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CEO has no respect for IT.

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Current Employee - IT Employee in Fort Worth, TX (US)
Current Employee - IT Employee in Fort Worth, TX (US)

I have been working at DynCorp International full-time

Pros

Pay is the only positive

Cons

Working for DynCorp International, DI and especially in IT can be compared to the TV show survivor. Pick your allies carefully and trust no one. Immunity can be gained if you have the right relatives in DI. Some very strong technical employees have been laid off in IT b/c they didn't want to play the game anymore. Large percent of the remaining technical employees are looking to leave because of the decisions the remaining IT Directors, CIO and CEO have made. CEO Steve Gaffney believes DI IT should be run on a skeleton crew, just keeping the lights on, like IAP where he came from. To make this happen Steve Gaffney believes 50-60 hour work weeks are to be expected as the norm for exempt employees. Watch for parts of IT to start being outsourced to the cloud and third party vendors to help make this happen.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Good luck.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Pathetic Excuses for Leadership, Zero Ethics, No hope for the future

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    Former Employee - Middle Management in Fort Worth, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Middle Management in Fort Worth, TX (US)

    I worked at DynCorp International full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The company hires some of the best talent in the industry, so they definitely know how to spot and recruit talent. They also tend to pay very well, to a degree.

    Cons

    However, after hire, the company treats its employees so poorly that they cannot stay. The best employees are replaced by the boss's entourage from other companies. There is ubiquitous and well-posted Social Contract that is absolutely not followed by anyone above the position of Director. The respect is all faked (lots of "Sir" and "Ma'am") but there is no cooperation between heavily-siloed departments and open contempt from senior leadership for the middle managers and employees. The management style is by threats and intimidation. So-called Management Incentive Pay is held hostage for Yes-men only and can be withheld on a whim or to get someone to resign.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Forget the sideways, used-up retired generals and bring some real business leaders in there. Take ethics complaints seriously, instead of retaliating and then sweeping the complaints under the rug.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Former Employee of DynCorp

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DynCorp International

    Pros

    Pay is good, employees work hard and do care. Ability to dive into new technology or philosophy is very good.

    Cons

    Management, Directors, CEO are horrible. They Promote a system of core values, but ultimately fail to live up to these same values. The same people who promote this system could care less about their employees. They do not listen to employees nor do they have any rational thoughts and have absolutely zero leadership skills. Same DI for the last several years. Nothing has changed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advice to people who pump money into DI. Get rid of DI Ceo, Get rid of senior leadership. Start a fresh group of leaders who believe what they put forth and deliver results. Management is in meetings all day long and is never visible, they have no clue to what happens at DI.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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