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A once fantastic company is on the decline

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Analyst  in  Washington, DC
Former Employee - Analyst in Washington, DC

I worked at SRA International full-time for more than 8 years

Pros

Good clients and great co-workers. I encountered some great professionals and innovative individuals. I learned a lot from them.

Cons

* Poor support for employees, especially those at client sites. SRA's offsite, 100% billable employees are where all their profits are generated, but HR and management treats them like red-headed step-children. Questions about how to handle situations like what to do in he event of sequestration are treated as nuisances and often are answered with rude comments and irritation.
* Management took existing contracts for granted and focused so much on new business, that it failed to win some key recompetes and lost huge contracts.
* Continual cutting of benefits (cutting back vacation for existing employees, cutting holidays, etc) and raising costs of health benefits continuously. Employees are being penalized for poor management decisions. Their benefits program used to be amazing and a major draw for job candidates. Now it is an detriment.
* Employee development is poor. Getting promoted is virtually impossible, especially if an employee is offsite, and employee job titles were adjusted to justify lower pay raises and lower starting salaries.
* Employee feedback is encouraged, but ignored.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Management should be sacrificing more than the employees and when the employees are asked to sacrifice, the statement "You are just lucky to have a job" should never be used. When complaints were raised about long-term employees losing a week's vacation time and forfeiting earned PTO when the leave caps were lowered, that was exactly what everyone was told. In less than a month, many people left and had new jobs. Management seems to think that SRA is the only game in town and its competitors are capitalizing on that.

I almost think that many of the new policies were put into place to do exactly that - run off long-term employees so that they could be replaced with newer, cheaper employees. For a few years, I LOVED working at SRA, but the last few years were miserable.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Dissatisfaction

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    SRA has a very employee friendly environment.

    Cons

    Benefits aren't the best and seems to be getting worse into 2014.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on employee needs.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good company that has lost its way

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SRA International

    Pros

    Incredibly smart people, excellent benefits (that are being taken away), diverse client base

    Cons

    Lost 30% of staff over last 18 months, corporate direction is stagnant and seems disjointed and not well thought out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop using the same executive and management staff to create change. Stop trying to be IBM or CSC, you are not as sophisticated and attempts to look that way fall far short of the industry leaders.

    New blood, thought leaders, competitive strategies against arcane ones might spur success.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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