DynCorp International

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DynCorp International Reviews

Updated Jul 22, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.3 313 reviews

77% Approve of the CEO

DynCorp International Chairman & CEO Steven F. Gaffney

Steven F. Gaffney

(168 ratings)

64% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good pay even though you are in a war zone(in 24 reviews)

  • I was able to move into a management position very quickly and enjoyed a good salary and benefits(in 9 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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    Staff Officer (Current Employee)

    ProsThe company is very generous in its vacation allocations, based on how long you've worked for them. The are definitely pro-veteran, and family. The atmosphere is one of teamwork.

    ConsBeing off-site, sometimes information is found out slowly. Additionally, historically when training is required, we tend to get notification at the "critical" hour for it to be completed.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep communication lines open to the lowest worker level.

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

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    Strong opportunity as a starting block for contract work

    Operations (Former Employee) Kuwait City (Kuwait)

    ProsThe pay wasn't as strong as, say, KBR and some of the other companies. However, you received a lot more of the freedoms you'd receive working a normal job.

    ConsYou're not completely free. Having a family can be difficult. Hard to move up, depending on the project.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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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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    Good employer

    Force Protection Supervisor (Former Employee) Ferizaj (Kosovo)

    ProsGood pay, ok food, ok rooms.

    Consneeds to pay closer attention to upper mgmt.

    Advice to Senior Management?

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

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    Great pay

    Aircraft Mechanic (Former Employee) Patuxent River, MD (US)

    ProsGreat pay, and experience! Raises were annually started off at $27.00/hr after one year of work and one raise I ended at $30/hr

    ConsThe location of work was pretty bad, it was southern Maryland and the cost of living down there was outrageous.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWork was great while I was there, it isn't the normal professional work environment due to the majority of the people being prior military there is a bit of hazing going on at times.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Once in a lifetime opportunity

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsPay, vacation, overseas service, experience and great people

    ConsPolitics, hours, access to basic things: Internet
    Personal items

    Advice to Senior ManagementRead resumes, you have people with leadership potential and years of experience wasted on menial positions

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    It was a good place to work, management was pretty easy, but for most people the advancement rte is low

    Avionics Technician (Former Employee) Patuxent River, MD (US)

    ProsPeople pretty much get along, everyone was military and we all had a common goal.

    ConsUnions are not around to protect the people that want to work...definitely for the lazy.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThey should have incentives for people to work harder

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Incinerator Operator (Former Employee) `Alījān (Afghanistan)

    ProsPay, Team, Experience aaaaand....pay pay pay

    ConsWork location, seniority first, long hours, no off days

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay more because more money is always better.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Company, Local Management Needs Work

    Mentor (Current Employee) Kabul (Afghanistan)

    ProsVery Good salaries, excellent people, professional company

    ConsLocal Program Managers and Deputy Program Managers seem to believe they are the primary focus and SOW earners are the supporting players. Usually the best logistics, support items, housing etc goes to the PMO and staff.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop using previous rank as a factor in hiring for leadership positions. Remember that the PMO and staff are supporting the SOW earners, not the other way around.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    good company, lots of opportunities for career advancement

    Senior Contract Administrator (Former Employee) Shīndand (Afghanistan)

    ProsThe job is well paid, there is lots of opportunity for international travel, the company pays for all living expenses in country.

    Consminimum 12 hour work day (usually more like 14) seven days a week. the living conditions are minimal, there is a great deal of internal politics.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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