Long time employee--looking to get out!!! (Current Employee), Herndon VA – May 24, 2013
Pros: bagels on thursday!!! big deal
Cons: there are no cons to joining hte company
The company expects you to work 50+ hours a week and get paid for 40 hours. They check timesheets each week to see how many hours each employee works. They determine who gets laid off by the number of hours you report on your timesheet not by how much you actually accomplish. The management is a complete joke. They are selfish human beings that are – more... greedy for bonuses and do not care one bit about the folks doing the work. They are low balling bids to win contracts that they can not execute properly. Most of the G&A staff have not recieved a raise in 3 years so if you get hired you better make sure that you can get a very high salary because you wont get an increase. Teh 9/80 work week that is promised is not a truth. Management at their discretion will take the Friday away from you regardless of how many hours you have worked that pay period. It is also very common to work a holiday and not be able to take the holiday at a later time. The DRS management style is to manage by intimidation. They are all bullies. They like to write up the staff for every little thing as a way to make the employees angry and hopefully they will quit. This is overall poor management style. The HR department backs all the poor managment decisions that are made in the company as well. – less
Accounts Receivables and Office Support Clerk (Former Employee), Ottawa, ON – June 25, 2014
Cons: management, atmosphere
The workplace was very much a negative atmosphere. A lot of disgruntled co-workers, and a very forgetful boss. Found it hard to balance life with this job since your on call all the time with the boss.
DRS was the worst place I ever worked at in 40 years in the work force
PRINCIPAL CONTRACTS ADMINISTRATOR (Former Employee), Herndon, MD – September 30, 2014
There is no vision for the future, no advance planning. Everything is a fire drill crisis. The bureaucracy to get anything done is ridiculous and so onerous that nothing can be accomplished. They are understaffed and submit proposals on just about every RFP that comes out.
My co-workers were nice and helpful but the management did not have a clue.
The – more... best part of the job was the bagels on Thursdays. I don't recommend this place to anyone. – less
Really enjoyed working at DRS was very sad when I got layed off.
Certified Electronic Assembler (Former Employee), Fort Walton Beach, FL – July 31, 2014
Pros: enjoyed working everyday, good benefits, good people to work with.
Worked from 7:00 till 4:30,always arrived on time,I really learned a lot when I worked here and adapted to many different jobs, when I was asked to do something different I was always ready to do something new.I always respected management and got along real well with my coworkers,I never found anything really hard with any job I did.I really enjoyed – more... coming to work everyday and doing my job to the best of my ability. – less
Excellent company to work for. Caring management that recognizes hard work.
Satellite Systems / Network Analyst (Former Employee), Fort Monmouth, NJ; Iraq – July 19, 2014
Pros: salary, co-workers
Cons: isolated to small base in iraq
There typical work day was spent monitoring the network and responding accordingly. My co-workers were fantastic. Everyone was highly knowledgeable in their area of expertise willing to share that knowledge. We all taught one another each others jobs, satellite, networking and systems administration. Management was casual, open to suggestions, approachable, – more... not afraid to get their hands dirty and caring. The hardest part of the job was it was in Iraq. The most enjoyable part of the job were my co-workers and their willingness to teach me their jobs so we all could succeed. – less