SAIC Reviews

Updated 17 September 2014
Updated 17 September 2014
1,108 Reviews
3.4
1,108 Reviews
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SAIC Chief Executive Officer Anthony Moraco
Anthony Moraco
80 Ratings

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.  

    Out in Left Field

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Bloomfield, IN (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomfield, IN (US)

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and lots of opportunities to expand your skill set.

    Cons

    Working and knowing the local HQ folks in DC was a big benefit but if you were away from center stage it was hard to position yourself for advancement as the smaller office was overrun by nepotism. Family members, high school friends and long time buddies got the bigger benefits if you were an outsider and not from the local area.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Break up the small town mentality, good ol boy system and allow for new insights and new blood to enter into management and minimize the group think process.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work until 2012

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager  in  San Diego, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Manager in San Diego, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Smart people, customer oriented. Telecommuting encouraged in past.

    Cons

    Layoffs of long-term, loyal employees. Upper management disconnected from workers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rethink your strategy to save costs. Getting rid of most people who had more than 20 years at the company was a huge mistake. It's not all about money.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    SAIC - Senior Business Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst  in  Norfolk, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Norfolk, VA (US)

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

    Pros

    Very ethical company and I was compensated very well. I enjoyed the work, my peers and supervisors. Even as an MBA, SAIC put me through various training courses.

    Cons

    I was a sub another contractor, which caused frequent stability issues. SAIC took care of me, but I did not see any long term opportunities unless I was willing to relocate. Another opportunity came along before the discussion really moved to that level.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Solid company now that dust has settled from the split.

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

    I have been working at SAIC

    Pros

    Getting up to speed with cutting edge technology. People are great. Stock is doing well.

    Cons

    Workload is a bit heavy from the split and attrition, though it's settling into a manageable level

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Large enough company to move around if need be.

    Cons

    The medical benefits could be a little better. My deductable is $3000.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    I have enjoyed working at SAIC and growing in many areas.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Analyst II  in  Springfield, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Project Analyst II in Springfield, VA (US)

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

    Pros

    The company structure has been very much about employee and growth.

    Cons

    During restructure and economy slow down the employes have taken a hit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Training and investing in long term employees is critical.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Started as an intern then worked full time for 2 years experience at SAIC

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Developer  in  Alexandria, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Alexandria, VA (US)

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

    Pros

    -Patient management and teams that are willing to work with employees to increase their skill base
    -Got to work on a wide array of different projects while learning different software and systems
    -Free coffee in kitchens
    -Good size teams that are able to support their members
    -Decent length of contracts so you have enough time to get things done right

    Cons

    -Like most places some managers could be bad and would either micro manage or neglect aspects of a project
    -Salary could have been better
    -Interns are under utilized until they start full time work.
    -One project I worked on had too much complexity in it's architecture and had a stagnant atmosphere

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Interns want more real world work and can do more for the company than you normally realize.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Director
    Former Employee - Marketing Director

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

    Pros

    Lots of upward mobility, respected my supervisors and executive leadership team, was happy to come to work, I worked there 5 years and it was a great experience.

    Cons

    Worked mainly on government contracts and they come and go so job security was sometimes iffy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would more fully develop the mentorship program. I had mentors within the company (unorganized) and their advice was very helpful in my career path.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    I loved the years working at SAIC..

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Logistics Analyst  in  Warner Robins, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Logistics Analyst in Warner Robins, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    Very professional yet laid back atmosphere.

    Cons

    No complaints great learning environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No complaints great learning environment.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great company to work for and be a part of.

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, great pay. They are working a lot harder to keep seasoned employees that lose coverage to make sure that they are covered somewhere else.

    Cons

    Promotions are slow, and we just lost our commuter incentive for taking public transportation. :(

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a little more time to listen to those on the front lines. What you hear from management may not be what is reality

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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