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DynCorp International Reviews

Updated May 18, 2017
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  • 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 (3)

    "It was laid back and stress free"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Warner Robins, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Warner Robins, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Worked with some good people. Most of us were veterans so it made the job more comfortable

    Cons

    It was a government contract job. The company didn't let us know if the contract was ending until it was too late. If they actually had a plan for employees who were bound to the local area it would have been ok

    Advice to Management

    I don't know if there's much management can do about any of the gripes. The company is mostly made up of contracting employees


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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

    Pros

    Great talented people, average to above average for salary and benefits.

    Cons

    Executive management places unrealistic goals due to failing company performance and the long term prospects seem dim.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good Transition"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Site Manager in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Site Manager in San Antonio, TX
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at DynCorp International (More than a year)

    Pros

    willing to hire former military

    Cons

    overseas work
    not good for work life balance


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "supply technician"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Supply in Melbourne, FL
    Former Employee - Supply in Melbourne, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at DynCorp International (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Co workers make you fill very welcome, flexible work hours, employee safety is a very big concern, benefits are very good

    Cons

    As normal your job is government contract dependent, management pushes there work off on, employees, receiving department does way to much work for being the lowest paid,

    Advice to Management

    cut the dead weight and hire in from the outside, department leads need to be held accountable, employees should not be doing there own yearly ratings.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "It was one feast after another."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Pricing Analyst in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Pricing Analyst in McLean, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    People are professional. Benefits are in line with other similar companies. Location is near a metro stop on the recently opened silver line.

    Cons

    The company has not given pay raises for years.
    Downsizing is the current norm.

    Advice to Management

    Pay for performance.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Cyclical Industry"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunity for personal and professional growth if you work for the right team or program. Compensation is fair, benefits are fair.

    Cons

    Government contracting is a cyclical industry and is currently struggling with wars winding down, government shutdowns etc. Work-life balance depends on your department or program. Layoffs have been quarterly and raises have not been given the last 3 years. Way too many VP's that you never see and wonder what they do all day.

    Advice to Management

    Stop chasing every bright, shiny object. This company needs long-term vision. The next time you win a wind-fall of a contract, consider using some of the profit to invest in your systems, processes and people instead of slapping each other on the back and lining every executive's pockets with bonuses. Create a scalable work-force so you don't have to do lay-offs every 3 months which keep workers in perpetual fear of losing their jobs.


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Satisfying customer mission; Learned a lot; frustrating corp politics"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at DynCorp International full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working out of Fort Worth office provided good sr. leadership visibility. Very patriotic company and does a great job recognizing veterans and their contractors operating in harms way. Programs are not very technically complex but the missions are unique and can't help but provoke a strong sense of patriotism. Program locations around the world provide interesting travel opportunities (Afghanistan, Iraq, GCC states) for those who enjoy frequent travel. The former CEO did a good job creating an intentional culture and reshaping the mindset of some leaders. Have opportunities to wear many hats if you are motivated. Like most places, your experience will largely be shaped by your boss and immediate peers.

    Cons

    Constant redirection is frustrating and makes it difficult to get anything done. Often seemed like just when started to get traction, the direction would change. Reinvent the same wheel over again in every different color... Leadership was slow to make strategic decisions; No raises for last 3 years...although understandable given the financial pressures.
    Although much of old boys club has been weeded out, some leaders still promote and reward unprofessional, incompetent, and/or hostile behavior, which often isn't addressed until something blows up. Very little work-life balance...everything is needed and needed now mindset, just so it can sit around and languish (for months, even years) waiting for senior leadership sign off. Virtually no automation...surprising for a company this large. Very poor communication...the oldest/largest "start up" I've worked for.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management has a tendency to shoot the messenger so they miss out on the truth from the people who care, and promote the political animals with CYA mindsets instead. Est by example a culture that advocates and rewards truth vs. political expedience. Create formalized succession programs/career development.... Address employee concerns re: company health head on so you don't lose the good people to the frequent layoffs....pull the layoff band aide off at once vs. frequent quarterly/semi-annual mass layoffs that hurt morale.


  9. "Challenging"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Human Resources Supervisor in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Human Resources Supervisor 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

    Good pay compared to some of the other companies.

    Cons

    No mobility in HR. Very limited HR positions available.

    Advice to Management

    Value the people you have.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Stressful"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Senior Manager (HR) in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Manager (HR) in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at DynCorp International full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pay well. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Always on fear of job being eliminated due to forces beyond your control. (I.E. Sequestration)

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  11. "Not great for the Intelligence Community"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Intelligence Analyst in Vienna, VA
    Former Employee - Intelligence Analyst in Vienna, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at DynCorp International full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good Pay, Decent benefits, 4% matching 401K

    Cons

    Profit comes before people. Great for stockholders, not great for employees.

    Advice to Management

    Be straight with employees. Several upper-level management people left the company a few months before our contract rebid, we were told all of them left for "personal reasons". If logistics is your bread and butter, be straight and let the employees know that you do not plan to drop your profit margin to get the rebid.


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