DynCorp International

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DynCorp International Reviews

Updated September 29, 2014
Updated September 29, 2014
352 Reviews
3.3
352 Reviews
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James Geisler
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good pay even though you are in a war zone (in 26 reviews)

  • Good salary and benefits to the workers who work there (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • Long hours, Logistics(parts/materials) Living Accomodations (in 12 reviews)

  • Upper management does not communicate effectively so issues constantly arise (in 11 reviews)

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  1.  

    My views of DynCorp International, LLC

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    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 for less than a 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
  2.  

    DynCorp, good and bad.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Challenging

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Supervisor  in  Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Human Resources Supervisor in Fort Worth, TX

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

    Pros

    Good pay compared to some of the other companies.

    Cons

    No mobility in HR. Very limited HR positions available.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value the people you have.

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

    Not great for the Intelligence Community

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    Former Employee - Intelligence Analyst  in  Vienna, VA
    Former Employee - Intelligence Analyst in Vienna, VA

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

    Pros

    Good Pay, Decent benefits, 4% matching 401K

    Cons

    Profit comes before people. Great for stockholders, not great for employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be straight with employees. Several upper-level management people left the company a few months before our contract rebid, we were told all of them left for "personal reasons". If logistics is your bread and butter, be straight and let the employees know that you do not plan to drop your profit margin to get the rebid.

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

    Stressful

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager (HR)  in  Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Manager (HR) in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at DynCorp International full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Pay well. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Always on fear of job being eliminated due to forces beyond your control. (I.E. Sequestration)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Employee Relations

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The best reason to work here is that you are getting paid no matter what happens outside the wire. As long as you work your 84 hours, they will pay you for them.

    Cons

    The leadership is terrible, they are double minded, most do not know anything about the job they are performing. The company does not treat its employees well, there is no time off, no sick days, no holidays and they wonder why people are exhausted and complaining.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat the employees like adults and not someone you despise. Listen to our ideas on how to improve things and dont shut us out. Allow us to have some time off even if its not paid so that we can regenerate our minds and bodies

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overseas Position

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DynCorp International

    Pros

    It was a great opportunity to get my foot in the door for working abroad.

    Cons

    Definitely the "Good Ole Boys Club". Many of the higher ups didn't think you were able to do a job unless you were either a man or a retired LTC or higher in your branch of service. Due to this fact that if you didn't have military experience, you didn't understand how to properly manage a dept.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit trying to run your overseas projects like the military. Run it like a business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Okay overall

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    Current Employee - Program Financial Analyst
    Current Employee - Program Financial Analyst

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

    Pros

    Great co-works, benefits good, work-life balance good, management good, flexible schedule, staff development is good, upward mobility ... Opportunities around the world...

    Cons

    Contract work, so possibility that my position could go away in a few years. No tuition reimbursement on my contract...employer match has been cut back to save money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Even Ethics does not do the right thing

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    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 for 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
  11.  

    Stay away! Bait and switch

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    Current Employee - Mobile Training Team  in  Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Mobile Training Team in Fort Worth, TX

    I have been working at DynCorp International as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    The team leads are good first line managers. Working with team mates if the best part of the job.

    Cons

    Dyncorp has very little concern for employees. When complaints about recent 60% pay cut were voiced! management related they had hundreds of propel to take out place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Instructional knowledge is something you should try to hang on to. The new contract in Palestine will go into default, can't run two sites at 30% staffing

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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