DynCorp International

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DynCorp International Reviews

Updated 31 August 2014
Updated 31 August 2014
345 Reviews
3.4
345 Reviews
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Pros
  • Good pay even though you are in a war zone (in 25 reviews)

  • Hours of operations, Great people to work with, "By the book" maintenance (in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management does not know what is going on or how to run the program (in 11 reviews)

  • Being away from home, but that's expected when signing up (in 6 reviews)

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    Management

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous  in  Fort Worth, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Fort Worth, TX (US)

    I worked at DynCorp International full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Serve and support our military and Department of State all over the world. Recognition to families that have lost ones that were DynCorp employees. Great people on the ground that work hard and love what they do. Hire a lot of former military.

    Cons

    At high levels of leadership, they don't follow their published values, it is mostly for show. Let go of good people and they retain the political ones and no employment security. Company is in turmoil due to poor leadership, a lot of been fired but seems as if some are still there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Private equity company, retain those who produce and don't get fooled by political and suit characters who tend to be all air about themselves.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Inept leadership

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Prefer Not to Say  in  Fort Worth, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Prefer Not to Say in Fort Worth, TX (US)

    I worked at DynCorp International full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great people to work with, some opportunity if you are former military and know how to be a political animal.

    Cons

    Top leadership is fluid, 3 CEOs in 4 years, layoffs are frequent, no pay raises no matter how well you perform, "You get to keep your job"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Why bother, they wouldn't listen.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    It seems that the company is continuing to falter. Three CEOs within the first month.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director  in  Dallas, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Director in Dallas, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Lots of work to do. The people are great and you get to help those that serve this great country.

    Cons

    Cerberus (owner) is killing the company since they keep trying to bring in commercial best practices in the a government / military world. It just doesn't work.

    Also teams are too lean as it stands. Once LOGCAP goes away the company will be hurting. Plus they are one huge contract away from imploding since they barely have the staff to keep the lights on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees, many have which been with the company for over 10 years. Also, get away from Cerberus as fast as you can or they will totally sink the ship and alot of good people will loose their jobs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Disappointed

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DynCorp International full-time

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are above average.

    Cons

    Senior Management is totally out of touch with the workforce. Employee ideas are not given any consideration, and people work out of fear of losing their job. Management has a "pass the buck" mentality and "good old boy" network mentality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to value and appreciate the value of employees. Remove the managing by fear element and hold yourselves accountable instead of pointing fingers when things don't go as planned. Embrace the team concept that is preached but not practiced!

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    Defense contractor with little to no concern for employee base.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Washington, DC (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC (US)

    I worked at DynCorp International full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Fairly diverse- good representation of international employees and veterans.

    Cons

    Constantly changing/ reducing benefits without warning. Company claims to be veteran friendly but its really just a marketing ploy aimed at securing contracts. There is very limited room for advancement outside your prescribed initial duties and the company's reputation still suffers from past transgretions. It feels filthy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit trimming already limited benefits. Focus efforts- quit attempting to fill every need of the federal gov't and specialize, preferably outside of defense.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Working for DynCorp

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    A great learning experience working on various government contracts.

    Cons

    Poor management, poor HR department, low employee morale, constant layoffs, costly benefits, not even average pay, long hours, no overtime paid, and they do NOT follow the DI STAR that they claim is so important.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to treat your employees. Learn to listen and take action when needed. Learn to solve employee issues.

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Walking on egg shells, very unstable

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Fort Worth, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX (US)

    I have been working at DynCorp International full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Been here a long time and make good salary.
    Big campaign to promote their ethics and culture.
    I am trusted and respected for my skills and knowledge for the most part, which is as I expect to get anywhere, as I highly skilled and have 2.5 decades of expertise.

    Cons

    Extremely unstable; employees live in culture of fear and exhaustion. Rounds of lay offs every year if you are not a union employee working a specific contract. Funding for various projects is always hard to come by even for regular much needed maintenance.
    2 years of zero merit pay increases across the board and benefits reduced.
    AWFUL work hours on call 24x7 for weeks at a time. Some weekends worked continuously.
    Very top down organizational chain of command with a strong reaction to employee's voicing questions or criticism. Not a collaborative culture.
    Very few opportunities for advancement.
    The promotion of the DI Start as their ethics and culture is superficial. SR management does not act it out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make employees feel valued with even a tiny pay increase. Stop the executive and senior management perks. Stop trying to trim the corporate overhead jobs, cutting benefits, and constantly rearranging the reporting structure. So much change is not making it better, only creating doubt and fear. Create opportunities for employees to grow their skill and value.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    PMO offices do not work well with their subordinates.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mentor  in  Kabul (Afghanistan)
    Current Employee - Mentor in Kabul (Afghanistan)

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

    Pros

    The pay is OK.
    Because of a Twenty (20) word minumim I need to make up additional pro items. I wish I could make something up.

    Cons

    A PMO office that feels that the employees in the field work for them and not the other way. PTO is not very good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Teach your PMO office how business works. Do not let your ego determine who is fired. The ego in the PMO office lost thousands of dollars in profit, erased goodwill with teh customer and any future customer input will prevent a follow on contract.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Not as good as it sounds

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Heavy Wheel Mechanic  in  Fort Bliss, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Heavy Wheel Mechanic in Fort Bliss, TX (US)

    I have been working at DynCorp International full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The pay is still higher than most positions in el paso of the same skill set.

    Cons

    as far as contractor work goes, the pay is on the low end. Provided benefits will cost you a third of your pay check. Supervision is fifty fifty on getting a competent supervisor or not. Will get laid off soon after hire due to poor hiring schedules.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out who are your best assets, and do not lay them off, especially when they have more time working for you than others recently hired for the same position.

    Hire competent leads to do the job. The lead should be able to handle all tasks assigned to them, and not bend the rules for coworkers they are friends with.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    A company with no sense of direction

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance
    Current Employee - Finance

    I have been working at DynCorp International full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The lower level of management and their staff are very good hard working people.
    Compensation is good
    Benefits are Ok
    Challenging tasks

    Cons

    Management has no sense of direction
    Too many changes in organization structure
    Too many VP’s & Sr. Directors
    Poor training for new hires
    Very poor HR department it is all about protecting the company but not the employee
    Too many complaints never addressed
    Poor employee moral
    Favoritism
    No merit increase for the last 3 years
    Constant increasing benefit cost
    Reduced 401K company match
    The business is decreasing and poor business development
    Do not care about employee’s wellbeing or their life outside of work the company is demanding more hours.
    Directors and up are very demanding and very good at blaming others

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to clean house, take care of your hard working people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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