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DynCorp International Reviews

Updated June 9, 2017
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Pros
  • Great boss, good pay and bonuses (in 63 reviews)

  • Good company and employee Management (in 36 reviews)

Cons
  • Contracting has long hours and strenuous travel with few vacation days (in 21 reviews)

  • Upper Management makes bad decisions (in 20 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Sr recruiter"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Used to have a great health benefits not any more

    Cons

    Management have no clue what they are doing.its a total chaos. We are losing contract because some recruiters can't and will not be able to deliver results. A lot of nepotism still around.

    Advice to Management

    Get training on how to manage civilians or go retire


  2. "Crappy"

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    Current Employee - Senior Principal Network Engineer in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Network Engineer in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at DynCorp International full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Director level management and below is good here but the top level management team suck.

    Cons

    Everything else about this place is a Con.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Manager in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunities for advancement, if you are willing to go anywhere.
    Although most employees are severely overworked, they are hard workers and team oriented.
    Everyone gets Merit, when there is one.

    Cons

    Continuous Restructuring and turn over at Senior Leadership level. The ones who stay, have no where to go. Gossip is rampant at all levels, mainly due to lack of downward communication.
    Merit program is so little it is almost insulting. One in last 4 years, and there is no differentiation for top performers. Promotions/raises have ridiculous limits and constraints, unless you're Senior Leadership.
    Absolutely no loyalty from Senior Leadership. You are just a number.

    Advice to Management

    Start over. Listen to your SMEs and quit embarrassing yourself, costing company money. Stand up for your people. Leadership is much more then just looking up at your boss for next title.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Stay Away!"

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    Current Employee - Supply Chain in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Supply Chain in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at DynCorp International full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Close to home thats about it!

    Cons

    Corporate has a high turnover they are difficult to deal with. Dont expect to get paid equally women make alot less than the men do. Also do 3 times the work as managers and get paid less. Union workers are lazy most of the workforce sits all day doing nothing, those are the first to file a grievance when they cant get there way. Accounts payable is awful. Supply Chain has made it so difficult for the local suppliers to do business with you. The DI Star is a joke noone adheres to it.

    Advice to Management

    Stop letting the good ones leave! Pay the women equally! Stop lettin gpeople go and piling their work on other people.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Horrible"

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    Current Employee - Private Due Ti Retaliation in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Private Due Ti Retaliation in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is on time normally

    Cons

    HR team is unresponsive and senior leadership is the worst. If you have a concer you will either wait weeks for a response and more often than not no response. High turnover and higher layoffs with little to no notice. 3 CEO changes in 18 months. Unless you need it dontt bother. There are plenty of other contract companies out there

    Advice to Management

    Change HR leadership starting at the top then director level


  6. Helpful (3)

    "DynCorp doesn't care"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at DynCorp International full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    If you are really in need of employment and can't find anything else then work here only to gain experience and then leave after a year. Otherwise, I don't recommend working here.

    Cons

    DI is top heavy and pay only its upper management personnel. They don't care about the support staff, often lose bids on proposal due to POOR PAST PERFORMANCE ratings, and has a bad reputation with the government. They are a sinking ship!

    Advice to Management

    Clean house!! of your upper management who have fat paychecks, stop hiring your siblings, and other family members and promote HONESTLY within the minorities who are qualified. Stop promoting those caucasians who are NOT qualified. Stop lying to the government!!!


  7. "Stay away! Bait and switch"

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    Current Contractor - Mobile Training Team in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Contractor - Mobile Training Team in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at DynCorp International as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    The team leads are good first line managers. Working with team mates if the best part of the job.

    Cons

    Dyncorp has very little concern for employees. When complaints about recent 60% pay cut were voiced! management related they had hundreds of propel to take out place.

    Advice to Management

    Instructional knowledge is something you should try to hang on to. The new contract in Palestine will go into default, can't run two sites at 30% staffing

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Some of the worst management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at DynCorp International full-time (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 Management

    Management training
    Team Building
    Leadership Training


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Corporate employees are lemons who exist only to be squeezed."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent salaries and the working class employees are mostly good people who want to do good work.

    Cons

    DynCorp is owned by the private equity firm Cerebus who does not understand the business that DynCorp does nor has any interest in doing so. Their only interest is in squeezing as much as they possibly can out of DynCorp and its people. Innovation is non-existent as is employee morale. Since Cerebus has purchased us, company benefits have dried up. Employee raises are gone, insurance premiums have increased dramatically every year, training dollars are always the first to be cut from budgets, and even simple morale boost benefits such as blue jeans on Fridays have been eliminated. You are spoken to and treated as if you are lucky to even have a job. Employees work constantly under the threat of an oncoming reduction in force (RIF) and after each one, you are asked to work harder to make up for the missing personnel.

    As the US government reduces defense spending, DynCorp's prospects for growth and even sustainment are grim. The company has not positioned itself for this circumstance and is suffering because of it.

    Advice to Management

    Honestly, I cannot imagine any words will help. Even a small appreciation of your employees would be beneficial. Forgo your executive bonus program to reinstate merit increases for employees Invest in them with training dollars. Give them a reason to want to stay here. As it stands today, every employee I know is currently looking for outside employment. Aside from a paycheck, you have given no one a reason to stay.


  10. "CEO has no respect for IT."

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    Current Employee - IT Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - IT Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at DynCorp International full-time

    Pros

    Pay is the only positive

    Cons

    Working for DynCorp International, DI and especially in IT can be compared to the TV show survivor. Pick your allies carefully and trust no one. Immunity can be gained if you have the right relatives in DI. Some very strong technical employees have been laid off in IT b/c they didn't want to play the game anymore. Large percent of the remaining technical employees are looking to leave because of the decisions the remaining IT Directors, CIO and CEO have made. CEO Steve Gaffney believes DI IT should be run on a skeleton crew, just keeping the lights on, like IAP where he came from. To make this happen Steve Gaffney believes 50-60 hour work weeks are to be expected as the norm for exempt employees. Watch for parts of IT to start being outsourced to the cloud and third party vendors to help make this happen.

    Advice to Management

    Good luck.


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