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Great company that takes care of its people

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Network Engineer in San Diego, CA (US)
Current Employee - Network Engineer in San Diego, CA (US)

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

Pros

- Company has a strong network of people with technical skills & people that genuinely care about doing right and performing well.
- Salary / Benefits are comparable to others in the industry
- From my own experience, managers trust the employees to perform their jobs; I have been afforded the opportunity on several occasions to find ways to improve my assignments / tasks to make the customer happy & to make our system work more effectively.
- From my personal experience, I get to travel quite frequently
- Although contracting is not very secure, I have seen the company take care of its employees even after a contract on which they were working either expired or failed to be renewed. This develops a trust between the employee & the company.

Cons

- Since I started working just over 3 years ago, we have had 3 different CEOs, and are now discussing a company split (although this may actually be a Pro in the long-term); Unsure how to feel about upper management.
- Like with any contracting job, job security is not as strong as on the government / private sector
- Does not seem like there is much room for upward mobility; from personal experience, if you work harder and outperform, you will be rewarded no more & no less than those that do just enough to get by (this is how I have seen it under my new manager --the old one was a little more fair / aware enough to reward those that went above & beyond). This just makes the employees either lose motivation, or simply start looking elsewhere where their hard work will be more appreciated

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep stressing the importance of Ethics --it keeps people aware, accountable, and develops trust between coworkers and the company; Be more open about future of contracts, find more ways to reward those that you know are valuable to the company.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Worst job experience of my 20 year career

    • 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 (less than an year)

    Pros

    None that I can recall.

    Cons

    As of January 2013, the health benefits they offer will become nearly useless. If you don't have a billing code, then you don't receive a paycheck...even if they call you a "salaried" employee. Take a job with them at your own risk. You have been warned.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Weed out your lazy middle management and "wake up!" the upper management. Your company is failing and it is because you failed your people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Heroic efforts to accommodate difficulties

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Navy Ranges Subject Matter Expert in Norfolk, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Navy Ranges Subject Matter Expert in Norfolk, VA (US)

    I have been working at SAIC full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Best leadership I have seen in 15 years

    Cons

    The economy is causing some downsizing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay the FSO more, she deserves it with her commitment to the group.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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