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Future Employees Beware

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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Technical Lead in Fairfax, VA
Current Employee - Technical Lead in Fairfax, VA

I have been working at SRA International full-time (More than 5 years)

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

Pros

Decent benefits package overall and multiple work locations

Cons

Vacation 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 Management

My 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.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Contract Support Staff

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Bethesda, MD

    I have been working at SRA International full-time

    Pros

    Civic minded company with a high value on integrity. Company has some positive educational opportunities and gives voice to a desire to grow employees.

    Cons

    Working at customer site away from corporate office causes a measure of "disconnect" with the company. Salary increase was small for many on contract, and there are some management personality issues - managers that seem to not be aware of what is going on or who renig or fail to follow through on verbal "commitments". Administrative/HR processes need a lot of work.

    Advice to Management

    Don't get so lost in the project that you lose sight of employee morale. Follow through on commitments to staff. Be consistent. For corporate management, improve HR -the recruitment process, benefits support, training, and other administrative functions are a mess.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Good Company poor contract

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Tivoli Administrative in Albuquerque, NM
    Former Employee - Tivoli Administrative in Albuquerque, NM

    I worked at SRA International full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Pay was average, benefits were middle of the road nothing to get excited about.

    Cons

    Poorly written support contract that needed to be maintained

    Advice to Management

    listen to your employees out in the field


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