DynCorp International

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DynCorp International Reviews in Fort Worth, TX

Updated Jul 11, 2014
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2.6 51 reviews

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S. Gordon Walsh


32% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

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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    Walking on egg shells, very unstable

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

    ProsBeen 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.

    ConsExtremely 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 Senior ManagementMake 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.

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

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    Quality Corporate Ownership and Leadership

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

    ProsOur 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.

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementProvide more all-hands communication

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

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

    ConsLow 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 Senior ManagementWork on employee moral with little things that go a long way.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good people horrible management

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

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

    ConsUpper management does not communicate effectively so issues constantly arise

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

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    Defense Contracting is contracting

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

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

    ConsGovernment 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 Senior ManagementInformation 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.

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

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Long hours, good pay

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

    Prosgreat people who are dedicated

    Conslong hours that extend into home life

    Advice to Senior Managementflex time means flex time, not take your laptop home after working 12 hours

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

    ProsFriendly atmosphere and likeable co workers

    ConsScattered leadership from unqualified middle managers

    Advice to Senior Management-

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I enjoy working here.

    Cisco Voice Engineer (Current Employee) Fort Worth, TX (US)

    ProsAfter April 2013 working in IT got 75% better. A lot of improvements have been made within the IT department as a whole and there are good IT managers willing to give you a chance to move up if you work hard. Training is okay. Most of the training I've gotten to advance my career has been done on my own initiative, at my own expense, and on my own time. There is a lot of opportunity to learn and get experience with a wide spectrum of technologies. Not a lot of perks company wise that I can think of.

    ConsAs far as job security, it's only good when there's a major war going on.

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

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    Some of the worst management

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

    ProsPay is decent looking from the outside in, but once you are in you receive more and more tasks.

    ConsSome of the worst management. Employees are belittled, micro-managed, and at times harrased and it is accepted by Human Resources. Retaliation is also a fear all employees have. Management sticks together even if proven wrong. Human Resources is there to protect management and the company NOT the employee. Company is all about metrics instead of taking the time to take care of the customer. This company is also all about who you know. Opportunities are given to only certain people.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement training
    Team Building
    Leadership Training

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

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