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Updated September 13, 2017
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Lawrence B. Prior III
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  • 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 24 reviews)

  • Internal mobility seemed to be quite difficult unless your own business unit had other opportunities to move you to (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "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.


  2. "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!

  3. "A sold okay.."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SRA International full-time

    Pros

    Good team environment, good work life balance

    Cons

    Difficult time shifting across accounts, compensation below market value

    Advice to Management

    determine your value proposition to the market and build a strong employer brand to remain competitive


  4. "Great Leadership"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Project Manager was very smart and articulate. Great group of smart engineers and support staff.

    Cons

    Brown bag lunch meeting. I hated it.


  5. "Jr. Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SRA International full-time

    Pros

    Everyone is very friendly, helpful, and willing to put in the energy for you to grow in your career.

    Cons

    Pay is average for fresh out of college, but again lots of room to grow.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Meat Market - Pork, Beef, Poultry, or Fish?"

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    Former Employee - Security Engineer in Falls Church, VA
    Former Employee - Security Engineer in Falls Church, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They are quite big and everywhere now. They have gone from a small little office in Fair Lakes Va. to a major megaladon power house around the beltway. There is some amount of there,,, there I guess.

    Cons

    As the title states, you are reasonably accepted if you are on a task and billing with no issues. However, if you are on a task that needs anything but clocking in to work like hard decisions, or bad subs or anything out of the norm, then you are in for trouble with this company. Under those circumstances, they grow cold quick and you are on your own. There is no empathy, no support no plans to upright you, no team of fixers to surround you in support when the subs rebel.

    Advice to Management

    Make SRA and teh contracting life in general less of a meat market feeling. Dont hire people who have no office home, desk or form communication other than their government office. Don't leave people feeling like machines that are supposed to just figure out a way to navigate when a contract ends. Don't come in an hire former contractors from you competitors and expect good warm team experiences.


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Worst company I've ever worked for."

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

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

    Pros

    There were some good people. They were some people that were just butts in seats to bill the government.

    Cons

    Absolute and total disregard for their employees. No career there, no trust and no appreciation.

  8. "SAS Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at SRA International full-time

    Pros

    Great work environment, fast paced but manager was willing to help out with technical issues when necessary.

    Cons

    The company was contract based for the CDC, so the work would often be staggered where we had periods that were very busy while others there was little work to do.

    Advice to Management

    Spread the contract work across a larger group of employees to conserve an even work-flow.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Semi-Organized chaos"

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    Former Employee - Solutions Architect II in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Solutions Architect II in Fairfax, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good technical expertise, genuinely good people. Excellent new hire orientation. Good salaries at my level, excellent internal IT resources (if you never worked with incompetents, you can't appreciate this). Very strong customer orientation.

    Cons

    Some senior staff have never worked anywhere other than SRA, and there is a strong "this is how we've always done it mentality".

    Significant staff shortages led to constant fire fighting, being assigned a task and barely starting before being pulled to work on a crisis, then pulled from that to work a bigger crisis, ad-infinitum. I was generally scheduled at 150% of availability, and others I knew were in worse shape.

    Near constant internal reorganization, as different business elements competed for budget.

    Frequent assignments at remote local offices required extensive commuting, mostly just to be visible when working.

    Acquisition/ merger with CSC Federal has probably exacerbated many of these problems, and added new ones.

    Advice to Management

    Spend the funds, and staff up to match growth plans. There is a significant penalty in quality and performance when employees are required to multi-task so much, so often.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Principal System Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA

    I worked at SRA International full-time

    Pros

    Well compensated, flexible hours, training opportunities, great co-workers

    Cons

    monchromatic leadership, failing business model, business developers should not have oversight of existing business

    Advice to Management

    Encourage participation from broader spectrum of employees, Keep a line of separation between Business Developers seeking new business and Oversight of existing business, the reason for this is simple, these professionals should be evaluated on their merits to attract new business, not retool and descope existing contracts to offset their losses.


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