ARLINGTON, VA, July 11, 2014 -- DRS Technologies Inc., a Finmeccanica Company, announced that the Top Employers Institute, a leading global business-analysis organization, has ranked the company among the world’s best employers for 2014. 

After a broad survey that included such factors as training and development, working environment, employee benefits and corporate culture, the organization named DRS a Top Employer – one of just three U.S. companies bestowed with this honor - for this year.

The distinction represents a significant advantage for DRS in its effort to attract and retain the best talent available, according to Toby Mannheimer, senior vice president for Human Resources.

“The prestige of being named a top employer clearly demonstrates to current and prospective employees that Finmeccanica and DRS are among the best settings for challenge, job satisfaction and career development,” she said. “Our highly motivated and engaged workforce differentiates us from our competitors and is a major factor in positioning us for growth in a very competitive business environment.”

Recognition as a Top Employer enables companies to stand out as employers of choice. This is beneficial for all stakeholders, and in particular, their current and prospective employees, according to the institute.

In making its selections, the institute evaluates a company’s policies in such areas as compensation, work-life balance, employee well-being, talent management, career paths, succession planning and the ability to establish a strong and effective culture and brand. Results of the assessment are validated by the Grant Thornton audit, tax and advisory firm, headquartered in Chicago.

The institute, located in the Netherlands, has been conducting its rating program since 1991. This is one of the relatively few times it has recognized an American employer.

About DRS Technologies

DRS Technologies is a leading supplier of integrated products, services and support to military forces, intelligence agencies and prime contractors worldwide and is the recipient of the Defense Security Service Award for Excellence in Counterintelligence as well as three James S. Cogswell Awards for Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Finmeccanica SpA (FNC.MI), which employs approximately 70,000 people worldwide.

About the Top Employers Institute

The Top Employers Institute globally certifies excellence in the conditions that employers create for their people. Optimal employee conditions ensure that people develop themselves personally and professionally. This in turn enables companies to grow and to develop, always.


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