DynCorp International

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DynCorp International Reviews

Updated 26 November 2014
Updated 26 November 2014
378 Reviews
3.4
378 Reviews
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James Geisler
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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. 3 people found this helpful  

    Working with true professionals was good Experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DynCorp International full-time

    Pros

    Good Money and good Working Environment

    Cons

    There is no challenge for a Professional

  2.  

    wonderful company to work for. Excellent structures

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

    I worked at DynCorp International

    Pros

    work ethics, respector of employees,protection from outsiders,good co-ordination of duties and responsibilities, no segregation at work place, respect to each others culture and religion

    Cons

    weather conditions can at times go to extremes therefore you have to cope and also there are posibilities of rocket attacks and with proper trainings then you are able to avoid being a casuality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To consider in future a percentage of flat rate on each empoyees salary

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    good company

    Current Employee - Material Control Specialist in Afgani-Doshi (Afghanistan)
    Current Employee - Material Control Specialist in Afgani-Doshi (Afghanistan)

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

    Pros

    pay is good ,good benefits

    Cons

    better give ,training for with new empp

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    better

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  5.  

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

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    • 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
  6. 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
  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

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    • 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.  

    Nice experience multi-culture....

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    • 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
  10.  

    DynCorp in Afghanistan

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

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

    Pros

    Compensation is very nice if you don't have an issue working 12 hr days, 7 days a week. They do have quite a few positions available and you are able to apply to another position for advancement. As long as you do your job, you will shine among the masses, as there are many third country nationals. The work is very easy.

    Cons

    Getting proper support is a constant battle since the DOD runs many of the operations, and the contracts state who is supposed to be responsible for a majority of the support. There is a quote "Do the right thing ALWAYS" As a worker, it appears many times that the quote is expected of them but not the upper echelon.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company values are for everyone. Step in and make the necessary changes in order to give employees a better work/life balance. The workforce structure can be changed to enhance the work experience abroad. Possibly try some short time off on given days.....eg. 2 to 3 hours on scheduled days, just to break up the drone effect. It could be 1 day per week and would help a great deal.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    DynCorp, good and bad.

    • 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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    Many of the supervisors are top notch and supportive of their people. Though contracting can be difficult to get into, DynCorp's size dictates that they have to hire more personnel than their competitors. Wide variety of contracts and locations to work. Know what you are getting into, especially in war zones.

    Cons

    Though well paid, they pay lower than their competitors. Some supervisors seem just to be filling space, not in contact, except email, with their people; all they do is forward email up and down the line. DynCorp, at least overseas, is not supportive of family at all. You are expendable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get supervision into the field, with their people, if you can.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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