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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Was a great small company..."

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Germantown, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DRT full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    DRT was a great small company when I first started. The employees were very friendly and it was easy to make friends with coworkers. Very smart and laid back environment when I was there. They also pushed you to better yourself, whether it was learning and applying a new language or going for additional schooling. They were also big in lateral moves to different departments and groups if you wanted to try something new....

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    Cons

    Now a subsidiary of Boeing... You are just another workhorse working on the same bugs and tickets for every software release. It became very hard to move up the ladder, because now you had to move up according to Boeing's scales. It just became very boring and monotonous, where I felt like I was not improving or bettering myself.

    Advice to Management

    Help in getting and providing professional growth to employees. Allow for them to take more responsibility on tasks and development.

    DRT2015-05-04
  2. "Good Company"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at DRT

      Pros

      Good managers, pay, and hours.

      Cons

      May hire overqualified people. Watch out

      DRT2018-03-29
    • "Good working environment, hard times with defense budget changes"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at DRT full-time

      Pros

      smart engineers, top benefits, great work life balance and low stress environment

      Cons

      red tape, layoffs, conservative/low risk engineering is preferred which hinders employee development and innovation

      DRT2018-02-15
    • "Medium size company with Big benefits"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Positive Outlook

      I have been working at DRT full-time

      Pros

      Medium size company with Large company benefits due to being a subsidiary of Boeing. Excellent benefits and competitive salaries here. Open-door policy here, everyone is free to address any concerns with any manager, or even the president of the company.

      Cons

      Must be comfortable changing hats. This is a dynamic environment and everyone works as a team to get the job donel That means you may be testing multiple things on the same day, doing some mechanical assembly, and keeping track of where you are on each phase of the job so you can plan ahead to avoid bottlenecks. This is not for you if you only want to work on one thing. Things can get hectic at the end of the month/quarter/year....

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      DRT2017-03-11
    • "Good Benefits"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at DRT full-time

      Pros

      Boeing Benefits, Products save lives.

      Cons

      Unmotivated and overworked staff. Do more with less is the motto.

      Advice to Management

      Invest in innovation and people.

      DRT2017-03-18
    • "Going downhill"

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      Current Employee - Digital Hardware Engineer 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at DRT full-time for more than 20 years

      Pros

      Benefits are good through Boeing, good work life balance, high quality engineers

      Cons

      Micromanagement, engineers need management blessing for trivial tasks, people afraid of being accountable for delays, unrealistic expectations. Engineers and management afraid of taking risks, company is not innovative anymore, low investment in employees' development, negative environment due to constant layoffs

      Advice to Management

      Let engineers do their work, stop debating for months/years before taking a step forward with developments, invest on employees' development

      DRT2016-12-27
    • "Empowered Innovative Engineers, Weak Business"

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      Current Employee - Software Engineer in Germantown, MD
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at DRT full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      DRT prioritizes the technical solution above everything else. They are willing to push back on schedule and cost to customers to make sure things are done right. DRT innovates to offer complete solutions to a large customer set and avoids the trap of doing one-offs, which is a rare find in the defense industry. Most of the line manager have a genuine concern for their employees. They will work long hours to get...

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      Cons

      Boeing imposes a fair bit of bureaucratic hassle to all business and IT functions. The larger company is full of "research" groups that try to push inferior technologies and waste 10's of millions of dollars on useless prototypes. The higher ups recognize this, but then impose processes to fix a larger broken organization that doesn't fit into the higher performing subsidiaries like DRT. People are passionate about...

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      Advice to Management

      Rebuild the maintenance team to fix issues quickly and make sure we maintain our position as an out of box solution. Make decisions based on real data, and constantly develop that data. Make people accountable to deadlines, and set a high, but achievable bar. Most of all, maintain the high performing culture you have already developed, and never let us lose our drive to deliver highly differentiate products at the...

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      DRT2016-09-19
    • "Entry level review"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at DRT

      Pros

      Good pay, benefits, vacation/sick leave. Interesting work and top competitor in that market.

      Cons

      Corporate environment passed down by Boeing.

      DRT2016-03-28
    • "Interesting work, company in slow decline"

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      Former Employee - Engineer in Germantown, MD
      Recommends
      Negative Outlook

      I worked at DRT full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      The culture is Engineering focused. The Boeing benefits are good as wholly owned subsidiary. The company seems to work hard to minimize the impact of layoffs. Productive employees can strike an attractive work-life balance.

      Cons

      Engineering culture is under attack due to post-recession financial pressures. Leadership is not (or not able) investing in IR&D as before recession.

      Advice to Management

      Keep the staff informed to build trust. Listen respectfully to engineering staff to rebuild positive culture. Find a way to guarantee no layoffs for a number of years.

      DRT2015-10-20
    • "IT"

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      Current Employee - Senior Manager in Washington, DC
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at DRT full-time

      Pros

      Flexible work, good management, decent pay

      Cons

      there are not really any cons for this company

      DRT2015-06-18
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