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Over Its Head

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  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Fairfax, VA
Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Fairfax, VA

I worked at SRA International full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

SRA was a leader with a recognizable name in the federal government systems integrator space. It still has the name recognition so current employees can use that in pursuing their next opportunity.

Cons

The company's acquisition by a venture capital firm (Provident Equity Partners) has compelled executive leadership to compromise the honest and integrity that once made the company great. The company's leave plan has been reduced significantly. Leave have been taken away from the more tenured employees. Severance plan was reduced significantly. Internal Mobility is ineffective. There has been a 3 year drought in winning large proposals and a trend in losing major contracts re-competes. There is an urgency to meet investors revenue goals that has placed pressure on employees at the project level as everyone is being asked to do more with less. This environment is a pressure cooker with little employee engagement or incentive beyond a paycheck.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Upper management has communicated the state of the company and its vision however on the ground at the project level the message is we've reduced or have taken away benefits, but it's this way with our competitors too so work hard and be glad in this economy you still have a job. There has to be a better message to get the buy in from employees to perform at a higher level.

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    Poor Project management and Customer Management

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    Former Employee - IT Project Manager
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager

    I worked at SRA International full-time

    Pros

    Nice people. Qualified and dedicated. OK salary.

    Cons

    In spite of having similar contracts, could not borrow IT processes and standards used on similar projects. According to one of my superiors, when they rasied concerns with project, client, resource management - their management "dismissed" the concerns, said (paraphrased) "...deal with it..." instead of offering any intervention, contract re-negotiations, or any True help. Sorry - I was not impressed, it was liking working with kids out of college.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take more ownership and be more accountable for projects that are in trouble. By ignoring problems you are telling your employees that you Do Not Care about them; and by letting problems continue you are telling your customers that you really Do Not Care about their success.

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  2. Technically strong company with nice people, but lacking some in company culture.

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Fairfax, VA

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

    Pros

    One of the best companys in the region, tecnically strong employees, tuition reinbursement, stable

    Cons

    more team building, volunteer activities. very bad with project transtion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    high more young employees

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