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DRS Technologies Reviews

Updated March 22, 2017
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DRS Technologies CEO William J. Lynn III
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Pros
  • Honestly I am up in the air about the 9/80 work week (in 36 reviews)

  • Good Benefits, some really sharp young engineers (in 30 reviews)

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  1. "Great job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Technician in West Plains, MO
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Technician in West Plains, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benifits, good wage and great co workers

    Cons

    Long hours
    Lack of support on back shifts

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget who help make you look good.


  2. "DRS"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DRS Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Easy to work with. Very quick to respond to questions.

    Cons

    Can't think of any. Very good company.


  3. "Highly Innovative Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DRS Technologies full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, Compensation, Management Team That Cares

    Cons

    Really not much to add here.


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  5. "Great place - open. tranparent"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Logic Design Engineer in Cypress, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Logic Design Engineer in Cypress, CA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Staff and management were professional, knowledgeable and ther was a variety of different things to work on.

    Cons

    Tied to current military spending / funding.


  6. "Program Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Melbourne, FL
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Melbourne, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at DRS Technologies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Hard working people that help each other

    Cons

    Long Hours is the norm...expect on average 60+hrs/week

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees with more respect & hire more people to reduce burden on current staff


  7. "DRS Technologies St. Louis facility on life support"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at DRS Technologies full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work challenging, 9/80 work week, free parking

    Cons

    More people leaving due to retirement/workforce reductions per year than new employees being hired over the last 10 years. St. Louis facility not growing

    Advice to Management

    Grow St. Louis facility


  8. "DRS is great!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Shipping and Receiving in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Shipping and Receiving in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DRS Technologies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    DRS offers competitive pay doing jobs that help our national security.

    Cons

    The only downside for me was the contract was relocated.


  9. "Leadership struggles"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Products matter to our military members, their safety, and security.

    Cons

    Leadership unable to impact effective change and unwilling to tackle the big problems. Quick fix approaches and hasty decisions are driving this company further into chaos and preventing any meaningful repairs to the systemic ails of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Get back to basics of management. Hold people accountable, respect deadlines, address insubordination, do not reward individuals who are not showing positive examples in work ethic or interpersonal communication skills. Reward individuals who are striving to make the company a success while ALSO acting in a professional and ethical manner.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Not the company it used to be"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at DRS Technologies full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Financially, benefits and salary are fair. The work schedule is a every other Friday off

    Cons

    The organization is very top heavy. The solution is to higher more directors and VPs to talk about getting the work done instead of hiring the correct staff to get the work done. Overall, the common employee phrase to describe the environment is "toxic"

    Advice to Management

    Hire people with experience to manage. stop hiring chiefs who only add more of the wrong processes. listen to the employees


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Great Pay, Long Hours"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at DRS Technologies full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Pay, but only because of poor location.

    Cons

    Company states off every Friday. You will work those Fridays. Plan on 20% OT.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees better. Tell them positives - not negatives.



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