DynCorp International Reviews

Updated June 29, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    If you own stock.... SELL SELL SELL

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

    I worked at DynCorp International

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

    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 Management

    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.


  2. Helpful (4)

    DynCorp International needs a lot of work on communication with employees

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  3. DynCorp is not an employee friendly company.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


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  5. Daily fear of layoffs

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Technology Manager in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Business Technology Manager in Fort Worth, TX

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

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

    Pros

    Good company when they are winning deals... shuffled 3 CEO's and 5 CIO's in 3 years,

    Cons

    Running joke as we never know if our bade will work to get into door. Always lurking are layoffs and once an "all hands meeting" is announced we check to see if our peers on there as it is their way to move all from office that are not or sometime are getting layoff.

    Advice to Management

    Win deals and be prepared financially when market slows so you do not cut good people.


  6. govt Contractor

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

    I have been working at DynCorp International

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

    Pros

    There is Great money to be made quickly

    Cons

    No job stability can be let go at any time contract is up

    Advice to Management

    Managers not educated and trained well


  7. TMO

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


  8. Helpful (1)

    Accounting Clerk

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


  9. Helpful (2)

    A failure of organizational leadership.

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


  10. Helpful (3)

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

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


  11. Helpful (2)

    Over complicate everything

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



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