DynCorp International

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DynCorp International Reviews

Updated December 19, 2014
Updated December 19, 2014
389 Reviews
3.4
389 Reviews
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James Geisler
18 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good pay compared to some of the other companies (in 29 reviews)

  • Opportunity for challenging and rewarding work in numerous areas around the world (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Long hours, Logistics(parts/materials) Living Accomodations (in 13 reviews)

  • Upper management does not communicate effectively so issues constantly arise (in 12 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    It was exhausting.

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    Former Employee - Junior Accountant in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Junior Accountant in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at DynCorp International

    Pros

    I am not sure that I have anything positive.

    Cons

    The cons of working at DynCorp is the employees are not teamplayers. The training is not adequate. You are expected to perform your job without asking questions. The environment is more figure it out on your own. If you make mistakes you will lose your job. You are expected to work late. The salaries are inflated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest with employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Shell game; entire business model seems like a bait and switch for expectations they've sold the gov't.

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    Current Employee - Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Manager in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at DynCorp International

    Pros

    Salary was above average and offices were clean, well-kept. Overall competence and motivation of employees is good. Bottom Line: They pay well, but part of that is because they are negotiated into contracts.

    Cons

    Controller overrules other departments by cutting their budgets.
    Zero corporate governance.
    All decisions made in Falls Church, FW seen as backwater..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be careful that you don't end up on the front page of the WSJ again, people might not be so forgiving.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    You would be better off elsewhere

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    Current Employee - MCT
    Current Employee - MCT

    I have been working at DynCorp International

    Pros

    Good pay considering the economy...good 401(k) if you can stand to stick around long enough for it to pay off.

    Cons

    Dyncorp likes to squeeze their employee dry...you're just a warm body to fill a slot.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake up! Your company is being run into the ground by the "good old boy" system...promote your friends and run off everyone else. You are going to lose good employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Beware of Dyncorp

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    Former Employee - Police Trainer in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Police Trainer in Dallas, TX

    I worked at DynCorp International

    Pros

    Great salary and opportunity, quick hiring process

    Cons

    Extremely disorganized
    Management doesn't keep their word
    They bring people on board before they are vetted

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Institute an ethics program for managers throughout the company
    Totally revamp your communications process so all employees are on the same page

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 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
  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.  

    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
  9.  

    Most miserable work experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DynCorp International full-time (less than an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Services

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DynCorp International as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Get your foot in the door for contracting, the company doesn't care about you or your bills.

    Cons

    Management, no room for growth, HR tells you one thing and then you have to do different even though its unethical.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Management

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    • 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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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