Dynamics Research Reviews

Updated August 26, 2015
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Dynamics Research President and CEO Anthony Smeraglinolo
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Pros
  • Good people to work with and a company that takes care of their people (in 4 reviews)

  • Great Benefits associated with the company (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • When DRC bought HPTi things fell apart (in 12 reviews)

  • Selling to DRC in 2011 caused major changes that turned HPTi into a completely different company with different values (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Business Development

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    When they were HPTG it was amazing. I loved the corporate culture and everyone was treated fairly.

    Cons

    When DRC bought HPTG everything went downhill. Most of the managers left and the sense of "team" died.

    Advice to Management

    Go back to what made HPTG so desirable. I am hoping Engility is a better company.


  2. Good place to work!

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst
    Former Employee - Business Analyst
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company provided a 'roadmap' for employee success that allowed the employee to identify successes and areas where growth was needed. I was able to determine that my goal was certification in business analysis and to attend school. My expenses were reimbursed by the company.

    Cons

    I personally did not experience any negatives to working for DRC, however, it should be noted that I was sub-contracted to another company, as mostly the lone DRC employee and most/but not all of my interaction with DRC was by phone or internet.

    Advice to Management

    None. In retrospect, I regret my decision to leave the company. My choice at the time though was to relocate which I didn't wish to do. A month later the sequester impacted my job search. A position on a project that I had anticipated stepping into was canceled.


  3. Great Experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great company to work for until it was acquired. Extremely friendly and family oriented atmosphere.

    Cons

    too bad it was acquired


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  5. Helpdesk supervisor

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bradford, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bradford, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dynamics Research full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Awesome place to work, great people, good opportunities.

    Cons

    The company was acquired and the andover office closed.


  6. Not terrible, not wonderful

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Interesting work depending on project

    Cons

    Engagement is low, little connection to direct employees


  7. Great company to work for and even better people to work with.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dynamics Research full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I've had the privilege of working with the most professional, smart and caring people. Management was highly supportive and encouraged innovation.

    Cons

    There seemed to be not enough funding for employee and professional development. Most of the professional development was done on own time.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Lack of corporate culture.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dynamics Research full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Managers were okay, but it took forever to put processes in motion.

    Cons

    When DRC bought HPTi things fell apart.


  9. good people, difficult bureaucracy

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dynamics Research full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    DRC is excellent at hiring new talent

    Cons

    It's difficult to adjust your salary as you rise in the company, they lose talent due to this issue.


  10. A job, not a career

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Dynamics Research full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good stepping stone to a career with a good company.

    Cons

    When customer management complained to me about DRC PM work ethic, I went to PM, then local office director. Was informed I'd been "downsized" within 30 days. Prime then cut PM hours to zero & hired me. DRC expands by buying other companies, not by growing internally.

    Advice to Management

    The world doesn't rotate around Andover. Support staff (expense claims, HR) universally annoyed when asked questions ("When will my expense report be paid?").


  11. Was a great company.

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    Former Employee - Manager in Andover, MA
    Former Employee - Manager in Andover, MA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dynamics Research full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Family like atmosphere. Is currently going through an acquisition, so hopefully they will be able to keep some of it alive.

    Cons

    Slow to react on some things. I felt that sometimes things moved at a glacial pace. Change will hopefully be good for them.

    Advice to Management

    no longer applicable.



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