DynCorp International

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DynCorp International Reviews

Updated 15 December, 2014
Updated 15 December, 2014
386 Reviews
3.3
386 Reviews
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James Geisler
18 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.  

    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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    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
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  5. 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
  6.  

    I experienced with DynCorp Intl. as like familiar with our co-employees.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Electrician in Kandahar (Iran)
    Former Employee - Electrician in Kandahar (Iran)

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

    Pros

    I like here Kandahar US ARMY providings equal with Soldiers. Vacation in every 90 days. I appointed as an Electrician and after one year I become a Assistant Electrical Inspector. Always our company give us various trainings and provide the certificates.

    Cons

    I experienced work with our bosses and co-employees friendlier and happily. And office staff also good co-operate with all of employees. Company have everyday safety classes in the mornings and evenings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    DynCorp Intl. have good values in kandahar. I knows our company and HR have good conduct with employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Aircraft Mechanic (Electrical) in Fort Campbell, KY (US)
    Former Employee - Aircraft Mechanic (Electrical) in Fort Campbell, KY (US)

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

    Pros

    Good people, great benefits, 401k, vacation time, flexible, team oriented.

    Cons

    A bit of micro managing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More emphasis on individual and team accomplishments.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    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
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Satisfying customer mission; Learned a lot; frustrating corp politics

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  10.  

    Foot in the door for a better job

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

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

    Pros

    Working for Dyn-corp got me my foot in the door for being able to transition to a better security contracting companies.

    Cons

    They try to screw you every chance they get and were not helpful with any problems that arose.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look out for all employees on every level. Even just showing an effort to help employees will increase moral which in turn will increase productivity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    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 an 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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