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DRS Technologies Reviews

Updated September 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. "Wonderful place to work!"

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    • 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!


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

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    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.

  3. "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


  4. "Working for DRS Technologies was good while it lasted"

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    Former Employee - Logistician in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Logistician in Alexandria, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Got to travel to the Iraq for work.

    Cons

    The management was not above lying to everyone

    Advice to Management

    Get better qualified management


  5. "GCS management"

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

    I have been working at DRS Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Excellent teams and dedicated employees

    Cons

    Change is a regular occurrence, however, organization adapts well


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Mid Level Defense Contractor Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at DRS Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Decent benefits, decent pay and seems to be increasing business

    Cons

    Understaffed at times, somewhat unorganized at times.

    Advice to Management

    Improve current processes.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "DRS to Be or Not To Be"

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    Former Employee - Senior Principal Engineer & Engineering Manager in Horsham, PA
    Former Employee - Senior Principal Engineer & Engineering Manager in Horsham, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at DRS Technologies full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Designs were challenging , work conditions were designed for maximum productivity and creativity , fantastic team building, great atmosphere for mentoring and R&D.

    Cons

    Management direction was lacking in giving direction and planning.

    Advice to Management

    Better planning and project definition is needed to be a leader in the field of small radars.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Would not recommend"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DRS Technologies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Every other Friday off, great employees

    Cons

    Not enough resources for the workload


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Happiness heavily dependent on department"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne, FL
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at DRS Technologies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Salary, benefits, work schedule are all great aside for most employees. My department runs pretty well and those around me are fantastic. If you're looking to move up, you can get lucky and move up pretty quickly, you could also get stuck.

    Business wise, the next 4 years look solid and there should be a lot of growth. There's zero issue winning new awards, DRS is 10/10 at bookings.

    Cons

    Company is constantly changing it's structure and can't seem to stick to any org chart for more than a few months. Other departments seem horrible, there are few other departments I could work in without going crazy.

    Everyone is spread very thin over way too many programs as a result things get neglected until a problem comes up.

    Advice to Management

    More training. There are so many single points of failure, no one knows how the overall processes work, they just know their single job. If someone quits, someone else has to figure out how to do their job.

    The Org Structure is constantly changing, just as the dust starts to settle on one Org idea, there's another one and things start moving again.

    It'd be cheaper to hire more people than spreading everything thin and losing money when things go wrong. You'll also have less employee turnover and a higher morale.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Technician in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Lead Technician in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DRS Technologies full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great leadership and supervisors and surrounded by hard workers and knowledgeable people.

    Cons

    Hard to receive training and to work with company software/systems.


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