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fair but has had trouble since acquiring new firms that dont fit the corporate culture

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Former Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Arlington, VA
Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Arlington, VA

I worked at Dynamics Research

Pros

benefits, managers with good experience and ability to move projects effortlessly.

Cons

corporate culture, lack of good raises and people promoted without proper backgrounds.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

communicate effectively to works prior to major changes in culture, opporuntities and goals

Doesn't Recommend
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Other Reviews for Dynamics Research

  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    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.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Manipulative and Dishonest

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    Former Employee - Program Manager  in  Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Herndon, VA

    I worked at Dynamics Research

    Pros

    Interesting / Quality Work for Important Clients
    Schedule Flexibility for Family Time When Required
    Some Good Individuals
    Comperable Benefits and Pay

    Cons

    Was promised a dual role during the interview process ... part client facing, part corporate business development. After 4 months, it became clear they had no intention of honoring their committment on the business development front. Very Disappointing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand that respecting your employees means telling them the truth upfront and not forcing them to query, push and pull to get an honest answer.

    Doesn't Recommend
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