DRS Technologies Reviews

Updated March 23, 2015
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DRS Technologies CEO William J. Lynn III
William J. Lynn III
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Pros
  • 9/80 work schedule - Every other Friday off (assuming work schedule allowed) (in 18 reviews)

  • Good Benefits and great co-workers depending on you're site/location (in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • There is not much thought or concern for employees by upper management (in 10 reviews)

  • The company need strong business development skills (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Ensambler

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    Current Employee - Ensambler in Johnstown, PA
    Current Employee - Ensambler in Johnstown, PA

    I have been working at DRS Technologies

    Pros

    Learn a lot in electronics compus

    Cons

    Every day something new.in wire Assembly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep a good work.you are the best.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Good overall experience

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Engineer in Milwaukee, WI

    I worked at DRS Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Strong engineering focus, integrity dependent organization

    Cons

    Rotating leadership, needs better succession planning and manager development

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Challenge themselves to be better

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. Awesome

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DRS Technologies full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The leadership has been great. They back you with help if needed. They seem to care more about you now.

    Cons

    Pay is not all that great vs other jobs in same category elsewhere but I suppose this is true anywhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember the small guys that keep your company running.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Tactical good, RSTA bad.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne, FL

    I have been working at DRS Technologies full-time

    Pros

    DRS Tactical was an interesting mix of military and commercial efforts and a great work environment, despite a few issues which could have been managed. For an engineer getting their job done, the pay, benefits, and 9/80 work schedule remain positive.

    Cons

    Merging Tactical into DRS RSTA was a disaster. Lousy work environment. All cutting edge and commercial work halted to chase after declining military budgets. Best practices and processes ignored. Layoffs of good workers while unproductive ones stay on. Falling behind in technology. Bloated teams make sluggish progress if any.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The good ol boys can't handle it and need to go. Re-orgs and layoffs every few months is just a shell game. CEO would have to do a clean sweep of the management to clean up the mess. Tactical could have continued to perform well as an independent division but effective leadership is absent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. Good while it lasted

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Walton Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Walton Beach, FL

    I worked at DRS Technologies full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great co-workers, good benefits, 9/80 work schedule, learned a lot while I was there. Layoff severance package is good. Yearly performance reviews.

    Cons

    Government spending cut backs have caused massive layoffs in the Fort Walton Beach location. People still working there are worked to death. To many meetings causes employees not to be able to get any work done. Very little employee company functions exist anymore. Low employee moral.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want productive employees they can't work 80 hour weeks. Value their family time. You will get a much better employee in return. Less meetings so people can get stuff done. Stop getting lost in the weeds and see the big picture so you can keep the business alive. Don't spend so much money on travel, some stuff can be done in the office.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. DRS

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DRS Technologies

    Pros

    Close to home in St Louis

    Cons

    St Louis Weather is really bad

  8. Overworked

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DRS Technologies full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very friendly people to work with at this company and in my position was fortunate enough to interact with people in every department on a daily basis.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, it was an overwhelming challenge to keep up with my responsibilities due to the fact that my "position " was actually doing the job of 3 people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Review of DRS SSI

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    Former Intern - Engineering Intern in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Intern - Engineering Intern in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at DRS Technologies as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    - Lots of opportunities to work on new and innovative projects

    Cons

    developed low confidence of the companies financial stability while I was there

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10. DRS

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DRS Technologies

    Pros

    Great Insurance and benefits and matching 401k

    Cons

    NA na na na na

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11. Best place on earth to work

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    Current Employee - Supervisor
    Current Employee - Supervisor

    I have been working at DRS Technologies

    Pros

    treats all with respect and dignity ,, when time get tough management feel the pain ...ya can see tears in the eye of management its like working for a family business

    Cons

    government budget cuts...thanks mr obama

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stay steady .... call me back

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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