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Dynamics Research Reviews

Updated January 20, 2015
Updated January 20, 2015
65 Reviews
3.3
65 Reviews
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Dynamics Research Chairman, President, and CEO James P. Regan
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Review Highlights

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
  • DRC is beholden to the macro world of government contracting (in 12 reviews)

  • When DRC bought HPTi things fell apart (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    A great place to work. Outstanding colleagues and good work environment.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Development in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Business Development in Reston, VA

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

    Pros

    Great opportunities. Good people to work with and a company that takes care of their people.

    Cons

    None. Though they moved from Reston to Arlington and commute changed.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent Company, excellent managers

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Dynamics Research full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The managers that I have had exposure to are top notch. They go to bat for their employees, and they lead by example. I've also been given the nudges I need to excel and develop in the workforce. They do everything they can to hold onto their top employees.

    Cons

    Somewhat hard to move within the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Solid medium-sized company with above average benefits and strong work/life balance.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at Dynamics Research full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Relaxed work atmosphere with above average benefits and welcoming employees. Work/life balance is excellent as there really is high flexibility in working from home and/or flexible work hours. As long as you get done what you need to management is good with. The DC area has abundant offices, so no matter where you live you can come into work in one of the nearest offices if needed from time to time. DC regional capital HQ is in the Heart of Clarendon right across from the Metro which is super convenient, there is never a dearth of good lunch places to visit

    Cons

    DRC is beholden to the macro world of government contracting. Given the volatile political atmosphere in DC, if you are consulting, your projects could be at risk at any given time; however, this is not singular to DRC. Corporate offices are very quiet which can be offputting at times. The coffee is also not very good, at all.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great company to work for, especially at the top levels... but middle management sometimes diminished it.

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    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager

    I have been working at Dynamics Research full-time

    Pros

    Innovative, Communicative, Cared about Knowledge Leaders. Former CEO Tim Keenan was driven by strength of character and integrity.

    Cons

    Hires in 2010-2011 brought with them cronies from their old jobs, and changed the company a bit. Earlier round of ex-booz folks brought in money (through consulting) but the flavor of the company changed a bit from an engineer-run company to a consultant run one.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be VERY careful about new hires. Indoctrinate them into the corporate culture, and do 360 reviews to make SURE they're a match for your values.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Management looks internally to fill open jobs - I am in my fourth position with DRC!

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Andover, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Andover, MA

    I have been working at Dynamics Research

    Pros

    Great work environment, strong team approach to business, competitive salaries, complete benefits package, lots of training opportunites, patriotic mission of supporting our troops and our government. At DRC, you can make a difference!

    Cons

    DRC is a government contractor and most of our business is contract based. Sometimes the rules change when the government decides to recompete contracts and this can lead to job uncertainty. We are geographically dispersed throughout the country so changing jobs within your local area is not always possible. Our work is very diverse and skill sets and clearances are very specific adding to the challenge of changing jobs across contracts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to invest in training for managers and employees, offering courses in the technologies that we will need to support our customers in the future and in preparing our managers to effectively supervise the people resources that they direct.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company to work for, especially at entry level

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at Dynamics Research

    Pros

    Upper management is approachable and friendly
    Hard work is appreciated and properly recognized
    Plenty of room to make a name for yourself

    Cons

    Only contribute to 401k yearly - wish they did it either quarterly or per pay period.
    Education benefits are lower than comparable companies.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    highly experienced

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, OR

    I have been working at Dynamics Research

    Pros

    have a favarite job in my expertise

    Cons

    work here for too long

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

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

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Was a great company.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Andover, MA
    Former Employee - Manager in Andover, MA

    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 ManagementAdvice

    no longer applicable.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Project-based employment

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

    I worked at Dynamics Research

    Pros

    Working with a collaborative team. Opportunity to learn more.

    Cons

    Lower pay than is commensurate with experience. Few opportunities for growth. Some people promoted into management without people skills.

    No opinion of CEO

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