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DRT Reviews

Updated October 4, 2014
Updated October 4, 2014
9 Reviews
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  1.  

    Really great...until Boeing took over

    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Germantown, MD
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Germantown, MD

    I worked at DRT full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Cutting edge technology, flat organization, short communication paths, nimble decision making.
    While I was there, there were great bonuses and salaries were above market rate.
    Friendly atmosphere, smart people.

    Cons

    Managers were too involved in technical and design decisions. They were always former engineers but still, too much micromanaging at times.
    When Boeing bought DRT the level of bureaucracy went through the roof. Before Boeing there had never been a layoff at DRT. After Boeing there have been 2. It's not a special place to work any more. Just another grind.

  2.  

    Great Place

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DRT

    Pros

    High Tech, casual atmosphere, great coworkers. Great benefits. Work was very rewarding and interesting.

    Cons

    Too much process and bureaucracy. Not enough merit-based incentives.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on the opportunities.

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  3.  

    Very relaxed company to intern at.

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

    I have been working at DRT as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere, casual dress code, collaborative environment, friendly coworkers, Boeing has great benefits for interns, nice office space, low stress

    Cons

    it seems like it's hard to move up, you will be working on the same project all the time, not much space for new ideas, some people are less competent

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Look forward to coming to work here when needed

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Recep\tionist in Germantown, MD
    Current Employee - Recep\tionist in Germantown, MD

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

    Pros

    great place to work. great people

    Cons

    Some of the internal employees do not believe me when I tell them that I do not give out employee temp badges if they left theirs at home. I repeatedly seem to have tell the same people that they have to go to the internal security specialist to receive the badge.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Very smart people using cutting edge technology

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

    I have been working at DRT full-time

    Pros

    You will learn a great deal

    Cons

    Like anywhere else, you don't always get to do interesting work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out how to cut through the CMMI red tape that you have created

    Recommends
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  7.  

    Great engineering, short sighted management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - DSP Engineer in Germantown, MD
    Current Employee - DSP Engineer in Germantown, MD

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

    Pros

    Intelligent, hard working and friendly engineering staff. Competitive pay, good benefits, plenty of interesting work.

    Cons

    Management often goes after short-term profit rather than long term company growth. Annoying, irrelevant policies get instituted to save money or increase productivity, but they just wind up frustrating the employees. Boeing's trainings and intrusions are as annoying as they are irrelevant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide some long term vision to the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Great engineering, but company going in the wrong direction

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

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

    Pros

    DRT has a very high quality product, and does cutting edge, high quality work. The technical team is strong, nearly everyone is smart and hardworking, and you learn a lot from working with people with great ideas.

    Cons

    Upper management provides no leadership. Endless planning committees are formed to address problems, and no progress is made on pressing problems for years. The project management culture stifles innovation, with even small technical tasks being subjected to a multi-month approval process that prevent engineers from responding to customer problems, and "priority 1" projects can meander for months or even years waiting trying to pass through artificial project gates. This has resulted in an increasingly apathetic work culture, with engineers and even low level managers excited about the technical content of their work, but feeling helpless to make anything better for the company or for customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set goals, and move forward with them even if there is not complete consensus.
    Push back against the endless training and useless policies pushed down from corporate Boeing.
    Focus on giving customers good turn around time on requested features, don't let ideas die silently, either approve or reject proposals.
    Allow employees who want to move into different career paths do so. Forcing someone to be a manager who openly and repeatedly states that he doesn't want to be a manager kills morale.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Very Technical Workplace with as much growth possible as your willing to put into it

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Germantown, MD
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Germantown, MD

    I have been working at DRT

    Pros

    Pay. Knowledge. Pride. Advancement of career.

    Cons

    Lack of vision for company. Leadership is weak.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Begin selling in adjacency markets, such as commercial. Let employees at the bottom make decisions for the marketing and sales folks who know nothing, yet are seemingly driving the bus.

    Recommends
  10.  

    Great people and great place

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Germantown, MD
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Germantown, MD

    I worked at DRT

    Pros

    Fantastic benefits (before the Boeing takeover). Very smart peer group of engineers. You probably will not find a better group of engineers, from the top down. A great place if you are a true communications engineer.

    Cons

    Somewhat chaotic project management and a lack of communications between team members.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a scheme to develop better communications for inter and intra group communications

    Recommends

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