DynCorp International

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DynCorp International Reviews

Updated 15 December, 2014
Updated 15 December, 2014
387 Reviews
3.4
387 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.  

    the company it self is a good company to work for ,the only problem is there is some problem with there leadershipe

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    Former Employee - Generator Techanician in Jalālābād, Nangarhar Province (Afghanistan)
    Former Employee - Generator Techanician in Jalālābād, Nangarhar Province (Afghanistan)

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

    Pros

    work over there is kind of hard because you live your love once behind u ,there are things u cant do when u are over there,things like ,no drinking of alcohol parting.

    Cons

    leadership training ,communication ,skills

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more leadership training within the offices

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Not great for the Intelligence Community

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    Former Employee - Intelligence Analyst in Vienna, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Intelligence Analyst in Vienna, VA (US)

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

    Pros

    Good Pay, Decent benefits, 4% matching 401K

    Cons

    Profit comes before people. Great for stockholders, not great for employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be straight with employees. Several upper-level management people left the company a few months before our contract rebid, we were told all of them left for "personal reasons". If logistics is your bread and butter, be straight and let the employees know that you do not plan to drop your profit margin to get the rebid.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    excellent

    Current Employee - Human Resources in Doha (Qatar)
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Doha (Qatar)

    I have been working at DynCorp International full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    good opportunity and good offers

    Cons

    Enhance my knowledge and more professional

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    i fell that i am well qualified for this position

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overseas Position

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DynCorp International

    Pros

    It was a great opportunity to get my foot in the door for working abroad.

    Cons

    Definitely the "Good Ole Boys Club". Many of the higher ups didn't think you were able to do a job unless you were either a man or a retired LTC or higher in your branch of service. Due to this fact that if you didn't have military experience, you didn't understand how to properly manage a dept.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit trying to run your overseas projects like the military. Run it like a business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    DynCorp doesn't care

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    If you are really in need of employment and can't find anything else then work here only to gain experience and then leave after a year. Otherwise, I don't recommend working here.

    Cons

    DI is top heavy and pay only its upper management personnel. They don't care about the support staff, often lose bids on proposal due to POOR PAST PERFORMANCE ratings, and has a bad reputation with the government. They are a sinking ship!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house!! of your upper management who have fat paychecks, stop hiring your siblings, and other family members and promote HONESTLY within the minorities who are qualified. Stop promoting those caucasians who are NOT qualified. Stop lying to the government!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Concerned About the Bottom Line

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    Former Employee - Force Generation & Integration Adviser to the Afghan National Police in Kabul (Afghanistan)
    Former Employee - Force Generation & Integration Adviser to the Afghan National Police in Kabul (Afghanistan)

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

    Pros

    Good salary, benefits, in processing, freedom to act without supervision.

    Cons

    Lack of communication about future contract status. Poor relationship with the military.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Involving the company with the supported organization is critical. The company allowed it relationship to lapse. A direct quote from a U.S. Army Colonel who was my supervisor and was pleased with my performance - "DynCorp is the Enemy".

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Even Ethics does not do the right thing

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    Former Employee - Project Controls Specialist Senior in Fort Worth, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Project Controls Specialist Senior in Fort Worth, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    High salaries per experience and a ton of flex time during the week.

    Cons

    I had a manager who broke every rule on the social contract. I reported it to Ethics because it was getting out of hand. Ethics said, "yeah, there are some bad managers out there but just because he lies or treats you bad does not mean anything.. but I will talk to them about the internal training you aren't getting". I was given permission for training immediately afterwards and a couple weeks after that I was let go in a so called "lay-off"! I contacted Ethics regarding "retaliation" and they wouldn't respond for 6+ months. Later found out that my boss had lied again to Ethics in a cover-up so Ethics just left it at that. Would not look into the matter.
    Turnover is significant. More than any company I've ever seen. I had 7 different managers during my few years tenure. None of whom are with the company any more. Further, leadership portrays unethical standards in cost representation to the government.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The right thing doesn't come from you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Employee Relations

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DynCorp International full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The best reason to work here is that you are getting paid no matter what happens outside the wire. As long as you work your 84 hours, they will pay you for them.

    Cons

    The leadership is terrible, they are double minded, most do not know anything about the job they are performing. The company does not treat its employees well, there is no time off, no sick days, no holidays and they wonder why people are exhausted and complaining.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat the employees like adults and not someone you despise. Listen to our ideas on how to improve things and dont shut us out. Allow us to have some time off even if its not paid so that we can regenerate our minds and bodies

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous in Fort Worth, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Fort Worth, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Serve and support our military and Department of State all over the world. Recognition to families that have lost ones that were DynCorp employees. Great people on the ground that work hard and love what they do. Hire a lot of former military.

    Cons

    At high levels of leadership, they don't follow their published values, it is mostly for show. Let go of good people and they retain the political ones and no employment security. Company is in turmoil due to poor leadership, a lot of been fired but seems as if some are still there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Private equity company, retain those who produce and don't get fooled by political and suit characters who tend to be all air about themselves.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not too shabby

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    Current Employee - Work Center Supervisor in Lexington Park, MD (US)
    Current Employee - Work Center Supervisor in Lexington Park, MD (US)

    I have been working at DynCorp International as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great Pay and benefits for the most part.

    Cons

    Micro managed all the time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Higher more management to oversee all of the employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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