eDiscovery Specialist (Current Employee) – Fairfax, VA – November 16, 2015
I am on the eDiscovery team and no day is typical. There are busy days when the work flows in from attorney after attorney. The work with you on the deadlines so that hasn't been much of an issue for me. On slow days you can study, its great to be able to work from home when you are ill, depending on your manager and job of course.
I've learned in greater detail about how to properly collect, and store data. There isn't a "standard" training process, it's more of a shadowing technique and researching. I would consider the hardest part of the job as learning their process as there isn't much detail to reference. The most enjoyable part is the job itself. I learned a great deal by performing things independently and reaching out to various sources to get what I needed to perform my job.
Excellent benefits, flexible schedule, plenty of place close for lunch, casual work environment, reasonable wage
cafe does't have much to choose from and the food isn't great
Executive Assistant/Operations Coordinator (Current Employee) – Fairfax, VA – November 12, 2015
I enjoyed my 10-year experience at SRA International. Along with my expertise as Executive Assistant, I became the "to go to" person amongst my colleagues. Training was readily available and I tried to take advantage of everything applicable to my position. Management was great to work for and always recognized my productiveness. Co-workers were very much team-oriented. The hardest part of the job was hearing about the present merge with CSC. The most enjoyable part of the job was acknowledgement for a job well done.
Document Control Support Specialist (Current Employee) – Rockville, MD – November 6, 2015
It is a very fun environment, the people are nice. The company treat their employees well. The bonuse are good.The most enjoyable part of the job was working alongside my colleagues and learning from them. The office started to get crowded as the company grew
TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS: Work is partially performed (60%) in normal, pleasant office environment. A portion of work time (40%) will be spent performing in-field outreach and enrollment assistance activities. Duties will require travel throughout the Health organization’s service area.
Great place were you can advance between various positions
Program Associate (Former Employee) – Rockville, MD – October 15, 2015
I was able to telecommute therefore my work days varied. I enjoyed working in various departments with in SRA as well as within the NIH. I was able to partake of multiple positions and learn about the project management lifecycle as well as apply the lifecycle to ramp up and close out projects. The most challenging part of the job was being able to ensure that we pleased the client as well as completed the internal responsibilities. At times these two aspects of the job may overlap or even conflict. One of the most enjoyable parts of the job was to be able to participate in the various exhibits to promote the program. It was not only enjoyable but very informative.
Contracted work so we had to submit proposals to continue
Technical Advisor I (Former Employee) – Fairfax, VA – October 7, 2015
Worked for SRA for more than 9 years and never regret having to work for this company. It allows you to grow and advance your career with a family work atmosphere rather than a stressful work environment.
Management, Educational and Training growth, Employees Benefits
IT Specialist (Current Employee) – Durham, NC – September 20, 2015
I was contracted to a federal government agency. The company has flexible scheduling and supportive management. They also offer an extensive learning library to keep their employees fresh on their skills.
COO Communications Branch Web Team NGA (Former Employee) – Arlington, VA – September 16, 2015
Working for SRA at the government sites was very challenging do to the nature of the work i was doing anti terrorism, crisis management at joint Staff. I was able to learn a lot fro the company, coworkers and the agency i work for.
Great people who are intelligent, work together and great personalities
Senior Executive Assistant (Current Employee) – Washington, DC – July 23, 2015
A typical day at work for me includes managing schedules, booking conference rooms, coordination of travel for Director and staff. Other duties include, liaison to senior staff and my office director, handling external and internal communications requests.
Co-workers share the same work ethic and passion for excellence, so we work well together. Hardest part of my job is the commute to work (smiles!). I love my work, but do not enjoy the geographical elements of the Washington, DC area. This has motivated my relocation to sunny Orlando, FL. I love it there and welcome the opportunity to shine with Cox Communications.
I like multi-tasking and have become an expert at it. I love the feelings of knowing that a day's work has been well spent and that I accomplished all of my daily goals and deliverables (usually prior to my hard deadlines). Overall, I wish to continue my work as an executive professional, but in a different location.
I thank you in advance for the opportunity and look forward to meeting with you.
SRA seems like a good medium sized company but I have only been acquired from a different company during a contract rollover. My experience has been tainted by a manager that does not have clearly articulated goals or expectations. The corporate culture seems pretty good and the onsite training was great. I think that if I was in a different environment within SRA, I would feel better but where I am now just seems like a pit that is getting deeper and deeper. I may change my review if I move to a different position/contract but for now I will say that SRA is no worse than any other larger government contractor.
Lead Technical Requirements Analyst (Current Employee) – Silver Spring, MD – July 17, 2015
Initially, SRA offered a lot of benefits that were family friendly, including child care at subsidized rates up to 15 days a year for each child so an employee can continue to work if, for example, your regular sitter is sick. Unfortunately this benefit was removed some years ago, but SRA continues to have other good benefits and a work culture that accepts employees who prioritize their families. It is still a great company to work for - teleworking is offered/encouraged for many positions, depending on the relationship with the client(s). I'd rate: - job placement within the company when a contract ends at about 2 out of 10 right now. SRA is working on this to ensure their staff have actual careers with them, but until they figure it out, you're pretty much left out in the cold when a contract ends. -work life balance at 10 out of 10. This is truly the reason I'd prefer to stay at SRA. But contracts end, and the slim chance of getting something at SRA forces employees to look elsewhere. - getting promotions/bonuses at about 1 out of 10. I dislike canned speeches from upper management basically saying no with no true reason for why an employee shouldn't get the salary/bonus they deserve. It shouldn't be a fight for exemplary (as rated by SRA themselves) employees to get paid their worth.
market place options for healthcare, health reward incentives, corporate events for employees (and families sometimes)
no clear career paths, bait and switch benefits that seem to be dropping off yearly, salary raises for top performers are mediocre