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a great place for retired Government folks to supplement their income
Software Engineer (Current Employee), Annapolis Junction, MDAugust 11, 2014
Pros: good benefits
Cons: weak middle management, declining industry
This company exists to collect money from US government sources providing system engineering consulting and program management services. The executive team, and the company culture is great, with a healthy amount of resources and events to communicate the high level status of the company. Excellent here, however one level below this executive team is – more... where the company has problems. Middle management is based on a volunteer type basis to capture contracts. The ones I have encountered so far are not capable as business managers, with poor people skills.

No complaint on the generous bonuses and benefits given, but I do not see how these can be justified in contracting Government budgets moving forward. Since a good fraction of the employees are retired government already collecting a pension to pad their retirement, and there are pressures to bid low on contracts, raises are scarce.

The bar for services is low, a lot of box checking on ill defined requirements passed off to technically challenged Government customers. Rewards for excellent and mediocre deliverables are the same. A lot of great works falls on the floor so to speak as well due to poor program management. To be fair, this is a comment on issues that may go beyond this company... more on the effectiveness of the current Government contracting system. Something to consider if coming from commercial/academic spaces.

The majority of employees here are on the far side of right. Ironically, with nearly all of the revenue coming from government tax dollars which they adamantly want to see reduced, these philosophies disappear when it comes to their own salaries. These salaries are significantly above what a commercial company which generates real tax revenue would give them. The management practices at a program level are stagnated to government/military protocols. That said, there is some room to work on smaller tasks with more progressive project execution methods.

In the time that I have been here, the middle management folks do try to control whatever power they have, which lies in their relationships with the Government customers. It is common to not be told of important meetings, or be put in a position of vulnerability because a middle manager wants to protect power. I witnessed a couple of people let go because of the obstacles put up by middle managers between the customer and the technical performer. Not good on morale.

Overall, I would steer clear if you are coming from commercial industry or academia especially if you are technical. Much better options with better career opportunities can be found elsewhere. If you want something to pay the bills for a couple of years whilst you regroup, this may be an option for you. – less
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DoD Cyber Ops & Sec (Former Employee), Rosslyn, VASeptember 17, 2013
Pros: benefits, working environment, people, element to succeed
Great job to have if you are transitioning from a military career to industry. Benefits were outstanding, work environment is unmatched, people are super, management is motivated and want you to succeed. What more could you ask for from a company.
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Large Company acting Small
Acquisition Consultant (Current Employee), El Segundo, CAJuly 29, 2013
Scitor Corporation has done a great job keeping their company flat. By the way they've developed their business sectors, they keep a small business feel although they are a large business. This makes the employee feel like they count. They have a a great benefits package. I'm a consultant and work off-site, and my management team has done a great job – more... supporting me from that location. – less
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Great company with Great Benefits
Enterprise Architect (Current Employee), ColoradoOctober 30, 2012
Pros: great culture
Cons: getting a bit too big
Great company with Great Benefits

Recommend working at Scitor - good culture, good company though govt instability can lead to some uncertainty.
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A great place to work when governmant defense funding is high
Acquisitions Support Analyst (Current Employee), El Segundo, CASeptember 11, 2012
Pros: freedom to create, well paid, above average benefits
Cons: becasue they pay well, they are an expensive company to hire. they lose bidding wars when money is tight.
Scitor Corporation is a contracting company that typically performs as a government contractor lending assistance to the government in its pursuit of defense systems, satellites, and weaponry. The company is mainly comprised of a very intelligent and highly capable work force. To become a Scitorain, one must be introduced by a Scitorian - sending your – more... resume to Scitor is fruitless. Scitor does this in an effort to select only top notch, high quality employees. Most Scitorians are very educated - most with Masters degrees, many with Phd's. Scitor salary and benefits are typically better than most companies. Management at Scitor has developed a culture of "hands-off" in terms of dictating how employees should perform their jobs, in fact Scitorians are very encouraged to develop new niches in an effort to capture more business. At Scitor it's all about keeping the customer happy, and the customer is the U.S. Government. Fair and reasonable - one of the company's core values, and Scitor is highly respected by the goovernment for always doing the right thing in a fair and reasonable manner. – less

About Scitor Corporation

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