SAIC Reviews

Updated 27 August 2014
Updated 27 August 2014
1,103 Reviews

3.4
1,103 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 47 reviews)

  • Like I said above the company does have a good reputation along with good benefits (in 60 reviews)


Cons
  • Very little loyalty from senior management to long-term, mid-level employees (in 33 reviews)

  • Upper management doesn't know (or is not saying) what they see for the future for SAIC (in 32 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    good company

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    Former Employee - Database Administrator  in  Bangalore
    Former Employee - Database Administrator in Bangalore

    I worked at SAIC full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    good company to work with. good work life balance

    Cons

    no major cons to report ...

    Recommends
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    SAIC simply one of the best companies to work for

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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Administrator  in  Bangalore
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Administrator in Bangalore

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

    Pros

    SAIC has a very good Culture, the Managers are good, easily approachable. Facilities too are very good inside the company. Shift allowances too are ok

    Cons

    Not much of Cons to think off, but being not such a big company, there aren't much of projects and they aren't keen to spend much on trainings

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best company for freshers to start with

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    Former Employee - Associate Software Engineer  in  Noida
    Former Employee - Associate Software Engineer in Noida

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

    Pros

    Grooming is perfect for the freshers. There's a lot to learn

    Cons

    They lacked behind in good HR Practices

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep Going!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good Place to work

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    Current Employee - Systems Administrator  in  Bangalore
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Bangalore

    I have been working at SAIC

    Pros

    Good salary
    Onsite oppurtunities in some projects
    Good allowances
    Free food
    Good facilities
    No work pressure
    Good work culture

    Cons

    Technical growth is not much
    Management is not good in renewing the existing projects/getting new projects
    HR team is not so good

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HR should be more employee firendly.
    Try to get new projects

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software Developer in SAIC, Bangalore

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    Current Employee - Software Developer  in  Bangalore
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Bangalore

    I have been working at SAIC

    Pros

    SAIC is a very comfortable place to work in. You would never have to spend more than 9 hours in office. In case you do work in shifts that ends at 10:30 in the night, you get 300-600Rs every day. The food here is very good and its FREE. The compensation is extremely good and is definitely better than any software giant in India except for the global biggies like google, Microsoft and Intel. The head count in India is low and that is one of the primary reasons you are given a lot of importance in the company. The people in the senior management are really cool and very approachable. Its a Fortune 200 company, so obviously all the systems/policies are in place. Very good for married people looking to settle in bangalore/Noida. Growth is Superb.

    Cons

    The company basically caters to US Defense and other government bodies, so it does not publicizes itself and its indian head count being less, not many know about this company. So the pride associated deteriorates.
    No long term visibility
    Very little Onsite opportunities
    Lack of trainings in certain technologies, as participants would be low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do some more offshoring, get us more clients.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good place to work!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Bangalore
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore

    I have been working at SAIC

    Pros

    > Free food and lots of other benefits
    > Fantastic work-life balance and very friendly management.
    > Good support from onshore colleagues
    > If you are married and want to live a peaceful life then SAIC is one of the best place in India. You can expect L2 level of support job, onsite opportunities (for specific programs).

    Cons

    > Can't expect high-end technicalities
    > No exposure to Engineering project
    > No vision from higher management resulting in loosing good contracts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You guys really need to understand how to retain existing projects and get new one by having a long term vision.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company to work for....large company were you are treated as one of the family.

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    Former Employee - Senior Technical Writer  in  Columbia, MD (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Writer in Columbia, MD (US)

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, great pay and people care about each other.

    Cons

    This company should give more assistance to people that are losing coverage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try harder to retain loyal employees by forming a group of people to assist employees that lose coverage to find another position with the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Mainly does contracts

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    Current Employee - Help Desk Support  in  Jacksonville, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Help Desk Support in Jacksonville, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    Good pay. The company encourages you to continue with training and school. They stay out of your way and let you do your job. Good benefits and 401K match. No complaints with them at all.

    Cons

    Your at the mercy of the contract. The company is going to do everything they can to keep the contract and keep you there as it's good for them and you. But if the company that's contracting wants a change there's not much they can do about. If you're lucky you can catch on with the new company that takes over the contract.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management does everything they need to do to keep things running smoothly. SAIC is first class.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good solid traditional company

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

    I worked at SAIC full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Human resources, payroll, travel services and other administrative roles are staffed with dedicated individuals.
    Reliable raises (at certain salary levels) for good performance.
    Training and College programs are well established (depending on the contract)
    Employees at all levels are professionals in attitudes and in their roles.

    Cons

    Satellite facilities are not as well maintained, since there are MANY facilities everywhere.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Fantastic work/life balance, normal contracting issues

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SAIC full-time

    Pros

    I've never been asked to crunch. Actually, I have to ask permission to work extra (which they almost always allow). Friendly co-workers. Tons of job security. If working with the right division, you can work on some really cool stuff and be sent to some really cool places. This job gave me a lot of invaluable experience without too much stress.

    Cons

    Its a contractor, so you have to deal with the normal bummers associated with contract work. That can mean doing things the way the customer wants, not the way you think is best. The benefits package is underwhelming.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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