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Supply Chain Coordinator Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at DRS Technologies in June 2014.
Interview Details – The hiring process took 2 weeks. I had a phone interview with the hiring manager and the same day I was invited for a face to face interview the following week. I met the with 3 people. 1 from HR and 2 mangers. The interview was an hour long.
Interview Question – very fair. Not too complicated. They really wanted to know about my work experience to make their decision. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No room for negotiation
Manager - Manufacturing Interview (Negative Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and interviewed at DRS Technologies.
Interview Details – Most interviews are unstructured and poorly managed and DRS is not an exception. Passed around to unqualified interviewers and the interview was more of a "will they fit", "can I work with them" and "can they handle the culture" probing. The only positive was that an offer was made before I left the facility.
Negotiation Details – HR said that the hiring manager was looking to spend around XXX dollars so I will tell them you were looking for YYY dollars. That way when they come back with ZZZ dollars they will feel like they "saved" some money and you will still get what you are looking for...
Quality Engineer Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through other source and the process took 4 months - interviewed at DRS Technologies.
Interview Details – Initial interview met with three different employees, including HR, Hiring Manager, and another employee in which I would be working with. Interview went well. Never heard anything, assumed I was not selected and 4 months later received a call with an offer. VERY slow hiring process.
Interview Question – Most Unexpected question: How often do you balance your checkbook? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Very little room to negotiate.
IP Field Specialist Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied in-person and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at DRS Technologies in November 2009.
Interview Details – The hiring process was rushed and most of the projects will be. The beginning process involved a lot of emails back and forth requesting filled out forms and identification. Then two phone interviews upon which you'll be sent an offer if they want you. The orientation is two days and typically is a group orientation.
Interview Question – Most of the questions were about comfort in remote areas and abilities to adapt to new climates View Answer
Negotiation Details – There is none. Most projects are fixed and negotiation is really limited
Field Service Representative Interview (Negative Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied in-person and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at DRS Technologies.
Interview Details – Was already working for DRS in Florida for 3 years when a Field Service Position opened up at an off site location. Policy was if you wanted to make a move from one department to another you had to notify your manager prior to beginning the process ,doesn't mean you'll get the job and will show your current manager you want out of there department. Had to "accidentally" leave resume with hiring manager because of this or current job could be in jeopardy. Once I was officially, unofficially told I would get the position I was told to go public with my intentions. At the time I made $13.00 an hour, starting pay was $25.00 an hour, HR felt that was too much of a jump in pay (which I would have been offered had I walked in off the street) so they dropped in down to $20 an hour, Take it or leave it. Pretty much took it and ran.
Interview Question – At that time it was still a small company and everyone knew each other so questions were pretty basic Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Wasn't any. HR under cut the starting wage and since I was already employed there I had to tell my current manager I was looking to make a lateral movement which didn't go over well. I was in a corner, either take the offer or go back to a department I didn't to be in.
Senior Technician Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4 months - interviewed at DRS Technologies.
Interview Details – Received a phone call to come in for an interview. Met the manufacturing manager and I was given an electronics test. After given the results, I was shown the facility. Was told, after the tour, that I would possibly be contacted in the future.
Interview Question – Why would I leave my current job to go to DRS. View Answer
Negotiation Details – Was told the $$ amount over the phone. Then met in person to finalize the deal.
Very Easy Interview
Systems Engineer Interview (Negative Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at DRS Technologies in May 2012.
Interview Details – Phone Screening Only - No respect when you asked question back to him. It is totally ridiculous with manager.
Interview Question – Nothing. Keep asking information not job related questions. I just hung up the phone when he told me that will be HR question. Answer Question
Prefer Not to Say Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at DRS Technologies in January 2013.
Interview Details – Had me in for two interviews and met with everyone and their brother. Thought the interview went well and was told that they would let me know within a week one way or another. Heard nothing. I am presently employed and took time off to meet them twice. No courtesy.
Interview Question – Hiring boss stressed how overworked everyone is and that all the good people are gone. It seems very difficult to get fired which is a good thing for you but bad when you realize people you work with that don't perform won't get fired either....Also told me how they have every other Friday off but when I was interviewing with others there they said it was BS that in order to make deadlines you had to work (and weren't compensated for it). Place is very shabby and dark inside with no windows in most areas. Did not get an offer but would not have taken it anyway. Answer Question
Principal Quality Engineer Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online - interviewed at DRS Technologies in April 2012.
Interview Details – Interviewed by numerous people, mostly 1-on-1, sequentially. Good mix of jobs & levels, engineers & managers. Mostly they told me about DRS; little real interviewing me. Hiring manager interviewed last. May have been better if he had at least met me in the beginning to give me an intro.
Negotiation Details – Quite a bit of back and forth. I wanted more salary & vacation. Got more salary & signing bonus, with relocation paid, but not more vacation.