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CACI International Reviews

Updated May 21, 2017
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  1. "Great company for contract work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Electronics Technician in Springfield, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Electronics Technician in Springfield, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CACI International full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay and vacation time. Management seems to care about the employees. Mobility within the company.

    Cons

    Medical benefits are not as competitive as they could be.


  2. "Things, they are a changing!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager (Technical) in Chantilly, VA
    Current Employee - Project Manager (Technical) in Chantilly, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    follows a modified Shipley process
    No lack for B&P
    Fairly good retention plan through training and internal mobility
    Ability to rise to your potential if you're patient.

    Cons

    If you don't like the org structure, your boss, business group alignment, or strategic goals, sit tight, they change yearly at least.
    If you come in through M&A prepare to be integrated into the BORG in a rather painful fashion.

    Advice to Management

    Pick a plan and stick with it, it's hard to hit a moving target.
    Communicate better and set up a Tiger Team to help integrate newbies


  3. Helpful (7)

    "sweat shop"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Background Investigator in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Background Investigator in Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Work from home office. Independence.

    Cons

    Background investigators kept on production status which jeopardizes the purpose of the job. Raise amounts are insulting, especially when you have met/exceeded expectations.

    Advice to Management

    Don't micro-manage. Trust your employees.


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  5. "Subcontracts Administrator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Subcontract Administrator in Chantilly, VA
    Current Employee - Subcontract Administrator in Chantilly, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at CACI International full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great culture, flexible work schedule and ability to work home, Competitive Salary and room for upward movement, Company is a cash cow and is aggressive in growth opportunities either organic but more likely through acquisition.

    Cons

    CEO seems out of touch with problems of worker bees, usually restricted to area's with military presence, high pressure scenarios are common as Industry is very competitive


  6. "Awesome company to work for!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Information Security Specialist, Principal in Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Information Security Specialist, Principal in Honolulu, HI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CACI International full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits (401k, great group insurance, company paid S/T and L/T disability insurance, really affordable health and dental insurance, 10 paid federal holidays + vacations and sick days accrued every pay period, pay period is twice a month, performance-based yearly salary increase! yeah!....great management from the top down! The company culture is big on ethics and excellence--which I like.

    They have mobility HR personnel to work with you if you want to move to different states or overseas, provides paid vouchers for IT certifications, and if you submit your request early, you get up to $12K in tuition assistance per year for higher education.

    I've been a defense contractor for MANY companies (ITT Exelis, KBR, SAIC, Glotech, etc) the past 12 years; CACI is the ONLY company that I've stayed with this long! In the private sector (back in the 90s and early 2000), I've also worked at Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Smith Barney...and they do not hold a candle to CACI either.

    This company is the most professional, stable company I've ever dealt with. we get regular meetings with management regarding contracts if they are ever up for rebid and they are good about providing the workers regarding visibility on the future of their contracts. Most IT contracts are pretty long-term, so you are good to go for 7-10 years at a time. Since the company hires good people, we hardly have issues with rebids. The CEO holds regular webinars with the staff...and management makes effort to get to know their staff.

    Cons

    They don't offer fully paid maternity leaves (but aside from Google and Facebook, not too many US companies currently offer them), so you have to take a company-paid short-term or long-term disability instead if you are out on maternity leave. However, if paid maternity leave becomes mandated by the federal govt, you can be sure they'd be one of the first to implement it!

    IT Boot camps and conferences are hard to get funding for (unless they are absolutely required for your job), but since there are plenty of free training/resources out there, I don't care about this so much.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up what you are doing!


  7. Helpful (6)

    "Avoid if at all possible."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - GIS Technician in Fort Collins, CO
    Former Employee - GIS Technician in Fort Collins, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You can set your own schedule. Benefits are decent (not great). People in this local office are generally nice, good people.

    Cons

    This place is what many of us referred to as a "GIS sweatshop". Think of a task that needs to be done multiple time on multiple maps, but cannot easily be automated by a script. You're job is to do that task manually, hundreds, or even thousands of times. The work is mind numbingly boring, and barely qualifies as GIS work - and the pay reflects that. You will learn little to nothing about real GIS work, and upward job mobility is basically nonexistent.

    Upper management likes to hire far too many people to do the job, then when there is a lull in work load, they lay off half the staff to protect their profit margins. Then, when more work comes in, they will go on a big hiring spree, have to retrain a ton of new people, and then in a few years, when the workload goes down, many of those people will get laid off again. This has been a consistent pattern, and has happened multiple times in this office's history.

    CACI exemplifies the worst in corporate culture. No one beyond your direct supervisor has any vested interest in you or your career.

    Advice to Management

    You say that the employees are CACI's greatest asset. We all know you're lying. We are numbers on a spreadsheet.

    Why not invest something in your employees? When there is a lull in workload, instead of laying off half your staff, why not take the time to teach them more about GIS? Then when the work comes back, you don't have to rehire and retrain a bunch of new people. Instead, you could actually have a staff that is now better at their jobs, and can get even more work done faster.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Disappointing"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Eatontown, NJ
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Eatontown, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CACI International full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits and 401K.

    Cons

    Tons of work, does not let up.

    Advice to Management

    Income recognition can't be the main focus as it takes away from the ability to support customer properly.


  9. "Good Defense Contractor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kittery, ME
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kittery, ME
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CACI International (More than a year)

    Pros

    Job Security good, corporate works to maintain your employment

    Cons

    Health Insurance premium coverage is absurd

    Advice to Management

    Cover more of the insurance premium, 50/50 is only competitive with Obamacare :(


  10. "Legal Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Legal Assistant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Legal Assistant in Washington, DC

    I have been working at CACI International full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Great job to learn about the law profession if you are deciding to go to law school.

    Cons

    -CACI doesn't support its lower level employees, so it's really about the experience itself.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Good & bad experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Fairfax, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CACI International (More than a year)

    Pros

    Peers & co-workers are great, have a wealth of knowledge and like to share that information among the team.

    Cons

    Management don't listen to the staff.

    Advice to Management

    More communication with your employees, listen to both sides of the conservation/story before reacting.


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