SRA International

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SRA International Reviews

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
451 Reviews
2.8
451 Reviews
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SRA International CEO William L. Ballhaus
William L. Ballhaus
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • SRA provides a very relaxed atmosphere and places a focus on work-life balance (in 41 reviews)

  • good benefits , although every year they are becoming less and less (in 29 reviews)


Cons
  • Constant realignment of upper management in order to make company more competitive (in 18 reviews)

  • SRA used to have a reputation as one of THE companies to work for (in 8 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Not as supportive as it was in earlier years.

    • 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 (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work is challenging. Generally a high level of technical content to work performed. Most of staff now work off-site or telecommute so offices are often empty.

    Cons

    Leave policies have been subject to multiple changes over the past five years. Some of the changes were based on a total lack of trust in the integrity of employees, such as the decision to not allow flexing holiday leave. That now has been changed back to allowing this to take place. Lumping annual and sick leave into PTO caused hardship. Older employees who had saved sick leave for contingencies suddenly found that all sick leave was taken away. It was not an issue of paying for sick leave: all understood that that was not expected. It was just the business of taking it awy and not grandfathering for older longer term employees. Capping PTO for older employees meant that they took an 8% paycut because they could no longer accumulate any leave until they got below the cap figure. Previously, old and new leave were in two separate pots.
    Work-life balance is OK. Marketing time for front line employees who best know customers is non-existent: if they want to do it, that comes out of hide: no charge number supplied.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get in touch with your staff: a long standing complaint where middle management prefers to spend time ingratiating themselves with upper management and not staying in touch with their on-site staff. Career paths are non-existent, and are just slogans put out by management. Recent rebranding effort was expensive and meant nothing to employees other than getting a new T-shirt. New slogan "Enduring values, Inspired Performance" a poor replacement for the motto that set SRA apart and guided its first three decades: "Honesty and Service."

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Has been good...

    • 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 (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible, option to work from home as needed, work with some great and talented folks

    Cons

    healthcare costs and coverage gets worst every year, benefits being stripped yearly, mismatched job descriptions resulting in off balanced pay ranges, poor merit increases as of late, no bench warming resulting in layoffs, career path seems to be an illusion, high turnover of employees, relies on winning government contracts to keep work and employees, moral has been low and continuing to decline, consistent restructuring

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Know and hold onto your talent, so many talented folks who have done great things are often let go and there is very little ramp up time provided to new employees to adjust

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great Entry Level

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SRA International

    Pros

    Depending on contract, you can learn a lot from great people.

    Cons

    Nothing is stable in the world of federal contracting.

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  5.  

    A great two years.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Site Lead/Manager in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Site Lead/Manager in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at SRA International full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent leadership from the top leadership to the managers

    Cons

    No contract work to continue employment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have a great company but please attack work opportunities aggressively and hire me back immediately

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    data and supply chain analyst

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SRA International

    Pros

    excellent mentorship from management team

    Cons

    will not employee you if you are on the bench regardless of circumstance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be more willing to accommodate worker bees

  7.  

    Former great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at SRA International

    Pros

    Work life balance. Some nice hardworking folks hanging in there.

    Cons

    Benefits cut. Owned by investment company. High turnover. Daily layoffs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to act like you care

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    SRA International

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering in Atlanta Downtown Post Office, GA
    Current Employee - Engineering in Atlanta Downtown Post Office, GA

    I have been working at SRA International full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good ethics, possibly good career opportunities, good benefits, many sources of training materials at no cost. Quality of technical employees is super. The company has the philosophy of going after contracts where the quality of employee services is considered in making awards and not just lowest price.

    Cons

    As a contract worker, salary's are squeezed to obtain those contracts which are not weighted toward quality rather than towards the minimum bid. This also reduces the number of days off. That said they are not having any more trouble with this than most other companies. As always the instability of a contract employee's income is a problem. The company was not able to underbid other contractors for a follow on contract and I am now a short term employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have a great company. If not already being done, screen upcoming jobs against the recently laid off who had good job performance. I would return in a heartbeat for a job I am qualified to do. This is as good a company as you will ever find.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Intelligence Analyst

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

    I have been working at SRA International full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very flexible, provide additional training and tuition reimbursement

    Cons

    Only get to network with those you work with unless you attend other events .

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Manage Much

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

    I have been working at SRA International full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good team. They bring in mostly good experienced people who are cool to work with. They listen. They might not listen right away, but management all the way to the top definitely listen.

    Cons

    Micro managed and given rules to follow like a kid

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    lay off and let people work, we are all adults

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Big company, but easy to get lost in the numbers

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

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

    Pros

    One good thing was that there was actually work-life balance and the job expectations were realistic. Overall the company is well organized and has established policies and procedures.

    Cons

    I was on a small team that felt isolated from the rest of the company. I was only a number and not a person. Corporate communications were not transparent. If there was an issue with your direct manager, there was no way to escalate that. Opportunities for career growth were not clear.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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