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DCS Corp Reviews

Updated June 27, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "DCS Corp"

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    Current Employee - AWL Lead Lab Tech in Ridgecrest, CA
    Current Employee - AWL Lead Lab Tech in Ridgecrest, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    DCS has great benefits, nice bonuses, and tries to do their best for their employees.

    Cons

    I have no CONS for DCS


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Last review removed? Stay away from DCS and TARDEC SEC"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Warren, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Warren, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at DCS Corp full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Salary was the only pro for this company

    Cons

    The Gov't manager for TARDEC SEC harasses DCS employees and DCS condones this behavior as well as harassment by certain DCS coworkers. Stay away from SEC and stay away from the female DCS manager who is the worst manager I have ever encountered. She backstabs and adds to the conflict at SEC.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house of some of the useless managers who don't have the courage to do the right thing. Sweeping these issues under the rug to pacify the customer only costs you employees in the end. I gave 1 star ratings only because I was forced to. Should be 0 star rating in many categories.

  3. "DCS is great but can improve"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Alexandria, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DCS Corp full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Employee owned, 401k, ESOP, decent amount of vacation, can basically work your own schedule

    Cons

    Has too many lazy employees, no discipline of any kind, some employees work 4-5hrs a day while others are forced to pick up the slack, hire people to offices halfway across the world even though the customer is local and requests on site help.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your customers, hire people where they are needed not to places were your "buddies" are in charge, filter out the cancerous employees because there are plenty of them. To the cry baby below no need to bash people on there opinion, and to be honest your probably one of the "cancerous employees" from the Littleton office.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Houston, we have a problem..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hudson, NH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hudson, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DCS Corp (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Decent benefits package including non-contributory 401K & ESOP. Most work is considered to be embedded program support allowing potential to work along side Civil Servant customer counterparts as an equal within IPT groups. Small office work environment allows potential for local centers of excellence if managed right.

    Cons

    Work flow very heavily dependent on DOD program funding cycles. Uncommunicative management. Toxic atmosphere of extreme management bullying is tolerated in some areas and enabled by local office politics. Again, if local work areas are run right good things can happen. If not, they can be soul eating pits of despair.

    Advice to Management

    Locally correlate results of recent morale survey & it shouldn't take too long to find the elephants in the woodwork.


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Was good to start"

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Nashua, NH
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Nashua, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DCS Corp full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work was interesting. Salary was good. Co-workers were good.

    Cons

    Management does not know how to be good managers. If you attempt to maintain a balanced work/life balance you are seen as "not a team player".

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of managers that have their jobs only because they know somebody or have many years with the company and get some managers and directors that know how to run a business.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Payroll Accountant"

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    Former Employee - Payroll Accountant in Lanham, MD
    Former Employee - Payroll Accountant in Lanham, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DCS Corp (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Company benefits were wonderful when I started.

    Cons

    company does not promote within

    Advice to Management

    consider advancement and not just focus on upper management


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Started off good, now going down hill"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Lexington Park, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Lexington Park, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Enjoyed working with other developers that wanted to expand their skills sets.

    Cons

    Feels like management doesn't care about making the best product. Could just be a by product of DoD contracts.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Ok company"

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    Current Employee - Technical Editor in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Editor in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent pay. Benefits are ok compared to what others offer but still not that great in my opinion. Employee owned. Most people that work for this company that I have encountered are nice people.

    Cons

    Management does not manage employee disagreements well.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Good experience,"

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Ridgecrest, CA
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Ridgecrest, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DCS Corp (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good company to work for...Great benefits.

    Cons

    Some senior managers are not trustworthy


  10. Helpful (2)

    "stay away from dcs onsite babysitters"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Scientist III in Warren, MI
    Former Employee - Scientist III in Warren, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They do pay on time.

    Cons

    There is no overtime; you are being watched by a dcs overseer who controls your destiny closely linked to any comments from their customer. You can be as professional, courteous and engineering tactfully correct but if your dcs overseer gets any comments that your work is not what they expect you will be fired. DCS will not go to bat for you. They are only interested in keeping their customer happy. So keep the customer happy at all costs and get a real job.

    Advice to Management

    Grow up - if your hire experts then stand behind them at least a little. Hope this review helps.


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