DynCorp International

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DynCorp International Reviews

Updated October 24, 2014
Updated October 24, 2014
365 Reviews
3.3
365 Reviews
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James Geisler
10 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good pay compared to some of the other companies (in 27 reviews)

  • Hours of operations, Great people to work with, "By the book" maintenance (in 12 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    DynCorp

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DynCorp International

    Pros

    Very versatile. Learned a lot from the different cultures of how the job is done.

    Cons

    Time-Off was a bit harsh as well as the work schedule.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Time-off policies as well as time off for personal time

  2.  

    Mostly positive

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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 5 years)

    Pros

    i believe in our mission to support the military and other government entities. Benefits have generally been good. Work location is okay. Plenty of parking.

    Cons

    We were too tied to military efforts so with the drawn down in Iraq and Afghanistan we've had to lay off a large number of employees.

    After letting go a long term CEO, we hired someone who last two weeks and now have an interim CEO! All within the last 3 months. Too much upheaval. Some benefits have been scaled back. No increase in two years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Diversify our portfolio. Listen to employee suggestions.

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

    My views of DynCorp International, LLC

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Patuxent River, MD
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Patuxent River, MD

    I worked at DynCorp International full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    You are treated as anyone would expect their family to treat them.

    Cons

    Performing in overseas locations and long hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to shine with leadership.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Most miserable work experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DynCorp International full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good pay, Good work/life balance, Good benefits.

    Cons

    Neglected to build good teamwork among immediate teams and cross functional teams. Need to review policies on bullying, diversity and proper treatment of co-workers (constant bickering, picking on individuals, arguing among workers). Good employees will not want to stay here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leave the egos at the door. Just because they have years of experience doesn't mean they can treat people any way they want. Make corrections immediately with employees and build a team and don't allow certain individuals to break the team down.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Glad that the old management is gone.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Financial Analyst in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Program Financial Analyst in Fort Worth, TX

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

    Pros

    The New leadership is much more professional, trustworthy, and focused. While the company has challenges, it feels like we have actual leadership now. The prior management was largely focused on friendships with each other, not business, and the results show the damage -- the only people hired or that prospered were friends of the CEO-- now, merit and competence seems to count. the new management is much, much better.

    Cons

    The damage from prior management will take months, if not years, to reverse. Over the past 2 years, the company was eroded-- it will take time to overcome the prior leadership dysfunction. that said, I am confident that it will be turned around.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Neutral place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DynCorp International as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The wages were pretty decent.

    Cons

    There are heavy office politics.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Too big for their britches.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Love that they support our troops and military personnel.

    Cons

    Disorganized, unprepared, lack of communication via management or other. Too much favoritism.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More frequent meetings, consistent procedures within job title. Stop with personnel to inform

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    DynCorp, good and bad.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DynCorp International full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Many of the supervisors are top notch and supportive of their people. Though contracting can be difficult to get into, DynCorp's size dictates that they have to hire more personnel than their competitors. Wide variety of contracts and locations to work. Know what you are getting into, especially in war zones.

    Cons

    Though well paid, they pay lower than their competitors. Some supervisors seem just to be filling space, not in contact, except email, with their people; all they do is forward email up and down the line. DynCorp, at least overseas, is not supportive of family at all. You are expendable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get supervision into the field, with their people, if you can.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    DynCorp doesn't care

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    • Senior Management
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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 3 years)

    Pros

    If you are really in need of employment and can't find anything else then work here only to gain experience and then leave after a year. Otherwise, I don't recommend working here.

    Cons

    DI is top heavy and pay only its upper management personnel. They don't care about the support staff, often lose bids on proposal due to POOR PAST PERFORMANCE ratings, and has a bad reputation with the government. They are a sinking ship!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house!! of your upper management who have fat paychecks, stop hiring your siblings, and other family members and promote HONESTLY within the minorities who are qualified. Stop promoting those caucasians who are NOT qualified. Stop lying to the government!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Even Ethics does not do the right thing

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Controls Specialist Senior in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Project Controls Specialist Senior in Fort Worth, TX

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

    Pros

    High salaries per experience and a ton of flex time during the week.

    Cons

    I had a manager who broke every rule on the social contract. I reported it to Ethics because it was getting out of hand. Ethics said, "yeah, there are some bad managers out there but just because he lies or treats you bad does not mean anything.. but I will talk to them about the internal training you aren't getting". I was given permission for training immediately afterwards and a couple weeks after that I was let go in a so called "lay-off"! I contacted Ethics regarding "retaliation" and they wouldn't respond for 6+ months. Later found out that my boss had lied again to Ethics in a cover-up so Ethics just left it at that. Would not look into the matter.
    Turnover is significant. More than any company I've ever seen. I had 7 different managers during my few years tenure. None of whom are with the company any more. Further, leadership portrays unethical standards in cost representation to the government.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The right thing doesn't come from you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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