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"A solid company in the past on the decline"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at SRA International full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

Good comparative salaries and easy going jobs for non performers

Cons

Top management does not believe in diversity. 9 of 10 top leaders in the company are White men, and 10th is a white woman. Lack of transparency and trust with senior management.

Advice to Management

Adapt to some diversity in the top management, and instill some of the culture and values that the founder put in, and established a great company.

Other Employee Reviews for SRA International

  1. Helpful (7)

    "A company in a death spiral"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Fairfax, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SRA International full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    A job at SRA is better than being unemployed.

    Cons

    Being sold to Providence Equity was the worst thing that could have happened to SRA employees. Many other reviews tell the story about cut benefits, so there's no need to repeat those. The capability centers are a joke. Their leaders are new to the company, have no idea about who has what skills and where they are located in the company. They have no idea about past performance and have no idea who does know. Dissolving the horizontal specialty practices has been a disaster. The specialty practices used to manage their staffs and projects managers could go to practice management for help staffing surge or part-time requirements. Now, project managers can't staff or deliver surge, short or part-time projects.

    Overhead no longer exists. You can't even get $1,000 for tools or training. SRA is hemorrhaging experienced staff and managers. Bill Ballhaus has surrounded himself with a bunch of sycophants who are out of touch with their teams and reality. The company has lost recompetes and hasn't won much in the way of new business. While management boasts about the IDIQ or BPA contract wins, the company has won few, if any, task orders under those IDIQs or BPAs. SRA recently received a stop work order on a large (100+ staff) contract because of delivery issues.

    Long term employees at all level are demoralized. While the company publishes the percentage of voluntary terminations (one or two percent above competitors), they are afraid to publish the number of people who are laid-off.

    The company used to pride itself on hiring people for a career, not a contract. Now it's a lousy body shop. It's really upsetting to see what has happened to a once great company.

    Advice to Management

    Sell the company as quickly as possible since Humpty Dumpty can't be put back together. Quit filling your pockets with bonuses while you cut benefits and give miniscule raises. Stop telling lies to employees by saying that what you're doing to the employees is happening at all of your competitors.


  2. "A family values company known for honesty and service."

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    Former Employee - Senior Executive Assistant in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Executive Assistant in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    SRA is a very family oriented company. Customers/Clients always come first, with the upmost respect and service. SRA Employees are treated with the same respect, with great benefits, and job placement.

    Cons

    Industrial progress, and business processes have changed over the years making for more automated and less of a personal relationship between clients, employees, and corporate staff.

    Advice to Management

    Remember SRA Core Values.

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