Pros: coworkers, project
Cons: unstable, untrustworthy, poor management choices, unethical, declining benefits, no advancement, employees put last, unhealthy working environment, declining flexibility
In my experience with SRA I was lied to about benefits before accepting the position, underpaid based on industry standards, and overall treated more like a piece of furniture they acquired when they picked up the contract I was on rather than a person. By the time I left the company so many other people had left (some to take positions which paid less) – more... it had become so common place for people to leave that management didn’t even make sure someone was there to see me out on my last day, or ensure I turned back in all company property (which I did on my own).
SRA did not budget for any overtime on a contract where people had been known to have to work 24 hour shifts (on particular occasions) and when asked about what happened when there was a need to work over the Project Manager referred to those hours as “charity”.
While I LOVED my job and my teammates I eventually became beaten down to the point that it became necessary for my own health and wellbeing to seek employment elsewhere. I would discourage anyone from accepting a position with SRA while ANY other options are available. Their general benefits were not terrible when I started but they chipped away at them pretty steadily leaving all of us wondering on a daily basis what they would take away next. Those worth mentioning included a salary adjustment written into our contracts, then floating Holidays, and the amount of vacation you could hold (who wants to pay that out when you leave?).
I am actually surprised by the amount of positive reviews posted here, as I do not know one person who has had a positive experience working with SRA… – less