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SRA International Reviews

Updated May 21, 2017
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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)

  • The company was not well prepared for the merger with CSCGov and many of the positive features of SRA are no longer available (in 18 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "CSRA Retention Crisis - Ignore Pre-2016 Legacy SRA Reviews, No Longer Accurate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cyber Security Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Cyber Security Analyst in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The paycheck still clears. Good "stepping stone" job to get your foot in the industry. But as the title states, most of the positives about working for legacy SRA have disappeared with the inception of CSRA.

    Cons

    This company was going downhill on a snow sled for the past 5+ years or so, from what I heard from coworkers who have been with the company 10+ years. No pay raises for years now. If work-site is closed (snow days, etc) employees must use their Personal Time Off (PTO) hours. No sick leave. If you get sick, or have recurring medical appointments, you will not be taking a vacation this year, because you must use PTO. Pay and benefits have been in a downward trend for years now, but the drop became steep once SRA became CSRA. Pay for new hires and existing employees who by some chance are promoted to a higher pay-grade has decreased approximately 20% just since last year. The new company does not care at all about retaining quality personnel who have more than the bare minimum of education and experience, or who perform their duties above average. Employees are disposable, and CSRA does not reward loyalty. If you are just graduating college, this is a good company to get your foot in the industry door and move on after a year or so, but this is not a company to work for long term. Benefits and especially pay are below industry standards; salary is about 20% lower than even legacy SRA salaries. CEO Larry Prior stated in one of his all-hands meetings "We had to make some difficult decisions" in response to a question asking why pay and benefits were cut. Every one of these decisions has negatively impacted employees. CSRA is cannibalizing employee pay and benefits to artificially boost profit margins to make the company look more profitable on paper, and it is not a sustainable or rational business model. In the long term, this strategy is going to make the company implode. Right now, we are at the beginning of a recruitment and retention crisis. EVERYONE in my office is actively job hunting.

    Advice to Management

    Stop cannibalizing employee pay and benefits!


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Senior Member of the Professional Staff"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Member of the Senior Professional Staff in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Member of the Senior Professional Staff in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at SRA International full-time

    Pros

    --Competent co-workers.
    --Potential of interesting work.
    --Medium to good benefits.
    --Depending on the project, ability to telework.

    Cons

    --Lack of training unless you are on a project or project-to-be requiring the latest and greatest.
    --Unless one is well connected with Management, you will be hung out to dry when a project ends.
    --Employee's increasing share of health care premium.
    --Employee reviews were ridiculous, especially when upper Management provided guidelines as to what overall %s it wanted employees to fall into.

    Advice to Management

    --Stop bidding the proposals so low - putting employees out of work.
    --Allocate more funds for training employees.

  3. "Better Than Most"

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

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

    Pros

    SRA is a better company than most companies I've worked for. The benefits are very good and their career development opportunities are good as well.

    Cons

    If you like personalized attention you might not get any because it is rather a big company.


  4. "Decent"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst II in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst II in Greensboro, NC
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and the leadership keeps you informed.

    Cons

    Salaries are lower than market values so pay could be better seems like they CEO or higher ups keep a good portion of the contract amounts. Also no holiday bonuses or recognition of birthdays or such.

    Advice to Management

    Salaries more competitive with market.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Caring corporate culture dissolved"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Communications Specialist in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Communications Specialist in Fairfax, VA
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SRA International (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Salaries commensurate with the market. In my 10 year-plus tenure with SRA, my salary nearly doubled. In-house training opportunities, in addition to online training, were available most of the time. The career counseling and placement team known as "Pathways" was really good. The team worked very hard to help employees at end-of-assignment find new opportunities.

    Cons

    The company was not well prepared for the merger with CSCGov and many of the positive features of SRA are no longer available.

    Advice to Management

    Remember that the people are the magic behind the services offered to customers. Treat them well and they will be loyal.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Engineer in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    High quality company, enjoy the people and management

    Cons

    Uncertainty as the merger with CSC continues

    Advice to Management

    Try to retain the positive aspects of SRA culture


  7. "Company Merged, no longer SRA"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Company, family oriented (work/life balance), good benefits, management listened and enjoyed getting suggestions/feedback on how to do things better.

    Focused on promoting a healthy, active work environment.

    Cons

    Company merged, no longer SRA.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great while it lasted!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    It was a great company founded by a great man and run by a great team of people who valued their employees and their customers. I watched the company grow from 1200 to over 7000 employees. I watched the company go from private, to public, to private, to acquired.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, with something so great, others want a piece of it and try to duplicate the success but lack the heart to actually do it. Everything changes and now the company of SRA no longer exists. You may see the name out there, but its not the same as before.

    Advice to Management

    Thanks for a great experience. I wish all past leaders and employees all the best.


  9. "Nice place to work."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Several positions are always available for career growth. I worked with your managers throughout my career to proceed and I was very successful.

    Cons

    Career progression is possible but you need to have a strong internal network to proceed. So if you're new to the company, it's a longer process to promotion but it's still possible.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to work on the internal hiring process, faster reviews and feedback to the submitter in a timely manner.


  10. "ISSA"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Cyber Security Analyst in Scott Air Force Base, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Cyber Security Analyst in Scott Air Force Base, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I feel the leadership tried to be fair with the employees.

    Cons

    It would seem that the base contract was impossible to meet and be fair to employees. The contract vehicles need to be changed. Instead of lowest bid they should be best quality for the cost. I am not a contract person, but whatever that terminology is.

    Advice to Management

    Remember that the worker bees must be happy. They are your face to the customer. I didn't feel connected to the top level. The middle layer was not very good at relaying messages. Probably because they were too busy doing work. We needed more help.


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