DynCorp International

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DynCorp International Reviews

Updated September 17, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014
345 Reviews
3.4
345 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 25 reviews)

  • Hours of operations, Great people to work with, "By the book" maintenance (in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management does not know what is going on or how to run the program (in 11 reviews)

  • Being away from home, but that's expected when signing up (in 6 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Do you want to just punch a time card?

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Mid Florida, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mid Florida, FL

    I have been working at DynCorp International

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Good salaries for overseas work

    Cons

    Lack of accountability
    Quasi-government work environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hold people accountable, treat employees according to their job performance.
    Finally, get IT systems to bring yourself into the digital age.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    They pay handsomely... but be prepared to be treated like dirt.

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    Current Employee - Program Manager
    Current Employee - Program Manager

    I have been working at DynCorp International

    Pros

    If in a contract position abroad, chances are you are being paid a per diem, post differential, and potentially a hazard bonus. It can make for a great overall salary.

    Cons

    Myopic middle-management, little regard for contract employees, and cult of loyalty but incompetence amongst staff in TX office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You really need to re-evaluate the caliber and quality of all support staff in TX and FC offices... while they seem competent to you, it's only because they push all of their work onto program staff in the field and polish up on their obsequity when you are around. They not only rob the company of overhead, but they are actual burdens, rather than support, to competent operators in the field trying to keep the clients happy. It's no wonder that you have cabals of morons who seem to linger in TX for decades, but you go through competent program staff like toilet paper.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    DynCorp is not an employee friendly company.

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

    I have been working at DynCorp International

    Pros

    Working with different contracts. Travel.

    Cons

    It is no longer an employee company. DynCorp has gone through three company wide Reductions in Force RIFS this year. The focus was to lean the infrastructure as Bill Ballhaus states but the target was any employee who was at the top of their pay scale. All employees let go received two weeks pay and their benefits ended midnight the day they were walked out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start hiring Chiefs and Directors whose experience meets the job qualifications and not just someone whose salary fits the bill you want to pay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Are you a crook?

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    Former Employee - Finance Manager  in  Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at DynCorp International

    Pros

    If you are crook and want to make some easy money please do join DynCorp. The higher ups will help you to become a millionaire in short time. Get a job in Iraq or Afghanistan, join in Contracts department or Procurement and mint money. Or be a sub contractor to DynCorp

    Cons

    Good employees will not survive long, employees who dont add any values to the company makes more money and they survive there for long time. Screw up and Move up...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior Management should review on what value each person adds to the company. There so many non performing employees, they should get rid of them to reduce the overhead. There are so many upper managment people who protect these non performers and they make this company look bad. When ever there is reduction in employees, these people survive that through their contacts.

    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    DynCorp is going downhill fast

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

    I have been working at DynCorp International

    Pros

    Overall the industry is fairly stable. While contracts may switch from one provider to another, the workers typically remain in the same job positions. For the most part the compensation is good, but not great.

    Cons

    As a corporate employee rather than working on a contract, I am overhead and considered an uneeded expense. As government oversight becomes more and more vogue, contractors have to pinch pennies to remain profitable, and when some contracts only return a few percent profit margin, it is easy to target overhead functions, even the ones that provide the innovations that helped win the contract in the first place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your line managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    DynCorp International needs a lot of work on communication with employees

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    Former Employee - International Police Advisor  in  Jalālābād, Nangarhar Province (Afghanistan)
    Former Employee - International Police Advisor in Jalālābād, Nangarhar Province (Afghanistan)

    I worked at DynCorp International

    Pros

    The best reason to work for DynCorp International is by far the compensation given compared to jobs in the field of law enforcement.

    Cons

    Management is extremely incompetent. Employees are treated as numbers and not people. Management routinely lies to employees about any and everything. Management fosters an attitude of "window or isle seat". This means that if you continue voicing your concerns, you will soon be choosing a "window or isle seat" on your flight home after you are fired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on truthful communication with employees. Do not make up answers to important questions simply because you don't know the answer. Tell the employees the truth not what you think they want to hear. Also, in Afghanistan, too many decisions are made by people in Kabul who have no idea that there is a war raging in other parts of the country. Seek input from employees from these areas and make decisions based on the particular area they are in, rather than making blanket decisions that do not work in all parts of the country.

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

    If you own stock.... SELL SELL SELL

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    Former Employee - Systems Administrative  in  Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Systems Administrative in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at DynCorp International

    Pros

    Times are tough so it is a paycheck. If you are politically savvy the environment could be right for you. If you like to travel to third world countries and carry firearms that's a plus.
    There are a lot of good people in the company in lower management and the ground troops. Those people cannot be beat. If you work stateside you can't make as much money but you have less chance of getting taken out by a roadside bomb or bullets. So it's kind of a wash. Take out a real good life insurance policy for the family just in case.
    If you like to be in meetings that are redundantly redundant, it's easy money there.

    Cons

    Ever since the company went public it has gone downhill. They even stripped the company picnic and Christmas party... and those were the only perks to begin with. After a large layoff if there was a grain of moral left it's gone now.
    If you hate meetings there is a good shot you may not like the place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managements hands are tied. The problems stem from the very top. There is a good reason the CEO/Chairman has a 17% approval and falling.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    If you know your stuff and need little help, GO FOR IT.

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

    I have been working at DynCorp International

    Pros

    Salary and benefits are king! If you really know your stuff and have an ample amount of experience i.e. 10 years or more, then this is a great paying, I mean awesome paying job that should not be passed up. Well, provided you are a single person or have a very patient spouse who doesn't mind waiting for you while you put some dough away for your future.

    Cons

    Comunication. After having to meet some pretty strict criteria to get the job, you may feel a bit ripped off by some of the inexperienced individuals that pop up every now and then. The lines of communication leave something to be desired which is no atmosphere for the inexperienced in my opinion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Feedback is the best keyword. When asked for information, at least let someone know you are awake received the request and are working on it.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Being laid off was the best thing about working at DynCorp

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at DynCorp International

    Pros

    If you like travel, DynCorp is the place to be.
    My position offered quite a variety of work, and therefore wasn't the same old drudge.
    The 401k match is the best I have seen.

    Cons

    A politically based advancement program.
    People I saw promoted hadn't the vaguest idea of the type of work they were to manage.
    A co-worker tried to nominate another co-worker for a job well done. The manager over the area blocked the nomination because it would demoralize the rest of the team.This sort or petty nonsense is an every day occurrence.
    Upper management gives the "our employees are our most valued asset." line, but it's is utter drivel.
    An completely useless HR department when it comes to dealing with problem co-workers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the "our employees are our most valued asset" line to heart instead of treating them as one of your expendable pieces of equipment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    DynCorp International, The good, The bad, the ugly.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Aviation Maintenance Technician  in  Fort Campbell, KY
    Current Employee - Aviation Maintenance Technician in Fort Campbell, KY

    I have been working at DynCorp International

    Pros

    IF you're prior military, (aviation) It's a simple and smooth transition. I belive that with just military experience, DynCorp International has some of the best pay on Fort Campbell, and with the current cost of living the pay is really good. The medical benefits are also really good compared to other companies from what I hear.

    Cons

    Sometimes I hear that theres too much overhead in certain areas, and there is also very little to no room for professional growth or career advancement. If you were an aircraft machanic in the military then you'll most likley be an aircraft machanic with Dyncorp forever. And you run into the "ho hum" slavery of doing the very same thing everyday for the rest of your life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would tell them to not be so greedy during the tough times.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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