DynCorp International

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DynCorp International Reviews

Updated 19 October 2014
Updated 19 October 2014
363 Reviews
3.3
363 Reviews
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James Geisler
8 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good pay compared to some of the other companies (in 27 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.  

    Inept leadership

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Prefer Not to Say in Fort Worth, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Prefer Not to Say in Fort Worth, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with, some opportunity if you are former military and know how to be a political animal.

    Cons

    Top leadership is fluid, 3 CEOs in 4 years, layoffs are frequent, no pay raises no matter how well you perform, "You get to keep your job"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Why bother, they wouldn't listen.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Good company to work for.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Power Generation Mechanic in `Alījān (Afghanistan)
    Former Employee - Power Generation Mechanic in `Alījān (Afghanistan)

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

    Pros

    As a foreign national working for an international company, it was a good overall experience. Lots of learning areas on the job. International work exposure. New cultures. Fantastic.

    Cons

    Poor pay for foreign nationals (FN) employees. Obvious difference in the treatment of US citizens and FN especially those from africa. Long hours of the job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more job opportunities to Foreign Nationals from Africa.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Disappointed

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DynCorp International full-time

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are above average.

    Cons

    Senior Management is totally out of touch with the workforce. Employee ideas are not given any consideration, and people work out of fear of losing their job. Management has a "pass the buck" mentality and "good old boy" network mentality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to value and appreciate the value of employees. Remove the managing by fear element and hold yourselves accountable instead of pointing fingers when things don't go as planned. Embrace the team concept that is preached but not practiced!

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  5.  

    Defense contractor with little to no concern for employee base.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC (US)

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

    Pros

    Fairly diverse- good representation of international employees and veterans.

    Cons

    Constantly changing/ reducing benefits without warning. Company claims to be veteran friendly but its really just a marketing ploy aimed at securing contracts. There is very limited room for advancement outside your prescribed initial duties and the company's reputation still suffers from past transgretions. It feels filthy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit trimming already limited benefits. Focus efforts- quit attempting to fill every need of the federal gov't and specialize, preferably outside of defense.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Working for DynCorp

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    • 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 an year)

    Pros

    A great learning experience working on various government contracts.

    Cons

    Poor management, poor HR department, low employee morale, constant layoffs, costly benefits, not even average pay, long hours, no overtime paid, and they do NOT follow the DI STAR that they claim is so important.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to treat your employees. Learn to listen and take action when needed. Learn to solve employee issues.

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Moving to the positive

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Quality Supervisor in Fort Worth, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Quality Supervisor in Fort Worth, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    My direct report and management team were professional and very team oriented. Corporate seems intent on building a company built on true professionalism and rooting out the "buddy system" systemic in overseas contracting.

    My experience with the company was overall very positive

    Cons

    Many departments lacked continuous improvement input from their front line personnel. Many of my friends from other departments experienced a far courser work life from their senior management team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More emphasis on education, experience, skill, aptitude, and attitude during hiring.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Monitor Escort

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DynCorp International

    Pros

    Great! Opportunity. You get to travel the world. And you meet new and different cultures of people.

    Cons

    Being away from Loved Ones.

  9.  

    Company Review

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Officer
    Current Employee - Staff Officer

    I have been working at DynCorp International full-time

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    Being 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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep communication lines open to the lowest worker level.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Strong opportunity as a starting block for contract work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations in Kuwait City (Kuwait)
    Former Employee - Operations in Kuwait City (Kuwait)

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

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great pay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Aircraft Mechanic in Patuxent River, MD (US)
    Former Employee - Aircraft Mechanic in Patuxent River, MD (US)

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

    Pros

    Great 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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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