Working at CSRA | Glassdoor

CSRA Overview

Work Here? Get a Free Employer Account
Falls Church, VA
10000+ employees
2015
Company - Public (CSRA)
IT Services
$5 to $10 billion (USD) per year
Unknown
General Dynamics Information Technology and CSRA have united to create the premier provider of high-tech IT solutions to the government IT market. Together as General Dynamics Information Technology, we deliver cost-effective, next-generation IT solutions and services to the ... Read more

Mission: Our mission is to develop exceptional, next-generation IT solutions and professional services for our government customers to enable the safety, security, health, and well-being of our nation.

We are a company of over 40,000 smart, talented individuals who ... Read more

CSRA Reviews

3.1
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Amy Gilliland
20 Ratings
  • Helpful (2)

    "Program Manager"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Manager in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Program Manager in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CSRA full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I worked for CSC (then CSRA after the SRA buy out) for 14 years. With CSC I had a fabulous experience. The management throughout the corporation was amazing, supportive, and worked to promote from within. Communications bilaterally and up/down the chain was fantastic and promotions were regularly given. Locally, I was able to provide incentives to my teams and once the bonus program was installed, I was able to recognize top performers and teams that excelled. Contracting, sub-contracting, HR, and corporate leadership were all available.
    Would have stayed there forever except for the buyout by SRA

    Cons

    When SRA took over, they laid off CSC personnel left and right (which was horrible to experience). Being bought out by a company that was in default, nearing bankruptcy, and already placed with a holding company - then putting those same leaders in place was a collosal slap in the face to all of us. Laying off the folks at corporate the way they did was another slap in the face. Local leadership faltered under this tumultuous time and while our teams were able to continue to produce, the hits just kept on coming, and folks were notified right before Christmas that their jobs were being terminated. Others showed up to work , were greated by security and told to turn in their badges and their secretaries would bring them their belongings. As soon as the secretaries complied, they were then told to go clean out their desks. It was, as I said, a very unprofessional time and a sad statement of fact on how such a great company, like CSC, took it in the shorts through SRA's merger and management. I hope, that GDIT does a better job of it than SRA did. The old CSC was a great place to work and the culture was fantastic.

    Advice to Management

    I don't know GDITs culture, but what made CSC such a great place to work was the integrity of the staff at all levels. They said what they would do, then did what they said. There were no promises made that weren't kept. Leaders were empowered. Program Managers who ran teams that successfully delivered were able to provide incentives to those teams. DO NOT go back to the process where only the top 1% or 2% are allowed raises, that was totally unfair. In a large team environment, everyone is responsible for the success of the team, even the lowliest position has merit when that job has to get done. A team rises or falls based on the tempo and leadership, give your leaders the ability to lead by providing them with the tools and support they need to succeed. Best of luck to GDIT - you have some great folks on board and I hope you all grow together.

See All 694 Reviews

CSRA Photos

CSRA photo of: Larry Prior and Ashley Rockett at the Integrated Technology Center grand opening
CSRA photo of: Our interns ended the summer with a breakfast with the CEO, Our Young Professional Group, and Managers. It was a fun morning where everyone got to talk about their enjoyable summer.
CSRA photo of: Our Bossier City Office in Louisiana participated in a volunteer event to raise school supplies for local area students! We love giving back and supporting our local communities!
CSRA photo of: Wreaths across America
CSRA photo of: AFCEA Golf Tournament
CSRA photo of: MSC Sealift
See All PhotosSee All

CSRA Interviews

Experience

Experience
65%
22%
13%

Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview
58%
10%
10%
9
7
4
2

Difficulty

2.4
Average

Difficulty

Hard
Average
Easy
  1. Helpful (2)  

    Java Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MD
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at CSRA (Columbia, MD) in September 2013.

    Interview

    It was strictly a phone interview, no in person interview. Interview lasted no more than 10-15 minutes. Was interviewed by an HR person as well as a developer team lead. I received an offer from a CSC recruiter within a couple hours of the interview.

    Interview Questions

    • It was not a technical interview. It was my first developer position so they asked about past school projects. They also asked what I felt were my strengths and weaknesses. Other than that, they provided a brief overview of the contract and the atmosphere of the office.   Answer Question
See All 100 Interviews

CSRA Awards & Accolades

  • 2017 Top 100 Remote Work, FlexJobs, 2017
  • Top Internship, Vault, 2017
See More

Work at CSRA? Share Your Experiences

CSRA
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
 
Click to Rate
or