DynCorp International Reviews

Updated May 27, 2015
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  1. Helpful (4)

    DynCorp International needs a lot of work on communication with employees

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  2. DynCorp is not an employee friendly company.

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    • Culture & Values
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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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  3. TMO

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    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.

  6. Helpful (2)

    A failure of organizational leadership.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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.

  7. Helpful (3)

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

  8. Helpful (2)

    Over complicate everything

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 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

  9. Helpful (2)

    VERY POOR TREATMENT ON EXIT

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager
    Current Employee - Program Manager

    I have been working at DynCorp International

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

    Pros

    The company does not have very many 'pros.' When you are working a contract for this company, you are only a number to which they must pay an income.

    Cons

    No consistent raises and/or incentives. On exit after company lost its recompete bid, it used underhanded tactics to give employees less of their hard earned income due to a 'last-day=first day of pay-period' so no matter how many hours of 'authorized' overtime the employee worked, they received 8 hours of pay! Then, during the next to last pay period, the company did NOT pay out EARNED VACATION TIME! Unsat!

    Advice to Management

    You might want to NOT pinch pennies with departing employees who have earned you very GREAT profits throught their tireless efforts! Gives your company a very cheap appearance!

  10. Helpful (1)

    Most miserable work experience

    • Comp & Benefits
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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 (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  11. Helpful (1)

    Management

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

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

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

    Pros

    Serve and support our military and Department of State all over the world. Recognition to families that have lost ones that were DynCorp employees. Great people on the ground that work hard and love what they do. Hire a lot of former military.

    Cons

    At high levels of leadership, they don't follow their published values, it is mostly for show. Let go of good people and they retain the political ones and no employment security. Company is in turmoil due to poor leadership, a lot of been fired but seems as if some are still there.

    Advice to Management

    Private equity company, retain those who produce and don't get fooled by political and suit characters who tend to be all air about themselves.


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