SRA International Reviews

Updated September 8, 2014
Updated September 8, 2014
413 Reviews
2.7
413 Reviews
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SRA International CEO William L. Ballhaus
William L. Ballhaus
140 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • work / life balance, fexability, fellow employees support (in 34 reviews)

  • good benefits , although every year they are becoming less and less (in 28 reviews)


Cons
  • In short, the upper management doesn't seem to recognize there are people working for them (in 14 reviews)

  • Not quallifying for 50 Best Companies to Work For is justified (in 7 reviews)

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  1.  

    PM

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager

    I have been working at SRA International full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good salary and befits that match industry standards; benefits have been modified due to slow down in government and defense contracting.

    Cons

    Challenges: teams working on client sites are disconnected from senior/middle management that work at headquarter locations; managers that do not work on client sites do not appreciate what the on-site teams do or how they impact the company and or client.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    On site PMs and teams have more insight of client and business trends which is not fully appreciated by management; all work is not IT related. When cutting or modifying benefits don’t spin it, just lay it out there and say management made the decision for the good of the company.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good Entry level experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer  in  Clarksburg, WV
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Clarksburg, WV

    I have been working at SRA International full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good people who allow you to learn at a good pace.
    Good entry level program that does not expect results immediately.

    Cons

    No upward mobility.
    Work away from headquarters so we do not get a lot of attention from the company itself.
    Moving up in pay grade is very difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Meet with your satellite staff more often.
    Have a more competitive pay package and increases in salary or you will lose good workers to competition.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great culture, Good Pay

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

    I worked at SRA International

    Pros

    - Culture is very fun, you can set your own hours within reason as long as everything gets done
    - CEO is extremely humble, talks to everyone
    - Plenty of opportunities for growth and innovation from inside

    Cons

    - Not as much name brand
    - Hard to do government contracting in this environment

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Bottom dollar matters most

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SRA International

    Pros

    If you are on a good contract, you will feel valued, experience career growth, and flexible work arrangements. There are some great people to work with, but you have to find them.

    Cons

    For all the good of leadership at the top, it doesn't trickle down where it is important. Benefits and financial policies are not what they used to be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Why are some contracts like the Wild West? Please review contracts so that you know which ones require your attention immediately.

  6.  

    Project Manager

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Principal  in  Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Principal in Fairfax, VA

    I worked at SRA International full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good team, opportunity to grow, good benefits, lots of free online training, good compensation...

    Cons

    If one is there for a long time, even with average raise the overall compensation goes up. This makes the management extremely concerned because with the market competition, the newer contracts have reduced margins.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    SRA is a great place to work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Washington, DC

    I have been working at SRA International full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The cluture is superb: work hard and you will be rewarded.

    Cons

    Hard to move up to new positions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Used to be an employee oriented company

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer V  in  Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Software Engineer V in Rockville, MD

    I have been working at SRA International full-time

    Pros

    A reliable administrative staff
    Decent benefits
    Decent pay

    Cons

    Disconnect with offsite government contractors
    Reduced benefits

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Drive to succeed sacrifices people focus

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    • 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

    Pros

    Good people working hard to help the company succeed.

    Cons

    Culture has changed, and with that the dilution of living the values it was known for. It is not the same employee- caring company. People are working harder than ever, and benefits, services and support for employees is declining.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your project managers and people versus the core corporate leverage teams.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Excellent Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Master Software Engineer  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Master Software Engineer in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at SRA International full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Solid pay and benefits, well defined processes and policies, honesty and integrity.
    Rewarding projects using cutting edge tools and systems.
    Continuing education and certifications are supported financially.

    Cons

    Government Contracting can be a risky proposition depending on how the political and economic winds are blowing. Advancement takes awhile, but will come to the talented.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to nurture the culture and values that have made the company strong.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 6 people found this helpful  

    Really Bad Leadership Affects Projects They Have No Expertise In. Whats the Bottom Line Mentality.

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

    I have been working at SRA International full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    If you are on a long term contract, they leave you and management alone. The company only focuses on new business and at risk contracts.

    Cons

    The company just revamped its logo and slogan. This supposedley costs enough to cancel the annual August company family day at Six Flags for all employees. The new logo is very unoriginal (SRA with a reflection of the letters SRA) and much worse than the one SRA has had for years. I don't know how anyone who views the two could say that the new one is better or adds any value. This environmental friendly company now has to get rid of all of the old logo paperwork. Another corporate suck move and execution failure. Did I mention that SRA is owned by an Investment Firm ready to flip it to one of the large gov contractors when the price becomes right?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go away. Volgenau has no power now and doesn't seem to care that the great company he built is almost dead.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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