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CACI International Reviews

Updated August 19, 2014
Updated August 19, 2014
343 Reviews

3.5
343 Reviews
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Kenneth Asbury
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Review Highlights

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, pay, management is very nice and work/life balance is decent (in 16 reviews)


Cons
  • Working on the client site, you get very limited vacation time (in 6 reviews)

  • Senior management refuses to acknowledge employee concerns; even during large Q&A sessions (in 6 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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    CACI fails across the board because of an outdated top down management structure that is not properly focused.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director  in  Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Director in Fairfax, VA

    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 your outdated decision making and general mismanagement will not help stop the bleeding that is currently choking profits.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
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    The Good Times are Over

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst

    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
  3.  

    Ok employer

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great work life balance. Great co-workers

    Cons

    Instability with constant restructuring and below average pay for indirect staff.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    CACI

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President/Division Manager  in  Chantilly, VA
    Former Employee - Vice President/Division Manager in Chantilly, VA

    Pros

    Great people who work hard and care about their customer and the customer's mission. CACI has a good reputation in the customer space.

    Cons

    Organization is in conflict with itself. Groups within CACI compete for the same opportunities versus focusing on competing with their competitors. Leadership is unwilling to address the issue.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reorganize around client verticals and aligned to the business to reduce the amount of internal competition for work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Rough Waters

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA

    Pros

    Was a great company. Some really excellent managers and leaders. At present, one's experience here depends on the contract or environment you work in.

    Cons

    The past few years have seen many layoffs(even the CEO was laid off within the last 2 years) and many VPs and other senior leaders have followed. Now good talent is exiting/running scared and taking contract and corporate knowledge with them. More cuts ahead, and, especially for indirect employees, there is much fear of who will be next. Worked there for many years, have seen much change as this company goes through growing pains. Read the financial analysts, and know that the company is always responding with an eye on the numbers. Worst is how good and loyal employees are being treated during these times. It's simply not necessary to let people go by blindsiding them and treating them disrespectfully. Don't think this hasn't had a terrible effect on the "survivors" and long-term health of the company. HR isn't doing much here to improve the situation. Where is the alignment with Jack London's focus on character and ethics?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Align actions to words. Lots of companies are going through tough times but there is a better way to treat employees, even if you have to let them go.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Dominant Government Contracting Agency

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Network Engineer, Lead
    Former Employee - Network Engineer, Lead

    Pros

    This company roles with force and gets winning contracts seeming effortlessly. The company is willing to move it's people around for work/contracts and you can have a position if you are willing to move every few years. There is also a good chance that your initial contract will be funded for numerous years as well. The company seems to believe in training employees as well. When the going is good then it is good.

    Cons

    Treats employees like herded cattle with little to no foresight on the future plans unless you are in the management groups. We had a direct regional manager come to our location and tell us in person that our jobs were safe and the very next week people were laid off due to the government sequestration which was one our biggest concerns that prompted the regional director to come talk to us. When money is lost on a contract then things are rough.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overall I didn't think CACI was a bad company but it didn't seem personable at all. Try to change the feeling from a typical contracting company environment to a more personal feel. I'm sure that the headquarters and branch offices have that type of feel but if you are a contractor at a customer location then the feeling is not the same.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Its a good company to work for many opportunities to move around to all sectors of the company

    Cons

    Sometimes you end up getting stuck in one job not able to move out of it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Satisfy the people that work for you

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company, experience depends on PM

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst II  in  Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst II in Arlington, VA

    Pros

    CACI provides good opportunities and training for its employees, and offers some security in the contracting world with a mobility board to give more opportunities to current employees.

    Cons

    CACI relies heavily on their Program Managers without providing a mechanism for holding them accountable. The Program Manager determines the culture and opportunities for the growth of their employees, regardless of what CACI HQ promotes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a 360 for review process for Program Managers to allow employees to provide feedback on their Program Manager's performance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    GO CACI

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    Pros

    Good leadership; staff is dedicated and has integrity

    Cons

    Job previously held was mis-labeled, and I was under-employed..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do a better job of hanging onto laid off employees. Company HR and Job Vacancy site says you are hired for a "career" not just a specific job, but they are awful quick to let you go when the Contract ends.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    an ok company to work for

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    Former Employee - Analyst  in  Agana Heights, GU
    Former Employee - Analyst in Agana Heights, GU

    Pros

    Some of the best people I have ever worked with

    Cons

    The pay is below average and advancement can be quite difficult depending on location

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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