DynCorp International

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DynCorp International Reviews

Updated Jul 18, 2014
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3.3 312 reviews

77% Approve of the CEO

DynCorp International Chairman & CEO Steven F. Gaffney

Steven F. Gaffney

(167 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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    Staff Officer (Current Employee)

    ProsThe company is very generous in its vacation allocations, based on how long you've worked for them. The are definitely pro-veteran, and family. The atmosphere is one of teamwork.

    ConsBeing off-site, sometimes information is found out slowly. Additionally, historically when training is required, we tend to get notification at the "critical" hour for it to be completed.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep communication lines open to the lowest worker level.

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

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    Quality Corporate Ownership and Leadership

    Director In Human Resources (Current Employee) Fort Worth, TX

    ProsOur Owner and our Chairman/CEO are the best that I've worked for. They always seem to have the DI Star in mind when they must make those tough decisions regarding staffing. I have never seen the CEO unkind--firm, yes, demanding, yes, but kind.

    ConsThe uncertainty for the company staff because of the uncertain win or lose in government contracting.

    Advice to Senior ManagementProvide more all-hands communication

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

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    Kind of ok.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsDecent pay. Pay on time.

    ConsIn Afghanistan. Very, very poor program management.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone.

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    Walking on egg shells, very unstable

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Fort Worth, TX

    ProsBeen 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.

    ConsExtremely 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 Senior ManagementMake 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.

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

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    Love this company.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe company is full of intelligent, helpful, team players.

    ConsThe company has made benefit cuts to compete with this poor economy. I hope once the economy turns around the company will remember that the employees gave up benefits in bad time hoping to have them returned with good times.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRemember to coach and mentor your employees, they are an investment.

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

     

    This is a horrible copmany.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe pay is ok but dont ever expect a raise or promotion.

    ConsThey have horrible management and they business is declining.

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    Not as good as it sounds

    Heavy Wheel Mechanic (Current Employee) Fort Bliss, TX

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

    Consas 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 Senior ManagementFigure 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.

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

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    A company with no sense of direction

    Finance (Current Employee)

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

    ConsManagement 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 Senior ManagementNeed to clean house, take care of your hard working people

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

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    Defense Contracting is contracting

    Senior Accountant (Current Employee) Fort Worth, TX

    ProsThere are opportunities for advancement if you are ambitious, smart and willing to work hard. Decent benefits.

    ConsGovernment contractors experienced massive growth during the Bush years and now the cycle has turned. Currently in 2014 this is a very challenged sector with downsizing occurring on an ongoing basis.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInformation and knowledge is very compartmentalized and difficult to obtain, creating an inefficient work environment and often inconsistent results. A greater emphasis should be placed on leveraging the knowledge of SMEs who can greatly reduce the learning curve for more inexperienced or temporary staff.

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

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    Lack of good communication

    Munitions (Current Employee)

    ProsThe benefits offered are good for overseas.

    ConsWorking for retired military, stuck in their old ways. Long hours. Generally 2 days off a month.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEnforce code of ethics. Complaints go up and nothing is ever done to abusers.

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