Pros: good pay and benefits, challenging work, good coworkers, close association with our customers
Cons: started becoming penny wise, pound foolish towards the end of my employment
I enjoyed working for SRA. My work was essential for the support and development of the Air Force Distributed Common Ground System, a premier intelligence gathering system. For seven years I developed system drawings of key systems and participated in planning future upgrades. For my last three years I gathered data on manpower and training requirements and developed Troux Collectors to ingest the data I gathered. I enjoyed working with the teams I was on; they were all highly professional, knowledgeable, and friendly. I loved the sense of accomplishment as we saw the tools we were developing come together and get implemented by the Air Force. The tempo was often hard paced and difficult, but it was the sort of thing that I thrived on. For most of my time there I liked management; it was very person oriented, running on the philosophy of take care of the people and they will take care of the job. Unfortunately in my last few years with the company this philosophy started to change; hiring from without started to become preferential to hiring from within. This led to driving several good managers to seek other employment. At the time I left they were trying to shake up management so I hope this situation was resolved.