DynCorp International
3.2 of 5 256 reviews
www.dyn-intl.com McLean, VA 5000+ Employees

DynCorp International Reviews

Updated Apr 20, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.2 256 reviews

                             

76% Approve of the CEO

DynCorp International Chairman & CEO Steven F. Gaffney

Steven F. Gaffney

(140 ratings)

63% of employees recommend this company to a friend
138 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews
Relevance Date Rating
in
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • Disapproves of CEO

1 person found this helpful  

Good pay, lousy benefits..We are a number only..not considered a valuable commodity,

Aircraft Mechanic (Current Employee)
Patuxent River, MD

I have been working at DynCorp International

Prosgood pay, and a very cool jet

Consno benefits, management has an extremely hostile attitude towards workers..Worker do lousy maintenance

Advice to Senior ManagementValue your employees, expect professionalism and excellence..

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • No Opinion of CEO

 

Excellent compensation package!

Human Resources Supervisor (Current Employee)
Dallas, TX

I have been working at DynCorp International

ProsOpportunity to travel, work in various location and meet differnet people. DynCorp has the vibe of a small family company with a fortune 500 persepctive.

ConsThe only down fall with DynCorp is lack of formalization acrosss the company regarding processes. This CON makes work harder at times.

Advice to Senior ManagementOnly advise is to increase communication with employees and clearly set expectations. This will increase the ability for employees to mature to full performance.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • Approves of CEO

3 people found this helpful  

Save your sanity and talent for a company that will appreciate it.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Fort Worth, TX

I have been working at DynCorp International

ProsDynCorp International, at the heart, has some very patriotic missions I am proud to support. As a former military person, it is good to see that patriotism still extists outside the military, and that our country is willing to assist other countries in times of need.

ConsThough a great deal of upper management is now gone or replaced, there are a few that still linger from the old days. These managers were at their best when it was ok to treat employees like dirt. At this point in the world economy, they know they have us by the balls and take every advantage they can to exploit our dedication and hard work. Some of the managers are very catty, hold grudges for genuine and benign mistakes and blacklist well-meaning, very capable staff because of their own personal agendas.

Advice to Senior ManagementRead the social agreement you signed and follow it. At this time, you do not. You have no interest in seeing your employees grow with the company or developing intercompany relationships with any other goal than to point fingers. Grow the hell up and act like adults already. I think Mr. Gaffney could be a great leader if everyone in this company wasn't so scared to stand up and tell him exactly what's going on. His vision and ideas sound good, in practice, but they aren't being accomplished because the Sr. management crowd is full of spite and ill intent.

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • No Opinion of CEO

 

Pay is good, communication between management is poor

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Fort Worth, TX

I have been working at DynCorp International

ProsCompetitive pay and the work they do in very difficult situations. In general good people within your work group family. Benefits are on par with other goverment contractors.

ConsManagement is in silo's and does not communicate well with different departments. Dis-connects between corporate office and the Fort Worth/Florida office.

Advice to Senior ManagementImprove communications to team members. Have a better understanding of the actions that are being put in place so that team members are not put in a position to fail.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • No Opinion of CEO

 

Shell game; entire business model seems like a bait and switch for expectations they've sold the gov't.

Manager (Current Employee)
Dallas, TX

I have been working at DynCorp International

ProsSalary was above average and offices were clean, well-kept. Overall competence and motivation of employees is good. Bottom Line: They pay well, but part of that is because they are negotiated into contracts.

ConsController overrules other departments by cutting their budgets.
Zero corporate governance.
All decisions made in Falls Church, FW seen as backwater..

Advice to Senior ManagementBe careful that you don't end up on the front page of the WSJ again, people might not be so forgiving.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • No Opinion of CEO

 

contract administrator

Contract Administrator (Current Employee)
Fort Worth, TX

I have been working at DynCorp International

ProsGovernment funded, internaitonal work, pro military

ConsNone to mention at this point

Advice to Senior ManagementMore micromanging

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • No Opinion of CEO

1 person found this helpful  

DynCorp International, The good, The bad, the ugly.

Aviation Maintenance Technician (Current Employee)
Fort Campbell, KY

I have been working at DynCorp International

ProsIF you're prior military, (aviation) It's a simple and smooth transition. I belive that with just military experience, DynCorp International has some of the best pay on Fort Campbell, and with the current cost of living the pay is really good. The medical benefits are also really good compared to other companies from what I hear.

ConsSometimes I hear that theres too much overhead in certain areas, and there is also very little to no room for professional growth or career advancement. If you were an aircraft machanic in the military then you'll most likley be an aircraft machanic with Dyncorp forever. And you run into the "ho hum" slavery of doing the very same thing everyday for the rest of your life.

Advice to Senior ManagementI would tell them to not be so greedy during the tough times.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • No Opinion of CEO

1 person found this helpful  

If you know your stuff and need little help, GO FOR IT.

Employee (Current Employee)
Fort Worth, TX

I have been working at DynCorp International

ProsSalary and benefits are king! If you really know your stuff and have an ample amount of experience i.e. 10 years or more, then this is a great paying, I mean awesome paying job that should not be passed up. Well, provided you are a single person or have a very patient spouse who doesn't mind waiting for you while you put some dough away for your future.

ConsComunication. After having to meet some pretty strict criteria to get the job, you may feel a bit ripped off by some of the inexperienced individuals that pop up every now and then. The lines of communication leave something to be desired which is no atmosphere for the inexperienced in my opinion.

Advice to Senior ManagementFeedback is the best keyword. When asked for information, at least let someone know you are awake received the request and are working on it.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • Disapproves of CEO

 

DynCorp is going downhill fast

IT Manager (Current Employee)
Fort Worth, TX

I have been working at DynCorp International

ProsOverall the industry is fairly stable. While contracts may switch from one provider to another, the workers typically remain in the same job positions. For the most part the compensation is good, but not great.

ConsAs a corporate employee rather than working on a contract, I am overhead and considered an uneeded expense. As government oversight becomes more and more vogue, contractors have to pinch pennies to remain profitable, and when some contracts only return a few percent profit margin, it is easy to target overhead functions, even the ones that provide the innovations that helped win the contract in the first place.

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your line managers.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • Disapproves of CEO

 

DynCorp is not an employee friendly company.

IT Manager (Current Employee)
Fort Worth, TX

I have been working at DynCorp International

ProsWorking with different contracts. Travel.

ConsIt is no longer an employee company. DynCorp has gone through three company wide Reductions in Force RIFS this year. The focus was to lean the infrastructure as Bill Ballhaus states but the target was any employee who was at the top of their pay scale. All employees let go received two weeks pay and their benefits ended midnight the day they were walked out.

Advice to Senior ManagementStart hiring Chiefs and Directors whose experience meets the job qualifications and not just someone whose salary fits the bill you want to pay.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review
RSS Feed Embed

Worked for DynCorp International? Contribute to the Community!

DynCorp International Videos

Loading...

DynCorp International – Why Work for Us?

A GLOBAL SERVICES PROVIDER OFFERING UNIQUE, TAILORED SOLUTIONS FOR AN EVER-CHANGING WORLD DynCorp International is a leading global services provider offering unique, tailored solutions for an ever-changing world… Full Overview

Provided by employer [?]

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.

Glassdoor is your free inside look at DynCorp International reviews and ratings — including employee satisfaction and approval rating for DynCorp International CEO Steven F. Gaffney. All 138 reviews posted anonymously by DynCorp International employees.