SRA International

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SRA International Reviews

Updated January 28, 2015
Updated January 28, 2015
466 Reviews
2.9
466 Reviews
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SRA International CEO 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.  

    Overall a good company to work for.

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

    I have been working at SRA International full-time

    Pros

    Good medical benefits, but not great, although great may be a thing of the past across the board. Opportunities for learning and plugging in, if you are resourceful and tenacious. Educational benefits include tuition reimbursement, SkillPort, and sometimes certification boot camps. Corporately sponsored events include family fun day, and holiday parties.

    Cons

    Difficult to advance within the company, especially if you are off site at a contract.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create an environment where employees really feel valued, rather than go through exercises that seem value-less, such as performance plans. Not all employees are created equal. For those who are highly talented and have low salary, reevaluate and compensate accordingly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Contracts

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

    I worked at SRA International

    Pros

    Great Benefits for company employees

    Cons

    Jobs are contracts are awarded and end

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Job placement programs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good company to work for

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

    I have been working at SRA International

    Pros

    give you a lot of opportunities to learn via their web portal and virtual classes.

    Cons

    management is a little bit slow in encouragement .

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Average All Around Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Project Manager in Windsor Mill, MD
    Current Employee - Technical Project Manager in Windsor Mill, MD

    I have been working at SRA International

    Pros

    Leadership, personal growth, work life balance

    Cons

    Recently cut benefits regarding vacations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need better benefits to retain staff

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    This company at the time of my employment was a career oriented organization, which is rare for a govt contractor.

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

    I have been working at SRA International

    Pros

    company will invest in personal growth. Company values are sound; work life experience is the best that I've seen in my various extents at other companies.

    Cons

    The company in private now, so some of the values have changed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Misc

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

    I have been working at SRA International full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Desire to do the right thing, desire to improve

    Cons

    Too late to see the need for improvement

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    From fantastic to craptastic

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SRA International

    Pros

    They used to be great.

    Cons

    They are sinking fast and keep taking benefits away.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your act together.

  9.  

    long term employee, still love the company, think it's headed in the right direction

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

    I have been working at SRA International

    Pros

    good people, good benefits, great training opportunities, most projects are very flexible

    Cons

    difficulty winning new business means less opportunities, focus on hiring outside rather than promoting from within, some unfair policies for long term employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    fix the PTO problem

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Affordable Care Act Contractor with SRA

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IPA in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - IPA in Houston, TX

    I have been working at SRA International as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great co-workers with a large variety of industry backgrounds and a laid-back work environment.

    Cons

    No clear expectations made head-on, non-existent deadlines/unreasonable goals, zero rewards for work performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop micro-managing your employees. Set explicit and measurable goals and deadlines. Cross-train your employees so they are able to hold multiple responsibilities. Utilize your actual support staff to perform outreach duties in order to increase the productivity of contract staff and become more cost effective. Have some trust in your employees. Know when to lessen your direct supervision. As a new employee grows more confident in their role, reduce your direct supervision of them.

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

    Management was good, communication was poor

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

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

    Pros

    I appreciated the management style and accountability while at SRA. The environment promoted a decent work-life balance and management was always willing to meet and discuss new ideas and issues.

    Cons

    Poor communication about vision of the company and, being a large company with telecommuting, a lot of phone tag-ups at odd hours that seemed like wasted time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More training opportunities for employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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