CACI International Reviews

Updated March 18, 2015
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  1. Great Company...Your Experience Will Vary Greatly Based on Contract

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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Washington, DC

    I worked at CACI International

    Pros

    I thought the company was pretty good, you will see a lot of variation though due to people being on different contracts. Within the company, there wasn't a ton of job growth on my particular contract...but that was fine, it was good for what it was at the time.

    Cons

    Not a ton of interaction between contracts. There would HAVE to be knowledge centers of excellence that could really add to the value added by CACI employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Centers of Excellence...especially with obscure software, or stuff that isn't commonly used. Would make the contractors look good, and make CACI look even better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Poor raise system

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Reston, VA

    I have been working at CACI International

    Pros

    Management kept us informed of future contract issues.

    Cons

    Only a small percent of individuals within a group can get a raise and while you are told that you are better then peers within the rest of the company outside the group you are evaluated against non peers within your group.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    System creates a poor work environment

  3. Worked with a great group of people

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Springfield, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Springfield, VA

    I worked at CACI International

    Pros

    The people made it great.

    Cons

    Corporate didn't seem to care

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful

    Stressful -- USIS part II

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

    I have been working at CACI International

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Ditch the stats and focus on quality and timeliness.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 4 people found this helpful

    TAKING BIG TAXPAYER $$$ IN EXCHANGE FOR POOR QUALITY BACKGROUND INVESTIGATIONS

    Former Employee - Background Investigator in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Background Investigator in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    A paycheck. Nothing else.

    Cons

    After working in this job at this company, I discovered that the entire background investigation process is a complete joke and a colossal waste of taxpayer dollars to dispatch investigators to ask silly questions of subjects when the subjects could have answered the "followup questions" on the original SF-86 or other questionnaire. Driving to meet with a subject to play secretary and review the questionnaires for errors is a total waste of an investigator's time. The investigative process is inefficient and full of waste.

    Driving is a large component of the job, and you will detect that the company pretends that those hours should be on your time and not their time. All the company cares about is daily points and there is no way to predict how many hours you will drive each day and how many hours it will take to interview subjects & sources. Some reports of investigations take hours to type. So, there is plenty of variation in the number of hours it requires to complete a case yet the company pretends otherwise.

    Be prepared to feel the pressure to work off the clock by the company and made to feel like there is a problem with you for not completing the massive amount of work dumped on you each week on end. There is no way to complete the level of work assigned without working off the clock. Management does not care.

    Unfortunately, there are no investigative skills learned even though many applicants are hoping that this job will teach them covert methods or invite ingenuity. You are not a private investigator. You are not sleuthing around in the shadows to crack national security background investigations. You are a glorified secretary writing down anything the subject and source says and typing your notes into the computer. When done, you transmit your report and earn "points" for the transmission. It's simply a numbers game where you are measured by a quota system. Anything the subject or source says could be a lie for all you will ever know.

    The pay is around $15.00 to $18.00 depending on whether you accept the health and welfare benefits. Regardless, the pay is way too low for the amount of stress and hard work you will endure.

    The turnover for the job is very high and you will quickly discover there is no career in this line of work. Most investigators leave between the 1st to 2nd year of working. It is a dead end job. Do not accept it. Pursue another line of work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    How do you sleep at night? You know you are treating background investigators with minimal respect. Dump the OPM Contract and allow federal background investigators to do the job for national security reasons and not for profit.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7. Good company to grow

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst II in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Business Analyst II in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    If you do a noticeably good job, you'll move up the ranks quickly. Lots of free training if you seek it out. Benefits are fine. Leadership seems to care about employees.

    Cons

    Pay is below average. If you're client-facing, there's not a whole lot of mentoring.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    CACI has defined their culture, values and leadership quite well. People will want to work here for a long time if you pay them more competitive rates.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Good solid company, very business development oriented.

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Fairfax, VA

    I have been working at CACI International

    Pros

    Good knowledgeable people and staff

    Cons

    Management is sometimes too bd focused and not considerate of its employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on keeping good employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Good company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Fairfax, VA

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

    Pros

    Very ethical with great colleagues

    Cons

    Advancement limited for those without military background

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10. Overall Company Review

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    Former Contractor - Intelligence Analyst in Washington, DC
    Former Contractor - Intelligence Analyst in Washington, DC

    I worked at CACI International as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits, friendly people, good management, ethical company

    Cons

    None that I can think of at this time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Technical Trainer

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    Former Employee - Technical Trainer in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Technical Trainer in Washington, DC

    I worked at CACI International

    Pros

    They had the opportunities for a recently separated Army Subject Matter Expect to roll right into a position and be successful.

    Cons

    CACI is a large defense contract whose Program Management receive an enormous pressure to remain under budget while every year on the contract the overhead gets cuts to beat the under-bidding of competitors .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider hiring and keeping qualified people.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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