Dynamics Research Reviews

Updated August 26, 2015
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  1. Project-based employment

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Very encouraging and fostering environment.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Information Assurance in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Information Assurance in Arlington, VA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Dynamics Research full-time (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 Management

    Ensure current employees remain happy to improve retention.


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

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Development in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Business Development in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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.


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  5. Positive experience and variety of work/assignments

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Dynamics Research full-time (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!


  6. Great work atmosphere

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Just got bought out by Engility


  7. Helpful (1)

    Excellent company overall

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

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

    Pros

    -Values relationship-building internally and externally with the client -Management actively seeks out more project work for the future -Great benefits -Nice work-at-home policy when possible (depends on client) -Hire exceptional workers with impressive skill sets; no one on the team is a one-trick pony

    Cons

    -Corporate training webinars are a little archaic; could stand to be more interactive to start conversations/discussion -Employees should have the opportunity to review their managers during performance review time -People are promoted from within, which is great, however without the proper coaching that is needed and/or required to become an effective, professional manager -Software tools needed to do our jobs are not always approved for purchase, which does not encourage quality materials or efficient work

    Advice to Management

    More coaching/training is needed for middle management promotions before they actually become managers.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Worst Run Company I ever experienced

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Director in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    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 Management

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


  9. A good place to work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Integration Engineer
    Current Employee - Systems Integration Engineer
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Dynamics Research full-time

    Pros

    I have been happy with DRC's culture, which is more personal than I would've thought. The benefits and salary are competitive and I am in a job that fits my skill set nicely.

    Cons

    There seems to be a contraction of business in my area, so opportunities for growth and expansion seem limited.

    Advice to Management

    Better communication regarding business opportunities and growth potential for the company would help employees better plan their careers


  10. Helpful (2)

    Horrible Management

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    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 Management

    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.


  11. Defense Contractor

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Helpdesk Analyst in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Helpdesk Analyst in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits associated with the company.

    Cons

    Not so great pay associated with the company.



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