DRS Technologies Reviews

Updated September 2, 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. good company

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

    I worked at DRS Technologies (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, good pay. Really care about quality of life, vacation ticketed.

    Cons

    Lax when it comes to career progression


  2. Senior Electrical Engineer

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    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer III in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer III in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at DRS Technologies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice people at the lower level. Decent pay. The company runs on an 9-10 program which means you get ever other Friday off. The Health insurance isn't too terrible. There is a suggestion box and it is actually read and the questions are answered.

    Cons

    The company is very Anti-family. Currently we're on Mandatory overtime and have been so for over a year. People used to be much happier now they're all just burned out. There is NO paternity or Paid maternity leave whatsoever. so all the new parents are super stressed. We're not having anymore. The upper management (execs) are very disconnected with their employees and their solution to everything is "More hours" That is downright awful. I am personally really tired. I need a break but get just two weeks vacation. For all the overtime I've put in Im actually working two extra weeks every year with no vacation.

    Advice to Management

    Give the employees paternal leave that's paid. seriously. Relax the mandatory overtime you're burning everyone out.


  3. No more future at the company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cypress, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cypress, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at DRS Technologies full-time

    Pros

    9 - 80 work schedule, decent pay, good location (Cypress, CA)

    Cons

    Lack of work, continuous layoffs, poor strategy, no potential promotion opportunity.

    Advice to Management

    Hire competent marketing resources to win more business.


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  5. Electrical Engineer (Wire Harness Design)

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    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer (Wire Harness Design) in Hilton, NY
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer (Wire Harness Design) in Hilton, NY

    I worked at DRS Technologies (More than a year)

    Pros

    Enjoyed my time at DRS. Everyone was very professional and helpful.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    None


  6. DRS Technologies

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    DRS Management appreciates their employees

    Cons

    Moved Corporate HQ since Finmeccanica acquisition


  7. careers die here

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    Former Employee - Lead Training Instructor/Courseware Developer/Business Analyst in O'Fallon, MO
    Former Employee - Lead Training Instructor/Courseware Developer/Business Analyst in O'Fallon, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at DRS Technologies (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    um.......there aren't any. There is an irrational arrogance among management there. It's very cliquish. Threatened by the educated.

    Cons

    no professional development, no professional development and no professional development

    Advice to Management

    Lighten up. There isn't a need to be threatened by your employee's success.


  8. Worth considering if hiring.

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    Former Employee - Management in Merrimack, NH
    Former Employee - Management in Merrimack, NH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and smart, dedicated people.

    Cons

    Large company, lots of process and policies.

    Advice to Management

    Stay open to feedback.


  9. Helpful (1)

    A good place to gain experience but not much room for advancement.

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    Former Employee - Network Operations Center Tech II in Macdill AFB, FL
    Former Employee - Network Operations Center Tech II in Macdill AFB, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very competitive pay for the position. Good opportunities to learn more about your job and work on college courses/certifications.

    Cons

    Shift work but it was in the job description so it was no surprise. Micromanagement rather than disciplining those who don't meet the standard.

    Advice to Management

    If you can't hire an expert, hire someone that is trainable and has common sense.


  10. DRS employment

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    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Beavercreek, OH
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Beavercreek, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Very dynamic company. Fast pace of work.

    Cons

    Company size fluctuates widely. Not stable and chaotic at times.


  11. assembler 1

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    Current Employee - Skilled Electrical/Mechanical Assembler in West Allis, WI
    Current Employee - Skilled Electrical/Mechanical Assembler in West Allis, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DRS Technologies (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Company that builds high tech electrical distribution cabinets.

    Cons

    I have nothing but good things to say about my employment with DRS

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.



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