SRA International

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A good company but change may not be for everyone

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Analyst in Washington, DC (US)
Current Employee - Analyst in Washington, DC (US)

I have been working at SRA International

Pros

SRA International is a company with a strong focus on fairness, work/life balance, and education. The people are first class and come from all types of backgrounds. I cannot stress the level of equality and fairness this company shows people. It is a company that firmly backs its people and will do its utmost (in addition to the employee) to take care of its people. Perhaps the best thing about SRA is its people. Generally, management is easy to speak with and reason from top-to-bottom in organizational hierarchy. For new college graduates seeking a chance to move around in their career, this is mid-size company that makes educational opportunities and career transitions readily available. There are many benefits but some of which may need to be reexamined periodically to stay current.

Cons

Perhaps the main downside of working with SRA is compensation. They are neither the best nor the worst in the compensation area. In the past, salary raises were due on an employee's anniversary of hire. Now, the company has shifted to a single dated annual cycle to follow a "bell-curve" salary raise system. Only time will tell but the skepticism has been pointed out that this may not allow for employees with exceptionally well performances to be compensated as such. In fact, comparing salaries across other companies on average, SRA seems to have fallen behind regarding market compensation. From experience, living in an area where professionals with upside are highly regarded in specialized fields, it may be tough for SRA to change its compensation structure because of its current size and direction. It has a new CEO, new management, and a great deal of change and currently may go fast in either the right or wrong direction. Unfortunately, only time will tell.

Another issue would be proper career direction. It is imperative that regardless of your company's mold, structure, or requirements that you shape your career accordingly. Before now, career development was mainly a task spearheaded individually. Currently, the company is going through a career development process to help employees reach milestones that define their level of position. This will require both years of experience as well as specific qualifications which may hinder compensation for younger, motivated professionals.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Senior management for myself have been outstanding. Senior management has never been a problem for myself at SRA. As a matter of fact, SRA has never been a problem for myself. Management does as much as they can to keep confidence in their employees and while nobody is perfect, they tend to be pretty reasonable.

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    A company stuck in nuetral

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Washington, DC (US)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Washington, DC (US)

    I worked at SRA International

    Pros

    Strong benefits program. SRA even has company nurses. They are great when your child has a cold or some kind of sickness that may not need a doctors visit. Other unique benefits include earning pto (leave) on hours worked over 40 hours per week. This is not very common in the industry. Once you work your 40, the rest of the hours are billable by the company to the client, but you as the employee dont see a dime. Great office views and locations were also a nice little perk. Some of the best and brightest engineers work at sra.

    Cons

    Stay away from the stock employee purchase program. It's terrible. The hours can be long. Sometimes the deadlines are far from reasonable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I don't know.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    If you want work/life balance, then this is the place to be -- otherwise, don't think twice about working here.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Washington, DC (US)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Washington, DC (US)

    I have been working at SRA International

    Pros

    Work/life balance, telework flexibility, and health benefits.

    Cons

    Fairness and respect is not prevelent (old boys network mentality). Company is not a risk taker, very conservative so it is not that exciting to work here, therefore career opportunities are not that exciting. Senior leadership demonstrates that the bottom line is the driving force behind our policies & benefits, not the people (employees).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your people and they will take care of you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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