SRA International
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www.sra.com Fairfax, VA 5000+ Employees

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Technical Lead (Current Employee)
Fairfax, VA

ProsDecent benefits package overall and multiple work locations

ConsVacation accruals are low for all incoming new hires, regardless of years of experience

Due to short staffing at all levels, be prepared to give up your nights and weekends at a moments notice to make internal or external clients happy - your career will suffer at SRA if you dont
As such, employees are treated as if it is their privledge to work at SRA - there is a reason they fell off the list of the Best Companies to work for about five years ago.

Even though SRA only has about 6000 employees, the red tape to get decisions made takes as long as it would if they were a 60,000 employee company. So many people have to give their opinion on even minute policy or day to day operations in an effort to not hurt feelings and because there are no clear procedures for decision authority that SRA cannot keep up with the work load demanded by internal and external clients.

Advice to Senior ManagementMy current role is in senior management. My advice would be to get rid of the legacy leaders (functional, executive, and client facing) who are stuck in a mental state of "this is how we have always done it" which is in conflict with the new folks coming in trying to establish best practices. SRA had long operated as four seperate divisions and the leaders of these divisions have no interest in working together or seeing the forest for the trees when is coming to the greater good of the company and hence large scale positive change is severly delayed at SRA.

Internal resources for manager to be managers is also severly lacking - no formal training or integration into management role, no online self-service to manage employee performance and salaries, no career development resources to coach subordinates, no time or emphasis on looking out for employees best interests or their work life balance.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to work, wrong time to be in federal consulting

    Senior Consultant (Current Employee)
    Arlington, VA

    I have been working at SRA International full-time for more than a year


    Pros: 40-hour work week depending where you work within the company, other sectors/clients require longer hours (beware of of the growth group) but in general the… Cons: Unclear promotion path, poor to mediocre pay increases, small or… Advice to Senior Management: Encourage high performers to stay with the firm by rewarding their hard… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    SRA is a shadow of what it was in the 1990's

    Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    Fairfax, VA

    I have been working at SRA International full-time for more than 5 years


    Pros: Still some hardcore SRA'ers left in the company that motivate… Cons: Limited career paths - remaining billable is the only option… Advice to Senior Management: Help middle management to understand the difference between business capture… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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