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Updated Jul 18, 2014

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3.5 23 reviews

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Jorge Blasco

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82% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    All but ESH Department Leadership is worthy of respect and dedication

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsBusiness & Family time management
    Supportive of individual efforts
    Timely pay
    Accessibility to upper management

    ConsESH Leadership is untrustworthy and backstabbing.
    No business ethics or respect for anyone but himself.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of ESH Leadership, they are a black eye to a great company.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Pay!

    Senior Tech (Former Employee) China Lake, CA

    ProsGood pay and benefits. Good learning environment.

    ConsManagement out of touch with work force.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat your work force as adults and not junior military personnel. Most people want to do a good job and be left alone, don't witch hunt.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Each site will be different, but I really enjoyed my time here.

    Quality Assurance (Former Employee)

    ProsConsistent work hours, above average pay

    Consfew opportunities for advancement, unstable job security (in contract locations)

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    An excellent opportunity

    Lead Mechanic, QC Inspector (Former Employee) Aguadilla, PR

    ProsLess than a mile from home

    ConsBudget cuts, laid off several mechanics

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire more mechanics

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    VGreat foundation to build advanced knowledge in aircraft maintenance.

    UH-60 Aircraft Mechanic II (Former Employee) Fort Hood, TX

    ProsAmount of knowledge that can be obtained in a reset center for aircraft.

    ConsI do not honestly have any cons

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease continue to run the reset center as is.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good People.

    Buyer (Former Employee) Greenville, SC

    ProsGreat people to work with.

    ConsTemporary positions come and go due to contracts.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Company to work for.

    Electromics Tech/Mechanical Engineer (Former Employee) Tobyhanna, PA

    ProsA very good company to work for.
    Interactive Management.
    Safety is #1 priority.
    Many opportunities for advancement,

    ConsNothing really except that management is too wishy washy about firing people that need to be fired.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of the people that chronically don't show up to work.
    I'm sorry, I don't like to see anyone get fired but when you don't show up to work because your too tired or have a hangover, Just stay home.

    It doesn't give a good message to the people that show up to work ALL of the time and get paid the same amount.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    they care about thier people!

    A&P Mechanic (Former Employee) Savannah, GA

    Prosit was a great work enviroment!

    Conslack of any govervment copperation.

    Advice to Senior Managementkeep up the good work!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good to use as stepping stone not career

    Structural Mechanical I (Former Employee) Beaufort, SC

    ProsVery good people to work around. The pay is also good

    ConsI was a contractor and revisiting the contract every six months is scary

    Advice to Senior Managementkeep up the good work

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It's a job. "It's just how it is."

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Chesapeake, VA

    ProsPay is decent.regular time off.

    Friendly people to work with. You wave at each other when you drive by. Generally when an emergency occurs everyone works to the same goal no problems.

     As long as you call in and talk to your coworkers/boss you will be ok. Say if you overslept and just woke up, as long as you call in and let them know you are going to be late its ok if its once in a blue moon. Your car breaks down, you need to take off because you have no babysitter, you forget something and need to turn around: its ok they are understanding and people are flexible to cover your shift until you get there in a reasonable time. Just know if you missed a half hour you log that on your time sheet.

     40 hours a week. Paid time off 401K, dental and vision

    Time and a half overtime, 8 hours extra pay on a holiday week.

    Excellent safety training and policy training.

    ConsLimited advancement, you will have to wait years until the guy above you retires, quits, or gets fired for advancement.

    Working on a military base, sometimes just getting on base to the job site is a battle. Extra traffic at times. Though the base security is nice and professional and just doing what they need to do.

    The whole DS2 team does their part to fix a problem and the Government won't take timely appropriate action to fix their own problem. So in turn you keep dealing with their problem, it wastes time ,money , and man power. That money could have been used to update or replace years outdated equipment and save money in the long run. Headaches from fixing the same equipment that you reported up needs replaced.

    The feeling of doing your part right away and those outside the company seem as though they don't have to be as expeditious as your team. Bittersweet

    Skimpy on overtime, but the pro is more time off.
    Its frustrating to take a day off and find someone to cover it for who is more than willing to work it. Mainly so your work gets done as if you were there. Then someone getting paid more money than you takes your shift because he can and you have to do the work you weren't there to do anyway.

    "It's just how it is."

    The occupation with the most drama and complaining is the one with the most free time to gripe about it.

    Wore the same DS2 T-shirts for years and they have holes in them from day to day work and normal wear and tear.

    Some company vehicles are in disrepair due to the money required to fix them ,but they sure are clean and shiny inside!

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet all your people on the same page give out the plan for the day.
    Keep everyone in the loop.
    Work on communication
    Give equal opportunities for overtime. It's okay if one guy gets a little more overtime as long as everyone else had the opportunity to take it or let someone else have it.
    Keep up the good work on the PROs above
    Work on the CONs listed above

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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