CACI International Reviews

Updated July 6, 2015
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Pros
  • Work life balance was manageable (in 13 reviews)

  • Good Benefits and veteran support (in 20 reviews)

Cons
  • Pay was terrible considering the cost of living in San Diego (in 6 reviews)

  • Never meet your supervisor if at client site (in 9 reviews)

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  1. Meh

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    Current Employee - Test Engineer I in Lawton, OK
    Current Employee - Test Engineer I in Lawton, OK

    I have been working at CACI International

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    None. You do get off early a good amount of time, but only because noone cares what you do.

    Cons

    Terrible management and non-competitive pay. Noone cares about the work they do.


  2. Senior Software Developer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chantilly, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chantilly, VA

    I have been working at CACI International full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Many jobs are. available and you can jump to other projects

    Cons

    Not interesting jobs and use old technologies.

    Advice to Management

    renovate CISTECH!


  3. CACI: Captains and Colonels Incorporated

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Fairfax, VA

    I worked at CACI International full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    If you are on a long term project, and want a 9-5 job without many challenges, great place to work.

    Cons

    Where to begin... very old fashioned in their structure and policies. They are a no frills company for sure.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in some younger, top tier forward thinking executives to bring life to the organization.


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  5. Helpful (8)

    Stressful -- USIS part II

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Background Investigator I in Chantilly, VA
    Current Employee - Background Investigator I in Chantilly, VA

    I have been working at CACI International

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You get to work from home & meet new people, learn about their lives

    Cons

    Unrealistic stat goals per month, low team morale, CACI pretty much absorbed USIS and inherited the company culture. I'm a new investigator and they laid my TL off who was helping me professionally. The hours are super long and I feel like they give you more work than 40 hours per week. It's draining.

    Advice to Management

    Ditch the stats and focus on quality and timeliness.


  6. Helpful (2)

    They will take over a contract and offer lower pay. They pay half of what other companies in the area pay.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CACI International

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I haven't found one yet, they have taken everything the previous company had.

    Cons

    The benefits are much less then what we previously had. Their vacation plan is average, everything else is below average.

    Advice to Management

    You are in a contracting world, if you want qualified employees then be willing to pay them at least what they are worth.


  7. Terrible management. I've only met my manager once in over a year. No support if you're on client site.

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CACI International

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It's a job that pays money.

    Cons

    -No time off for training. Training is only for employees that work at Caci HQ. On site employees have to stay billable.
    -No management interaction whatsoever.
    -No promotion path identified other than staying billable.

    Advice to Management

    Provide some (any) support to those on client site.


  8. Helpful (1)

    No sense of urgency.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CACI International

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Ability to work from home.

    Cons

    Management doesn't listen to employees.

    Advice to Management

    You need to be open to change and new ideas.


  9. Helpful (9)

    Worst company I have worked for as an investigator

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Background Investigator II
    Former Employee - Background Investigator II

    I worked at CACI International part-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The field manager was nice (but pretty clueless).

    Cons

    They are dishonest about pay. They tell you that you will get a certain amount per hour, plus an extra $3.71 per hour to cover your benefits. Well, if you do use their benefits, that 3.71 does not get used to cover your cost of the health coverage, etc...NO...it goes to CACI to cover THEIR cost of your benefits. And then you still pay the full premium on top of that, deducted from your pay. You will have small paychecks with them if you use the benefits....very small.

    You can only use the CACI-provided computer for OPM things. Everything else must be done on your personal computer, like timesheet, expenses, accessing company e-mail, etc. If you do TDY, you have to bring two computers!!!! And they do not have a website or portal for investigators, so most things are done manually. You cannot print needed forms, etc -- you have to request them and they are mailed to you.

    If you do a local TDY that is over 100 miles, they make you get a rental car so they don't have to pay miles.

    They say they are all about quality, but not anymore. It is all about revenue and production. So much for quality background investigations. You are running for points. People at level III are usually working off the clock to make their weekly points. Life is too short to be donating your time to a company that could care less about you.

    USIS was SO much better in all ways. OPM fired the wrong contractor. They should have kept the best one they had.

    Advice to Management

    They would not care.


  10. You are expendable

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Reading, PA
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Reading, PA

    I worked at CACI International full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Lots of online CACI course
    -Tuition Reimbursement if you meet the deadlines
    -Well Paid

    Cons

    -Management does not care about the workers
    -If you report someone violating CACI code of ethics managers cover their butt and do not correct the situation
    -I reported a problem in the work places multiple times to multiple managers then they laid me off

    Advice to Management

    your company is only as good as it treats its employees. Do not advertise a code of conduct if you do not enforce it.


  11. Avoid Becoming a GIS Technician I in Fort Collins, CO at All Costs

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - GIS Technician I in Fort Collins, CO
    Former Employee - GIS Technician I in Fort Collins, CO

    I worked at CACI International full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    You are allowed to work 4x10s and take off a day during the week.

    Cons

    Where do I begin?

    Phone interview described a position that was completely different than what I was hired to do. Let me tell you what we actually did. If you get hired as a GIS Technician I in Fort Collins, CO you will be using ArcMap to symbolize and move different features. You are technically making maps, but talk about a joke of a job. The work is never ending and for only $14/hr I would advise you not even take the job. They are constantly hiring because they lose a number of people every month. I lasted less than 6 months. Most of the people there dislike their job but are stuck with nothing better to go to.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest about the job responsibilities and duties during phone interviews.



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