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CACI International Reviews

Updated October 31, 2014
Updated October 31, 2014
389 Reviews
3.4
389 Reviews
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Kenneth Asbury
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Pros
  • Good work/life balance: I've worked over 40 hours a week maybe 10 times in the last 6 years (in 13 reviews)

  • Good benefits, lots of former military work here so great for military retirees who want to want to 'stay connected (in 20 reviews)


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

  • Working on the client site, you get very limited vacation time (in 9 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Do Not Work For This Unprofessional Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CACI International full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working from home
    Setting your own schedule

    Cons

    Low pay
    Promises of bonuses that never happen
    Illegal time card keeping
    Hiring of USIS investigators and entire teams at 15K more than experienced CACI teams and 3x the amount of benefits. CACI teams were promised they would be considered first; this never happened
    Unprofessional managers with no experience but they do know how to threaten you
    Extremely poorly run
    One of the biggest mistakes I've ever made in a 30 year career
    Managers were told to lower the review scores so that merit increases were lowered. The top merit increase was a whopping 1% in two year. Cost of living for 2014 was 1.9% so employees lost money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your people
    The lack of transparency is astounding
    The lies told from one person to another is beyond comprehension; do you think we don't talk to one another?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    essentially a body shop, at times dishonest

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CACI International full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Salary, benefits, reputation perhaps from the really old days.

    Cons

    Massive layoffs recently, you could feel the fear culture among the employees and aggressiveness from the higher managers to keep them in control. It seems no one cares about feedback at this point, they have a bigger task of keeping the ship afloat for now. Employees don't matter much.
    You feel you are just a revenue stream, once you start working on the client site you cannot use any CACI charge codes for training, work related expenses (unbillable to the client) and commutes. CACI does not want to spend even a dollar on you when you are working at the client site, everything has to be covered by the client. so You could easily end up paying from your pocket when neither sides want to pick up the bill for strict work related expenses (either hours spent or monetary). And Don't accumulate too many vacation days (more than a year worth of work) or they will force you to take them at a suitable time for the contract. Employee mobility program is a joke, and if you find something suitable to move to, I suspect that your current manager would sabotage it(as you need his/her approval) so you bring revenue for his project instead of someone else. It is all a numbers game, which manager can save more and show the stakeholders that he is worthy of keeping. How little they can give you and keep the contract running. Also don't let them trick you with the tuition reimbursement program, they tell you all you want to hear in the orientation, yet the first thing your manager will tell you is ' we don't have budget' even for a course 100% relevant to your work and even if you satisfy all the conditions in the CACI protocol book to get tuition reimbursement. They just use that tactic to lure you to sign. Why would they spend X on you for your tuition and then have to pay you salary + X if they just can pay you a salary. They don't see you as an investment. So if you care about that, don't join them unless you get a confirmation from your to-be manager.
    Sure, this is my experience and with a big company you can be in different situations. But this was my story, glad it ended.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Bad experience from the start

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    Former Employee - Intelligence Operation Specialist II in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Intelligence Operation Specialist II in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at CACI International full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I do not have anything positive to say about this company

    Cons

    HR system had issues, could not register for health care due to a error in the system. Someone put me in the system as a female, and I could not sign up for health care because same sex marriage is not allowed.
    Company cares only about time sheets.
    After being laid off for a month, HR called to help me find another job in CACI, then proceeded to ask when my final day would be with the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Rif'd

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at CACI International full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great culture, company values, great people

    Cons

    Built the program from the ground up on
    Y to be replaced by the good ol boy club

    Doesn't Recommend
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Corporate monotony

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    Current Employee - GIS Technician
    Current Employee - GIS Technician

    I have been working at CACI International full-time

    Pros

    The health benefits are good; at least in my office/building the people I work with are a great group, and our schedules are very flexible.

    Cons

    The work is monotonous, and it's next to impossible to get a stand-up desk unless you have a health reason, even though it could help with production/employee satisfaction. The "culture" of the company seems to consist entirely of buzz-words and emails promoting one of the higher-ups and all his supposed achievements.

    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    CACI fails across the board because of an outdated top down management structure that is not properly focused.

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    Current Employee - Director in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Director in Fairfax, VA

    I have been working at CACI International full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Not too many these days.

    Cons

    Very little career opportunities or advancement - nepotism is rampant and the crony club at the top makes it a very unhealthy environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider devoting more resources towards the worker bees in the organization and quit thinking so short term on infrastructure upgrades, bonuses, career advancement, etc... your outdated decision making and general mismanagement will not help stop the bleeding that is currently choking profits. Take a time out and get your house in order before buying another company in a failing segment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    The Good Times are Over

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst

    I worked at CACI International full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits were great. Management was great. Work life balance was manageable. Worked with a great group of talented people. I really enjoyed my experience at CACI until the last 2 years.

    Cons

    The company culture shifted, with multiple restructures and acquisitions. The management style shifted to cut throat, my way or the highway mentality. The culture Jack London cultivated over many years is gone. Cost cutting measures have resulted in multiple lay-offs (over the last 3 years), benefits reductions (including removing coffee from the offices) with no reduction in senior management compensation. Employee morale is extremely low. There is limited formal training, mostly just sink or swim. Growth opportunities are limited for Indirect positions (even during the boom times).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your infrastructure. The back office systems are outdated and disconnected, which causes waste and inefficiencies for your staff and ultimately impacts your customer. Further it impacts your ability to be responsive and competitive in a tight market. With regard to senior leadership, it's time for a change - big change and salary reform.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Floundering without direction or even a clue

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    Current Employee - Technical Trainer
    Current Employee - Technical Trainer

    I have been working at CACI International full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    There are some intelligent and hard working people that work here - well...until they find a different job

    Cons

    The company is bleeding talent. The most talented are leaving this company in droves primarily due to incompetent and entrenched upper management. Most employees are frightened for their positions and everybody seems to be looking over their shoulder as they frantically send out resumes trying to get out of CACI before they get laid off. CACI uses their people as a budget balancing tool...they do not see people as a resource, merely as a number. Instead of keeping talent, when a contract is finished, so are you. I've seen them eliminate entire business groups - 100's of people - without a second thought to the individuals let go - and many have gone to other companies which in turn have taken business from CACI.....no though or foresight as all at work in their decisions. Their claim of 'ever vigilant' is a joke...they don't have a clue what's going on in this company and the dumb decisions from their top heavy hierarchy. They recently became of 'those' companies that don't pay out 401-K matching funds until December.....this negates the advantages of dollar cost averaging that is one of the best tools a smart long term investor has to leverage - but they don't care about that....and guess when they decide to have the bulk of their layoffs....yeah..pretty obvious advantage to that.....this company finds the ethical and moral boundary of doing business and skates the edge like it was a razor.....pretty much a sleazebag company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value the people that work for you. You get out what you put in and you put in nothing. Consider the performance of a person as a reason to hold on to them...not just their cost and revenue generation...if you take that same person and place them where they can leverage their skills to your advantage, you may actually find the revenue portion takes care of itself...you're so desperate to make a buck that you lose the most capable and hold on to those who suck up best......get a clue for crying out loud

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    CACI finds the line where one crosses ethical boundaries, and stands one thin hair above it

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    Current Employee - Technical Trainer in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Technical Trainer in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at CACI International full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    There are some good people who work hard here.....but they don't matter to upper mgmt.

    Cons

    They se their people as nothing more than a number. There are many looking to leave CACI as they are constantly being told their ;position may be in jeopardy. I've never worked at a company that so thoroughly mentally and emotionally torments such a huge portion of it's employees....they intentionally create stress and consider such a motivational tool. They are losing business by literally walking away from opportunities, they hire inexperienced unqualified people to do the jobs of senior personnel they let go all in a cost move....then wonder why they're losing business. Most employees don't know the direction of the company and the company would rather lay you off than explain and train a dedicated workforce. To CACI, it's only sbout "what are you doing for me for?"....no vision, no long term planning, no foresight what so ever

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realize that people are more than just a column on a debit spreadsheet, treat them with respect and inform them of any direction the company may have,,,if there is one. People can make or break a company, and this company seems broken.....no shattered night be better when you talk about employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 5 people found this helpful  

    this job will make you beyond miserable

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    Current Employee - Background Investigator in Chantilly, VA
    Current Employee - Background Investigator in Chantilly, VA

    I have been working at CACI International full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    you make your own schedule

    Cons

    *harassment about when a job will be completed, even though its not due yet
    *no regard for contracts- if you sign up to work in a 100 mile radius, expect to be forced to double that.
    * if there is no work in the area, you dont get paid unless you take a tdy assignment else where, away from family.
    * no family time with job as you have to talk to sources in person who dont get home till after 5pm, if your lucky.
    * you get chewed out because people dont want to answer their phones to schedule the interviews.
    * review is constantly reopening you for stuff that should be common sense/ simple to understand stuff. for example, "subject makes a short commute from state a to state b" review wants to know how why.
    * company wants to confront on issues that shouldnt be confronted on case papers, i.e. stuff that happened over 10 or 7 years ago.
    *you get called in the middle of the night to fix a case because review works at night.
    *wear and tear on your own vehicle. already killed one car because of this job, and the .56 reimbursement...yea you turn in a travel report and it gets scrutinized and if you are a mile over, its rejected.
    * not allowed to arm yourself with ANYTHING when doing residential coverage, meaning you are walking around random neighborhoods, knocking on random doors asking strangers if they know this person. ive been grabbed once and had to get stitches. did my team lead care? NO, all he said was, well get back out there and be careful, this HAS to get done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take a goooooood looong look at your turn over rate for background investigator job and start using common sense!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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