DynCorp International
3.2 of 5 251 reviews
www.dyn-intl.com McLean, VA 5000+ Employees

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Updated Apr 12, 2014
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3.2 251 reviews

                             

76% Approve of the CEO

DynCorp International Chairman & CEO Steven F. Gaffney

Steven F. Gaffney

(138 ratings)

63% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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DynCorp = bully

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Fort Worth, TX (US)

I worked at DynCorp International full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGood pay and benefits. Met some great friends.

ConsEmployees with children and families are favored over single, childless employees as if single people have no life. Being single does not mean I want to stay late so a parent can go home on time to pick up and take care of a child. Never could make plans afterwork, no advanced notice of overtime hours. Normal hours were 8-5 but sometimes you were excepted to work odd shift hours such as midnight to 9am, 5am-5pm, etc.

Expected to not take your lunch hour.

Deadlines are unreasonable and last minute. Management not willing to stand up and demand deadlines that aren't so tight and last minute.

Gave awards for outstanding performances that came with a cash award. Unfortunately, one person won the award for "placing a decal on a plane." Often awarded those that were simply doing their job. Overlooked those that went over and above and did many jobs.

Military employees looked down on and treated non-military employees horribly.

Lots of sexism in the workplace.

Had to constantly take ethics training, including how retaliation was not allowed. It happened all of the time.

Bullying was a large part of how they got things done.

Never looked forward to going to work.

Must account for how you spent your time at work and on what project. You'd be screwed if you were actually efficient and got done early.

After expecting you to stay crazy hours they couldn't even provide decent coffee. At one time they offered individual coffee creamers in many flavors, provided plates and plastic cutlery. After one of the many CEO changes the plates, cutlery, creamers were gone. Creamer was replaced with generic powdered crap. Generic sweeteners. No more tea, hot cocoa, etc.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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unhappy place

Senior Business Analyst (Former Employee)
Fort Worth, TX (US)

I worked at DynCorp International full-time for more than 3 years

ProsI want to be able to put something, but I honestly can't think of anything positive to say. If you are out of a job and they will hire you, go for it (at least it's a paycheck), but I wouldn't leave a decent job to go here.

ConsEmployee morale is in the toilet. Constant threat of layoffs for the worker bees, but yet they have an over abudance of VPs. No pay raises for the last two years, but mgmt still paid themselves a bonus. Managers can't or won't make decisions. Too much red tape, but it's a government contractor so I guess that's to be expected. Really depends what group you are in, some groups are expected to work themselves to death. Seems to be a better balance in the field or on contracts than in corporate office. Advancement opportunities are practically non existant. You might be able to make a lateral move but unless you are "in the club" you won't be moving up anytime soon. They are stuck in old fashioned ways "because that's how we've always done it". Company gets bought/sold on a regular basis, so the structure is constantly changing. As soon as the dust begins to settle from one sale, the next one happens. The only thing that stays the same here is change, but it all seems to focus on superficial things that create more work. I did not feel valued as an employee at all.

Advice to Senior ManagementIf you would accept that your employees are your most valuable asset and brought back things like jeans Friday, and actually put an effort into improving morale you would do infinetely better. People know they are expendable at DI. The constant threat of layoffs causes your best people to leave voluntarily before they are cut, so you end up with the poor performers sticking around. You need to put some effort into training people - new hires leave so quickly because they are thrown to the wolves with ZERO training or support. Pick a direction and stick with it for more than 5 min to see if if actually has an impact.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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WRM CONTRACT

Maintenance (Current Employee)
Muscat (Oman)

I have been working at DynCorp International full-time for more than a year

ProsStable enough work, non conflict zone

Cons1. Low salary compared to other Middle East contracts.
2. No advancement opportunities, stagnation.
3. Human Resources department failing to support disciplinary actions against local nationals, even with documented proof available.
4. Asian workforce has an inadequate pay scale for their skills compared to local nationals carrying out the very same work, who are automatically on a higher salary. Very unfair and this also points back to point 3, where local nationals are unreliable compared to the Asian workforce.

Advice to Senior ManagementTake care of your Asian workforce and give them better wages.
Give them some parity with local national's wages, as the Asian workforce is the back bone of the contract.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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The oldest startup

Manager (Current Employee)
Fort Worth, TX (US)

I have been working at DynCorp International full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGood Salary, some very good qualified people, not much else good to say about Dyncorp

ConsDisorganized, no direction, lack of planning, management does not listen to employees, to much turnover from layoffs and voluntary, long hours expected by all.

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your employees, find other ways than layoffs to keep the bottom line looking good. You know the government is going to be cyclical, but you consistently hit the hard working people with layoffs instead of finding another way. Live the Code of Conduct instead of just spouting it.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Fort Worth, TX (US)

I worked at DynCorp International full-time

ProsEnjoyed most of my co-workers. Other departments did not seem to have the issues staffing did.

ConsSr. Management needs better communication with employees

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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plumber

Plumber Foreman (Current Employee)
Jalālābād, Nangarhar Province (Afghanistan)

I have been working at DynCorp International full-time for more than a year

Prosgood money, 30 plus days off tax free money

Consaway for family work 84 hour a week 7 days aweek

Advice to Senior Managementleave the people alone let them do their job

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good place for retirees

Accountant (Current Employee)
Fort Worth, TX (US)

I have been working at DynCorp International full-time for more than a year

ProsWork/life balance is amazing. Frequently work less than 40 hour work weeks. A lot of holiday and vacation time... start with 17 days of vacation per year and get the whole week of christmas off.

ConsBelow average pay, lack of advancement opportunities. HR will not approve promotions if you do not meet minimum experience requirements even if hiring manager wishes to promote you.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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do it if your desperate

Senior Project Controls Specialist (Former Employee)
Kandahar (Iran)

I worked at DynCorp International as a contractor for more than 3 years

Prostravel, meet some descent people

Consno advancement based on performance, pay, no rotation to come home on a regular basis. no bonuses,

Advice to Senior Managementlisten to your people, be humble, know your limitations, Listen to your people

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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DynCorp Review

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Fort Worth, TX (US)

I have been working at DynCorp International full-time for more than 3 years

ProsLots of opportunity for improvement with very manual processes. Strong former military component providing good opportunities for veterans.

ConsVery manual processes without realistic strategic plans for improvement. Changes within last two years have resulted in loss of employees with historical experience and new leadership has shown no interest in learning from former leadership - very little in depth knowledge left for government audit issues.

Advice to Senior ManagementExecutives do not follow through on support of process improvements so internal political jockeying stymies ability for organizations to implement changes and improve. DI leadership promotes DI 'STAR' but does not 'walk the talk'.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Saudi Job

Contract Specialist (Former Employee)
Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)

I worked at DynCorp International full-time for more than a year

ProsPaid folks on time which was good

ConsPaid federal and state taxes but was denied unemployment benefits when returned to US.

Advice to Senior Managementget a better Saudi project manager

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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