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Helpful (7)

The Titanic and the Costa Concordia.

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

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

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

Pros

Good mission driven work and the company truly values its clients.

Cons

Top Management shows no clear direction for the company, benefits are being cut, jobs being lost and our strategy for growth is boxes, sqaures, triangles and circles on a chart with no clear direction as to how we sustain the business, win and grow. This place is not what it used to be and will never be the same as long as the current regime is running things.

Advice to Management

I can't offer any. Just waiting to see when/if the company will be sold and to whom and at what cost. The management is in this for themselves. Large payouts to the CEO who clearly had no experience leading and growing a company like the great brand SRA used to be. Watching and waiting. The best leadership potential for this company is somewhere else.

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  1. Helpful (6)

    Use to be a great company, but is definitely a sinking ship

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Grunt in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Grunt in Fairfax, VA

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

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

    Pros

    The grunt workers who have been with SRA since the beginning. Normal people, that are close to retirement that treat you well and with respect.

    Cons

    Management is lousy, benefits are being cut, you are a number and a paycheck for the company, there hasn't been anything good to say about SRA for awhile.

    Advice to Management

    Management knows they can't do anything so why bother. They're crossing their fingers that they don't get cut as well. (And a bunch of them have been cut already)


  2. Helpful (7)

    Like watching the bad guys retrofit a chocolate factory into a horse slaughterhouse

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

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

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

    Pros

    - A few idealistic and loyal stalwarts from the good ole days still doing what they can to make the place live up to the old promise of "Honesty and Service" - Free parking

    Cons

    Gone are the days of Ernst Volgenau and Renny DiPentima at the helm, when SRA was growing, profitable, took care of its employees of all levels and tenures, and most importantly, had a bright future. A few tumultuous years under Stan Sloane were followed by a disastrous private acquisition and the installation of Bill Balhous as CEO, who inspires very little loyalty and "warm and fuzzies," except with maybe a select few upper echelon executives who have found space under his wing. The money has dried up, both for the business and for the employees (who get to hear about "Best in Breed" performance review practices that ensure only the single highest performer on a given team receives a cost-of-living wage increase). Benefits have been whittled back to nothing resembling industry-competitive, career growth is limited by managements' seemingly single-minded instinct to source first from outside rather than promote from within, facilities and space has been sold off, leased out, and parceled up, and the fun team-centric working atmosphere that defined the heyday and attracted top talent has been replaced by hollow promises that everything's still the same.

    Advice to Management

    - Stop deceptively selling prospective clients, new joiners, and partners on old corporate values that are no longer adhered to. Talk your walk if you refuse to walk your talk. If profitability and being as "lean" as possible are the qualities that all upper management are being driven to delivering, then why talk about Honesty and Service as if it were still SRA's north star? - Money talks. And if you follow the sound, it blabs its way right into a very few sets of hands, all right at the top. - Get involved again, Ernst. Intimately. If you can't anymore, at least spend some time handpicking someone who can.


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