SRA International Reviews

Updated March 29, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Benefits Diminish Each Year

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

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

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

    Pros

    Great people and work environment if you're lucky enough to be on a good team

    Cons

    Work stability, benefits keep diminishing, employees have to pay for their own parking at the corporate office if they don't have a desk there

    Advice to Management

    Bring back our benefits

  2. Helpful (1)

    Looking to better position for a successful future in a competitve market, a company in the midst of shifting priorities

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Overall culture encourages learning, career advancement, mentorship, and personal growth. Senior level management is accessible/transparent, major company decisions are communicated openly with ample opportunity for employee engagement/discussion. New benefits program is very customizable and cost efficient. Vacation/PTO policy very flexible. Company that clearly cares about its employees.

    Cons

    From external rebranding to new internal mobility initiatives to a new benefits program to an upcoming headquarters move to Chantilly, the company is clearly refocusing its corporate priorities. For better or worse, it's still too early to tell. While employees are overall friendly/approachable, company divisions feel very insulated from each other (not many opportunities for cross-division or cross-project engagement).

    Advice to Management

    While evolution is necessary, it's feeling a bit like corporate has gotten swept up in the winds of change by implementing a whole slew of new initiatives all at once without taking time to see whether the resulting effects are positive or negative.

  3. SRA was a good place to work. I learned a lot of skill to help me accomplish my growth.

    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Washington, DC

    I worked at SRA International

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good people and good training

    Cons

    I did not have any issues

    Advice to Management

    keep hiring only good people

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  5. We got acquired by SRA and they promptly started laying us off, including me. Revolving door management.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer in Bethesda, MD
    Former Employee - Engineer in Bethesda, MD

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    A lot of very smart people work at SRA.

    Cons

    Ongoing cuts to benefits, office space and training. Lost over a 1000 positions in the sequestration while upper management kept turning over. Sometimes it's not clear where the ship is headed.

    Advice to Management

    Be straight up with people about the cuts and don't pretend that less is somehow more. Figure out what SRA will be known for. Every week go meet the people at the bottom doing the work.

  6. Helpful (1)

    A diamond in the rough

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Cyber Security Engineer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Cyber Security Engineer in Washington, DC

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunities exist here if you treat your career as if you're an entrepreneur. Colleagues are extremely helpful, caring, and friendly. Projects are interesting as well. My PM is very open, communicative and supportive.

    Cons

    Vacation time is horrible at best! One bucket for sick, vacation, and comp time. Earning time off is a joke. I started with more time off 24 years ago. Taking advantage of training is a murky process.

    Advice to Management

    Speak to and about diversity more and openly. Train to retain!

  7. Average government contractor

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Energy Engineer in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Energy Engineer in Washington, DC

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

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people and a good environment. I think people were fairly compensated and recognized for their accomplishments.

    Cons

    Poor communication and a difficult industry. Government contracting is currently being squeezed.

  8. Helpful (2)

    Tread Carefully

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

    I worked at SRA International full-time (less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Large established company with many career paths to choose.

    Cons

    On-site management allows the government to intimidate and push them around. The workers have scarce protection from government verbal abuses and meddling. This was clearly inappropriate. Team leaders have very little actual work experience in the specified field. Paid time off (like vacation or sick) was hard to come by. One of the supervisors is a lying, petty, backbiting, gossiping and worthless individual who's hellbent on manipulating the team to get his way. He also rats out co-workers, spreads lies and sides with the government to stay in their favor. Individuals with experience and confidence were perceived (and treated) as threats and purged (fired). During orientation, company stated they take pride in their diversity. However, in the Fairfax upper leadership team, five white males and one white female was they only thing offered to back up this claim. I think they are lying to themselves. Work there if you are desperate for a full-time gig. Otherwise, hold on for something better.

    Advice to Management

    Your managers need some backbone to stand up to an abusive and meddling government.

  9. Ability to grow with many avenues.

    Current Employee - Monitor All Systems in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Monitor All Systems in Washington, DC

    I have been working at SRA International

    Pros

    Commuter benefits, diverse atmosphere and many sources to learn more in depth of a particular skill.

    Cons

    Many opportunities however are hard to come by for an employee that is new to the IT field.

    Advice to Management

    Better support

  10. Interning at SRA

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly in Chantilly, VA
    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly in Chantilly, VA

    I worked at SRA International as an intern (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Worked with higher level management on meaningful projects.

    Cons

    Internship program is very new; some interns were unhappy with their placements.

    Advice to Management

    Keep being friendly and teach more valuable lessons to interns.

  11. Senior Executive Assistant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Executive Assistant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Executive Assistant in Washington, DC

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The position allowed me an excellent opportunity to work independently, be a team player and provide input on administrative ways to improve the operation of the office.

    Cons

    Regret with contractors your time is limited with the job.

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for allowing me to express and demonstrate innovative ideas.

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