SRA International

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SRA International Reviews

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
452 Reviews
2.8
452 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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  1.  

    Job

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    OK i will do my best

    Cons

    Normal monday morning work force.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Growing in strength

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

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

    Pros

    SRA has a strong sense of culture and values and is truly committed to its customers and employees. Like many federal contractors, the company has been operating in a tough market for the last few years and, despite having to make some difficult decisions during that period, it seems that the company is now positioned well for the future. Collaboration at SRA is second to none.

    Cons

    The benefits are good, although there have been some benefit reductions over the last few years. I don't think this is any different to the rest of the industry, however.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be straight with employees. We're all in it together.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    SRA is a great company to work for

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Lead Analyst in Washington, DC

    I have been working at SRA International full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I work at the client's site, so my interaction with company personnel is limited. Management has always been supportive and do what they can to support me and my customer. Their have been management reductions as the compay is trying to be leaner and more competitive in the federal contracting arena.

    Cons

    Like many companies, SRA is cutting back on benefits and has reduced company staff a few times over the last three years. They still offer a good salary and a decent level of benefits.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Smart, hard-working, dedicated people. Confusing company structure.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Energy Engineer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Energy Engineer in Washington, DC

    I have been working at SRA International full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The pay is fair and most people seem very dedicated to the work. Employees are very well educated and knowledgeable in their subject area.

    Cons

    Benefits keep getting cut or "restructured." Frequent management restructuring makes it difficult to contact the proper person for issues that may arise. Not enough people seem to know enough about the company. There is a disconnect between upper management and employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more communicative with the employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Pros and Cons

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

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

    Pros

    Most of the people are nice; I'm employed

    Cons

    Micromanaging by upper management and TLs. Benefits have gotten worse over the last few years and raises are non existent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees and have a better work like balance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Director, Programs/Project Management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at SRA International full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Strong professional atmosphere with several centers of excellence for participation and professional growth. Many opportunities for exercising the Entrepreneurial spirit to develop leading strategies for Cloud implementation, Cyber Security practices, and much more.
    Excellent work-life balance policies and strong support for high educational pursuits.

    Cons

    Standard benefits among companies of this size are a little thin. Corporate strategy to trim non-producing work areas have reduced opportunities to invest in employees to maintain marketplace subject matter expertise. Employees that are working on-site directly for the customer are detached from the corporate culture and there is a struggle to keep the flow of information consistently fresh.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Excellent, ethical consulting company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Principal Consultant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Principal Consultant in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Great people, good work-life balance, and the company's commitment to honesty and service really show through in the majority of its managers and leaders. Compensation was fair. Many talented consultants out to provide excellent value to the government.

    Cons

    The relationship between the various acquired entities that made up SRA, at that time, was awkward for consultants trying to move across the organization. The cultures, while similar, were so tight-knit that it often felt like other divisions weren't as supportive of your success as your own.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 9 people found this helpful  

    Look at its SEC filings via Edgar & see that SRA is deeply in debt & in critical financial distress

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    Former Employee - Anonymous in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at SRA International full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Volgenau founded this company and in its heyday it was a good place to work. SRA still offers benefits to pay for about one certification per year but not enough paid days to take the training. The college, degree-seeking tuition reimbursement is after-the fact - you pay for it first & must earn a grade of B or better in order to be reimbursed.

    Cons

    Volgenau & cronies artificially inflated stock value prior to selling SRA to a holding company, so he got what he wanted per share for his retirement nest egg & to hell with the backlash. Holding company cannot unload SRA to a buyer for the price it paid, so SRA has been trimming the fat ever since. Employees are listed on SRA's SEC 10K as its most valued asset yet 10K financials show the costs for severance packages are huge meaning that employees are leaving (or being fired) in droves. Changes eliminated ALL sick leave, personal time has been cut by more than a week, hourly workers were switched to salaried (less pay) so you must work for free to get your job done. Horrible Cigna health insurance (check out its Facebook page "posts to page" for complaints) with huge out-of-pocket "deductible" costs & rules so complicated & arbitrarily applied that nobody can successfully navigate them. If you are hospitalized, you'll be paying thousands for you & thousands for any family member. If you go to the ER, you'll be paying $300 if not admitted. Each year, the health plan changes so you pay more of everything yourself. Zero cost of living increases, & zero raises in last several years. 401K percentage-of-salary contribution only made on the last day of year, so if you leave or are laid off prior to Dec 31st, you forfeit. I wouldn't be surprised if SRA just pays the fine & shuffles employees off to Obamacare. I gagged on its requirement that I complete tutorials on ethics, corporate loyalty & contributions to the team when its own founder did the opposite.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sequestration sucks but practice what you preach. If CEOs & managers make bald-faced lies, don't expect employees to reach moral benchmarks set by hypocrites. You've cut the benefits of workers - now do the same with your top management. The old man V took the money and ran leaving everyone holding the bag. If you want to put cash into it, ensure that the cash-making workers are content. Also, change is better embraced when it occurs gradually and with plenty of advance warning. You do yourselves no favors by springing unfavorable changes in benefits onto unsuspecting workers. A heads up a full year in advance would be appreciated.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    New Logo Says It All

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

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

    Pros

    Peers are fantastic and are very smart people.

    Cons

    The New Logo that apparently cost the company hundreds of thousands of dollars is garbage. My 10 year old could have done a better job. A Logo with a reflection?? What is this, 1996?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 7 people found this helpful  

    Honesty and Service?

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Infrastructure Architect in Chesapeake, VA
    Former Employee - Infrastructure Architect in Chesapeake, VA

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

    Pros

    Excellent non management people to work with.
    Relaxed Environment and attempts to boost morale.

    Cons

    Management is very dishonest, not trained in their jobs, and have absolutely no empathy for nothing but bonus money for them. Do not take care of their skilled workers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try some honesty, because you all get a F in that area, and that says a lot about your leadership.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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