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3.3
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DRT Strategies CEO Susan M. Kidd
Susan M. Kidd
57 Ratings
Pros
  • "DRT is very flexible and work/life balance is very important to DRT(in 9 reviews)

  • "Good benefits to include reimbursement for commuter expenses and spot awards and bonuses(in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "DRT is definitely experiencing growing pains(in 7 reviews)

  • "No employee incentive for bringing in new work or follow on work accept for a select group of management(in 4 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DRT Strategies full-time

    Pros

    Team oriented, opportunities for advancement with growing company, fun culture.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    DRT Strategies2018-11-15

    DRT Strategies Response

    November 23, 2018Chief Talent Officer

    Thank you very much for the comments. Please continue to share your enthusiasm with you fellow co-workers in making DRT a great place to work.

  2. "Very Good Company to Work for"

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    Current Employee - SME in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DRT Strategies full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Very good company to work for. They are transparent. They deliver what they promise

    Cons

    So far i didnt see any of them.

    DRT Strategies2019-02-05

    DRT Strategies Response

    February 7, 2019Chief Talent Officer

    Thank you for being a valuable part of DRT's success. If you do have recommendations for how we can do things better, please do share!

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good Learning but less growth"

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    Current Employee - Associate 

    I have been working at DRT Strategies full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very good learning opportunities Executives are friendly and helping

    Cons

    Growth is slow Compensation is less compared to industry standards

    DRT Strategies2019-03-07
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Committed to Employee Happiness"

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Despite cons, the CEO is committed to success.

    Cons

    The perils of government contracting have universal impacts on small to medium size management consulting companies. Consider this before anything else.

    DRT Strategies2019-02-14

    DRT Strategies Response

    February 21, 2019Chief Talent Officer

    Thank you for your commitment to DRT. We hope that you are able to share your perspective with other employees as we collectively look to find new and creative ways to improve employee engagement and satisfaction. Gov't contractors have indeed had a rough few months but we are optimistic ...

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  5. Helpful (9)

    "The CEO is distant and uncaring"

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    Former Employee - Expert Consultant in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at DRT Strategies for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Benefits, Colleagues, Clients, Location, Hours

    Cons

    The CEO is distant and uncaring of the cronyism within the Senior Management staff level as well as its trickled down effect to its on site Managers. This has damaged DRT Strategies reputation within the Federal workspace. Appointing friends and associates to positions of Management without proper regard for their qualifications has caused missed deadlines, unpaid rework, animosity, and resentment among the employees...

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    Advice to Management

    There is no way the owner/CEO is not aware of what is happening within her company. If she expects for DRT to survive in its new employer status then she needs to get her head of the sand and starting participating in the development and growth of her company.

    DRT Strategies2019-01-18

    DRT Strategies Response

    January 23, 2019Chief Talent Officer

    Thank you for your 5 years of service to DRT. The company has significantly grown within that period and you were obviously part of that success. Having said that, many of the issues you cite of cronyism and favoritism are not accurate and do not reflect the current culture of DRT. ...

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  6. "Upward Improvements"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DRT Strategies full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    A few years ago, DRT did an employee survey that went nowhere. Employees did not receive any communication about that survey results or any actions that would be taken by DRT to make improvements. When asking new leadership in HR about the survey, they were not aware of the survey. This year there was a new survey conducted by DRT that was shared with employees and DRT showed how they were planning to improve the areas...

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    Cons

    All task orders are short handed and need help.

    Advice to Management

    There are misunderstandings and rumors that are going around that could be easily addressed and squashed. I would recommend working on those things. I know it is childish, but I think it would illuminate some of the issues DRT sees in the long run.

    DRT Strategies2018-12-04

    DRT Strategies Response

    December 8, 2018Chief Talent Officer

    Thank you very much for your time and commitment to DRT over the past few years. Keeping open and honest lines of communication is very important for all our employees. We will continue to focus on improving our communications and making sure all employees have a safe environment ...

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  7. Helpful (8)

    "Believe every negative review!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at DRT Strategies full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Literally none that any person could think of.

    Cons

    This company is a disgrace. Do not ever join here! Every person you talk to at the hiring phase asks like its the best company. It is not, they treat their people awfully. They lie, bully, and backstab. They talk about their clients and other workers poorly. This is not a good place to start or even end your career in contracting. HR is a complete joke and enables bad behavior. They hire the most incompetent micromanagers...

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    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring yes men.

    DRT Strategies2018-12-16

    DRT Strategies Response

    December 19, 2018Chief Talent Officer

    Your feedback does not reflect the culture, values, and dedicated workforce of DRT. We have a zero tolerance policy for many of the behaviors you have described above and on the contrary encourage collaboration, teamwork, and helping our client to be successful. We would have hoped ...

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "Fulfilling work with a collaborative, fun team"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DRT Strategies full-time

    Pros

    I am provided challenging tasks and get to work with fun, collaborative teams. I work for clients who appreciate the solutions we deliver. I have been provided opportunities for advancement and taking on more responsibilities. Company is working hard on employee development and retention.

    Cons

    With growth over the past year, corporate support has been lacking at times, especially for employees on client site. But new resources / procedures being added.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up what they are doing... And remember the staff and our needs when assigned to client's site.

    DRT Strategies2018-11-12

    DRT Strategies Response

    November 23, 2018Chief Talent Officer

    Thank you very much for your comments, time and commitment to DRT. Employees (especially on client site) are absolutely the key to our success (AND) our client's success. Please continue to share feedback, ideas, and concerns from our "boots on the ground."

  9. Helpful (3)

    "Great Company with Some Growing Pains"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DRT Strategies full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    DRT employees are highly professional and many are experienced consultants. The company was founded on core values which many DRTers live by and demonstrate on a daily basis. The company fosters collaboration and encourages networking so employees work well with their fellow DRTers and clients, and DRTers are highly regarded by our clients resulting in follow on work. High performers get results and in turn are recognized...

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    Cons

    DRT has been growing considerably and has experienced growing pains with some turnover in leadership and the employee ranks as they transition from small business designation to open competition. This has required employees to be flexible in order to succeed – which is typical in consulting. I have read some of the other reviews and feel it’s a partnership. Employees who work smart and contribute will be successful here.

    Advice to Management

    Ensure that managers meet regularly with employees not just to review project accomplishments and next steps, risks and issues, but also to discuss personal and professional goals. This would help place employees in positions that are more satisfying and aligned to their career interests.

    DRT Strategies2018-09-07

    DRT Strategies Response

    September 10, 2018Chief Talent Officer

    Thank you for your time and contributions to DRT. We also thank you for your advice and suggestions. As you may be aware, we are spending a significant amount of time and resources on helping out managers and leaders be great coaches at DRT. Part of this includes frequent and valuable ...

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  10. "IT Associate II"

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    Former Employee - IT Associate in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DRT Strategies for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Great people, good benefits.

    Cons

    None none none none none

    Advice to Management

    None

    DRT Strategies2018-09-13

    DRT Strategies Response

    September 17, 2018Chief Talent Officer

    We hope that you continue to be a friend of DRT. Please keep us in mind for future employment as your career progresses.

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