Dynetics Reviews

Updated September 3, 2014
Updated September 3, 2014
32 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great place to work

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    Former Employee - IT Support Specialist  in  Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - IT Support Specialist in Huntsville, AL

    I worked at Dynetics full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The culture of the people of the company was very supportive and nonjudgmental. Regardless of what position you had in the company you were treated as equal.

    Cons

    Upward movement was difficult in certain departments. It seemed that you would have to know someone on the inside in order to get hired unless you were and engineer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop a more clear career ladder. Continue to stay with the government work, but branch more into the commercial sector. Allow the commercial sections of the company to be able to move more quickly and be more creative than the government side.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    I lucked into a job here and was said to leave it when I moved

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    Former Employee - Engineer III  in  Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Engineer III in Huntsville, AL

    I worked at Dynetics full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Dynetics is full of agreeable, capable, smart people. This goes a long way in making any place to work for great.

    Cons

    Compensation is geared towards ESOP rather than straight salary in order to engender loyalty, I would rather have cash and not have a vesting schedule to keep me in line. Carrots and sticks shouldn't be needed, and aren't at Dynetics, which makes it all the more puzzling.

    The coffee is terrible.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Wonderful company! I highly recommend them.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dynetics full-time

    Pros

    Great people. Like going to church. Their interview process is fantastic. HR group is super!

    Cons

    No fries with the Chick-Fil-A lunches on Mondays is a bit disappointing. But besides that, it is great place. The company has their values & beliefs in the right place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The two top legacy managers are set to retire within the next year. The new folks need to continue down the path that Marc and Tom have created.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    The single most challenging - and rewarding - job I've ever had... and I've had a lot of jobs.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dynetics full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Boredom is not an option, as no two days are ever the same. I rarely require or get direct daily supervision. I have a job to do, many tasks to attend to, several people for whom I am responsible, and managers even three generations above me sincerely care about whether I have the resources I need on a daily basis - but they don't intervene or micro-manage. They encourage, and they resource when/where necessary, according to my requests.

    Cons

    Being an employee owned company, being a company that grows based on the activities and interest levels of the employees... the only negative that comes to my mind at the moment is that I've only been involved here for a few years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When you stop by today to see if I need anything, please bring some coffee.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Lacking in employee support

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    Former Employee - Applications Web Developer  in  Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Applications Web Developer in Huntsville, AL

    I worked at Dynetics full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Dynetics Technical Services serves an awesome customer at NASA, and there are several job openings.

    Cons

    DTS does not provide competitive pay, low at best. They really don't care about their employees. They are cutting salaries, and replacing long term employees with cheap employees. A lot of employees are not happy here! They used to be flexible, but now they only care about their bottom line, not their employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your best asset are your employees who know how to take care of the customer, you should take care of this asset better. Just because you are rebidding the contract, doesn't mean you forget who got you there! Your employees!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Excellent company, amazing place to work.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dynetics full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    - Great company culture
    - Excellent staff/coworkers. Friendly, professional, and technically excellent.
    - Industry leading benefits. You won't find better benefits anywhere in the industry.
    - Fantastic facilities and capabilities.
    - Top notch leadership from executive down to lower-management levels.
    - Great job security.
    - If you love science, technology, and learning more each day, this is an exciting place to be!

    Cons

    I refuse to acknowledge these as "cons" but simply "things to be aware of".

    - The culture is very conservative. Some reviewers have called it "churchy". For some this is great. If you are not comfortable in this culture, consider carefully if this is a good fit for you.

    - Some have mentioned that it is difficult to advance. Dynetics is staffed with people who range from "very very good" to "excellent" at their jobs. To advance when surrounded by excellence, you need to either (1) be truly exceptional, or (2) out work everyone else. You will not show up and climb the ladder easily here, but it can be done. I've seen the company identify and rapidly advance some people, but they really, really worked for it. That said, due to job security and benefits, you can do quite well as a rank-and-file employee at Dynetics.

    - Many employees primary work location is "off site" at Redstone Arsenal. This can sometimes lead to feeling disconnected from the larger company. It takes some effort to attend company functions, take classes, and work your way into the company culture if off site. It is well worth it however, and highly recommended if you work here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Upper management may be too focused on the space segment. The defense side needs your leadership and clout to help position us for major opportunities.
    - I suggest a company suggestion box. We don't have one, so there is not a systematic way to feed suggestions to upper management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Excellent Management Team

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer  in  Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Huntsville, AL

    I worked at Dynetics full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good work-life balance along with compensation and retirement

    Cons

    Slow in developing new technical skills

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good company, good people

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dynetics full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    To have a good work/life balance and enjoy the good people that work here. Conservative values.

    Cons

    Hard to breakthrough to new positions if you work off-site with customer rather than at home office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is a communication disconnect between off-site employees and employees who work at the HQ. There should be mutual respect and cross-talk between techniques used by employees doing similar work at the off-site and on-site locations.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Superb Comapny in every respect!!

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    Former Employee - Director SAN Antonio Operations  in  San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Director SAN Antonio Operations in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at Dynetics full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    A very professional company that provides outstanding support to the customer and takes great care of the employee owners. there are none better

    Cons

    Can be a bit Huntsville centric but then again thsat is the prime market area for the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Excellent internship program.

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    Former Employee - Engineer III  in  Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Engineer III in Huntsville, AL

    I worked at Dynetics as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    The location in Huntsville is great and the company takes a genuine interest in the interns. They have like a 80% intern return rate for future internships and permanent employment. The CEO and management take a direct interest in the interns, from hosting events at the CEO's camphouse to round table type meetings weekly.

    Cons

    The head of security is one crazy dude but then again they do handle some products that require high clearance levels. I honestly do not have any negative comments related to my experience with this company. They take care of their employees and the company is employee owned. The management structure of this company is set up for employee input and accessibility.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what your doing.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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