DRS Technologies

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DRS Technologies Reviews

Updated November 8, 2014
Updated November 8, 2014
211 Reviews
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211 Reviews
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DRS Technologies CEO William J. Lynn III
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Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great opportunities for engineers interested in careers in technology

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at DRS Technologies full-time

    Pros

    The business is currently growing like crazy. The technologies used in our products is interesting and cutting-edge in many ways. The opportunities for learning and career promotion are significant given ongoing growth of the business.

    Cons

    Some short-term pressure on the business as hiring can't seem to keep up with all the project opportunities but that should be solved soon with all the effort going into recruiting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on hiring and growing the technology team we need to be successful over the coming year or two.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Working Atmosphere

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mechanical Designer in Florence, KY
    Current Employee - Mechanical Designer in Florence, KY

    I have been working at DRS Technologies as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    The company and the team had one goal in mind and that is to deliver on time many unique products. The employees are great to work with and we inspire each other to exceed the company's expectations. Another plus about working here is the every other Friday off policy. I have nothing but good things to write about this company.

    Cons

    The only thing I can think of is that when it's time to leave, no one tells me because I get so caught up in my work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing. You have a great thing going and great people around you working as one.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    great place to work and learn

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DRS Technologies

    Pros

    nice people and nice work. lots of great training and support. lots of great engineering tasks. coffee is only $.25 at the Keurig machines.

    Cons

    no cafeteria to buy lunch. no elevator to reach the second floor. no exercise room to maintain health. need to work many hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nice

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  5.  

    Great Company!

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

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

    Pros

    Salary, benefits, 9/80 schedule, Christmas shutdown to name just a few. DRS takes care of it's employees.

    Cons

    Neighborhood is dangerous. Some people don't feel safe driving home after dark.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have no advice, I think management does a pretty good job from my perspective.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DRS Technologies as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    DRS is a great company! The management takes care of all the employees and allows employees to grow personally and professionally. I've been performing contracting work with different companies overseas for 14 years and this company is definitely the best!

    Cons

    I honestly have had bad experiences with this company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue doing what you are doing. It's working!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company, great pay, great benefits !!

    Former Employee - Quality Inspector in Melbourne, FL
    Former Employee - Quality Inspector in Melbourne, FL

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

    Pros

    The pay and benefits are great, the people are the biggest asset, and the facility is always kept pristine. My manager, Mr. Darrin Lovett, was the best boss I ever worked for. Thanks again for a great 10 years DRS !!

    Cons

    The company was downsizing when I left, hopefully they get more contracts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on treating your employees just like family, they are your biggest and best asset.

  8.  

    Excellent Company and culture

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

    I have been working at DRS Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Salary, benefits, culture, people, vision

    Cons

    Dependency upon state of US defense situation

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great bunch of people to work with.

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

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

    Pros

    Worked in Ft. Walton Beach, one of the most beautiful beaches to see in Florida. :)
    Location, location, location. Besides very good and intelligent people to work with.

    Cons

    There is always that one person you have to look out for. Lol. That's anywhere. They aren't ever hard to find.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't promote anyone that doesn't deserve it or have any people skills. :)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Best place I have ever worked!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Norfolk, VA

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

    Pros

    Challenging work environment with many opportunities to learn skills for the future.
    100% tuition reimbursement
    Flexible work schedules
    Great support from company for all things in your life.

    Cons

    Few opportunities for advancement unless you are willing to move every time you move up
    Contracting world is often uneasy and stressful

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the level of support you give your employees and continue to recognize those that put forth the extra effort.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    I had a great Experience with DRS. I developed allot of different skills all in relation to Communications.

    Former Employee - Communications Tech III in ‘Irāq-e Suflá (Afghanistan)
    Former Employee - Communications Tech III in ‘Irāq-e Suflá (Afghanistan)

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

    Pros

    Made allot of money, learned new skills and met allot of great people

    Cons

    Had t be away from my family. The job was in Afghanistan/Iraq.

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