SRA International
3.0 of 5 391 reviews
www.sra.com Fairfax, VA 5000+ Employees

SRA International Reviews in Fairfax, VA

Updated Jun 10, 2014
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43% Approve of the CEO

SRA International CEO William L. Ballhaus

William L. Ballhaus

(21 ratings)

46% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    SRA is a nice place to work.

    Test Engineer (Current Employee)
    Fairfax, VA

    ProsI like interacting and working with other employees within SRA. They offer good training and tuition reimbursement opportunities. The ability to telecommute when needed is nice.

    ConsI do not like that the cost of benefits keep increasing each year. I feel that some of my significant accomplishments are overlooked. The review process does not work perfectly.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    She ain't what she used to be...

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Fairfax, VA

    ProsIf you are primarily concerned with finding "project work", there is plenty to go around. They will find your butt a seat to sit in if they can.

    ConsThis isn't a place where many people get ahead or even share in the success of the company. Don't expect to make a career here -- very few do.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPut your people first -- always.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Pleasant

    Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    Fairfax, VA

    ProsCareer advancement, good pay, being treated equally with respect

    ConsBenefits are not as good as it used to be

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt's a good company

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A so so place to work. Management preaches one thing but practices something different

    (Current Employee)
    Fairfax, VA

    ProsGood health benefits for most part, however it may fade away with time. Some projects allows work from home option for at least two days a week

    ConsManagement heavy company with a Gov like bureaucracy structure. Employees joining from client projects to corporate are usually asked to take a pay cut. Most managers are fit for nothing except a few notable here and there. Usually employees are laid off with 2 weeks notice unless you are a chum of a management protege. Poor HR, recruiting and internal placement services.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet back to basics.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    Fairfax, VA

    ProsPeople are awesome for the most part, everything you like or dislike about the company is on a project by project basis.

    ConsTransferring projects can leave an employee feeling lost as HR doesn't a very poor job of position placement

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    It's more than a job!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Fairfax, VA

    ProsGreat pay and Benefits, smart folks and ability to win contracts.

    ConsNeed more communication between senior leadership and lower level folks.

    Advice to Senior ManagementValue the opinion of your employees

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    May I suggest Wal Mart first, this will save you the time and misery.

    Contract (Current Employee)
    Fairfax, VA

    ProsNONE! Oh wait..they gave me a job, and all my medical bills.

    ConsShort and sweet and this is only directed towards 98% of the company screwballs.

    + RECRUITERS = DON'T TRUST THEM! Hire a lawyer to review your Offer Letter (Think of a used car salesman)

    + HR = Mouthpieces for management....DON'T TRUST THEM!

    Management = FOR GODS SAKE...DON'T TRUST THEM!!!! (of course, this only applies to 98% of them)

    Pay= hahahhahahahahha, please...stop me...hahhahahhhahaha

    If you choose to take a job with SRA...Get EVERYTHING IN WRITING!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and more importantly, hire a lawyer to read the fine print. Or better yet, go to work for Wal Mart, you will be happier.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNo use..they won't listen. They only listen to the gossipers who have something personal to gain and that goes with the HR staff as well.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Not The Company it Used To Be

    Technical Lead (Current Employee)
    Fairfax, VA

    ProsStable Work
    Good Benefits
    Some Really Talented Smart People

    ConsManagement cares about $$$$ only
    Lower Compensation
    They Don't Invest In Your Future Once In The Door

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop focusing on gross margins and dollars. Your people are leaving because compensation is low and the managers on project sites aren't listening to their employees needs. If the company can turn back time to the leadership style of 10+ years ago, the company would be successful again.

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    An "old-boy", stove-piped company whose strategic business goals are unknown.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Fairfax, VA

    ProsPay and benefits were good or better than other similar companies. Healthcare was paid for and other misc. benefits were available.

    (Although my viewpoint is from a division whose pay and benefits were uniquely administered within SRA.)

    ConsSRA's inefficient stove-pipes are compounded by the diverse business domains it has entered through acquisition. Also, SRA seems to be devoid of a strategic focus, instead its focus was upon tactical business plans that looked good in communicating the "state of the business" to upper management (and the hapless troops). In reality, they were not much more than wishful thinking.

    I was often embarrassed with the lack of engineering acumen in its project execution and also its support of business development (BD) activity. Relative to the latter, resources, especially "experts" (whose groups would benefit from the BD activity) were "unavailable" to support BD. Also, if an actual prototype required development, SRA's Lab facilities were non-existent; one had to beg for support from suppliers with whom SRA was partnering.

    Advice to Senior Management1. Return to the values originally promulgated by its owner (now Chairman).
    2. Create a holistic strategic vision, communicate and execute. (You'll never be successful trying to be "all things to all people".)

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A mostly good company but could be better

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Fairfax, VA

    ProsUsed to be in the Forbes Top 100 because it cared about people first. Now, it's more the bottom line and a bit impersonal, according to people who have worked here a long time. The campus is nice and in a good location. There are a variety of jobs available.

    ConsSRA should make it easier to people transition projects to get the position easier. When changing projects, it's like changing companies. SRA should make it easier and almost by default accept you into any other project.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRestore the annual company party we used to have. Also, people with seniority should not have to "negotiate" their salaries if they wish to switch projects. The project or company should pay the difference.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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