DRS Technologies Reviews

Updated September 21, 2014
Updated September 21, 2014
198 Reviews
3.2
198 Reviews
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DRS Technologies CEO William J. Lynn III
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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Employee Reviews

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not an ethical company

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    Former Employee - Talent Acquisition Manager  in  Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Talent Acquisition Manager in Milwaukee, WI

    I worked at DRS Technologies full-time for less than a 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
  2.  

    Good people but lots of chaos

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    Former Employee - Technical Document Specialist  in  Lorton, VA
    Former Employee - Technical Document Specialist in Lorton, VA

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

    Pros

    People were great and so was the salary.

    Cons

    Not enough support from corporate

    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Systems Engineer

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer  in  Gaithersburg, MD
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Gaithersburg, MD

    I have been working at DRS Technologies full-time for 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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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Working for the Signal Solutions Div. was a great experience.

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    Former Employee - Test Supervisor, Demodulator & HF Rcvr  in  Gaithersburg, MD
    Former Employee - Test Supervisor, Demodulator & HF Rcvr in Gaithersburg, MD

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

    Pros

    Work days, (every other Friday Off) benefits were very good 4% match to 401K, company values were excellent.

    Cons

    Advancement was slow, so many employees would not retire, leaving very few openings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They had some of the best engineers in the business. Try harder to keep them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Excellent Company and culture

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    • 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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very profitable for me in that I was able to learn a lot and work in different areas within the company

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    Former Employee - Tech III  in  Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Tech III in Huntsville, AL

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

    Pros

    It offered top notch training in the manufacturing department, we were certified yearly, Open door policy and we were kept informed all the way up to the company's closing of the manufacturing department and they tried to make it as easy on the people being laid off and help them find new jobs.

    Cons

    It was a good plce to work and get top notch training but advancement opportunities were not readily available

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Always remember the little ones make the company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great company, interesting work, good people

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buffalo, NY

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

    Pros

    Very challenging work with rewarding results. Worked with excellent people (like a second family). As an experienced engineer, you tend to travel more domestically and internationally. DRS employs very disciplined process methodologies to produce quality, reliable products for our military.

    Cons

    DRS relocated out of the area.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communications solve 90% of problems, hard work takes care of the other 10%.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    FWB Location - mom and pop mentality, under-qualified managers and supervisors, poor infrastructure, No long term S&OP

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    Former Employee - Management  in  Fort Walton Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Management in Fort Walton Beach, FL

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

    Pros

    There was a hand full of good people...

    Cons

    Bad culture, too much gossiping, stuck in the past way of doing things, bad silo mentality, no team work, conflicting goals, can't trust HR...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    START OVER! Need to rebuild from the ground up and review outsourcing across the board. Stop program management from controlling everything. Hire qualified personnel and remove dead weight that has been doing the SAME THING for years without even trying to improve but still expects a raise!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good employees Bad management

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    Former Employee - Quality Engineer  in  Danbury, CT
    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in Danbury, CT

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, nice co-workers, sense of pride doing work for the Navy

    Cons

    Management is an incompetent arrogant good old boys network and out of touch with the products, culture of intimidation and ethics violations, HR is useless, poor salary compared to similar companies. Talent and knowledge at your position is not appreciated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house of everyone at the phony "director" position. Get some competent people who actually know and care about the business.

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

    Need better Management, and support for employees

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Oakland, NJ
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Oakland, NJ

    I have been working at DRS Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Most people are great to work with, and some really high tech projects

    Cons

    Don't feel management is behind you. Budgets are cut just to get the job, but now engineering needs to make it work under limited cost and time.
    Therefore need to work extra hours to get the job done, with no compensation.

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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