DynCorp International

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DynCorp International Reviews

Updated 25 February 2015
Updated 25 February 2015
415 Reviews
3.4
415 Reviews
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James Geisler
34 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good pay compared to some of the other companies (in 29 reviews)

  • Opportunity for challenging and rewarding work in numerous areas around the world (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Long hours, Logistics(parts/materials) Living Accomodations (in 13 reviews)

  • Upper management does not communicate effectively so issues constantly arise (in 12 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    the company is so impressing,there is equality in everything

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - General Laborer in Kabul (Afghanistan)
    Former Employee - General Laborer in Kabul (Afghanistan)

    I worked at DynCorp International

    Pros

    there is equal consideration in terms of employment opportunities and working time

    Cons

    actually i do not expect any challenge at all

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    it only consideration of time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    The experience was good and they had proper channels of communication

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Warehouseman in Kabul (Afghanistan)
    Current Employee - Warehouseman in Kabul (Afghanistan)

    I have been working at DynCorp International

    Pros

    they had enough training learning materials for the staff

    Cons

    working hours were long with no off days

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make a thorough check when hiring people cause their were people who could not communicate

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    No discrimination

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Fuel Operator in Herat (Afghanistan)
    Former Employee - Fuel Operator in Herat (Afghanistan)

    I worked at DynCorp International (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    It's like home, all is discussed,trained,all employees are give equal opportunity in terms of promotion and equal representation

    Cons

    A good experience working with different communities, learning of their culture and as they speak different languages

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People need to coexist at the place of work for betterment of the company and her customers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Electrical Foreman

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Electrical Foreman in Aybak, Helmand Province (Afghanistan)
    Current Employee - Electrical Foreman in Aybak, Helmand Province (Afghanistan)

    I have been working at DynCorp International

    Pros

    Working with the military and other like minded personnel.

    Cons

    Being away from home and family.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't try and micro-manage or present information to be disseminated before final review.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good While It Lasted...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DynCorp International

    Pros

    Benefits are great, some people friendly and helpful. Like any other major company.

    Cons

    Procedures were hard to come by.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Afghanistan work review...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Subcontracts Manager in Herat (Afghanistan)
    Former Contractor - Subcontracts Manager in Herat (Afghanistan)

    I worked at DynCorp International as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    A good company for prior/ transiting military and former government employees.

    Cons

    The job are generally contract work (one year contract).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote the most qualified candidate within first...

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Large Scale Project Perspective

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Pay and compensation are fair and comparable to similar companies. There are opportunities for lateral movement within the larger projects and upward growth for those who have the skills and abilities required for leadership (and some who do not). The company has made great strides in the past few years to improve it's organizational structure and implement new programs for continuous improvement and employee development.

    Cons

    Benefits packages for international employees could be much better. 12 hour work days, 7 days per week is mandatory for contract employees on some projects. Limited placement opportunities for senior staff after serving on international contracts (even after 4+ years of dedicated service in harsh conditions). Employee support staff (HR, Finance) frequently shows incompetence (but has improved slightly in recent years).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize the efforts and achievements of your senior staff on some of the larger projects (i.e. LOGCAP, State Department) and make it a priority to reach out to these employees and offer placement opportunities in positions stateside or on other projects internationally.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not the best, not the worst

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DynCorp International

    Pros

    The people are amazing and the opportunity to support the warfighter is fulfilling.

    Cons

    The company is always restructuring, which is difficult when you are trying to building relationships. They are always laying off the people who do the work, as opposed to the middle management who are getting paid to sit at their desk all day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider bringing back growth opportunities.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Cyclical Industry

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

    I worked at DynCorp International

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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