DynCorp International Reviews

Updated August 25, 2014
Updated August 25, 2014
342 Reviews

3.4
342 Reviews
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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.  

    Lack of good communication

    • Work/Life Balance
    Current Employee - Munitions
    Current Employee - Munitions

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

    Pros

    The benefits offered are good for overseas.

    Cons

    Working for retired military, stuck in their old ways. Long hours. Generally 2 days off a month.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Enforce code of ethics. Complaints go up and nothing is ever done to abusers.

    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Drafter  in  Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Drafter in Fort Worth, TX

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

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere and likeable co workers

    Cons

    Scattered leadership from unqualified middle managers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    I worked at DI as an Administrative Assistant. In my position, I supported many departments within the company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    As an administrative assistant, I enjoyed the individual as well as the collaborative group training. The compensation was good. I feel if my contract would not have run out their was potential for me to grow.

    Cons

    I really do not have anything to say negative about the leadership. I worked well with the staff. The only downside to my employment is my contract was cancelled.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to stay on track with your training programs with your employees as you provide services in support of aviation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    I enjoy working here.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cisco Voice Engineer  in  Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Cisco Voice Engineer in Fort Worth, TX

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

    Pros

    After April 2013 working in IT got 75% better. A lot of improvements have been made within the IT department as a whole and there are good IT managers willing to give you a chance to move up if you work hard. Training is okay. Most of the training I've gotten to advance my career has been done on my own initiative, at my own expense, and on my own time. There is a lot of opportunity to learn and get experience with a wide spectrum of technologies. Not a lot of perks company wise that I can think of.

    Cons

    As far as job security, it's only good when there's a major war going on.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stateside - great company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DynCorp International

    Pros

    Great opportunities to move up

    Cons

    Military environment rather than corporate world

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    lean more towards corporate type environment than military war zone mindsets.

  7.  

    Some of the worst management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Pay is decent looking from the outside in, but once you are in you receive more and more tasks.

    Cons

    Some of the worst management. Employees are belittled, micro-managed, and at times harrased and it is accepted by Human Resources. Retaliation is also a fear all employees have. Management sticks together even if proven wrong. Human Resources is there to protect management and the company NOT the employee. Company is all about metrics instead of taking the time to take care of the customer. This company is also all about who you know. Opportunities are given to only certain people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management training
    Team Building
    Leadership Training

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

    Nice people exceptional business

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DynCorp International

    Pros

    Above average compensation stateside and abroad. This compensation package has helped many families over the years. Be aware that this is a government contractor which has varying staffing needs.

    Cons

    Working stateside I found the number of layoffs were unsettling and caused stress within the department. (To be expected) Upper management was not as affected though.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The good ol boys network / hire your friends for upper positions has a lot of internal attention but not a lot of respect.

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

    DynCorp

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DynCorp International

    Pros

    Lots of good folks in the company. Heavy on military

    Cons

    long hours are expected regularly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    say thanks to your employees every once in a while

  10.  

    Constant change with many challenges

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - COMBS Quality Assurance  in  Columbus, MS
    Current Employee - COMBS Quality Assurance in Columbus, MS

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

    Pros

    There are a few incentive rewards with healthcare to earn reward money. Fair amount of places to get discounts and perks, ie. AT&T. Tuition assistance is very generous along with relocation reimbursement.

    Cons

    Upper management does not know what is going on or how to run the program. There are many issues, one being the current health insurance change and no coverage in this area. Possibility of layoffs and a reduced workforce. Overtime has currently been banned due to the budget.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management needs to be informed of what it is really like to work at a site and realize that the great plans that are drawn up in a cubical, will always work. Professional micromanagers and this creates issues as one can imagine.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Never Appreciated

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations  in  Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Operations in Fort Worth, TX

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

    Pros

    If you get in with the right manager/Sr. Leadership member, you can get promoted quickly and paid well. It was about 40 min from where I live and the surrounding environment offered great shopping and lunch options. I worked in the Corp home office in Ft Worth, and had the opportunity to travel. I learned a great deal there.

    Cons

    There is no work life balance, and the company values that they push publically is not what the actual culture is. It is everyone for themselves and when you try and build a team, it is pulled apart. I have never worked in a more gossip oriented environment in my career. No stability in leadership, with a high turnover in all programs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your teams that do all the work, and make the impossible tasks happen. Stop hiring friends and family and start promoting the professionals who are qualified for the pay and positions that they hold. Recognize achievements and improve the culture. Appreciate your employees not just the Sr. Leadership.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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