communication with your personnel and see how they would like to progress. Do not let too much time go by without checking in to see how everything is going.

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  5. Amazing company to work for with an entrepreneurial spirit.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Huntsville, AL (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Huntsville, AL (US)

    I have been working at SAIC full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Open communication.
    Town halls.
    Plenty of opportunities.

    Cons

    I have not seen any yet.

  6. Part-time Assistant

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SAIC part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very friendly co-workers. Everyone was willing to help out. Great facilities and professional atmosphere.

    Cons

    I did not work with SAIC long enough to get a feel for all of their policies and style of conducting business.

  7. IT

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX (US)

    I worked at SAIC

    Pros

    Great company to advance in your career

    Cons

    benefits ok but better that average

  8. Team Lead

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Team Lead in Oak Ridge, TN (US)
    Former Employee - Team Lead in Oak Ridge, TN (US)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great company and management team. They really take an interest in your career and help to make sure you reach your goals.

    Cons

    Benefits have been declining each year. Merit increases are minimal.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to assist with development of talent, and work harder to retain employees/

  9. Great job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Systems Administrator in Montgomery, AL (US)
    Current Contractor - Systems Administrator in Montgomery, AL (US)

    I have been working at SAIC as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -salary
    -job requirements (the job is not a difficult one if you come in with an I.T. background)
    -annual raises (GREAT)

    Cons

    -detachment from the company (as we work on a contract basis, we work at the customer site, we have a manager from the company that is also assigned to the site, however, he works day shift only)
    -All company activities are only planned around day shift workers, if you work 2nd or 3rd shift, you are pretty much excluded (i.e. company picnic, holiday parties, etc.)

    Advice to Management

    Figure out a way to get all 3 shifts involved in company outings, and maybe somehow figure out how to avail management to all 3 shifts.

  10. Helpful (2)

    When it was employee owned it was centered around employee happiness not profits for the shareholders.

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    Former Employee - Geospatial Analyst
    Former Employee - Geospatial Analyst

    I worked at SAIC

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. The company is very large and has many locations. With so many positions with the government from city to state and up to the federal level there are many different positions and career fields to choose from.

    Cons

    With the breakup of the company especially after making bad investment decisions and spending money on the transition we lost many positions.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to your employees without their support you wouldn't exist in the community. Try and put the employees's happiness to the forefront of your attention not only focus on investors profits.

  11. NDBC

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Meteorological Data Analyst in Stennis Space Center, MS (US)
    Former Employee - Meteorological Data Analyst in Stennis Space Center, MS (US)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Corporate was pretty hands-off with the government contract. It felt more like we worked for NOAA than SAIC

    Cons

    Corporate didn't care about the government contract employees who wanted to stay with SAIC after contract ended

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