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Was good - unsure now

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  • Culture & Values
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Current Employee - Senior Principal  in  Arlington, VA
Current Employee - Senior Principal in Arlington, VA

I have been working at SRA International full-time for more than 8 years

Pros

Some parts of the company have growth opportunities, others are struggling. More growth for employees if you are in the right place at the right time and are well connected with leadership. Feels like employees are seen as numbers first and foremost.

Cons

The company is certainly not thriving and it feels like they are unsure of why this is happening. Senior leadership thinks the way to turn this around is to get in new blood - but new blood with old or no strategy is not going to work. Leadership is struggling and does not seem to have the answers, continous changes have created an environment of uncertainity and doubt.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Go back to your core values

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Other Reviews for SRA International

  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Been steadily going downhill for years

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior  in  Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Senior in Fairfax, VA

    I have been working at SRA International full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Extremely flexible telecommuting policy. Anual raises. Some training opportunities not available elsewhere. They pay for any certification that you pass (though I would not be surprised if that benefit comes to an end).

    Cons

    Getting promoted is like pulling teeth. Even when you do, your salary barely moves. Moving to another position in the company with more responsibility does not raise salary either. They eliminated "princple." Basically impossible to get more money no matter what you do. 401k slashed, medical slashed, holidays, slashed, vacation slashed! What's next?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just sell already! You can't squeeze blood from a stone.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 6 people found this helpful  

    A company in a death spiral

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Fairfax, VA

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

    Pros

    A job at SRA is better than being unemployed.

    Cons

    Being sold to Providence Equity was the worst thing that could have happened to SRA employees. Many other reviews tell the story about cut benefits, so there's no need to repeat those. The capability centers are a joke. Their leaders are new to the company, have no idea about who has what skills and where they are located in the company. They have no idea about past performance and have no idea who does know. Dissolving the horizontal specialty practices has been a disaster. The specialty practices used to manage their staffs and projects managers could go to practice management for help staffing surge or part-time requirements. Now, project managers can't staff or deliver surge, short or part-time projects.

    Overhead no longer exists. You can't even get $1,000 for tools or training. SRA is hemorrhaging experienced staff and managers. Bill Ballhaus has surrounded himself with a bunch of sycophants who are out of touch with their teams and reality. The company has lost recompetes and hasn't won much in the way of new business. While management boasts about the IDIQ or BPA contract wins, the company has won few, if any, task orders under those IDIQs or BPAs. SRA recently received a stop work order on a large (100+ staff) contract because of delivery issues.

    Long term employees at all level are demoralized. While the company publishes the percentage of voluntary terminations (one or two percent above competitors), they are afraid to publish the number of people who are laid-off.

    The company used to pride itself on hiring people for a career, not a contract. Now it's a lousy body shop. It's really upsetting to see what has happened to a once great company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sell the company as quickly as possible since Humpty Dumpty can't be put back together. Quit filling your pockets with bonuses while you cut benefits and give miniscule raises. Stop telling lies to employees by saying that what you're doing to the employees is happening at all of your competitors.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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