DRS Technologies

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Satisfied with my job due to interesting projects

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
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)

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 ManagementAdvice

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)

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Stress out Melbourne employee

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Melbourne, FL
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Melbourne, FL

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

    Pros

    In reality:
    Pros – Education and training
    This is true, you can take advantage of the tuition reimbursement they offer if you are not too overworked from all work you will be doing. In the last two years, DRS' poor planning has obligated workers to take roles of approximately 4 other employees. A testing engineer had to become test, quality, program, and design engineer. With all these obligations and pressure there is no way anyone can take advantage of the tuition reimbursement policy. Training offered at work is only applicable if you are part of the fishing club and a mechanical engineering background.

    Paid holiday shutdown is like starting out with 3-4 weeks vacation -
    This was a true advantage until management and specially DRS' irresponsible Human Resources department came to their senses and recognize that the company is in terrible shape and just getting worse. Since then, these vacations are no longer additional to your 2 or 3 weeks. So now you must take your vacation time during their shut down or take this time unpaid. No PRO here.

    9/80 work week - every other Friday off -
    With the new demands for engineers, you must be crazy to take the Friday off, you will be put in the list for the next layoff! Management is hypocritical about this, they offer it to you but expect you to always work overtime.

    Compensation is refreshing - Compared to Harris, GE, Rockwell, Northrop, is less.
    Just compare it here in Glassdoor.

    Great health benefits - Yes, these are good benefits.

    Nice 401k - Comparable with most companies mentioned above.

    Latest equipment and tools keep you current - They invest but when the management direction is archaic then technology cannot help you.

    Their obstacles are your opportunity to advance - The fishing club are your opportunity to advance!

    I sense that all these PROs were written by their delusional management or HR department that have been lying to their employees for the longest time denying the signs of any trouble. These incompetent leaders gave employees and ex-employees the certainty that the company was doing great. They still believe it and had probably more than five layoffs in the last two years.

    If you want to know how this company is being run just look at the credentials of the management, they barely have degrees and are certified by Mickey Mouse Universities

    PRO - YOU HAVE OTHER OPTIONS

    Cons

    Where do I begin...
    Look at my pros.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You should resign to save lots of jobs and the community.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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