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Dynamics Research Chairman, President, and CEO James P. Regan
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good people to work with and a company that takes care of their people (in 4 reviews)

  • Great Benefits associated with the company (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • DRC is beholden to the macro world of government contracting (in 12 reviews)

  • When DRC bought HPTi things fell apart (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great company to work for and even better people to work with.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dynamics Research full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    I've had the privilege of working with the most professional, smart and caring people. Management was highly supportive and encouraged innovation.

    Cons

    There seemed to be not enough funding for employee and professional development. Most of the professional development was done on own time.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Was a great company.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Andover, MA
    Former Employee - Manager in Andover, MA

    I worked at Dynamics Research full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Family like atmosphere. Is currently going through an acquisition, so hopefully they will be able to keep some of it alive.

    Cons

    Slow to react on some things. I felt that sometimes things moved at a glacial pace. Change will hopefully be good for them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no longer applicable.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Project-based employment

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dynamics Research

    Pros

    Working with a collaborative team. Opportunity to learn more.

    Cons

    Lower pay than is commensurate with experience. Few opportunities for growth. Some people promoted into management without people skills.

    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very encouraging and fostering environment.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Information Assurance in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Information Assurance in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at Dynamics Research full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Very encouraging management team; they take the time to provide work-life balance for employees.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, retention issues are widespread. There is a lot of turnover.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure current employees remain happy to improve retention.

    Recommends
  6.  

    Positive experience and variety of work/assignments

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dynamics Research full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    good programs supporting the government

    Cons

    Stability relies on the government spending which can be unpredictable at times. Not unlike many other firms in this business!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Great work atmosphere

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dynamics Research

    Pros

    Solid pay, good people at the direct labor level. High win rate for work.

    Cons

    Just got bought out by Engility

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent company overall

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dynamics Research full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    -Values relationship-building internally and externally with the client
    -Management actively seeks out more project work for the future
    -Great benefits
    -Nice work-at-home policy when possible (depends on client)
    -Hire exceptional workers with impressive skill sets; no one on the team is a one-trick pony

    Cons

    -Corporate training webinars are a little archaic; could stand to be more interactive to start conversations/discussion
    -Employees should have the opportunity to review their managers during performance review time
    -People are promoted from within, which is great, however without the proper coaching that is needed and/or required to become an effective, professional manager
    -Software tools needed to do our jobs are not always approved for purchase, which does not encourage quality materials or efficient work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More coaching/training is needed for middle management promotions before they actually become managers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    A good place to work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Integration Engineer
    Current Employee - Systems Integration Engineer

    I have been working at Dynamics Research full-time

    Pros

    I have been happy with DRC's culture, which is more personal than I would've thought. The benefits and salary are competitive and I am in a job that fits my skill set nicely.

    Cons

    There seems to be a contraction of business in my area, so opportunities for growth and expansion seem limited.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication regarding business opportunities and growth potential for the company would help employees better plan their careers

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Defense Contractor

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    Current Employee - Helpdesk Analyst in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Helpdesk Analyst in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at Dynamics Research full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Benefits associated with the company.

    Cons

    Not so great pay associated with the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good COmpany to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Various IT Analyst Positions in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Various IT Analyst Positions in McLean, VA

    I worked at Dynamics Research full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    good pay and benefits, flexible, interesting work

    Cons

    for me the only con was my commute

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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