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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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Worst Run Company I ever experienced

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Director in Arlington, VA

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

    Pros

    NONE, Management is the worst ever.

    Cons

    Management is horrible. Employees are treated poorly. Performance is not rewarded

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the President, and all the SVPs. Start fresh.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Horrible Management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Arlington, VA

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

    Pros

    You get paid every two weeks, providing you don't get mysteriously fired.

    Cons

    Their website talks about providing their employees "respect." I can only assume their idea of respect is different from the rest of us.

    Respect? DRC's On-site management repeatedly raised their voices at us, spoke down to us, and even chewed us out in front of our peers. As one longtime employee whispered to me, "This is the most unhappy place I have ever worked at."

    Respect? DRC's management had a major software delivery scheduled for the Monday after the Thanksgiving weekend. So the poor programmers spent the Thanksgiving weekend working 10 - 12 hours at the client site in an attempt to get the software release installed. No time with family and friends during the one long holiday designed just for family and friends. Did DRC think about these employees' families and friends by scheduling a release on a Monday after a major holiday? Of course not! But then again, that's DRC's idea of "Respect."

    Respect? In the first six months of working for DRC, I saw the entire computer programming staff turned over. People would be fired late in the day, never to be seen again. Just an awful working environment!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    DRC mamagment can't fire themselves; too bad, because it is the management that is responsible for such an unpleasant, hostile work environment. I honestly don't know how these people sleep at night. But then again, since DRC management has no conscience, they probably sleep very well.

    Which all explains why the company is in trouble, losing business along with employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not A Trustworthy Company. Unethical Practices

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Senior Business Analyst in Arlington, VA
    Current Contractor - Senior Business Analyst in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at Dynamics Research as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Have contracts with good clients

    Cons

    Very unreliable company. The management only looks for money and they don't care for their employees. They put unethical pressure on employees to advance their business. Will never recommend this company to anyone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of managers who are unprofessional and unethical before they irreparably damage the reputation of DRC

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Very boring Job lots of on line training

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

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

    Pros

    Compressed work week every other Friday off

    Cons

    Check your brain at the door. Management is not interested in ideas to improve how they do things. Not enough work to be busy; great job for a very lazy person. Managers are young and inexperienced.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reply to email!!! Employees need to feel they are valued. Stop the paranoia about your image and let employees connect with the customer to help create more business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Management does not care about employees

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Government Contractor in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Government Contractor in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    No Pros at all for any type of work

    Cons

    Management does not care about employees
    No career opportunites
    Company Audited
    Salary poor
    No company culture or values

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees
    offer better career growth opportunities
    Establish yourself as a trustworthy brand and place employees desire to work
    Give employees incentives

    Doesn't Recommend
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    All aspects of the company show a blatant disinterest in employee retention; I have seen 20+ staff leave in six months.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Dynamics Research

    Pros

    Easy parking, adequate benefits (not great)

    Cons

    General lack of communication from leadership to workers, lack of any consistent supervision or performance appraisal, lack of any sense of team or unity, lack of any sense of job security. The place is a revolving door with employees leaving constantly. There is no concern on part of supervisors/leaders, as all employees are considered highly expendable and replaceable. The bottom-line is all important. Not a good place to work at all!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize that the most important resource is your employees and that having a happy and well integrated work force will ultimately lead to happier employees, improved work performance, satisfied clients and a stronger bottom line. This notion that employee turn-over doesn't eventually damage the company and the company's reputation is absurd. Washington DC is too small of a town and the fact is that the most highly qualified candidates will not consider working with a company with such a negative culture.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    good people, difficult bureaucracy

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    A job, not a career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Trying to get out now

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dynamics Research

    Pros

    Relaxed culture and flexible work locations. People are very nice and helpful. Systems are improving but most lack maturity. Mid-level management is accessible.

    Cons

    Bonuses and pay are sub-par for industry/location. Siloed divisions. Mediocre benefits. Poor corporate internal communications.

  11.  

    Manipulative and Dishonest

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Herndon, VA

    I worked at Dynamics Research

    Pros

    Interesting / Quality Work for Important Clients
    Schedule Flexibility for Family Time When Required
    Some Good Individuals
    Comperable Benefits and Pay

    Cons

    Was promised a dual role during the interview process ... part client facing, part corporate business development. After 4 months, it became clear they had no intention of honoring their committment on the business development front. Very Disappointing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand that respecting your employees means telling them the truth upfront and not forcing them to query, push and pull to get an honest answer.

    Doesn't Recommend

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