DynCorp International

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DynCorp International Reviews

Updated Jul 18, 2014
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3.3 313 reviews

77% Approve of the CEO

DynCorp International Chairman & CEO Steven F. Gaffney

Steven F. Gaffney

(168 ratings)

64% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good pay even though you are in a war zone(in 24 reviews)

  • I was able to move into a management position very quickly and enjoyed a good salary and benefits(in 9 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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    Great Company, Local Management Needs Work

    Mentor (Current Employee) Kabul (Afghanistan)

    ProsVery Good salaries, excellent people, professional company

    ConsLocal Program Managers and Deputy Program Managers seem to believe they are the primary focus and SOW earners are the supporting players. Usually the best logistics, support items, housing etc goes to the PMO and staff.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop using previous rank as a factor in hiring for leadership positions. Remember that the PMO and staff are supporting the SOW earners, not the other way around.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    good company, lots of opportunities for career advancement

    Senior Contract Administrator (Former Employee) Shīndand (Afghanistan)

    ProsThe job is well paid, there is lots of opportunity for international travel, the company pays for all living expenses in country.

    Consminimum 12 hour work day (usually more like 14) seven days a week. the living conditions are minimal, there is a great deal of internal politics.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Kind of ok.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsDecent pay. Pay on time.

    ConsIn Afghanistan. Very, very poor program management.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone.

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    Good experience, some communication was lacking

    DMT Specialist (Former Employee) McLean, VA (US)

    Prosthe location was easily accessable. People were pleasant to work with

    ConsCommunication of plans for duration of project were lacking

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Very disappointed with the there process at DIFZ, if your a US citizen

    Procurement Analyst (Current Employee) Kabul (Afghanistan)

    ProsA great opportunity to develop work in different areas of the company

    ConsManagement needs more leadership skills and people skills before making judgement calls on a business/personal matters.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement needs to be more aware of the policy and procedures they put in place for the company and employees not just a certain race or group of people. Management needs to be aware of the political games of there Managers they have on the ground instead of investigating the matter on there own.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Interesting

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThis company is known for quick hire.

    ConsThey hire from all over the world. This may cause some problems if you are not accustomed to working with foreigners.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter screening of who you put in charge.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Defense Contracting is contracting

    Senior Accountant (Current Employee) Fort Worth, TX (US)

    ProsThere are opportunities for advancement if you are ambitious, smart and willing to work hard. Decent benefits.

    ConsGovernment contractors experienced massive growth during the Bush years and now the cycle has turned. Currently in 2014 this is a very challenged sector with downsizing occurring on an ongoing basis.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInformation and knowledge is very compartmentalized and difficult to obtain, creating an inefficient work environment and often inconsistent results. A greater emphasis should be placed on leveraging the knowledge of SMEs who can greatly reduce the learning curve for more inexperienced or temporary staff.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good people horrible management

    Logistics Analyst (Former Employee) Fort Worth, TX (US)

    ProsGreat group of people to work with who share knowledge and help you as much as possible.

    ConsUpper management does not communicate effectively so issues constantly arise

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company to work for oversea

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood pay even though you are in a war zone

    ConsWar zone makes it a little scary

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    Lack of good communication

    Munitions (Current Employee)

    ProsThe benefits offered are good for overseas.

    ConsWorking for retired military, stuck in their old ways. Long hours. Generally 2 days off a month.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEnforce code of ethics. Complaints go up and nothing is ever done to abusers.

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