DynCorp International

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DynCorp International Reviews

Updated Jul 25, 2014
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3.3 316 reviews

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S. Gordon Walsh


64% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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 person found this helpful  

    Great opportunity to do some highly challenging work with an awesome team.

    Adviser (Former Employee) Kabul (Afghanistan)

    ProsPay was always on time. Great travel benefits. Afforded the leeway to be dynamic in the performance of my duties.

    ConsHR support could be much better. HQs seemed to focus on HQs issues versus the mission that was providing them the revenue.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on supporting what is happening with the revenue earners and how to build a leaner HQ.

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

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    good company to work for

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosthe pay is great and you get to travel

    ConsCompany values are not as preached

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great opportunity to see the world and experience other cultures

    Contract Manager (Current Employee) Khandah Low (Afghanistan)

    ProsI was able to move into a management position very quickly and enjoyed a good salary and benefits. There are lots of opportunity for advancement and to learn new job skills. I also was able to travel to places I had never imagined that I would ever get to see.

    ConsThe hours are long and some of the management don't have the people skills needed to manage their staff.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake the time to listen to your employees and understand their concerns.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Best paycheck you'll see in Afghanistan

    PSS (Former Employee) `Alījān (Afghanistan)

    ProsGreat pay, company is very regimented and safety conscious, there's a procedure for every little thing.

    Cons12-hour work days 7-days a week gets old FAST. Safety is often waived to accomplish a task, but if something goes wrong, it's your fault, even if they told you to do it.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry to allow expats the same rights as FNs. An FNs word is gold, and if they say an expat did something to them, we're guilty until proven innocent. Also, try to get an idea of what's going on in the field. Rules that you come up with at Corporate often don't apply in the field.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    This is a horrible copmany.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe pay is ok but dont ever expect a raise or promotion.

    ConsThey have horrible management and they business is declining.

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    Favoritism, Racism and Management incompetence.

    Materials Control Specialist (Former Employee) Kandahar (Iran)

    ProsOnly the pay was good but not on Par with other companies doing defense contacting

    ConsI worked for them for 2 years until April 2014 I worked in Kandahar and Camp Leatherneck.
    I found a lot of Racism , A lot of favoritism, a lot of incompetence especially among management.
    They had a policy of anti- American hiring quota's and practices.
    They strived for 80% Foreign nationals and 20 % Americans. I found that to be unacceptable since they were billing the US government for that and the US taxpayer had to foot the bill.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet Rid of your racism, get rid of your favoritism, Hire Americans first and offer Americans some better living conditions and better pay. Most of all put people in management that are qualified and have college degrees.
    and don't tell me I am a liar because I was there and saw it first hand.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    No room for advancement for women

    Logistics (Current Employee) Houston, TX (US)

    ProsWorker bees are ok to work with

    ConsNo room for advancement for women. No training. Key positions filled by friends and family, not qualified personnel. Job postings are rigged, only opened for 1 day or closed and reopened so the people who applied the first time are no longer in the running. HR is a JOKE, no educational background or training to even be in HR.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHow about look at people who have been with the program for the total number of years and not just in the same payroll company before deciding who has longevity or not.

    No, I would not 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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    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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