SAAS (Former Employee) – Kuwait – October 17, 2015
The company is a good company but the people were not always the best to work with. The previous company was bought by SAIC and the management that took over made sure the staff felt like the domestic help. You could feel the tension between management and the staff.
Contractor (Former Employee) – Sioux Falls, SD – October 15, 2015
It was a sub-contractor position. I find my coworkers are friendly and helpful. The time is flexible and there was no micro-management. However, job security was not good, especially for contractors. And they may not allow their employee/manager to give you reference when the contract ended.
MASCOM Senior intelligence Analyst (Former Employee) – Arlington, VA – October 14, 2015
Identifying numerous emerging technologies in a classified environment, and how they can benefit the war fighter. Translating highly technical scientific research into tools that assist the US in reaching our strategic goals.
Senior Systems Administrator (Former Employee) – Columbia, MD – October 12, 2015
SAIC was a wonderful place before they went public. When I left in 2012 they had degraded, though. Lots of typical corporate though processes had infiltrated the ranks of management to the detriment of the work environment. HR was difficult to navigate, benefits suffered, and I found myself surrounded by almost all inexperienced folks (read: cheap). I was told that "some turnover is good" and whenever I inquired to management about upward mobility I was put off. There are a lot of opportunities available there due to sheer company size, and like most places some branch offices/business units are better than others.
Tier II Technical Support (Current Employee) – McLean, VA – October 7, 2015
I work at one of the sub contraction locations of SAIC for the DoS. So, I really don't interact within the SAIC environment. However, every time I go to headquarters I always feel like it would be a nice and fun place to work at just because of how productive and kind the people are.
Senior System Engineer (Current Employee) – Charleston, SC – October 2, 2015
Management does not seem to care about employees. Benefits have been stripped steadily in the last 5 years. Only insurance plan available is a high deductible plan with higher premiums than I was paying for an excellent plan when I was hired.
Systems Integration Analyst, Level II (Former Employee) – O'Fallon, IL – September 30, 2015
This was my first job experience since retiring from the Air Force. Contract IT can be a vicious experience (if your not careful), but SAIC made it very rewarding. The company itself is a very professional company that REALLY takes care of its employees. I was able to travel during this position and got to go to several places (Ft Worth, TX., Philadelphia, PA., Springfield and Peoria, IL. and Klamath Falls, OR.) within this short one year that I have been with them. I was able to meet lots of people within my line of duty and got to collaborate on a project with great impact on the security of our nation. The people I worked for are the most caring and take care of their employees. I loved every minute of it.
The reason I said vicious before is because contracts come and go quickly. Within Contract IT, if you are not careful, one day you are employed and the next you're unemployed. In this case it was not the fault of SAIC, but of a rival company undercutting our contract during renewal.
SUPERVISOR OF LOGISTICS (Current Employee) – Hanahan, SC – September 30, 2015
My coworkers are great to work for day in and day out. The only thing that is not all that great is the benefits and wages. The work and management that I work with directly are great. They keep me informed and keep me updated at all times.
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Huntsville AL – September 29, 2015
I loved the energy that was kept in our department, and everyone helped each other out. We were a team. I served at the senior management level and the people I worked around made my job easier. I served as the primary individual to help out the government lead as well as his deputy. After I was finished doing my daily tasks I went around and offered my assistance to anyone else that needed it in my department.
Systems Analyst II (Current Employee) – Scott Air Force Base – September 23, 2015
I've been very pleased having worked for SAIC. The management, staff and coworkers have made it a rich experience. The company is very innovative and provides wonderful, easy to use tools to assist employees with answers and support. They provide a plethora of benefits employees are able to take advantage of.
I am truly grateful for having had the opportunity to work with them on a short-term contract.
ISR Architect II (Former Employee) – McLean, VA – September 21, 2015
The opportunities to engage and work with the military from a contractors point was very rewarding however as a former military member, the lack of support purported in the guidelines of the company's policy is laughable. As an active guard member, you must be careful when performing you military obligations. The law requires the company to rehire you back but if the contract goes away, you can be left out in the cold which has happened to countless friends an military members that I have served with.
Pay is generally great to start
Very little confidence with job security while serving my country