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SRA International Reviews

Updated August 14, 2018
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Lawrence B. Prior III
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Pros
  • "Very respectful of a good work/life balance" (in 58 reviews)

  • "Focused on promoting a healthy, active work environment" (in 20 reviews)

Cons
  • "While I still loved the people that I worked closely with, upper management change which led to not so great changes within the company" (in 25 reviews)

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  1. "A Caring Employer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SRA International (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The company gives employees the opportunities and necessary incentives to succeed. It places emphasis on skills while encouraging and assisting employees to sharpen their skills.

    Cons

    I cannot in good faith think of an important one.

    Advice to Management

    I will recommend the company to both rookies and seasoned veterans.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "A Mixed Bag"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Communications Specialist in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Communications Specialist in Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SRA International full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    SRA International was a solid place to work with many competent layers of management. They seek out and employ talented people. The company is adaptable in these sometimes unpredictable times.

    Cons

    There are way too many layers of management which slows down decision-making to a crawl. Promotions are not necessarily based on merit; those who play the system and brown nose upper management move ahead faster than those who actually deserve the promotions. Annual reviews dwell on the negative in order to keep any salary increase to a minimum. There is little interaction between departments and since the company is spread out, it is difficult to get to know your remote colleagues in person. Incompetence in middle management is accepted by SRA International which makes for added frustration amongst the worker bees.

    Advice to Management

    Realize the vast wealth of untapped potential in all SRA International employees as opposed to focusing on promoting the highly vocal backstabbers who trample on their colleagues and then quickly move their way up through the ranks.

  3. "Systems Administrator"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Alexandria, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Enjoyed my colleagues. Everyone was always willing to assist in any way possible.

    Cons

    Annual review rating process. Didn’t capture the efforts you provided year around.


  4. "Great place to work before all of the mergers"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The people are very smart

    Cons

    Benefits got cut as they prepared for sale


  5. "Hopefully the acquistion has made positive changes and nuetralized old SRA Leadership"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Development in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Business Development in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SRA International full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good mid-level managers, honest and hard working. Company has a diverse amount of contracts within DoD space.

    Cons

    Suspect senior corporate leadership left over from old SRA days are still in DoD space.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house with any residual SRA leadership.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "na"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlsbad, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlsbad, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at SRA International (Less than a year)

    Pros

    decent pay, decent office, small, but okay to be in.

    Cons

    decidedly abusive and questionable company culture

    Advice to Management

    you will get sued one day!


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Business Analyst"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Rockville, MD

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

    Pros

    Good work environment in the office and some flexibility to telecommute on specific projects. Generally, the people you work with are intelligent and focused on success.

    Cons

    Better communication when projects and funding are ending.

    Advice to Management

    Sometimes people in the SME roles get too close with clients and adapt the environment to their preferences and not the needs of the project as a whole.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Principal"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SRA International full-time

    Pros

    Was once a leader. Great culture from founder Ernst Volgeneau

    Cons

    Company sold to private equity then merged with CSC. Company lost its compass and now is part of the DC beltway body shops.


  9. "Management Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SRA International full-time

    Pros

    Good people. Very friendly and helpful.

    Cons

    Unpredictable. Need to ensure that the contract will last.

    Advice to Management

    Well done, but need to keep contracts to retain quality people.


  10. "Great place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    A challenging place to work; but, training and other resources are provided to ensure success.

    Cons

    Instability that comes with defense contract work.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to the folks in the trenches, banging out the "1s" and "0s", doing the analysis, managing the projects--they're a smart bunch!


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