Leonardo DRS Careers and Employment
- Company size5,001 to 10,000
- Revenue$1B to $5B (USD)
- IndustryAerospace and Defense
CSS VSAT/JTMN Project Lead FWD in Camp Arifjan, Kuwait
on April 23, 2015
Typical day at work
A typical day at work for me is ensuring my team understands their mission for the day, checking up on status from the previous shifts, and tending to any issues that may have came in during my off time. Thereafter, I prepare all briefs for my morning and afternoon meetings with the director and general. Meetings usually last until 1500 where I then check and respond to emails from customers/clients. My day usually end around 1800 (600PM) after I have checked to ensure all employees completed timesheets and are aware of the next day’s missions. Thereafter, I provide an end of the day brief to all employees to include a safety brief to ensure everyone is aware of the risk that we face working in the Middle East. As a manger, I have learned to be patience, listen, treat everyone the same, always set a standard early on and build team cohesion early on. The hardest part of my job is terminating an employee. The most enjoyable part of the job is seeing my Team happy to come to work and do their job with no stress.
Satellite System Analyst / Logistics in Camp Arifjan, Kuwait
on May 10, 2013
Would not work for DRS TSI again until their upper management change over.
I was terminated along with eleven other Military Veterans because our site lead made a decision to change our work schedule, DRS TSI upper management showed up at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait along with the investigators which they stayed in the same Hilton hotel during the investigation. I believe DRS Senior Management coming to Kuwait with the two investigators could have influenced the investigators' final decisions. We all received a flight itinerary to return to the states by email before the investigation started, we were terminated before the investigation even started. We were treated like convicts before and after the investigation and they become more rash and impatient as the investigation continued. We were lied too and mislead why they were there until we were told one by one that we had to go to the Hilton hotel to be interview (not investigated). I hate being lied too and the thought of being played. DRS TSI upper management has no Integrity and Loyalty to their employees, they are liars. Management does not give you false information, fellow employees, job duties and office policies. According to sites like "Bad Bossology," a lot of people work for men and women who would rather lie than tell the truth. It's an epidemic sweeping the nation; it’s like cancer that can’t be stop. DRS TSI is unorganized and poorly managed because the upper management has no clue what is going on within their group, all the management cares about is undercutting the bids to get contracts awarded then pushing the workers to get the job done in an unreasonable time schedule to make up for the underbidding, DRS was a good stable job for two years with OK benefits, my job provided me an opportunity to learn and grow. It’s not that the company is bad, it’s the people that they put in management positions. DRS TSI upper management would not return us to Camp Atterbury to do our final out-process, but there deployment hand book for DRS shows that they have to return us there. Regulation, rules, dictatorial styles, small minds in small people.