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Satisfied with my job due to interesting projects

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Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Melbourne, FL
Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Melbourne, FL

I have been working at DRS Technologies full-time (More than 5 years)

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

great technology, challenging and interesting projects

Cons

management that doesn't have a clue, too many reorgs, recent wave of layoffs due to defense cut backs, incompetent employees due to bad hiring decisions, no bonus, no overtime pay

Advice to Management

Invest in future technology and concentrate on a few major opportunities instead of chasing every leads ... get rid of incompetent workers ASAP & really reward good workers (good raise, bonus/overtime pay)

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  1. It is broken - let's fix it.

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    Current Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer in Fort Walton Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer in Fort Walton Beach, FL

    I have been working at DRS Technologies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    DRS has had great customers, a highly talented workforce and has produced a fantastic and wide variety of high technology solutions and services. Excellent locations around the country.

    Cons

    Within the last 3 years DRS has managed to systematically disregard and alienate their customer base, confound most of their vendors and decompose any semblance of functionality in the operations groups. People are running for the exits. The best have mostly left already. Zero business development sense. All systems stop.

    Advice to Management

    Much customer, vendor and employee good will is gone but there is at least a chance that you may be able to turn the company around if you bring in a team immediately to dissassemble the failed matrix and remove all of the CMMI process and transform into a smaller decentralized and agile unit style of company...If you failed when defense was up, then don't expect any better performance when defense really goes down.


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    Great experience...while it lasted.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne, FL

    I worked at DRS Technologies full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Tactical Systems USED to be a great place to work. Back when it was still Paravant Computer, it was voted "Best Workplace in Brevard" five years in a row. My, how things change!

    Cons

    The company was sold twice in the past 6 years, first to DRS Tech., and then DRS was bought-out by an Italian company. When the Italian co. came in, they started milking DRS to cover their own financial problems and management scandals. Employees ultimately paid the price through internal cutbacks in perks, miserly raises, and layoffs. This all happened BEFORE the military budget cutbacks.

    Several KEY contracts expired during 2012, leaving Tactical Systems with almost NO revenue after the third quarter. Much of this was simply the result of election-year politics. Tactical Systems has now been so badly crippled that it may not survive.


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