DynCorp International Reviews

Updated 23 August 2014
Updated 23 August 2014
342 Reviews

3.4
342 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good pay even though you are in a war zone (in 25 reviews)

  • Hours of operations, Great people to work with, "By the book" maintenance (in 10 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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  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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company to work for.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Billeting  in  Herat (Afghanistan)
    Current Employee - Billeting in Herat (Afghanistan)

    I have been working at DynCorp International as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Great salary, benefits and nice people to work with.

    Cons

    More appreciation is needed from management to people who are working very hard.

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    Overseas Position

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
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  5.  

    Concerned About the Bottom Line

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 for less than a 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
  6.  

    Got to do the job I had in the USAF for a civilian company.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DynCorp International as a contractor

    Pros

    Good pay, can do the same job you had in the military.

    Cons

    Qatar sort of sucks, and not having SOFA status as a civilian in Qatar makes you a 2nd class citizen with no equal rights who are regarded as gods by the police.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be "my daddy", I am a grown man. Micromanagement sucks.

  7.  

    Huge company with many projects in various fields

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor

    I have been working at DynCorp International as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    DynCorp is a huge company that offers a wide varity of job postings around the world.
    The Company will generally give employees opportunities for follow-on jobs within the company as they finish their contracts (applies to year long/overseas contracting work)
    The Company's values are great (See below)

    Cons

    (Understand this is in reference to the project I work with. Talk with someone at your potential work site for appropriate details)
    DynCorp's ability to pay a respectable salary was struck hard coming in after another company had this project. The quality of employees that will work in this field, for this amount of money is lacking. The Company's inability to recruit quality aircraft mechanics makes it hard to get rid of substandard mechanics. It's a snowball that gets worse as top notch employees leave the program because they can make better money elsewhere, and employees that lack experience and skills for better paying jobs are left behind. The only thing that keeps this place running are the handful of mechanics that stick around because they truly care about the end user and their mission.
    There never seems to be enough time to really truly inculcate the Company's values into the workforce, other than through negative discipline when values are not adhered to.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find some way to offer better incentives for working here. The hourly compensation and benefits are substandard for this industry. The only reason to work on this project is the insane amount of hours we work.
    Allow lower and middle management to review potential incoming employee’s applications and take their advice into consideration prior to hiring them

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Company Review

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • 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
  9.  

    Strong opportunity as a starting block for contract work

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    • 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 for 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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good employer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Force Protection Supervisor  in  Ferizaj (Kosovo)
    Former Employee - Force Protection Supervisor in Ferizaj (Kosovo)

    I worked at DynCorp International as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Good pay, ok food, ok rooms.

    Cons

    needs to pay closer attention to upper mgmt.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    ?

    Recommends
    Positive 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 for more than a 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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