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DynCorp International Reviews

Updated June 29, 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. "Like being enlisted again"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Aircraft Worker in Jacksonville, AR
    Current Employee - Aircraft Worker in Jacksonville, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at DynCorp International full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay and good co-workers. Everyone willing to help each other out.

    Cons

    Management extremely disorganized and hires totally unqualified people just to fill manning positions. Decisions are often made and reversed in the same day without being communicated between shifts. Different parts of the contract are not followed correctly or are omitted depending on what is convenient to management.

    Advice to Management

    Get it together.


  2. "Supply Technician"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Pay is high for grunt work

    Cons

    Management lazy, untrained
    No advancement opportunities
    The union

    Advice to Management

    Do more extensive background checks

  3. "Administrator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at DynCorp International full-time

    Pros

    DynCorp won and took over the contract I was already on.

    Cons

    Problems with the website to enroll for benefits, taxes weren't taken out of paycheck, lack of response from corporate personnel to resolve the problems.

    Advice to Management

    Reach out to the employees every once in a while and present yourself. I've been working on this contract for over 10 years, but now that DynCorp took it over, all management has changed and I don't know who is even running this thing.


  4. "If you want a challenge..."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Currently, I have no pros.

    Cons

    Health benefits cost way too much and spouses are not included unless they do not have access to healthcare. The morale is extremely low and management believes their people should be grateful they have jobs. Process change is needed, but either they don't want to change or they don't know how to implement it. So, they don't and tasks are left undone. Doing more with less is the vision, but the worker bees are tired and burned out.

    Advice to Management

    Respect your people and listen to them. They have great ideas. Remember: your people will make you look good, but its a two-way street. Learn how to lead and grow your people, not just manage them. Subscribe to the Harvard Business Review for leadership methods that work, because what you're doing is causing people to leave. Also, consider what it take to be competitive in recruiting. The millennials have hit the workforce and they will not tolerate a lack of innovation or opportunities to make an impact. The good 'ole boy mentality will no longer work. Remember: loyalty is earned.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Controlled chaos"

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    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Provides the opportunity to support the troops; has been around 70 years; locations all aroind thr world; HQ in DC; plenty of opportunity to improve.

    Cons

    No consistency in leadership; favoritism is prevalent, know the right person and you can go to the top; no structured career progression.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees fairly, pay personnel market rates consistently, not just for favorites.


  6. "Good, but...."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good brand and a lot of capabilities.

    Cons

    Frequent leadership changes and lack of strategy

    Advice to Management

    Evaluate current leaders carefully. Stabilize and focus...if not then sell it!


  7. "Safety Net Job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay...pay on time...well-recognized company brand (could be a CON in certain aspects as well)

    Cons

    Recycle current employees over and over...many times outside/above their competency level...time with the organization weighs more heavily than expertise...not entirely accurate with all aspects of their contract (living conditions, length of contract, etc)...little-to-no advancement opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Get new blood into BD areas and listen to the advice of "new" folks...you're losing long-duration contracts because you are stuck in your old ways!

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Sr. Recruiter"

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    Current Employee - Senior Recruiter in Coppell, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Recruiter in Coppell, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at DynCorp International (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Interesting variety of recruiting assignments to work on. Strong incentive to hire veterans or former military personnel

    Cons

    Very overbearing, antagonistic management style which fostered petty office politics.

    Advice to Management

    Adopt a more collaborative, team oriented management style which recognizes good, intelligent, dedicated employees.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "User Technical Support Specialist II"

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    Current Employee - User Technical Support Specialist II in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - User Technical Support Specialist II in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DynCorp International full-time

    Pros

    Good pay and good people to work with

    Cons

    Benefits extremely expensive and not worth the money. Not enough hands on learning employees have to worry about layoffs quite frequently. Hard to switch and get better job opportunities within the company pretty much have to stay in the same position you start at.

    Advice to Management

    Lower deductible and listen to your employees wants and needs


  10. "Alright"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very good hourly wage opportunity

    Cons

    Very slow career advancement. Very slow.


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