DynCorp International

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DynCorp International Reviews

Updated 31 October 2014
Updated 31 October 2014
368 Reviews
3.3
368 Reviews
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James Geisler
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Pros
  • Good pay compared to some of the other companies (in 28 reviews)

  • Hours of operations, Great people to work with, "By the book" maintenance (in 12 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  

    DynCorp

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DynCorp International

    Pros

    Very versatile. Learned a lot from the different cultures of how the job is done.

    Cons

    Time-Off was a bit harsh as well as the work schedule.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Time-off policies as well as time off for personal time

  2.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Aircraft Mechanic (Electrical) in Fort Campbell, KY (US)
    Former Employee - Aircraft Mechanic (Electrical) in Fort Campbell, KY (US)

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

    Pros

    Good people, great benefits, 401k, vacation time, flexible, team oriented.

    Cons

    A bit of micro managing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More emphasis on individual and team accomplishments.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    I experienced with DynCorp Intl. as like familiar with our co-employees.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Electrician in Kandahar (Iran)
    Former Employee - Electrician in Kandahar (Iran)

    I worked at DynCorp International full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I like here Kandahar US ARMY providings equal with Soldiers. Vacation in every 90 days. I appointed as an Electrician and after one year I become a Assistant Electrical Inspector. Always our company give us various trainings and provide the certificates.

    Cons

    I experienced work with our bosses and co-employees friendlier and happily. And office staff also good co-operate with all of employees. Company have everyday safety classes in the mornings and evenings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    DynCorp Intl. have good values in kandahar. I knows our company and HR have good conduct with employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Interesting, Daily Challenges, that test your tolerance and professionalism

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Logistics Supervisor in Kabul (Afghanistan)
    Current Employee - Logistics Supervisor in Kabul (Afghanistan)

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

    Pros

    DynCorp International is a place where you can grow with various challenges, and contribute your efforts to fulfill a mission. It was satisfying to service the client, the US Military.

    Cons

    many times your professionalism is not appreciated, and dullards are praised and promoted without merit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to your superstars, and promote the ones who are deserving. Also, a performance evaluation should be conducted continuously....

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Mostly positive

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    i believe in our mission to support the military and other government entities. Benefits have generally been good. Work location is okay. Plenty of parking.

    Cons

    We were too tied to military efforts so with the drawn down in Iraq and Afghanistan we've had to lay off a large number of employees.

    After letting go a long term CEO, we hired someone who last two weeks and now have an interim CEO! All within the last 3 months. Too much upheaval. Some benefits have been scaled back. No increase in two years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Diversify our portfolio. Listen to employee suggestions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Nice experience multi-culture....

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Fuels Foreman in Khindzhakak, Kandahar Province (Afghanistan)
    Former Employee - Fuels Foreman in Khindzhakak, Kandahar Province (Afghanistan)

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

    Pros

    Meeting different people from different background, International recognized company lots of life experience

    Cons

    weather was challenging, dust, mist heat....also 12 hrs a day for full month not easy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    they should also consider talented individuals from outside of USA

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    personal opinion

    Former Employee - Fuel Operator in Afghānī (Afghanistan)
    Former Employee - Fuel Operator in Afghānī (Afghanistan)

    I worked at DynCorp International full-time

    Pros

    Dyncorp made me competent in my career

    Cons

    Working away from the family

  9.  

    DynCorp in Afghanistan

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in `Alījān (Afghanistan)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in `Alījān (Afghanistan)

    I worked at DynCorp International full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Compensation is very nice if you don't have an issue working 12 hr days, 7 days a week. They do have quite a few positions available and you are able to apply to another position for advancement. As long as you do your job, you will shine among the masses, as there are many third country nationals. The work is very easy.

    Cons

    Getting proper support is a constant battle since the DOD runs many of the operations, and the contracts state who is supposed to be responsible for a majority of the support. There is a quote "Do the right thing ALWAYS" As a worker, it appears many times that the quote is expected of them but not the upper echelon.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company values are for everyone. Step in and make the necessary changes in order to give employees a better work/life balance. The workforce structure can be changed to enhance the work experience abroad. Possibly try some short time off on given days.....eg. 2 to 3 hours on scheduled days, just to break up the drone effect. It could be 1 day per week and would help a great deal.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Watch Your Back

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Aircraft Mechanic in Kabul (Afghanistan)
    Former Employee - Aircraft Mechanic in Kabul (Afghanistan)

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

    Pros

    The pay was excellent. When I got paid on time I like seeing that large check. I also met some really nice people

    Cons

    Getting paid every 28 days. Afghanistan- Sometimes you didn't get paid or there was a mistake on your check. If you were lucky, the would fix it 28 days later, or 56 days later, or 84 days later. Is that even legal? Lot of back stabbing. Team lead, site superviser, TI are the jobs people fight for.
    Poor leader ship and poor support. Ole boy network is alive as well

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If it walks like a duck and smells like smoke.... well you know the rest

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Contract based company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DynCorp International

    Pros

    Good support and team togetherness

    Cons

    loaded w/ executive managment w/ little mid/senior management

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