DRS Technologies Reviews

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
191 Reviews

3.2
191 Reviews
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DRS Technologies CEO William J. Lynn III
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good Benefits and great co-workers depending on you're site/location (in 16 reviews)

  • There are some great people at the local site level (in 15 reviews)


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

  • senior management is terrible, gets in the way of engineering and technical issues (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    Company overview

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    Former Employee - Regional Management  in  Baghdad (Iraq)
    Former Employee - Regional Management in Baghdad (Iraq)

    I worked at DRS Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Mostly individuals with prior military service. Very salary competitive. The 401k is great and other benefits are too. Senior staff is very knowledgable.

    Cons

    Almost all positions are overseas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what your doing. Don't farm out American jobs to India like so many others have.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    This company doesn't leverage the talents of it's employees.

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    Current Employee - Senior Instructor  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Senior Instructor in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    The work, in itself, can be very interesting.

    Cons

    Management isn't amenable to suggestion to new business opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the employees that deal directly with the soldier, sailor, airman or marine.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    On Life Support - Waiting to be Sold - Piece by Piece

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DRS Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Dedicated employees with good technical skills
    Used to have a good culture but not now
    Pretty good benefits

    Cons

    No communication except from the press we read
    Company is being peddled piece by piece because it continues to shrink with little or no new business
    Leaders are internally focused not on customers and new work
    Same people who have led us in the wrong direction like in Dallas and Melbourne are now promoted to high positions Or have left to go elsewhere

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to .people who can bring in business not big shots that think continued layoffs and shrinkage will work, it hasn't and it won't
    Get a new perspective and change direction quick

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    I loved working at DRS. The people were wonderful.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA

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

    Pros

    My team was great. Everyone worked hard and had outstanding work ethic. Leaders led by example. I loved all of the people I worked with.

    Cons

    No comp-time was offered for salaried employees. Huge dichotomy in pay between men and women (although my boss claimed it was 1000 times better there than at other defense contractors). Poor work-life balance. Expectation that the office comes first.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Customer caring and execute challenging projects.

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    Former Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer  in  Dayton, OH
    Former Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer in Dayton, OH

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

    Pros

    The company provide opportunity to work on challenging projects.

    Cons

    The company need strong business development skills. Due to lack of projects unable to retain intelligent and hard working team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Research and Open avenues to source internal research and development rather than solely depend on projects to source for product development. Need long term planning.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good place to work as long as you have work to do.

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Software Engineer

    I worked at DRS Technologies full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There were some good folks at this place. Everyone around was extremely helpful and friendly. Benefits weren't too shabby. Projects varied from quick and short to long and consistent and were usually entertaining and challenging.

    Cons

    No real career path. Have personally witnessed 3 Reduction In Force movements. All were just small enough so they didn't have to announce it ahead of time. I didn't always have a project to work on and couldn't do anything else in this time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train people as they come in. Allow them to grow themselves during lack of a project.

    Doesn't Recommend
  8.  

    I am very pleased with my experiences at DRS. I grew a lot with this company.

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    Current Employee - Associate Program Manager  in  Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Associate Program Manager in Herndon, VA

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

    Pros

    I love there 9/80 schedule. I get every other Friday off.

    Cons

    Lack of following policies and/or procedures.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Bittersweet

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DRS Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Good Products with excellent history in Industry

    Cons

    Poor development of strategies to grow.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Benefits, not as advertised.

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    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager

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

    Pros

    Ability to work 9/80 schedule so you work 9 hour days and have off every other Friday. Full tuition reimbursement based on grades without a cost limit.

    Cons

    There is not much thought or concern for employees by upper management. This creates a negative environment with many people trying to leave or just unhappy with their job. Not just my opinion, but fact based on employee surveys completed every couple years.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great Job to work at when things were going good

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    Current Employee - Production Worker  in  Melbourne, FL
    Current Employee - Production Worker in Melbourne, FL

    I have been working at DRS Technologies full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Learn a lot at this company

    Cons

    Lot of hours at end of month

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hang in there

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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