SRA International Reviews in Rockville, MD

Updated August 20, 2014
Updated August 20, 2014
432 Reviews
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Pros
  • SRA provides a very relaxed atmosphere and places a focus on work-life balance (in 40 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 17 reviews)

  • Company no longer keeps you around to find a spot if your contract ends (in 13 reviews)

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Used to be an employee oriented company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  2.  

    Very good groop of individuals

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Help Desk Specialist in Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - Help Desk Specialist in Rockville, MD

    I worked at SRA International full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good company to to use as a jumping platform. The current CEO was an aerospace engineer out of California and he probably knows his stuff., so hopefully less bureaucracy that strangles most DC-based companies I'm not sure about advancement, however I would consider working for them again if they offered me a perfect job.

    Cons

    There is no demand for employees to excel or renew their IT certifications.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Demand more IT certifications from your IT people. and provide better educational resources.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Working to find its way in a new reality

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

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

    Pros

    Established record as a good Federal IT contractor
    Good benefits
    Not many crazies in management

    Cons

    Performance slipping in recent years after decades of growth
    Acquisitions and getting acquired has produced management churn
    Not clear where things are headed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I wish upper management had a better idea of what people at the bottom do in their work directly with the client. We're slipping into being just another contracting shop that works hard to put up good numbers (like all the other guys). Develop better pathways to advance inside the company because internal mobility is not functioning at all right now.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    My experience has been positive, tough, challenging, but fair.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Rockville, MD

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

    Pros

    Here are some of the best reasons to work for SRA in my opinion: Flexible schedules, partial or full telecommuting available for some jobs (working from home), and domestic partner health insurance

    Cons

    I know this seems very petty, but one con, in my opinion, involves not enough of celebrating the employees themselves. For example, I would like to have at least one monthly celebration for all the folks with birthdays in that particular month.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Since SRA is a bigger company from the one I worked at previously, it seems a bit more scattered and unorganized. Some of the folks in leadership positions seem to need a little more 'hands on experience' with the day-to-day activities so they have a better understanding of what is going on.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Lots of changes right now; could lead to immense success or modest failure.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Rockville, MD

    I have been working at SRA International

    Pros

    Large company with lots of opportunity. Forbes '100 best places to work'. Competitive salary.

    Cons

    Difficult acquisitions going on right now. Not sure of the outcome.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More communication is needed from top to bottom.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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