DynCorp International

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DynCorp International Reviews

Updated 26 November 2014
Updated 26 November 2014
378 Reviews
3.4
378 Reviews
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James Geisler
16 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    wonderful company to work for. Excellent structures

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DynCorp International

    Pros

    work ethics, respector of employees,protection from outsiders,good co-ordination of duties and responsibilities, no segregation at work place, respect to each others culture and religion

    Cons

    weather conditions can at times go to extremes therefore you have to cope and also there are posibilities of rocket attacks and with proper trainings then you are able to avoid being a casuality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To consider in future a percentage of flat rate on each empoyees salary

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    good company

    Current Employee - Material Control Specialist in Afgani-Doshi (Afghanistan)
    Current Employee - Material Control Specialist in Afgani-Doshi (Afghanistan)

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

    Pros

    pay is good ,good benefits

    Cons

    better give ,training for with new empp

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    better

  3.  

    Excellent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality and Safety Manager in Fort Bliss, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Quality and Safety Manager in Fort Bliss, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Great work environment, benefits package and overall all their employees

    Cons

    Even though it is a contract, it is great working for this great company

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Outstanding People, Outstanding Mission, Outstanding Accomplishments

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

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

    Pros

    Company support and assistance. Training was a minimum, but we were heading into a combat zone as civilians and a very fluid work environment. I will never be able to express my gratitude to the management and support personnel of DynCorp.

    Cons

    support for family in the states, especially for spouses. minimum understanding of the tax implications of promotion through the DynCorp system.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    good

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

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

    Pros

    It is a challenge to work with the military, good opportunity, good salaries

    Cons

    Dealing with the military and government

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Satisfying customer mission; Learned a lot; frustrating corp politics

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Fort Worth, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Fort Worth, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Working out of Fort Worth office provided good sr. leadership visibility. Very patriotic company and does a great job recognizing veterans and their contractors operating in harms way. Programs are not very technically complex but the missions are unique and can't help but provoke a strong sense of patriotism. Program locations around the world provide interesting travel opportunities (Afghanistan, Iraq, GCC states) for those who enjoy frequent travel. The former CEO did a good job creating an intentional culture and reshaping the mindset of some leaders. Have opportunities to wear many hats if you are motivated. Like most places, your experience will largely be shaped by your boss and immediate peers.

    Cons

    Constant redirection is frustrating and makes it difficult to get anything done. Often seemed like just when started to get traction, the direction would change. Reinvent the same wheel over again in every different color... Leadership was slow to make strategic decisions; No raises for last 3 years...although understandable given the financial pressures.
    Although much of old boys club has been weeded out, some leaders still promote and reward unprofessional, incompetent, and/or hostile behavior, which often isn't addressed until something blows up. Very little work-life balance...everything is needed and needed now mindset, just so it can sit around and languish (for months, even years) waiting for senior leadership sign off. Virtually no automation...surprising for a company this large. Very poor communication...the oldest/largest "start up" I've worked for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management has a tendency to shoot the messenger so they miss out on the truth from the people who care, and promote the political animals with CYA mindsets instead. Est by example a culture that advocates and rewards truth vs. political expedience. Create formalized succession programs/career development.... Address employee concerns re: company health head on so you don't lose the good people to the frequent layoffs....pull the layoff band aide off at once vs. frequent quarterly/semi-annual mass layoffs that hurt morale.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Well and most appreciated environment when i worked for the three years and a half

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Forklift Operator in Herat (Afghanistan)
    Former Employee - Forklift Operator in Herat (Afghanistan)

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

    Pros

    Am looking at working in a challenging environment to expertise my duties in my field of a forklift operator

    Cons

    Working under new management and a different atmosphere not being q war zone like when i worked with Dyncorp International llc

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Safety first in our line of duty nobody would like to loose a hand, finger or leg when in in line of duty.Respect and dignity in regards of race or colour when are working to meet one goal for the betterment of the company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    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
  10. 2 people 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

  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    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

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