DRS Technologies Reviews

Updated April 13, 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. My experience was absolutely awesome. I wish I could have stayed with them.

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    Former Contractor - Quality Technician/Electronics Specialist I in Chesapeake, VA
    Former Contractor - Quality Technician/Electronics Specialist I in Chesapeake, VA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The ability to work with all assembly and in all departments.

    Cons

    Temporary job and knew it would end.

    Advice to Management

    I have none. My boss was great and tried to always keep me working.

  2. Program Mgr.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne, FL

    I worked at DRS Technologies full-time (more than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The personnel staff several yrs ago were excellent

    Cons

    Limited work, poor moral environment

    Advice to Management

    Diversity

  3. Great people and good compensation

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at DRS Technologies full-time (more than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with. 9/80 workweek. Technology is cutting edge.

    Cons

    Too many cuts during last few years creating extra work for employees.

    Advice to Management

    Needs to get back to the basics of where they started.

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  5. Ensambler

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

    I have been working at DRS Technologies

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Learn a lot in electronics compus

    Cons

    Every day something new.in wire Assembly.

    Advice to Management

    Keep a good work.you are the best.

  6. At the forefront of Technology

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    Current Employee - Production Operations in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Production Operations in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at DRS Technologies full-time (more than 8 years)

    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good company that is at the forefront of Next Generation Technologies for the warfighter. Good Pay, Good benefits

    Cons

    Too many employee cuts over the last 4 years, causing engineers to spread themselves too thin, on future projects and current project support.
    Management and Supervisors should have a better grasp of operating procedures and production methods. Too much time is being managed by email, instead of spending quality time with Technicians and Operators to gather insight on production operations.

    Advice to Management

    Get out of the cubicle, and talk to the people who are building the product. Their insight and capability are your best assets.

  7. 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Strong engineering focus, integrity dependent organization

    Cons

    Rotating leadership, needs better succession planning and manager development

    Advice to Management

    Challenge themselves to be better

  8. Helpful (1)

    They created the template for failure

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    Former Employee - A&P Mechanic in Elizabeth City, NC
    Former Employee - A&P Mechanic in Elizabeth City, NC

    I worked at DRS Technologies

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

    Pros

    The people on the floor.

    Cons

    Upper management. They have driven this place into the ground so much so that Finmeccanica has been forced to sell DRS. DRS employs a top heavy system, not to mention under or non-qualified people in key financial positions, i.e. in charge of buying and tooling; however, since some of those people rolled over on the last group of "leaders," they not only were able to stay, they were put into key positions. They are the reason this place is being sold off by Finmeccanica. A lot of peoples' lives are affected negatively and people are leaving this place in droves. It's disgusting.

    Advice to Management

    Quit now. Stop acting like a virus and infecting companies with your filth.

  9. 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)

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

    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 Management

    Remember the small guys that keep your company running.

  10. Helpful (1)

    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)

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

    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 Management

    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.

  11. 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

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

    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 Management

    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.

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