DynCorp International Reviews

Updated July 20, 2015
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Pros
  • Good pay compared to some of the other companies (in 29 reviews)

  • DynCorp is a huge company that offers a wide varity of job postings around the world (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Performing in overseas locations and long hours (in 13 reviews)

  • To be expected) Upper management was not as affected though (in 12 reviews)

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  1. Project Controls

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    Current Employee - Project Controls in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Project Controls in Fort Worth, TX

    I have been working at DynCorp International full-time

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

    Pros

    Change in Leadership on the horizon; hopeful change in Proposals so that we may begin to win work.

    Cons

    Complacent work environment, Weak HR.... REALLY WEAK. No one is held accountable for their inability to perform the work that they were hired to do in Project Controls. HR decisions has hindered the ability of our direct manager. The people who know cost can not staff to the level needed with the talent required to make a difference. HR is the worst I have ever seen. We are not talking about most HR workers, I am talking about Management and Senior Management. They will not hold people accountable when management brings them an issue with their employees. Their actions are appalling.

    Advice to Management

    Hold people accountable so that my manager who knows what is supposed to happen can make it happen. Replace HR with employees who can aid managers in managing when there is an issue. Do NOT lay off people who WONT or DONT work, Fire them!


  2. Mechanic

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kabul (Afghanistan)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kabul (Afghanistan)

    I worked at DynCorp International

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    the pay was very Good

    Cons

    the management was very Poor Management

    Advice to Management

    Change out your Management


  3. Daily fear of layoffs

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Technology Manager in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Business Technology Manager in Fort Worth, TX

    I have been working at DynCorp International full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Good company when they are winning deals... shuffled 3 CEO's and 5 CIO's in 3 years,

    Cons

    Running joke as we never know if our bade will work to get into door. Always lurking are layoffs and once an "all hands meeting" is announced we check to see if our peers on there as it is their way to move all from office that are not or sometime are getting layoff.

    Advice to Management

    Win deals and be prepared financially when market slows so you do not cut good people.


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  5. govt Contractor

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DynCorp International

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There is Great money to be made quickly

    Cons

    No job stability can be let go at any time contract is up

    Advice to Management

    Managers not educated and trained well


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    TMO

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    Former Employee - TMO in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - TMO in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at DynCorp International (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Good amount of vacation and nice accommodation. The contract included money for money for tickets and per diem.

    Cons

    Serious problems with criminal activity, racism, raises, There was several instance of some the Indian employee getting rotten food.


  7. Good for awhile

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    Former Contractor - Logistics in Kabul (Afghanistan)
    Former Contractor - Logistics in Kabul (Afghanistan)

    I worked at DynCorp International as a contractor (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Pay was good until they cut it. Living conditions was very good. Start up of the contract was excellent. When Warrant Officers ran the contracts they seemed more employee friendly. Off-site support was very good

    Cons

    Seems the wave of the future is to hire foreign labor and the American taxpayer foots the bill. American funded contract padded with cheap foreign labor. Leaves no opportunity for job strapped Americans. Had policy to keep problems internal. Nothing ever got better. Site Management was a failure at all levels.

    Advice to Management

    Hire American worker if Americans are funding the contract. Hiring high ranking ex-military doesn't seem a good idea, these people never retire and are prima donna to work with.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Accounting Clerk

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DynCorp International full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Pay is good. Co-Workers are good. Office Environment is good.

    Cons

    Management and HR, are horrible. Managers make off the wall decisions and some (not all) have no idea what the job entails. HR backs the management no matter what the situation is. Management brings down the morale of employees. They have massive lay-offs.

    Advice to Management

    I have no advice for management. They don't know what they are doing. Any good managers left willingly, because the lack of support for good managers. Of course, the bad managers stay, because its a environment that they can feed off and leave desolate.


  9. Helpful (3)

    A failure of organizational leadership.

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    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Fort Worth, TX

    I have been working at DynCorp International full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Flexibility and some travel

    Cons

    Empire building and you will have more education and experience than your boss in most cases.


  10. Helpful (3)

    Very bad experience with VP whose work ethic was "his way or the highway".

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    Former Employee - Senior Contract Manager in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Contract Manager in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at DynCorp International full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Met some nice, knowlegable co-workers

    Cons

    Too much finger pointing to assert blame!

    Advice to Management

    Take wrong personality mismatching out of equation for forcing people to resign


  11. Helpful (2)

    Over complicate everything

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    Pay is good while it lasts.

    Cons

    Many layoffs Employee morale is very low Long hours expected from all employees Every project is like starting over, as if the company has never done it before. Executive level chaos continues



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