SAIC
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Updated Apr 16, 2014
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80% Approve of the CEO

SAIC Chief Executive Officer Anthony Moraco

Anthony Moraco

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67% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Work life balance good / Not Micro Managed unless your not meeting deadlines"
    in 43 reviews
  • "Like I said above the company does have a good reputation along with good benefits"
    in 56 reviews
Cons:
  • "Very little loyalty from senior management to long-term, mid-level employees"
    in 31 reviews
  • "Upper management doesn't know (or is not saying) what they see for the future for SAIC"
    in 30 reviews
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good company

Database Administrator (Former Employee)
Bangalore

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

Prosgood company to work with. good work life balance

Consno major cons to report ...

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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SAIC simply one of the best companies to work for

Senior Systems Administrator (Former Employee)
Bangalore

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

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

ConsNot 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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Best company for freshers to start with

Associate Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Noida

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

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

ConsThey lacked behind in good HR Practices

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep Going!!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good Place to work

Systems Administrator (Current Employee)
Bangalore

I have been working at SAIC

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

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

Advice to Senior ManagementHR should be more employee firendly.
Try to get new projects

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Software Developer (Current Employee)
Bangalore

I have been working at SAIC

ProsSAIC 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.

ConsThe 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 Senior ManagementDo some more offshoring, get us more clients.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good place to work!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
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 Senior ManagementYou guys really need to understand how to retain existing projects and get new one by having a long term vision.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great Co.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

Prosone of the great company to work for

ConsI can't find anything wrong with this co.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Overall a very positive experience. Lay-off process needs to be addressed as well as internal transfers.

Intelligence Analyst (Former Employee)
Alexandria, VA (US)

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

ProsExcellent benefits. Family friendly. Time off as needed was never an issue. Lower management looked out for their people as best they could.

ConsPoor communication between management and employees. Career path is convoluted at best. Told several times if I received a particular certification it would boost my career only to have the position taken away and given to a new hire. Highly driven by profit margins.

Advice to Senior ManagementStay in touch with your people.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good Job While I Had It.

Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Suffolk, VA (US)

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

ProsIt was a great company to work for and I was blessed to work with good people who were capable at doing their jobs.

ConsInability to fight for their employees when it comes to contract negotiating, which caused my contract to get moved to another company.

Advice to Senior ManagementIt would be nice if they would go to bat for us when it's time to renewing contracts.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Barakī Barak (Afghanistan)

I worked at SAIC as a contractor for more than a year

ProsLoved working for SAIC which had great benefiits with awsome bonuses.

ConsVery hard to get a job stateside.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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