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Dynamics Research Reviews

Updated 20 August, 2014
Updated 20 August, 2014
53 Reviews
3.2
53 Reviews
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Dynamics Research Chairman, President, and CEO James P. Regan
James P. Regan
14 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work/life balance is excellent as there really is high flexibility in working from home and/or flexible work hours (in 5 reviews)

  • Good people to work with and a company that takes care of their people (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • DRC is beholden to the macro world of government contracting (in 10 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent company overall

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    -Values relationship-building internally and externally with the client
    -Management actively seeks out more project work for the future
    -Great benefits
    -Nice work-at-home policy when possible (depends on client)
    -Hire exceptional workers with impressive skill sets; no one on the team is a one-trick pony

    Cons

    -Corporate training webinars are a little archaic; could stand to be more interactive to start conversations/discussion
    -Employees should have the opportunity to review their managers during performance review time
    -People are promoted from within, which is great, however without the proper coaching that is needed and/or required to become an effective, professional manager
    -Software tools needed to do our jobs are not always approved for purchase, which does not encourage quality materials or efficient work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More coaching/training is needed for middle management promotions before they actually become managers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Worst Run Company I ever experienced

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director  in  Arlington, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Director in Arlington, VA (US)

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

    Pros

    NONE, Management is the worst ever.

    Cons

    Management is horrible. Employees are treated poorly. Performance is not rewarded

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the President, and all the SVPs. Start fresh.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    A good place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Integration Engineer
    Current Employee - Systems Integration Engineer

    I have been working at Dynamics Research full-time

    Pros

    I have been happy with DRC's culture, which is more personal than I would've thought. The benefits and salary are competitive and I am in a job that fits my skill set nicely.

    Cons

    There seems to be a contraction of business in my area, so opportunities for growth and expansion seem limited.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication regarding business opportunities and growth potential for the company would help employees better plan their careers

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Horrible Management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst  in  Arlington, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Arlington, VA (US)

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

    Pros

    You get paid every two weeks, providing you don't get mysteriously fired.

    Cons

    Their website talks about providing their employees "respect." I can only assume their idea of respect is different from the rest of us.

    Respect? DRC's On-site management repeatedly raised their voices at us, spoke down to us, and even chewed us out in front of our peers. As one longtime employee whispered to me, "This is the most unhappy place I have ever worked at."

    Respect? DRC's management had a major software delivery scheduled for the Monday after the Thanksgiving weekend. So the poor programmers spent the Thanksgiving weekend working 10 - 12 hours at the client site in an attempt to get the software release installed. No time with family and friends during the one long holiday designed just for family and friends. Did DRC think about these employees' families and friends by scheduling a release on a Monday after a major holiday? Of course not! But then again, that's DRC's idea of "Respect."

    Respect? In the first six months of working for DRC, I saw the entire computer programming staff turned over. People would be fired late in the day, never to be seen again. Just an awful working environment!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    DRC mamagment can't fire themselves; too bad, because it is the management that is responsible for such an unpleasant, hostile work environment. I honestly don't know how these people sleep at night. But then again, since DRC management has no conscience, they probably sleep very well.

    Which all explains why the company is in trouble, losing business along with employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not A Trustworthy Company. Unethical Practices

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst  in  Arlington, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Arlington, VA (US)

    I have been working at Dynamics Research as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Have contracts with good clients

    Cons

    Very unreliable company. The management only looks for money and they don't care for their employees. They put unethical pressure on employees to advance their business. Will never recommend this company to anyone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of managers who are unprofessional and unethical before they irreparably damage the reputation of DRC

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Management is good old boys club

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Reston, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA (US)

    I worked at Dynamics Research as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Good possiblities in the marketplace, but officers in Massachusetts weak on strategic planning.

    Cons

    C level executives down in the weeds too much. Need to give authority to people on the front lines of business

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce staff in operations and listen to people down the food chain.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Defense Contractor

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Helpdesk Analyst  in  Kansas City, MO (US)
    Current Employee - Helpdesk Analyst in Kansas City, MO (US)

    I have been working at Dynamics Research full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great Benefits associated with the company.

    Cons

    Not so great pay associated with the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Research analyst

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dynamics Research as a contractor

    Pros

    Life work balance is okay, some telecommuting options available, salaries and benefits are generally good. Company provides training opportunities.

    Cons

    Company doesn't invest in employees beyond corporate training. Turnover is high, management isn't strong and that creates a stressful environment.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good COmpany to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Various IT Analyst Positions  in  McLean, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Various IT Analyst Positions in McLean, VA (US)

    I worked at Dynamics Research full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    good pay and benefits, flexible, interesting work

    Cons

    for me the only con was my commute

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Excellent Company, excellent managers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Washington, DC (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC (US)

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

    Pros

    The managers that I have had exposure to are top notch. They go to bat for their employees, and they lead by example. I've also been given the nudges I need to excel and develop in the workforce. They do everything they can to hold onto their top employees.

    Cons

    Somewhat hard to move within the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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