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"Good Federal IT company lost focus"

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Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Arlington, VA
Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Arlington, VA
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Smart, hard working people
Some very good managers
Convenient VA locations
New management understands the business
Much improved remote technologies enable teleworking
Great benefits
Good pay

Cons

Culture stuck in the past
"Gone native" reflecting the government mindset
No working strategy or implementation skills
Poor business processes
Very poor business development skills
Do not live their published values

Advice to Management

Quickly establish strategy and push it down to the tactical level
Clone the best managers to replace those who understand professional services
Hire from next tier firms - PWC, McKinsey, etc. - and allow them to re-ground the business

Other Employee Reviews for SRA International

  1. "Best Job Ever. They took a chance and I stepped up"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The culture throughout the company is second to none. Dynamic, cordial, professional, talented, and not oppressive. Good benefits and a great community charity culture. Good work, life balance in most sectors, depending on clients and customers. Many opportunities to expand knowledge and talent. High expectations for product delivery to the customer.
    Very diverse backgrounds up and down the ladder. No restriction on sharing ideas and the culture really stretches each professional. Everyone is encouraged to step outside their comfort zone, although the company general is risk averse.

    Cons

    Organizational stove-pipes. Difficult to transition between silo's. The revenue model is built on back-log of work for client professional services. Since the company does not produce any tangible article, brain-power and expertise are the order of the day. Looking for new problems to solve can be a tedious process given the competition and the landscape of potential.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your talent. It rarely takes much to hold onto your talent; pat on the back, recognition, lunch, day off, bonus, recognition in front of others. People rarely stay at any company just for the money. Meaningful work, a chance to make a difference, appreciation for effort expended. Positive atmosphere.


  2. "IT Specialist"

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    Current Employee - IT Professional in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - IT Professional in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits, Matching 401K up to 8%, provides free parking at client site, great culture and love the people I work with.

    Cons

    Raises are low and when promoted the chances of an good increase of pay is very low.


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