DynCorp International Reviews in Fort Worth, TX

Updated 18 August, 2014
Updated 18 August, 2014
342 Reviews

3.4
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Pros
  • Good pay even though you are in a war zone (in 25 reviews)

  • Hours of operations, Great people to work with, "By the book" maintenance (in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management does not know what is going on or how to run the program (in 11 reviews)

  • Being away from home, but that's expected when signing up (in 6 reviews)

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    Inept leadership

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    Former Employee - Prefer Not to Say  in  Fort Worth, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Prefer Not to Say in Fort Worth, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with, some opportunity if you are former military and know how to be a political animal.

    Cons

    Top leadership is fluid, 3 CEOs in 4 years, layoffs are frequent, no pay raises no matter how well you perform, "You get to keep your job"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Why bother, they wouldn't listen.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Moving to the positive

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    Former Employee - Quality Supervisor  in  Fort Worth, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Quality Supervisor in Fort Worth, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    My direct report and management team were professional and very team oriented. Corporate seems intent on building a company built on true professionalism and rooting out the "buddy system" systemic in overseas contracting.

    My experience with the company was overall very positive

    Cons

    Many departments lacked continuous improvement input from their front line personnel. Many of my friends from other departments experienced a far courser work life from their senior management team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More emphasis on education, experience, skill, aptitude, and attitude during hiring.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Walking on egg shells, very unstable

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

    I have been working at DynCorp International full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Been here a long time and make good salary.
    Big campaign to promote their ethics and culture.
    I am trusted and respected for my skills and knowledge for the most part, which is as I expect to get anywhere, as I highly skilled and have 2.5 decades of expertise.

    Cons

    Extremely unstable; employees live in culture of fear and exhaustion. Rounds of lay offs every year if you are not a union employee working a specific contract. Funding for various projects is always hard to come by even for regular much needed maintenance.
    2 years of zero merit pay increases across the board and benefits reduced.
    AWFUL work hours on call 24x7 for weeks at a time. Some weekends worked continuously.
    Very top down organizational chain of command with a strong reaction to employee's voicing questions or criticism. Not a collaborative culture.
    Very few opportunities for advancement.
    The promotion of the DI Start as their ethics and culture is superficial. SR management does not act it out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make employees feel valued with even a tiny pay increase. Stop the executive and senior management perks. Stop trying to trim the corporate overhead jobs, cutting benefits, and constantly rearranging the reporting structure. So much change is not making it better, only creating doubt and fear. Create opportunities for employees to grow their skill and value.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Quality Corporate Ownership and Leadership

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    Current Employee - Director In Human Resources  in  Fort Worth, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Director In Human Resources in Fort Worth, TX (US)

    I have been working at DynCorp International full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Our Owner and our Chairman/CEO are the best that I've worked for. They always seem to have the DI Star in mind when they must make those tough decisions regarding staffing. I have never seen the CEO unkind--firm, yes, demanding, yes, but kind.

    Cons

    The uncertainty for the company staff because of the uncertain win or lose in government contracting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more all-hands communication

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    HR

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

    I worked at DynCorp International full-time

    Pros

    Nice people, compensation is decent, good work-life , no personal growth

    Cons

    Low employee moral, no raises in several years..at least let employees wear jeans for moral, leadership is old school, benefits USED to be good, not anymore. Office culture is boring compared to new trendier companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on employee moral with little things that go a long way.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Review

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    Current Employee - Director of Pricing  in  Fort Worth, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Director of Pricing in Fort Worth, TX (US)

    I have been working at DynCorp International full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Gaffney's vision, leadership, mentoring. Completely different company since Cerberus bought us.

    Cons

    "It's not my job"; "It's the COE's fault", "COE's do not support us" and like statements from middle management and below that tarnish relationships.
    Common statements within BATs and COEs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't compound bad decision made several years ago and perpetuate it. It might be better to snap a chalk line and start over.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Long hours, good pay

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    Former Employee - Senior Accountant  in  Fort Worth, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Fort Worth, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    great people who are dedicated

    Cons

    long hours that extend into home life

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    flex time means flex time, not take your laptop home after working 12 hours

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Good people horrible management

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    Former Employee - Logistics Analyst  in  Fort Worth, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Logistics Analyst in Fort Worth, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Great group of people to work with who share knowledge and help you as much as possible.

    Cons

    Upper management does not communicate effectively so issues constantly arise

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Defense Contracting is contracting

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant  in  Fort Worth, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Fort Worth, TX (US)

    I have been working at DynCorp International full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    There are opportunities for advancement if you are ambitious, smart and willing to work hard. Decent benefits.

    Cons

    Government contractors experienced massive growth during the Bush years and now the cycle has turned. Currently in 2014 this is a very challenged sector with downsizing occurring on an ongoing basis.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Information and knowledge is very compartmentalized and difficult to obtain, creating an inefficient work environment and often inconsistent results. A greater emphasis should be placed on leveraging the knowledge of SMEs who can greatly reduce the learning curve for more inexperienced or temporary staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Former Employee - Drafter  in  Fort Worth, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Drafter in Fort Worth, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere and likeable co workers

    Cons

    Scattered leadership from unqualified middle managers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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