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DynCorp International Reviews

Updated 11 March 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    A failure of organizational leadership.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Fort Worth, TX (US)
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Fort Worth, TX (US)

    I have been working at DynCorp International full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Flexibility and some travel

    Cons

    Empire building and you will have more education and experience than your boss in most cases.

  2. Helpful (2)

    Very bad experience with VP whose work ethic was "his way or the highway".

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Contract Manager in Fort Worth, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Contract Manager in Fort Worth, TX (US)

    I worked at DynCorp International full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Met some nice, knowlegable co-workers

    Cons

    Too much finger pointing to assert blame!

    Advice to Management

    Take wrong personality mismatching out of equation for forcing people to resign

  3. Helpful (1)

    Over complicate everything

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

    I have been working at DynCorp International full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is good while it lasts.

    Cons

    Many layoffs
    Employee morale is very low
    Long hours expected from all employees
    Every project is like starting over, as if the company has never done it before.
    Executive level chaos continues

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  5. Helpful (1)

    VERY POOR TREATMENT ON EXIT

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

    I have been working at DynCorp International

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The company does not have very many 'pros.' When you are working a contract for this company, you are only a number to which they must pay an income.

    Cons

    No consistent raises and/or incentives. On exit after company lost its recompete bid, it used underhanded tactics to give employees less of their hard earned income due to a 'last-day=first day of pay-period' so no matter how many hours of 'authorized' overtime the employee worked, they received 8 hours of pay! Then, during the next to last pay period, the company did NOT pay out EARNED VACATION TIME! Unsat!

    Advice to Management

    You might want to NOT pinch pennies with departing employees who have earned you very GREAT profits throught their tireless efforts! Gives your company a very cheap appearance!

  6. Helpful (1)

    Most miserable work experience

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

    I worked at DynCorp International full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, Good work/life balance, Good benefits.

    Cons

    Neglected to build good teamwork among immediate teams and cross functional teams. Need to review policies on bullying, diversity and proper treatment of co-workers (constant bickering, picking on individuals, arguing among workers). Good employees will not want to stay here.

    Advice to Management

    Leave the egos at the door. Just because they have years of experience doesn't mean they can treat people any way they want. Make corrections immediately with employees and build a team and don't allow certain individuals to break the team down.

  7. Services

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

    I worked at DynCorp International as a contractor (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Get your foot in the door for contracting, the company doesn't care about you or your bills.

    Cons

    Management, no room for growth, HR tells you one thing and then you have to do different even though its unethical.

  8. Helpful (1)

    Management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  9. It seems that the company is continuing to falter. Three CEOs within the first month.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  10. Inept leadership

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    Why bother, they wouldn't listen.

  11. Defense contractor with little to no concern for employee base.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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

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