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DynCorp International Reviews

Updated June 29, 2017
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Pros
  • Great boss, good pay and bonuses (in 64 reviews)

  • Good company and good people I really say that accept my job request I would like to do a great job for company (in 37 reviews)

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

  • Poor upper management and grossly underbid contract leading to less than ideal conditions (in 21 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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    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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    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 (1)

    "Good pay and coworkets"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Temple, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Temple, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at DynCorp International full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great mechanics to work with and the best paying job in the area.

    Cons

    Very hard to move up in the company. The same small group of people recycled through the management and many of them showed little care for employees.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your people with more respect.


  6. "Layoffs, layoffs, layoffs"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at DynCorp International full-time

    Pros

    I liked the team I was part of.

    Cons

    Pay increases minimal, too few and far between. One gal received a 15 cent raise after 18 months of no increases. So many layoffs in 2014 because they were losing business . They have still not recovered.

    Advice to Management

    If want long hours from the staff, reward them with something other than pizza. You want staff with college degrees and 10+ years of experience but you only want to pay them $16/hr. Can you raise a family on that? Oh, and maybe not give the CEO a million dollar bonus when you say there is hiring and pay increase freeze. That million could provide many employees with a dollar raise and secure some employee retention.


  7. 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.

  8. "Yearly Lay Offs"

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

    I worked at DynCorp International (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Co-Workers were great people who truly care!

    Cons

    Company lacks the ability or leadership to move forward to the 21st century. Systems and process are over 20 years old tech. Instead, they throw people at problems, then lay them off once or twice a year as a replacement method from actually performance managing and rewarding top performers. High lack of mentorship, lack of job progression, focus or career path.

    Advice to Management

    get the stomach to centralize your systems, instead of wasting money on band-aids, performance manage your employees, and eliminate waste and manual effort. You would make more money in the long run.


  9. "Management issues"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good comrodarie with other employees
    Steady work

    Cons

    No overtime like promised
    Poor management and upper supervision
    Favoritism
    Low pay for the work load and circumstances


  10. "Weather"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at DynCorp International as a contractor

    Pros

    Decent pay in comparison to contracting in Iraq for weather.

    Cons

    Internal drama and no days off

    Advice to Management

    Eliminate the needless drama


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