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DRS Technologies Reviews

Updated October 19, 2017
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DRS Technologies CEO William J. Lynn III
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Pros
  • 9/80 work week (Every other Friday off) (in 37 reviews)

  • Good Benefits, some really sharp young engineers (in 31 reviews)

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  1. "Good Place to Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DRS Technologies full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Currently have growing lines of business with both foreign and domestic customers

    Cons

    Not much reward difference between high and low performers.

    Advice to Management

    Identify high potential talent and reward them with a base salary comparable to what they can achieve on the open market.


  2. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Proposal Manager in Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Proposal Manager in Herndon, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This was my first, post-undergrad “real job”. The company had excellent benefits:

    Competitive salary
    Dental
    Medical
    401k match (100% on the first 6%)
    100% tuition reimbursement which paid for the majority of my MBA. There was a two year commitment post each reimbursement which I felt was fair.
    I was encouraged to pursue new opportunities within the company, and my managers were all excellent.

    I left because of an opportunity to get into a new role that wasn’t available at DRS.

    Overall it was a great company to work for.

    Cons

    Due to the nature of the industry there were quite a few layoffs. Many of my colleagues were laid-off during my time at the company. I think everyone had the constant fear of being laid off in their mind.

  3. "Been okay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good money, take home van, cell phone uniforms, you're out working by your self, paid training period

    Cons

    Schedule, customers control paycheck, micro managing, strict van policy with gps tracking


  4. "Fit kf"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DRS Technologies part-time

    Pros

    They're pretty reasonable to work with and for

    Cons

    Pay takes a while to increase


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Wonderful place to work!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DRS Technologies full-time

    Pros

    DRS is a very family friendly company. They care about their employees. The benefits are wonderful!

    Cons

    Haven't found one yet!

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing!


  6. "Program Manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DRS Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, supportive staff, and exciting, dynamic work

    Cons

    Extremely stressful, long hours, too much work to get in any training

    Advice to Management

    Hire more PM's and create admin positions to support. Spend adequate time with new-hires to teach them how you want things done, rather than throwing them in and hoping they "get it".


  7. "Decent work, low pay"

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

    I have been working at DRS Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Work and the people are

    Cons

    Pay is not where it needs to be

  8. "Disappointing"

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    Former Employee - Programs Administrator II in Fort Walton Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Programs Administrator II in Fort Walton Beach, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at DRS Technologies full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Always enjoyed the contracts and programs worked on and the many amazing customers to work with but other than that Not much for pros.

    Cons

    This company has changed over the years and now is only about money and does not look out for their employees and their best interest.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "C-130 H&J maintenance, which encompasses all disciplines of aircraft work."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Aircraft Technician in Elizabeth City, NC
    Current Employee - Aircraft Technician in Elizabeth City, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at DRS Technologies (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The ability to work mechanical, structure, and avionics. The organization of the US Coast Guard. The facilities have great space and functionality. Parking lot is convenient.

    Cons

    The distance I travel to get to the job. The idea that the facilities are closed during the holidays and there is no holiday pay. Firm fixed pricing which requires that you have a time limit on all jobs.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "DRS Technologies!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DRS Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Fun place to work
    Great people

    Cons

    Not challenged as much as I would've liked


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