Project Manager (Former Employee) – Dulles, VA – November 5, 2015
7 years and I can't say CACI ever treated me wrong. Direct management was great, senior management was a little distant. I believe they did as much as they could when the budget cuts came through to keep from passing them to the employee.
Database Administrator/Architect/Developer (Former Employee) – Norfolk, VA – February 10, 2016
I lost count of the all-nighters, lost weekends, and managers standing over your shoulder, and lack of appreciation for efforts well done. Ethics appear to be a priority here, however, those in position that I worked with only provided lip-service.
Application Systems Developer Intermediate (Current Employee) – Norfolk, VA – February 8, 2016
CACI is a big defense contractor in Virginia. They possess many contracts for the Navy. However, as a contractor, they tend not to do much new development work, at least at the location I am at. Most of my work has either been maintenance, making small changes to the system, or IA security. The only time I actually felt like I learned anything valuable was when I was loaned out to the Database team. In that situation I picked up on some PL-SQL. The management has very poor planning abilities and does not assign appropriate timeframes to complete assignments, usually overallocating very simple tasks, and assigning few hours for important ones, while pressing hard to follow the schedule for the sake of Earned Value.
good pay, decent benefits coverage
poor management, poor time scheduling, lack of work or overload
Your opinion of CACI will depend on the contract you are on.
Project Manager (Current Employee) – Fort Belvoir, VA – January 26, 2016
I have worked at a client offsite CACI office location and an onsite SETA contractor and the experience is drastically different. Your opinion of the company will invariably be reflected in the work you do. I enjoyed working
Nice work/life balance. Veterans and former military friendly. Accommodating, understanding, supportive corporate environment.
Job security; once your contract ends, so does your employment.
Office Administrator/Asst. Facilities Manager (Former Employee) – Washington, DC – January 25, 2016
Was a great place to work until a policy change put an off-site manager in charge of our team. "Manager" did not have any experience working at a "client site" nor working with a diversified team that knew how to work with the clients. He didn't have any idea of how to work with the team that was in place nor did he have any intentions of "working w/ them". All down hill after that.
General Clerk III (Current Employee) – Mt. Vernon, KY – January 20, 2016
I have worked with CACI for 3 years, would love to work for CACI again if any other contracts with CACI are in my area. CACI is an excellent company to work for. Recognizes your hard work and treats everyone with respect. Will advance you in the company when opportunity arise if you should an effort to do your job well.
System Programmer I (Current Employee) – Dahlgren, VA – January 18, 2016
The workforce is a mix of retired military and civilian; so interaction and social environment is very favorable. At the co-worker level you are practically family, which makes the work and life manageable. However, the company is growing at the time I'm writing this and is changing direction. The new mood of management is to promote young and headstrong types. Those that are content with being on the low end are being weeded out slowly. Another note: Since this is a contract company, job security is not guaranteed unless you are lucky enough to still be around after the first 3-5 years. It's not the company's fault, its just the budgets of the contracts.
Great benefits and good willed co-workers
Contracts, never know if your job will still be there
Intelligence Analyst (Former Employee) – Virginia – January 12, 2016
As an analyst, I worked on contracts that CACI had won or purchased through company acquisition.
~A Day at Work Normally, you came in, did your work, and nobody bothered you. However there are times when special events come up, a new employee, an old veteran employee, special holidays, etc., where they don't take the time to recognize those events. Even for employees who worked for them for nearly a decade or so.
~Management Most managers seem more concern with pleasing their bosses instead of saying no "Bob" that isn't possible. They're fixated on time card compliance and other corporate policies. Sure they talk a good talk about caring for you but in the end they make bad ethical judgments that are in violation of Federal, customer, and company policies, procedures, regulations, and directives.
~Co-Workers Most people are professionals like anywhere else but occasionally you do find an unsavory character floating around.
~Not so Pleasant Stuff The contracting world has brought out the worst in this company and the people, especially when it is announced that a period of performance is about to end and there will be so many layoffs. Experienced people are laid off over the junior crowd and often cheaper labor. For a company that prides itself on ethics, there sure is a lack of it at all lower levels.
~Most Enjoyable Part The best part of working here is the job and the mission or service that is being provided. CACI supports the many government agencies and they all have valuable and worthwhile missions that are necessary in today's environment.
GIS Quality Control Data Technician (Former Employee) – Wooster, OH – January 6, 2016
I was given the opportunity to move from project to project and to learn many different variations of data production specifications and guideline. In that way, I was always able to find a new and stimulating challenge.
Training Manager (Current Employee) – Fort Leonard Wood, MO – December 24, 2015
CACI is a strong company that lives by their motto "Ever Vigilant". CACI is as loyal to its emnployees as it is to its customers. CACI is a very professional company that strives for excellence in everything that they do.