Dynamics Research Reviews

Updated August 20, 2014
Updated August 20, 2014
53 Reviews

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53 Reviews
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  1.  

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

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    Former Employee - Business Development  in  Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Business Development in Reston, VA

    I worked at Dynamics Research full-time for 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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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Dynamics Research full-time for 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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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at Dynamics Research full-time for 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
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    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

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

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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
  6.  

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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dynamics Research full-time for 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
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  7.  

    Was a great company.

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    Former Employee - Manager  in  Andover, MA
    Former Employee - Manager in Andover, MA

    I worked at Dynamics Research full-time for 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
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  8.  

    Project-based employment

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    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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    Very encouraging and fostering environment.

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    Current Employee - Information Assurance  in  Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Information Assurance in Arlington, VA

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

    Pros

    Very encouraging management team; they take the time to provide work-life balance for employees.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, retention issues are widespread. There is a lot of turnover.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure current employees remain happy to improve retention.

    Recommends
  10.  

    Positive experience and variety of work/assignments

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dynamics Research full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    good programs supporting the government

    Cons

    Stability relies on the government spending which can be unpredictable at times. Not unlike many other firms in this business!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Great work atmosphere

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dynamics Research

    Pros

    Solid pay, good people at the direct labor level. High win rate for work.

    Cons

    Just got bought out by Engility

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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