SRA International

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SRA International Reviews

Updated December 20, 2014
Updated December 20, 2014
455 Reviews
2.8
455 Reviews
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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.  

    lead BA

    • 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

    Pros

    Good compensation, flexible work schedule, good work/off-work balanse

    Cons

    No team work since it's telecommute, decline benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep benefits

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A Great Company to Work For

    • 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

    Pros

    If you are looking for a company with a great worklife balance setting and a friendly environment- this is the company to work for.

    Cons

    Nothing that I can think of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest in communicating any changes or restructuring departments and let the employees in on the ultimate goals.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Start out very well, but in recent years benefits are disappearing.

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

    I have been working at SRA International

    Pros

    Great coworkers and work environment. Good pay.

    Cons

    Benefits such as health insurance in decline.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Return to your values and focus on your employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    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.

  8. 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
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Last Straw

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

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

    Pros

    Depends on the project that an employee works on. Feeling toward the company will rely heavily on feeling toward the middle management. I am on a project that is up for re-compete. I like the project so I hope SRA loses so I can join a better company and stay on the project.

    Cons

    The company has turned negatively from a consistent Forbes Top 100 company to a debt ridden defense contractor that is owned by an equity firm. The company is mostly has debt issues because the equity firm overpaid and the employees are taking the hit from these mistakes. Consistent benefits cuts over 3 years has made a lot of talent jump ship. The company is mostly a body shop at this point. Bid low, hope to win. If SRA wins, the senior leadership is awarded while the middle management is left to pick up the pieces from the poorly bid proposal effort.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Providence Equity should sell the company to release SRA employees from their wrath. The current SRA CEO is just a puppet and SRA former great leadership (Ernst) appears to have no power anymore.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    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

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