DRS Technologies Reviews

Updated June 29, 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 friendly environment (in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • Poor ethics starting with upper management down (in 10 reviews)

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

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  1. DRS Technologies

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Timekeeping Supervisor in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Timekeeping Supervisor in Herndon, VA

    I have been working at DRS Technologies full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    DRS has a competitive salary for the Payroll position. I live in Reston so the commute to Herndon is great. Flexible work schedule.

    Cons

    Company has been downsizing the last couple years. No room for growth. No increases, bonuses or overtime.


  2. program manager

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

    I have been working at DRS Technologies full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good people and somewhat flexible with hours

    Cons

    Poor management with very limited business knowledge. The company is very top heavy

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the team.


  3. No growth

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Oakland, NJ
    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Oakland, NJ

    I worked at DRS Technologies full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Casual workplace. Decent pay. Friendly coworkers.

    Cons

    No professional growth. Dated technology. Poorly managed.


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  5. A sleeping Giant

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior QUALITY ENGINEER IV in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Senior QUALITY ENGINEER IV in Arlington, VA

    I worked at DRS Technologies full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    DRS Technology has an excellent product portfolio. The company will get bigger within the next 2-3 years.

    Cons

    Mid Management does not have a real vision of Quality to align Corporate Objective with daily Operations.

    Advice to Management

    However Management needs to focus on the bottom line of Quality. They need to communicate with the people on the production floor.


  6. Poor management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer in Bridgeport, CT
    Former Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer in Bridgeport, CT

    I worked at DRS Technologies

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The 9/80 work week is outstanding and other benefits are standard for many companies.

    Cons

    Upper and middle management changes too rapidly to be effective. They preach Covey's trust and Bossidy's Execution but practice neither. In-fighting and unprofessional behavior is common in upper management with no consequences

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach.


  7. Need the right people in the right positions and communication....

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - QA-C in Fort Walton Beach, FL
    Former Employee - QA-C in Fort Walton Beach, FL

    I worked at DRS Technologies

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Had decent benefits
    For the most part, the working environment is friendly

    Cons

    Training as a whole is minimal, lacking in several critical areas.
    Poor management in some areas (people in wrong positions having titles that they can't perform, doesn't mean that they wouldn't fit in another area)
    Poor communication across the board, gaps between depts

    Advice to Management

    Put the right people in the right positions
    Reinstate training and add training to help new employees in higher technical areas understand their PROCESSES for their positions and their department..
    Promote training for certifications, don't hold back
    Use the "open door policy" to listen to the employees, take some action to investigate...ethics, ethics...


  8. Bad

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

    I worked at DRS Technologies

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Some very good people and dedicated to a sinking ship

    Cons

    No concern for growth and cleaning house did nothing but leave dead wood.


  9. Quality Inspector/ Assembly

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Quality and Electronics Specialist in Palm Bay, FL
    Former Employee - Quality and Electronics Specialist in Palm Bay, FL

    I worked at DRS Technologies (More than a year)

    Pros

    Always changing. Learning new things and creating new ideas. Was the best job!

    Cons

    Was a temporary job did not last long enough. I loved the job.


  10. Administrative Assistant

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

    I worked at DRS Technologies

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They are very relaxed when it comes to most things like dress, and meetings. But they can be pretty good when it comes to following the rules most of the time. :)

    Cons

    They lay people off with no warning, especially when you don't comply with management when they want you to do something that is against your morals and what you believe in.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the suggestions that your employees have and make sure that receive all of the training that they need to succeed and progress in the company and life.


  11. Morale problem

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Danbury, CT
    Current Employee - Engineer in Danbury, CT

    I have been working at DRS Technologies full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Engineering work can be interesting and challenging

    Cons

    Antiquated and slow to change. Have a morale problem.

    Advice to Management

    As the job market picks up, you will have an attrition problem.



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