DynCorp International

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DynCorp International Reviews

Updated 17 January 2015
Updated 17 January 2015
405 Reviews
3.4
405 Reviews
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James Geisler
29 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.  

    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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    Great way to get your foot in the door for a better contracting job
    overseas. Pay is better than most jobs in USA.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Munitions Technician in Doha (Qatar)
    Former Employee - Munitions Technician in Doha (Qatar)

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

    Pros

    There really isn't any positive aspects about this company except for the living arrangements downtown.

    Cons

    You live in a country with horrible people who consider anyone that is not
    muslin "Sub-Human." Supervision doesn't know anything except for
    micromanaging and babysitting lower level employees, which supervision has
    no respect for. Some of the leaders constantly refer to the technicians as
    "Airmen" which this is not the military anymore. When you suggest an idea
    to supervision they give you an attitude and then reprimand you later.
    Anytime an HR matter is brought up, supervision just tells everyone the
    matter was solved when it was never talked about. They prefer to sweep
    everything under the rug with high hope the employee with the complaint will
    get fired or quit so the problem will just go away.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HR really needs to send someone in to look at the way management treats
    their employees and runs the program. The only advice to management is to
    quit so better more competent managers can be hired in their place.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    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

  6.  

    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 a 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
  7.  

    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

  8.  

    Unique

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

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

    Pros

    The money and Overseas travel,

    Cons

    The Management consistently changes in this type of contract.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think before going

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Most miserable work experience

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

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

    Pros

    Good pay, Good work/life balance, Good benefits.

    Cons

    Neglected to build good teamwork among immediate teams and cross functional teams. Need to review policies on bullying, diversity and proper treatment of co-workers (constant bickering, picking on individuals, arguing among workers). Good employees will not want to stay here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leave the egos at the door. Just because they have years of experience doesn't mean they can treat people any way they want. Make corrections immediately with employees and build a team and don't allow certain individuals to break the team down.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Services

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

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

    Pros

    Get your foot in the door for contracting, the company doesn't care about you or your bills.

    Cons

    Management, no room for growth, HR tells you one thing and then you have to do different even though its unethical.

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

    Neutral place to work

    • 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 as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The wages were pretty decent.

    Cons

    There are heavy office politics.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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