DRS Technologies

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Great Company making a difference for our troops

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

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

Pros

Great people The job is what you make it. Would go back to work there in a heartbeat.

Cons

business is mostly government contracts which means RIFs periodically.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Need to find business outside of military to stabilize the company

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    Take care of their employees

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    Former Employee - Logistician II in Fort Bliss, TX
    Former Employee - Logistician II in Fort Bliss, TX

    I worked at DRS Technologies full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good salaries and excellent benefits package

    Cons

    None that I can remember

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    Keep doing what your doing

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    Decent place to work.

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    Former Contractor - Software Engineer in Huntsville, AL
    Former Contractor - Software Engineer in Huntsville, AL

    I worked at DRS Technologies as a contractor (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good salary. Regular raises. Good benefits. Competent peers. Challenging work. They even paid for a couple college classes for me. This was one of my better jobs.

    Cons

    Some typical bureaucracy problems that plague big companies. Things started going downhill after the Finmeccanica deal. Lots of layoffs and lost contracts. This is the sole reason I left. I'd probably still be there if a bunch of key contracts weren't lost.

    The work itself can be a bit dull. DRS has lots of support work with old legacy equipment. The specialized knowledge that is gained does not translate well to newer careers.

    Upward mobility is limited. 10-year workers still have the same job title (though maybe "A" instead of "C"), still work in a cube, and do essentially the same work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Relax the IT department. Engineers shouldn't need an OK for every little tweak to their computer. We aren't accountants that jump between maybe 3 apps + Office. Engineers use LOTS of tools. Sometimes we don't know which ones we need until we try a few. Engineers need freedom to experiment. IT dept was slow too. I would fix my own computer so it wouldn't be gone for a day and a half (and then get in trouble for fixing it myself).

    -Ease up on the web filtering. I had to go to my 3G phone to look up help frequently.

    -Don't treat people like crooks if you lay them off. 15 min + 1 box + security escort is very demeaning. If it is a legal thing, you can still follow guidelines and be respectful. I have heard this has improved.

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