SAIC – Vienna, VA
SAIC’s Software Integration Service Line is seeking a Software Engineer to join other technical professionals in SAIC’S contract in support of the… TheLadders.com
SAIC – Vienna, VA
SAIC has an immediate opening for a Sr. Java Developer/Lead to support the Software Integration Service Line located in Vienna, VA. The candidate… TheLadders.com
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- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I worked at SAIC full-time (more than 10 years)Pros
The people make the company, nice offices.Cons
SAIC, a Fortune 500 company, went public in October 2006. Since the IPO, SAIC has taken the focus off of employees and doing what's right to only focusing on shareholders and profits. Employee morale is at an all-time low. Many people leave SAIC as employee growth and advancement is discouraged. Advancement is only for a chosen few-those who are personally selected by their managers to be promoted over those who may be better qualified. Upper management is greedy and only focused on numbers.
Hard work is not rewarded as the company expects salaried employees to work extra hours without pay and discourages overtime pay. The work-life balance is simply lip service. Employee burn-out is common.
Also, pay is low compared to market rate. SAIC practices salary theft and salaries are stagnant compared to its competition. Many people leave after a year or two as the company is not very good at redeployment following the loss of contract work or company layoffs. Recruiters bring people in by the week only to see them leave within three years or less.
Human Resources is neither human or a resource. HR management is out of touch with the employees and is not accessible when needed. There seems to be too much of a dependence on the HR hotline as managers are unaware of basic company policies.
SAIC is not the company to advance your career. Unless you are a new college graduate looking for your first opportunity or you are someone looking to retire within five years or truly desperate for a job, you're better off elsewhere.Advice to ManagementAdvice
Management needs to work to retain employees and pay what you're worth. Also, company needs to address growth and advancement as this seems to be a problem inside the company.Doesn't RecommendNeutral OutlookNo opinion of CEO