DRS Technologies Reviews

Updated October 11, 2014
Updated October 11, 2014
206 Reviews
3.0
206 Reviews
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DRS Technologies CEO William J. Lynn III
William J. Lynn III
62 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • 9/80 work schedule - Every other Friday off (assuming work schedule allowed) (in 17 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.  

    Good Company to work for.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Dayton, OH
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Dayton, OH

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

    Pros

    This company has relevant product lines.

    Cons

    This company offers little opportunity for advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase training and mentoring opportunities.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    ESS Technician

    • 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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    DRS takes care of its people

    Cons

    none so far to speak of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    continue on the path you are on, no need to try and fix something not broken

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    DRS has been a great place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Engineer in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    My immediate supervisors have been great. The work has been plentiful and challenging.

    Cons

    lots of lay-offs over the years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company has had upper management issues over the last few years. Sometimes the best intentions do not create the best environment for growth. Upper management did what they thought was best.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    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.

  7.  

    "Good starting position but no company loyalty"

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

    I worked at DRS Technologies full-time

    Pros

    9/80 work schedule, 401k match (after 3 years), full product life cycle development experience, flexible hours, exciting niche products, knowledgable SMEs

    Cons

    Programs understaffed and overworked to drive cost down. Continued lay-offs of employees with good annual reviews. Most work is centered around winning contracts and does not have a definite timeframe. Management is more concerned about program success than employee development.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Former manager

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

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

    Pros

    Great colleagues; exciting technology; excellent benefits; good pay.

    Cons

    Too much loyalty to non-productive leaders. Knowing how to play the power game is the only way to succeed. Organization structure is too top heavy causing non-competitive pricing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Top leadership needs to work together as a team. Restructure leadership organization to reduce administrative costs and make the company more price competitive.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Not an ethical company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Talent Acquisition Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Talent Acquisition Manager in Milwaukee, WI

    I worked at DRS Technologies full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The pay is competitive and the employees in generally are great but HR is severely lacking.

    Cons

    HR is severely lacking. They have several EEOC complaints. Employee morale is low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let your yes mean yes and your no mean no.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Good people but lots of chaos

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Document Specialist in Lorton, VA
    Former Employee - Technical Document Specialist in Lorton, VA

    I worked at DRS Technologies full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    People were great and so was the salary.

    Cons

    Not enough support from corporate

    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Systems Engineer

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

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

    Pros

    good work life balance in the company

    Cons

    senior management is terrible, gets in the way of engineering and technical issues.

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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