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DCS Corp Reviews

Updated September 15, 2018
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Pros
  • "Work life balance and terrific focus on employee success" (in 5 reviews)

  • "It is so great to work for this great company" (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • "No Cons, would have loved to stayed, but contract ended at AD from company that I was sent to did not want to resign" (in 3 reviews)

  • "It is so NOT great if NOT work for this great company" (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Challenging work, great culture and management"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Computer Engineer
    Current Employee - Computer Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DCS Corp full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Work is interesting/challenging, flexible schedule, mandatory overtime is rare. Management places a premium on work/life balance. Great place for employees with families.

    Cons

    No sick leave.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing.


  2. "So So"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at DCS Corp full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent healthcare plan and education assistance is pretty good compared to others.

    Cons

    Lower pay compared to other companies in this area.

    Advice to Management

    Don't lowball your talent on their salaries.

  3. "From outward appearances, a great company with solid values"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at DCS Corp full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Salary and benefits are extremely good, as are the worker level people.

    Cons

    Too may 20-30 year people in leadership with very little understanding of the business world outside of their bubble. Their baby is getting uglier every day but they refuse to listen. Charismatic, run through walls leadership essentially non-existent. ZERO upward mobility.

    Advice to Management

    Division Managers squash the good ideas and motivation of your employees at every turn. Do you even know the talents of your employees, let alone take advantage of it?


  4. "Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at DCS Corp full-time

    Pros

    Good work culture, lots of freedom as long as you get the job done.

    Cons

    Location for some of their offices.


  5. "Financial Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Ridgecrest, CA
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Ridgecrest, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DCS Corp full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent management! The supervisors and task leaders work hard to ensure their employees are taken care of and everyone is happy with the job and their responsibilities. There is plenty of room for growth and opportunity if you are willing to take on new tasking.

    The company provides a very comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, matching 401(k), life insurance, and ample PTO along with paid government holidays.

    Cons

    The downside is the location. Ridgecrest/China Lake is a very isolated community in the high desert. However, you are only a few hours drive to LA, the beach, the mountains and Vegas.

    The other downside is the pay. While not bad, it is somewhat lower than competitors (partly due to the location and cost of living).

    Advice to Management

    Continue doing what you are doing! The employees feel appreciated and well taken care of.


  6. "Don’t even THINK about working for DCS! STAY AWAY!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ridgecrest, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ridgecrest, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at DCS Corp full-time

    Pros

    DCS is so bad that DCS will make you appreciate how good OTHER companies treat their employees.

    Cons

    Corrupt, Indifferent management (at least, on-site management).

    Low ball starting salaries.

    Different jobs are often assignee after you are hired and continue.

    Employees are treated like fifth class citizens.

    It can take one hour to get through the “front door” (the frong gate)!

    No flex hours, no mileage, no car allowance, no car maintenance, no covered parking (so extensive damage from the constant 100+ degrees and constant sun!

    No food allowance, no per diem, no housing/hotel/motel expenses, no re-location, no clothes cleaning allowance (and it's an extremely dirty and ghetto environment)!

    No coffee, no food, and not even a lunchroom! Where would you EVER find a work environment like this???!!!

    Car damage due to the extreme sun and extreme heat is unbelievable (ruins your tires, battery, interior, etc ; only two seasons-- extreme summer and extreme winter!
    It's basically in Death Valley (the most inhospitable place in the world)!

    DCS will low-ball the contract price to win the contract then lay off people or strip merit increases to pay for this!

    Later, if any money is left over before the contract is over, they will hire like mad to use up the extra money so they don’t look like they over-bid!

    Bottom Line

    STAY AWAY!!!

    Corrupt company that does not care about employees or treat them well or pay them well, with the worst working conditions.

    Advice to Management

    Have “360 reviews” (anonymous reviews and feedback by employees regarding local managers). You WILL be shocked! GUARANTEED.

    Local management uses employee isolation and employee intimidation to stop all (and any feedback) to off-site top (corporate) management so they have ZERO information or knowledge of how terribly bad the situation is or the level of collusion and corruption.

    The CEO should take a visit to Ridgecrest, California (China Lake, California) and have PRIVATE one-on-one conversations with EACH employee.

    He will be BLOWN AWAY by what he learns, the mistreatment, the corruption, and by the collusion.

    DCS Corp Response

    Jul 12, 2018 – DCS Communications

    The Ridgecrest, CA office of DCS manages the Weapons and Systems Integration Support Services contract in support of the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division China Lake. The contract provides... More


  7. "Social Life?"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Junior Software Engineer in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Junior Software Engineer in Alexandria, VA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at DCS Corp full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    No one bother you.

    Cons

    There's no social life. You sit in a room for 8 hours. If this what you want, then go a head. But I can assure you that this is not what you want.

    Advice to Management

    Training for newbie needs to improve.

  8. "Excellent"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Stafford, VA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Stafford, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DCS Corp full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It is so great to work for this great company

    Cons

    It is so NOT great if NOT work for this great company

    Advice to Management

    Management is very good and helpful


  9. "Company Overview"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work life balance and terrific focus on employee success

    Cons

    Senior leadership needs to be more assertive about go to market and more decisive


  10. "Great company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at DCS Corp full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I started as an intern and my supervisor worked with me to get me a full time position when i graduated and the process was incredibly easy. Really helpful management and human resources to ask questions if you have them.

    Cons

    I haven't ran into any issues.


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