SAIC Reviews

Updated 29 September 2014
Updated 29 September 2014
1,124 Reviews
3.4
1,124 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 48 reviews)

  • Good benefits and lots of opportunities to expand your skill set (in 62 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management doesn't know (or is not saying) what they see for the future for SAIC (in 34 reviews)

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

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    My experience has been great. The company is very professional. There are a lot of different levels of technical experts

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    Current Employee - Deployment, Validation, Operations Manager  in  Charleston, SC (US)
    Current Employee - Deployment, Validation, Operations Manager in Charleston, SC (US)

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

    Pros

    Flexible with time-off and work schedules as long as you get the required time in per week and are following policy. They also support education, training, and certification. There is compensation for certifications as long as they are pre-approved.

    Cons

    Not the best benefits package. Premiums are at an all time high. Also, teams are now broken out into different service lines. And I've only talked to my task manager via email as they sit in a different location.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More communications from service lines down to the lowest level.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great if you can make a large company "small"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SAIC full-time

    Pros

    Large corporations depend on small office to get work done. The right manager can make the large company feel smaller and more personable. A division with strong, healthy leadership and growth is a joy to work for.

    Cons

    If you are in a division or office lacking strong leadership, you can become just a number in the corporate system. Lacking business development can mean you are only viable as long as the current contract exists.

  3.  

    Good company

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Assmebler  in  North Charleston, SC (US)
    Former Employee - Mechanical Assmebler in North Charleston, SC (US)

    I worked at SAIC full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It was a good mix, got to do some state side traveling and they took care of you when you travel! Lots of hours

    Cons

    Not really any cons besides lots of layoffs, once I got the layoff notice I tried to get into new positions within the company but never worked out even though I have lots of experience

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No thanks

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    SAIC Employment Review

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    Current Employee - Intelligence Analyst II  in  Sumter, SC (US)
    Current Employee - Intelligence Analyst II in Sumter, SC (US)

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

    Pros

    Large Company with ability to move within the company worldwide. Good salary. Travel support excellent.

    Cons

    Compnay split into Leidos and SAIC, concerns on strength of company in the future. Military contracts during periods of USG budget debate and military drawdowns.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good company. Overall experience wasn't bad. Excellent benefits.

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    Current Employee - Senior Logistics Management Specialist  in  Aberdeen, MD (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Logistics Management Specialist in Aberdeen, MD (US)

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

    Pros

    Company benefits are good. Company made effort to find a position for me when task order was completed. Individual training programs are good as well.

    Cons

    I don't have any I wish to share.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing to recommend at this time.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Logistics Management Specialist

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    Former Employee - Logistics Analyst  in  Albany, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Logistics Analyst in Albany, GA (US)

    I worked at SAIC full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great Leadership at the corporate level

    Cons

    There are no cons in SAIC

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Quality

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    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer  in  Louisville, KY (US)
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer in Louisville, KY (US)

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

    Pros

    Great Company to work for!!!

    Cons

    There are not CONS at the moment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Fulfilling

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    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer  in  Crane, IN (US)
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Crane, IN (US)

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

    Pros

    Chance to learn from senior engineers. Working to serve the military.

    Cons

    Supervisors sometimes hard to get feedback out of. Difficult to move up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less time focusing on contracts and more time focused on engineering and customers needs.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Out in Left Field

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    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
  11.  

    Great place to work until 2012

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    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

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