SAIC Reviews

Updated 18 September 2014
Updated 18 September 2014
1,114 Reviews
3.4
1,114 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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Employee 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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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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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    • Career Opportunities
    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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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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.  

    Quality

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    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer  in  Louisville, KY (US)
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer in Louisville, KY (US)

    I have been working at SAIC full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great Company to work for!!!

    Cons

    There are not CONS at the moment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Out in Left Field

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Bloomfield, IN (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomfield, IN (US)

    I worked at SAIC full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good benefits and lots of opportunities to expand your skill set.

    Cons

    Working and knowing the local HQ folks in DC was a big benefit but if you were away from center stage it was hard to position yourself for advancement as the smaller office was overrun by nepotism. Family members, high school friends and long time buddies got the bigger benefits if you were an outsider and not from the local area.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Break up the small town mentality, good ol boy system and allow for new insights and new blood to enter into management and minimize the group think process.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work until 2012

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    Former Employee - Manager  in  San Diego, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Manager in San Diego, CA (US)

    I worked at SAIC full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Smart people, customer oriented. Telecommuting encouraged in past.

    Cons

    Layoffs of long-term, loyal employees. Upper management disconnected from workers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rethink your strategy to save costs. Getting rid of most people who had more than 20 years at the company was a huge mistake. It's not all about money.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    SAIC - Senior Business Analyst

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    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst  in  Norfolk, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Norfolk, VA (US)

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

    Pros

    Very ethical company and I was compensated very well. I enjoyed the work, my peers and supervisors. Even as an MBA, SAIC put me through various training courses.

    Cons

    I was a sub another contractor, which caused frequent stability issues. SAIC took care of me, but I did not see any long term opportunities unless I was willing to relocate. Another opportunity came along before the discussion really moved to that level.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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