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A love affair, with its requisite ups and downs

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

I have been working at Dynamics Research

Pros

DRC has a wide range of opportunities within the company, and recognizes individual accomplishment by allowing the employee to become a full partner in the business engagements that they obtain and work on.

Cons

DRC has a wide range of opportunities bolstered by the hard work of its individual employees with a passion for particular business areas. Growth within the company is highly organic, but not well directed. The company has no clear direction or distinct personality that defines how it grows or allows it to take measured investment and risk to get to the next step. Large growth is attained only through acquisition because of this managerial risk aversion (or investment aversion).

Without a clear direction, growth of the company's business is left to the devices of its employees who pull the company in many different directions. Strategic planning is either not well communicated down or not tactically planned for by sub-senior management.

DRC is missing a distinct personality and as such risks being no more than a body shop.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Decide on what the company IS and what its core competencies are. Look at the DRC logo and decide if the root of the company is still a valid business or if new direction is necessary. Rebrand if necessary to meet the changing needs of the sectors you perform well in and dispense of business that doesn't meet your new core direction. Create a strategy for not only business growth (contract acquisition) but also for training and directing your personnel. Reorganize not around dollars and customer segments, but around centers of excellence or business competencies. Grow multiple business competencies internally and give power for investments, training and 'members of excellence' that are benchable assets who carry the flag for their core competencies even when their contracts end. Allow people to report directly to these competency captains instead of business managers with the contract bottom lines in mind to help achieve greater employee-supervisor respect and morale.

Mostly, decide on the personality of the company and strive to be that personality. If we want the company to be great and to grow internally, larger risks must be taken to achieve those greater rewards. After more than 50 years, it may be time for DRC to truly re-invent itself.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Dynamics Research

    Pros

    good package.nice place to work

    Cons

    work load is too much

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    work life balance is to be encoraged

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    All aspects of the company show a blatant disinterest in employee retention; I have seen 20+ staff leave in six months.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Dynamics Research

    Pros

    Easy parking, adequate benefits (not great)

    Cons

    General lack of communication from leadership to workers, lack of any consistent supervision or performance appraisal, lack of any sense of team or unity, lack of any sense of job security. The place is a revolving door with employees leaving constantly. There is no concern on part of supervisors/leaders, as all employees are considered highly expendable and replaceable. The bottom-line is all important. Not a good place to work at all!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize that the most important resource is your employees and that having a happy and well integrated work force will ultimately lead to happier employees, improved work performance, satisfied clients and a stronger bottom line. This notion that employee turn-over doesn't eventually damage the company and the company's reputation is absurd. Washington DC is too small of a town and the fact is that the most highly qualified candidates will not consider working with a company with such a negative culture.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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