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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.  

    Excellent Company, excellent managers

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 an 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
  2.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 an 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
  3.  

    Dynamic contracting company

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

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

    Pros

    Interesting work, great people, diverse culture, and flexible schedule. The mandatory hours are 9-3 and you are responsible for making up the rest of an 8 hour day. Some people come in at 6:30 and others at 9. They also offer a ton of online course for certificates and will contribute to grad school / higher education.

    Cons

    At times you will be left on a project strictly for billing purposes even if there is no work to be done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Utilize your employees 40 hours!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company to work for

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

    I worked at Dynamics Research full-time

    Pros

    Great culture
    Great values
    Integrity
    Cared about employees
    Nurtured and invested in employees
    On a success trajectory
    Low turnover rate
    Great social atmosphere

    Cons

    Employees under Management level worked ALOT harder than employees at higher levels.

    Selling to DRC in 2011 caused major changes that turned HPTi into a completely different company with different values.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good mid-sized corporation

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in San Antonio, TX

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

    Pros

    People who work with people - meaning not just about business and making a buck. People care about you as a person and make an effort to take care of you the best they can despite the circumstances. Each person work as a consultant for a particular team so each team can take care of each other and a person does not get lost inside a big corporate world.

    Cons

    Communication is a bit challenging because the consulting teams have to interact with the customers and sometimes the customers are not quick to respond. No one wants to violate the contract (which is understandable) but getting information to flow quickly will not be easy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to take care of people no matter how large the company gets. It goes a long way in retaining top talent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Average federal consulting firm

    • 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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    - General commitment to delivering quality service to the client
    - Some focus on maintaining integrity and ethics
    - Good work/life balance

    Cons

    - Low growth and little risk taking with proposals
    - Little technical strategy to maintain relevance
    - Little opportunity to use or develop new skills because of the above cons
    - Sets the bar at a little less than average

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    First job

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

    I worked at Dynamics Research full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, decent culture, engaging

    Cons

    Lots of corporate culture shoved down your throat, lots of random work that you weren't really signed up for, random layoffs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company to work for, especially at the top levels... but middle management sometimes diminished it.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  10.  

    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 an 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
  11.  

    -

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in San Antonio, TX

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

    Pros

    Management always looking out for employees.

    Cons

    Government contracts change at the whim of the agency

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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