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Flexible workplace, salary not so good for younger workers

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Current Employee - Java Developer  in  Alexandria, VA (US)
Current Employee - Java Developer in Alexandria, VA (US)

I have been working at SAIC

Pros

Very flexible work place (this is really up to my division - not the company as a whole).
Good benefits.

Cons

Poor salaries for newer / younger employees. Times were much better in the years before the company went public, and the raises the older workers got were MUCH higher. Therefore, there is now a de-facto two-tier pay system - one for those there before the company went public, and one for those who began their career afterwards. The older employers make a good 30% premium all other things remaining equal.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Start working on removing some of the dead weight in middle management and the large amount of poor performers who've been feeding at the trough since 911 bonanza began ten years ago. Many of these workers do not carry their weight, and are becoming a burden on those that perform.

SAIC (and all the other big miliatary / government contractors) are going to run into trouble as the technical talent moves to smaller / younger companies where they're not required to subsidize the large salaries and expensive health bennies of the older workers.

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    Very supportive of employees

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    Current Employee - Analyst  in  Fort Gordon, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Fort Gordon, GA (US)

    I have been working at SAIC

    Pros

    Sense that management cares about the employee, not just the bottom line. They are also committed to ensuring that employees have the opportunity to take other positions when they come available.

    Cons

    Communication lapses. Sometimes there seems to be a delay or lack of communication between the two management teams supporting the employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Optimize communication between the contract and company side of the leadership team to enhance the level of comfort the employees feel towards the competency of the leadership.

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  2.  

    A decent defense contractor.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Arlington, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA (US)

    I worked at SAIC

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial structure of the company makes a very large company feel like a small company, yet with most of the benefits of a large company

    Cons

    The benefits were only average

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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