DynCorp International
3.2 of 5 251 reviews
www.dyn-intl.com McLean, VA 5000+ Employees

DynCorp International Reviews

Updated Apr 12, 2014
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3.2 251 reviews

                             

76% Approve of the CEO

DynCorp International Chairman & CEO Steven F. Gaffney

Steven F. Gaffney

(138 ratings)

63% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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DynCorp = bully

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Fort Worth, TX

I worked at DynCorp International full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGood pay and benefits. Met some great friends.

ConsEmployees with children and families are favored over single, childless employees as if single people have no life. Being single does not mean I want to stay late so a parent can go home on time to pick up and take care of a child. Never could make plans afterwork, no advanced notice of overtime hours. Normal hours were 8-5 but sometimes you were excepted to work odd shift hours such as midnight to 9am, 5am-5pm, etc.

Expected to not take your lunch hour.

Deadlines are unreasonable and last minute. Management not willing to stand up and demand deadlines that aren't so tight and last minute.

Gave awards for outstanding performances that came with a cash award. Unfortunately, one person won the award for "placing a decal on a plane." Often awarded those that were simply doing their job. Overlooked those that went over and above and did many jobs.

Military employees looked down on and treated non-military employees horribly.

Lots of sexism in the workplace.

Had to constantly take ethics training, including how retaliation was not allowed. It happened all of the time.

Bullying was a large part of how they got things done.

Never looked forward to going to work.

Must account for how you spent your time at work and on what project. You'd be screwed if you were actually efficient and got done early.

After expecting you to stay crazy hours they couldn't even provide decent coffee. At one time they offered individual coffee creamers in many flavors, provided plates and plastic cutlery. After one of the many CEO changes the plates, cutlery, creamers were gone. Creamer was replaced with generic powdered crap. Generic sweeteners. No more tea, hot cocoa, etc.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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unhappy place

Senior Business Analyst (Former Employee)
Fort Worth, TX

I worked at DynCorp International full-time for more than 3 years

ProsI want to be able to put something, but I honestly can't think of anything positive to say. If you are out of a job and they will hire you, go for it (at least it's a paycheck), but I wouldn't leave a decent job to go here.

ConsEmployee morale is in the toilet. Constant threat of layoffs for the worker bees, but yet they have an over abudance of VPs. No pay raises for the last two years, but mgmt still paid themselves a bonus. Managers can't or won't make decisions. Too much red tape, but it's a government contractor so I guess that's to be expected. Really depends what group you are in, some groups are expected to work themselves to death. Seems to be a better balance in the field or on contracts than in corporate office. Advancement opportunities are practically non existant. You might be able to make a lateral move but unless you are "in the club" you won't be moving up anytime soon. They are stuck in old fashioned ways "because that's how we've always done it". Company gets bought/sold on a regular basis, so the structure is constantly changing. As soon as the dust begins to settle from one sale, the next one happens. The only thing that stays the same here is change, but it all seems to focus on superficial things that create more work. I did not feel valued as an employee at all.

Advice to Senior ManagementIf you would accept that your employees are your most valuable asset and brought back things like jeans Friday, and actually put an effort into improving morale you would do infinetely better. People know they are expendable at DI. The constant threat of layoffs causes your best people to leave voluntarily before they are cut, so you end up with the poor performers sticking around. You need to put some effort into training people - new hires leave so quickly because they are thrown to the wolves with ZERO training or support. Pick a direction and stick with it for more than 5 min to see if if actually has an impact.

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

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The oldest startup

Manager (Current Employee)
Fort Worth, TX

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

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

ConsDisorganized, 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 Senior ManagementListen 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.

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

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Fort Worth, TX

I worked at DynCorp International full-time

ProsEnjoyed most of my co-workers. Other departments did not seem to have the issues staffing did.

ConsSr. Management needs better communication with employees

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good place for retirees

Accountant (Current Employee)
Fort Worth, TX

I have been working at DynCorp International full-time for more than a year

ProsWork/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.

ConsBelow 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.

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

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Fort Worth, TX

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

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

ConsVery 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 Senior ManagementExecutives 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'.

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

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Excellent pay, safe, but 600$ insurances and horrible work enviroment.

General Aircraft Mechanic (Former Employee)
Fort Campbell, KY

I worked at DynCorp International full-time for more than 5 years

Pros20+ dollars an hour with excellent chances for overtime. steady hours. Government holidays off.

ConsNo chance for growth, management is handpicked and employee complaints are swept under the table. Under performing repair teams get more pay through extra overtime to avoid red lining. Stellar employees are ordered to assist bad ones and receive less pay because they finish thier tasks. performance has no reward.

Advice to Senior ManagementDyncorp corporate needs to get in touch with thier contract teams and fix this problem that allows underperforming teams to gain more pay than stellar ones.

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

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

Manager (Current Employee)
Fort Worth, TX

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

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

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

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

Suppply Techni (Current Employee)
Fort Campbell, KY

I have been working at DynCorp International full-time for more than 5 years

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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