DynCorp International

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DynCorp International Reviews

Updated Jul 18, 2014
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3.3 313 reviews

77% Approve of the CEO

DynCorp International Chairman & CEO Steven F. Gaffney

Steven F. Gaffney

(168 ratings)

64% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good pay even though you are in a war zone(in 24 reviews)

  • I was able to move into a management position very quickly and enjoyed a good salary and benefits(in 9 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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    CEO has no respect for IT.

    IT Employee (Current Employee) Fort Worth, TX

    ProsPay is the only positive

    ConsWorking 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 Senior ManagementGood luck.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company, great opportunities

    Manager (Current Employee) Falls Church, VA

    ProsFocus on leadership and learning provide great opportunities for people who are intellectually curious. Diversification that the company has seen in the last several years - into commercial/international - is an exciting shift for a company that has traditionally been U.S. government-focused.

    ConsThe government services industry faces significant challenges given U.S. government budget constraints that will likely impact any company in the space.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to value employees and focus on improving the culture of the company.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Greed by the leadership team at the expense of the employees.

    Manager (Current Employee) Fort Worth, TX

    ProsEmployees committed for achieving mission for love of country not company.

    ConsLeadership disconnected from the people, making millions at the expense of the people. Value system is no more than wall paper. No big wins especially to replace expiring contracts. Limited growth opportunities for employees, but most importantly layoffs in the future particularly with the war coming to an end. Company invested in the international development and intel fields but with poor results. The original aviation space seems to be the only stable area for now. Leadership is arrogant and communicates rarely and poorly with the people. Employees not loyal. No question bumpy ride regardless of the course with current leadership. Company probably be"for sale" sometime soon if not already. Company thrives on wars and with the war ending, company's future looks bleak.

    Advice to Senior ManagementReplace leadership and get competent, unselfish and humble leaders with bigger and bolder ideas to run the company.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good paying job nothing else

    AH64D Electrician (Current Employee) Fort Campbell, KY

    ProsGood pay everything else is down the drain

    ConsMilitary mentally and poorly run aircraft maintenance

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat everyone with equal respect

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It was ok but definitely not anything to write home about.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Fort Campbell, KY

    ProsThe pay is pretty decent depending on what you do. The benefits are pretty good as well.

    ConsExcessive favortism shown to friends of management with job opportunities. Management discourages anything regarding promotions with intimidation. A lot of double standards but they are minimal in severity, just aggravating to see.

    Advice to Senior ManagementConduct honest assessments rather than "checking the block" so hard working employees are recognized for their hard work. Also, please do away with the "good ole boy system". There is nothing more frustrating than seeing a supervisor appoint (promote) a friend instead of another qualified person.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to work.

    Director (Current Employee) Falls Church, VA

    ProsThe CEO was the first person I met on my first day--he presented at orientation for a couple of hours. The office was closing early due to dangerous weather and, yet, there he was. I was immediately impressed by Steve Gaffney and the company and every day I work here, I firmly believe this company lives its values. The people in the office are friendly. The online employee tools (training, policies & procedures, time tracking, expense reports, HR, etc.) are excellent. The newsletters are informative. I work with very smart people, the work is engaging, and I feel like management really cares about me. My management team (not just my immediate manager, but all the way up) meets with me to discuss my level of job satisfaction. I don't feel like a number here--I feel like a human being. The corporate growth strategy appears to be well aligned with the needs of the market and the work reflects a genuine interest and commitment to being successful.

    ConsIt's just a shame more companies don't operate this way. I don't have anything negative to say about DI.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the great work!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Job Discription not accurate and PM will not acknowledge changes is needeed.

    Suppply Techni (Current Employee) Fort Campbell, KY

    ProsSite managers and hourly employees are hard working individuals.

    ConsThere is minimum pay standards and no raises in 10 years on this contract other than COL.

    Advice to Senior ManagementJob discriptions should correspond with actual job duties.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Heavy Wheel Mechanic (Current Employee) El Paso, TX

    Prosgood people, start time and end time for work is the same. go home at a decent time.

    Conseverything changes day to day and nothing is set in stone makes it hard to do your job when one thing is said and then changed. the lack of communication is a huge problem with the company. tpay is decent but for the work that we do and the use of our personnal tools that sometimes break in my veiw we should be paid more than what we get now. just about everything we need comes out of pocket and not from the units as stated in out contract, plus the cost of living has gone up. the health insurance is very high. no advancement in the company.

    Advice to Senior Managementstop disregarding the real problems and fix things that are going on. make policies that you can keep and stick to it. know what is needed and what the company wants to do instead of having constant changes. put an effort into training.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Opportunity

    Senior Recruiter (Current Employee) Fort Worth, TX

    ProsDynCorp provides an unlimited amount of opportunity for travel and seeing the world. I worked in Recruiting for 3 years now and have seen places that I only dreamed about. Salary is decent.

    ConsAlways constant consistent change! Nothing is ever the same week to week. There is absolutely ZERO training available, I have never been to a "new employee" orientation and upper management does not have experience needed to manage.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire VP's, Directors, and Managers whom actually recruited before, HR is completely different from recruiting. Contractors are still employees, do not view them as just an employee number.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Opportunities to steer my own learning and discovery

    IT Manager (Current Employee) Fort Worth, TX

    ProsThe Information Technology department is constantly working toward a standards-based ITIL compliant process structure, which means that IT personnel are able to better control the pace of problem response, and prioritzie work more effectively. Additionally, I have never been anywhere where I was able to steer my own development quite as much as I've been able to do at DI.

    ConsThe Alliance location isn't particularly well managed from a work-space considerations standpoint. Over-crowding, too little parking, and ever-decreasing cubicle spaces are a chronic problem with this company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFix the crowding problems. Make Change Management in IT a little more user-friendly. Don't require documentation that isn't necessary, or doesn't make sense to the Change process. Improve documentiaton overall, especially in the CI aspect of the CMDB.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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