DynCorp International

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DynCorp International Reviews

Updated 17 September 2014
Updated 17 September 2014
345 Reviews
3.4
345 Reviews
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James Geisler
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Okay overall

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Financial Analyst
    Current Employee - Program Financial Analyst

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

    Pros

    Great co-works, benefits good, work-life balance good, management good, flexible schedule, staff development is good, upward mobility ... Opportunities around the world...

    Cons

    Contract work, so possibility that my position could go away in a few years. No tuition reimbursement on my contract...employer match has been cut back to save money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    I had good experience and know how in working with Dyn Corp International

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supply Technician  in  Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
    Former Employee - Supply Technician in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)

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

    Pros

    I think I don't have problem in working with Dyn Corp Interational they teach me in dealing with co-employee civilan and military.

    Cons

    The challenge working with Dyn Corp International in arabic language I was forces to speak in arabic . The benefit they give me was so beneficial to my family and myself. They develop us employees to deal in good leadership in our work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have nothing to see with regrds to management of Dyn Corp International. They ar good company.

  3.  

    DynCorp International

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    Current Employee - Transportation Manager  in  Herat (Afghanistan)
    Current Employee - Transportation Manager in Herat (Afghanistan)

    I have been working at DynCorp International as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good organization, focused on continual process improvement

    Cons

    There is an ever need for qualified personnel

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire by qualification, never association

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Stay away! Bait and switch

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mobile Training Team  in  Fort Worth, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Mobile Training Team in Fort Worth, TX (US)

    I have been working at DynCorp International as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    The team leads are good first line managers. Working with team mates if the best part of the job.

    Cons

    Dyncorp has very little concern for employees. When complaints about recent 60% pay cut were voiced! management related they had hundreds of propel to take out place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Instructional knowledge is something you should try to hang on to. The new contract in Palestine will go into default, can't run two sites at 30% staffing

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Excilerating

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Office Assistant  in  Huntsville, AL (US)
    Current Employee - Office Assistant in Huntsville, AL (US)

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

    Pros

    No two days are ever the same. Since this company has locations all around the world. There is always something happening, 24/7. The opportunity for growth is excellent. The general overhead is low, so everyone wears many hats. I am learning something new everyday. I love interacting with people all over the world. I get to work with true american heroes. The ethics are top notch. There is a social contract that is signed and followed to the letter. This definitely makes for a very pleasant work atmosphere. The leadership training is relevant immediately to our managers, not just something they can use in the future. I love it here.

    Cons

    You need to be available 24/7, 365. They keep the overhead low, but this creates a bottleneck sometime to get something processed. Some of the software applications need to be updated and more user friendly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer the bonuses to everyone, not just managers. This is truly a team environment. Everyone on the team needs to be rewarded, not just the managers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Got to do the job I had in the USAF for a civilian company.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DynCorp International as a contractor

    Pros

    Good pay, can do the same job you had in the military.

    Cons

    Qatar sort of sucks, and not having SOFA status as a civilian in Qatar makes you a 2nd class citizen with no equal rights who are regarded as gods by the police.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be "my daddy", I am a grown man. Micromanagement sucks.

  8.  

    Huge company with many projects in various fields

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor

    I have been working at DynCorp International as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    DynCorp is a huge company that offers a wide varity of job postings around the world.
    The Company will generally give employees opportunities for follow-on jobs within the company as they finish their contracts (applies to year long/overseas contracting work)
    The Company's values are great (See below)

    Cons

    (Understand this is in reference to the project I work with. Talk with someone at your potential work site for appropriate details)
    DynCorp's ability to pay a respectable salary was struck hard coming in after another company had this project. The quality of employees that will work in this field, for this amount of money is lacking. The Company's inability to recruit quality aircraft mechanics makes it hard to get rid of substandard mechanics. It's a snowball that gets worse as top notch employees leave the program because they can make better money elsewhere, and employees that lack experience and skills for better paying jobs are left behind. The only thing that keeps this place running are the handful of mechanics that stick around because they truly care about the end user and their mission.
    There never seems to be enough time to really truly inculcate the Company's values into the workforce, other than through negative discipline when values are not adhered to.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find some way to offer better incentives for working here. The hourly compensation and benefits are substandard for this industry. The only reason to work on this project is the insane amount of hours we work.
    Allow lower and middle management to review potential incoming employee’s applications and take their advice into consideration prior to hiring them

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Contracted Civilian Police Advisor

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Police Advisor  in  Baghdad (Iraq)
    Current Employee - Police Advisor in Baghdad (Iraq)

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

    Pros

    Compared to the positions I've had contracting, DynCorp has a fairly efficient HR and logistics Department.

    Cons

    The pay was low for the industry. Management seemed to get hired based on who they knew rather than qualifications. The treatment of employees was terrible leaving most in my program without the too necessary to do the job. Also, there was a VERY broad mission statement that did not provide guidance on what the customer expected. Bottom line, I do not think they were interested in performance on the job. If you were breathing and deployable they could get you into country and get their money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a little pride in the mission and plan to produce some deliverables. Stop promoting solely based on resume, just because a guy has 30 years of experience doesn't mean he is motivated to do the job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Awful management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Doha (Qatar)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Doha (Qatar)

    I worked at DynCorp International as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Considering the tax free status it is decent pay especially if you are transitioning out of the military. Good amount of vacation and money for the plane ticket. Living arrangements are pretty good.

    Cons

    Management is just awful, they seem to promote all of the people that should have been fired long ago for ineptitude. Very much a "good ole boys" club. Constant "knee jerk" reactions to fairly consistent issues rather than just taking the time to review things and see how they could be done better ahead of time. None of the management care how hard the employees work they just want more and better without actually having the knowledge of exactly what they are asking for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of them. Appreciate and take care of your people. Stop micromanaging.

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

    It seems that the company is continuing to falter. Three CEOs within the first month.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director  in  Dallas, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Director in Dallas, TX (US)

    I have been working at DynCorp International full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Lots of work to do. The people are great and you get to help those that serve this great country.

    Cons

    Cerberus (owner) is killing the company since they keep trying to bring in commercial best practices in the a government / military world. It just doesn't work.

    Also teams are too lean as it stands. Once LOGCAP goes away the company will be hurting. Plus they are one huge contract away from imploding since they barely have the staff to keep the lights on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees, many have which been with the company for over 10 years. Also, get away from Cerberus as fast as you can or they will totally sink the ship and alot of good people will loose their jobs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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