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Most Fulfilling in 40+ years

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Current Employee - Manager to Incident-Problem Team  in  Torrance, CA (US)
Current Employee - Manager to Incident-Problem Team in Torrance, CA (US)

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

Pros

Vision - direction
Management - Control of Team
TEAMWORK - The best team members
Collaboration - Willingness to work and assist with other teams (internal/external)
Cooperation - Againg willingness to jump in and volunteer when other non-SAIC teams would not

Cons

When a contract is expired, your left hanging without any 'next' assignment even after, blood, sweat and years (months) you have given to this fantastic company.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

In advance of contract end date, start assisting employee to determine where in the area/region he/she may be able to contribute to another contract or engagement.

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    The Company's so Varied You Can't Broad-Brush It

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  San Diego, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA (US)

    I worked at SAIC full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    I was able to rotate through a number of interesting positions over the course of a decade. Some really good people. Large number of contracts ensures the company will survive. Great if you're former military. Entrepreneurial bent.

    Cons

    Going public was a disaster. The culture changed and a lot of long time employees who thought they'd get rich when the company went public endied up losing a lot of money. The company seemed to have more than its share of mini-scandals and there were a number of attractive women in various management positions who'd 'worked' their way up from administrative assistant type positions. It was kind of an open secret and a running joke. One very senior manager was sent packing when his extra-curricular activities were uncovered. A lot of employees that I was around were worked to the bone: a stroke, a massive heart attack and a nervous breakdown all felled people that I worked around because of the unyielding pressure. 2 guys in their early 50s, 1 in his early 40s.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The capricious exercise of power will lead to the better performers looking for the exits.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Current Employee - Planner  in  Kuwait (Kuwait)
    Current Employee - Planner in Kuwait (Kuwait)

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

    Pros

    Work overseas for company and the pay is above the average for other contractors. They adhere to country laws and pay overtime on the country's holidays.

    Cons

    At least overseas, the management tends to look too closely at people they know from past military or contracting relationships. Tough to break into the click.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be open to the talent of newcomers, provide them oppotunities for advancement.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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