DynCorp International

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DynCorp International Reviews

Updated August 19, 2014
Updated August 19, 2014
389 Reviews
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James Geisler
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Pros
  • Good pay compared to some of the other companies (in 29 reviews)

  • Opportunity for challenging and rewarding work in numerous areas around the world (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Long hours, Logistics(parts/materials) Living Accomodations (in 13 reviews)

  • Upper management does not communicate effectively so issues constantly arise (in 12 reviews)

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  1.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Director in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at DynCorp International full-time (more than 10 years)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Working for DynCorp

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    • 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 an year)

    Pros

    A great learning experience working on various government contracts.

    Cons

    Poor management, poor HR department, low employee morale, constant layoffs, costly benefits, not even average pay, long hours, no overtime paid, and they do NOT follow the DI STAR that they claim is so important.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to treat your employees. Learn to listen and take action when needed. Learn to solve employee issues.

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Walking on egg shells, very unstable

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX

    I have been working at DynCorp International full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Been 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.

    Cons

    Extremely 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 ManagementAdvice

    Make 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Not as good as it sounds

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Heavy Wheel Mechanic in Fort Bliss, TX
    Current Employee - Heavy Wheel Mechanic in Fort Bliss, TX

    I have been working at DynCorp International full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    as 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 ManagementAdvice

    Figure 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    A company with no sense of direction

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance
    Current Employee - Finance

    I have been working at DynCorp International full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Management 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 ManagementAdvice

    Need to clean house, take care of your hard working people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    The oldest startup

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Manager in Fort Worth, TX

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

    Pros

    Good Salary, some very good qualified people, not much else good to say about Dyncorp

    Cons

    Disorganized, no direction, lack of planning, management does not listen to employees, to much turnover from layoffs and voluntary, long hours expected by all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees, find other ways than layoffs to keep the bottom line looking good. You know the government is going to be cyclical, but you consistently hit the hard working people with layoffs instead of finding another way. Live the Code of Conduct instead of just spouting it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place for retirees

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accountant in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Accountant in Fort Worth, TX

    I have been working at DynCorp International full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Work/life balance is amazing. Frequently work less than 40 hour work weeks. A lot of holiday and vacation time... start with 17 days of vacation per year and get the whole week of christmas off.

    Cons

    Below average pay, lack of advancement opportunities. HR will not approve promotions if you do not meet minimum experience requirements even if hiring manager wishes to promote you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    DynCorp Review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity for improvement with very manual processes. Strong former military component providing good opportunities for veterans.

    Cons

    Very manual processes without realistic strategic plans for improvement. Changes within last two years have resulted in loss of employees with historical experience and new leadership has shown no interest in learning from former leadership - very little in depth knowledge left for government audit issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Executives do not follow through on support of process improvements so internal political jockeying stymies ability for organizations to implement changes and improve. DI leadership promotes DI 'STAR' but does not 'walk the talk'.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Manager in Fort Worth, TX

    I have been working at DynCorp International full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Leadership 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Good paying job nothing else

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - AH64D Electrician in Fort Campbell, KY
    Current Employee - AH64D Electrician in Fort Campbell, KY

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

    Pros

    Good pay everything else is down the drain

    Cons

    Military mentally and poorly run aircraft maintenance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat everyone with equal respect

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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