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"Can be a good or bad experience - Depends on your role in the company"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Business Systems Analyst in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Senior Business Systems Analyst in Washington, DC
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

There is healthcare coverage for domestic partners, telecommuting option for some employees, flexible work schedule, freedom to complete work without a lot of micromanaging (depends on your supervisor), the clients we work for are impressive, lots of diversity among employees, long contracts provide for steady work for a good amount of time.

Cons

Vacation days have decreased, healthcare is more expensive and benefits have decreased, the maximum amount of PTO (paid time off) has been capped lower - for example, employees may earn only 1x their annual cap before they can no longer accrue PTO, whereas last year, employees could earn 1.5x their annual cap. There is a distinct separation between workers who are familiar with the product (the software, program details, etc) and the management who seem to not know much about the product. The company is so large that it is hard to get assistance from your leadership, and those from HQ (in Fairfax, VA) never visit the remote sites, even if the remote site is only miles away. They are always busy and their commitments seem to be to please their own leadership. Leadership is very male heavy, and I still believe women are paid less than men for the same roles. My company was acquired by SRA a few years ago; we had an all female leadership staff, and everyone believed they were excellent, however, when SRA took over, all of the women were either fired, pressured to leave, or taken off the project and replaced with men. Excellent, knowledge, and extremely talented folks were dismissed/ignored/treated poorly, and it seemed that leadership brought in their own "crew". There is no logical or effective mentor/mentee program, as in my last company. In SRA, if you are chosen to have one, you are assigned a mentor who you don't know/have never met/has no knowledge of your project. You contact them, and they don't know what to say to you & ask you to lead the conversation (Keep in mind that you didn't ask for a mentor, but you are just assigned one) - therefore, what use are they? Lastly, if leadership doesn't feel you are important enough, they will not introduce you to client personnel, even if you are all attending a meeting together! All the men will huddle and talk together, and the one or two females are ignored by their own team leadership in front of the client.

Advice to Management

Do whatever you can to hold on to the talented, dedicated and passionate workers; Otherwise, expect them to leave and soon become our competitors. Give more teleworking options and more spot bonuses.

Other Employee Reviews for SRA International

  1. Helpful (6)

    "Great company for managers"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at SRA International full-time

    Pros

    If you are in management you can get semi-annual and annual raises, quarterly and or half yearly bonuses without. In addition at senior manager level, you can get Individual Incentive Compensation at 10, 20, 40, 60, 80 Percent of your base salary. So you really can make a lot doing clerical, co-ordination work, and smooching around.
    You can leave all the tough technology challenges, thinking and work on to your senior and junior engineers, and analysts. If you have great engineers on your team then your income potential from SRA is great while providing peanuts to your engineers, and blame it on company policy.

    Cons

    Quarterly benefits cuts, upper management training in spin talk and pretending. Engineers have soft and hard salary caps. Their raises are computed after management folks are paid theirs. Very limited career growth prospects for managers and engineers. Spin management of Ballhaus. Forced to reduce employee performance ratings to lower salary raises for engineers, and like.
    Sliding towards now where, and sinking. Most likely getting prepped up for a sale in the near future.

    Advice to Management

    Management overhaul top to bottom


  2. Helpful (3)

    "bully acceptance"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    great professionals, great contract opportunities

    Cons

    two bully situations that never went beyond the manager to HR.

    Advice to Management

    Take bullying more serious and add a process to ensure these situations do not impact the victim.


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