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  • "Dynetics' pay does not match other companies in Huntsville, but the benefits and quality of treatment have kept it above(in 8 reviews)

  • "Since crossing the large business threshold, there is no real plan on how to evolve and succeed as a large defense contractor(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Dynetics"

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    Current Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer in Huntsville, AL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Dynetics full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good company with good benefits. The smartest and best work here.

    Cons

    The new management is focused primarily in raising our stock price. They are willing to do this even at the expense of the employee. Recent decisions resulted in lowering the employees accrued and max vacation holdings in an explained effort to cook the books for the stock price. Dynetics' pay does not match other companies in Huntsville, but the benefits and quality of treatment...

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    Advice to Management

    Employee job satisfaction has kept Dynetics as one of the best places to work for years. I wanted to work here so bad because of it. Unfortunately, cutting the 401k benefit from 15% down to 10% and knocking down vacation systematically every year will mean that the only way you keep good employees (Better than industry) is by paying them more.

    Dynetics2017-10-18
  2. Helpful (4)

    "Good company headed in the wrong direction"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL
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    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dynetics

    Pros

    The people are the best part of this company, hands down. Some of the finest folks I have ever had the privilege of working with. In it's heyday, Dynetics was showing the Huntsville Defense Contractor community how to do things the right way -- you can have a positive culture and be competitive, even dominant in the marketplace. Founded on R&D and Engineering, in the past this company upheld some of the highest quality...

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    Cons

    With the changing of the guard, Dynetics is losing its essence and becoming just another option on the Defense Contractor menu. Near complete disconnect between management levels is driving this company into mediocrity at an alarming rate. Unfortunately, the culture is devolving into a cutthroat and at times desperate set of nonfunctioning and directionless pods. Dynetics does not know how to sell itself, the concept...

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    Advice to Management

    Figure out what got you here in the first place and do that. This town doesn't need another mega-Contractor trying to be all things to all branches. Dynetics was founded on the principles of smart people solving really tough problems with innovation and creativity. How was this lost?

    Dynetics2016-05-20

    Dynetics Response

    October 5, 2016HR Assistant

    Thank you for your thoughts about our company and we do appreciate your feedback. We strive for excellence in all that we do and try to provide a resilient work environment for our employees. Dynetics employees have worked very hard over the years to provide unique solutions to complex ...

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  3. Helpful (3)

    "Solid Technical Company"

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    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer I in Huntsville, AL
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dynetics full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Many very talented engineers, who are willing to teach and share their knowledge. - Great opportunity to learn and grow in your area. - Very broad technical areas to work in. - Phenomenal Community reputation in the Huntsville area. - Highly ethical in all areas.

    Cons

    - Once established in a technical area it can be difficult to move specialties or broaden your experience outside of a technical area. (unless you are deeply dissatisfied; they would rather keep you, but they won't make it easy) - Bid and Proposal efforts by technical staff are minimally, if at all, compensated. - Advancement path is vague at best

    Advice to Management

    - Please provide a way to employees to explore opportunities across the company.

    Dynetics2016-03-11

    Dynetics Response

    June 16, 2016Corporate Recruiter

    We appreciate the time you took to write a review of Dynetics! We are happy to hear your input. Providing a way to improve how employees can explore opportunities across the company is something we can definitely look into. Thanks for the advice!

  4. Helpful (1)

    "Mid-size company that still puts employees first"

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    Current Employee - RF Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dynetics for less than a year

    Pros

    Dynetics is employee-owned and has great benefits. They do a lot of interesting work, without all the layers and layers of middle management that some larger companies have. Working at a customer site away from the headquarters in Huntsville, our team is mostly autonomous without any pains of micromanagement.

    Cons

    None that I know of, but I also don't work at the primary location.

    Dynetics2016-01-14
  5. "Recent higher"

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    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Huntsville, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Dynetics seems to be built on hard working people and it appears in their culture. Dynetics is dedicated to doing things the right way and without cutting corners. This is a good thing cause they always follow correct procedure but it can make it difficult sometimes. Everyone is very friendly and their is a open door policy. They also have pretty flexible schedules which works nicely.

    Cons

    I love what I do and there is a lot to do in Huntsville, but its seems like its primarily designed for a older crowd. By older I mean with family. They are willing to send you back to school but they limit you ability in which they will only cover 2.8 classes a year which means you have to cover the slight remainder of $400 and that also means that it would take 4 years to...

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    Advice to Management

    I feel like sometimes what is expected is unclear but that is because i'm relatively new and don't really know what i'm doing as well as some lack in communication. Its seems like everything is fast pace which means that you have to work to keep up.

    Dynetics2015-02-26
  6. "Superb Comapny in every respect!!"

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    Former Employee - Director SAN Antonio Operations in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dynetics full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    A very professional company that provides outstanding support to the customer and takes great care of the employee owners. there are none better

    Cons

    Can be a bit Huntsville centric but then again thsat is the prime market area for the company

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!

    Dynetics2014-03-05
  7. Helpful (3)

    "There are Upsides and Downsides to Any Company.."

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    Current Employee - Technical Illustrator in Huntsville, AL
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    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dynetics

    Pros

    Dynetics is recognized in the community as an excellent employer. It's been ranked as one of the best places to work in Huntsville, and it's earned it. It's a smaller business, I feel like part of a family instead of just a numbered commodity. Despite the current economy, I don't worry about my job security. I feel like Dynetics will do everything possible to keep employees, and because they are very selective in who...

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    Cons

    Because Dynetics is so small it can be difficult to advance in the company unless another employee leaves and creates an opening. Sometimes the department structures and chains of command are unclear so when/if there are management problems or concerns, it is hard to know who to bring a problem to in order to solve it. Upper management should review departments with high turnover and work to fix the problems. The proposal...

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    Advice to Management

    Your employees have been hired to do certain jobs, my best advice would be to allow them to do the job they were hired to do, and allow Managers to manage/delegate work. Provide guidance and feedback. Also, delegate work to the employees most qualified to perform the task - i.e. editing to an editor, illustrations to an illustrator, etc. Review departments with high turnover rates, because there is most likely a management...

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    Dynetics2009-05-27
  8. "Most Ethical Company I Know"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in
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    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dynetics

    Pros

    This company revolves around good ethics. Ethics at work as well as at home and in the community. You see in the proposals the company creates; where estimates in hours and cost are honest. Employees are happy and given all the tools they need to get their job done efficiently and quickly. We take the contracts other companies find impossible to tackle. We thrive on working challenging problems. The employees are...

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    Cons

    The only con I can think of is that our dental, vision, and prescription plans are frustrating. While probably cheaper than BCBS, these plans have a very small network of providers in Huntsville and as a result, many employees are having to use their own money to make up the difference to a good provider (usually one that normally takes Blue Cross Blue Shield). Some employees...

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    Advice to Management

    Thank you for listening to your employees. In one of our internal university classes, employees were asked what they would change at Dynetics if they could be in total control for one day. Some ideas were really lame but others made really good arguments. Upper management listened to the good requests and I saw many of them put into place. I also like how upper management periodically wanders the halls and talks...

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    Dynetics2012-01-14
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