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Great culture and a strong commitment to the growth of employees.

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Current Employee - Consultant  in  Washington, DC
Current Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC

I have been working at SRA International full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

An opportunity to do a lot of different types of work, great people who have been there for many years, gives back to the community frequently, engages younger employees effectively, good salaries for entry level college grads.

Cons

Things have changed since they were bought, and benefits have decreased. Isn't a particularly innovative company and seems risk averse. In some parts of the company it is significantly easier to get promoted than in others, resulting in some imbalances.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Movement around the company is easy, but needs to be better aligned with market value salaries in order to prevent people from leaving.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
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    Over Its Head

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

    I worked at SRA International full-time for 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.

    Recommends
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    No opinion of CEO
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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.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    No opinion of CEO
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