DynCorp International
3.2 of 5 248 reviews
www.dyn-intl.com McLean, VA 5000+ Employees

DynCorp International Reviews

Updated Apr 12, 2014
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3.2 248 reviews

                             

76% Approve of the CEO

DynCorp International Chairman & CEO Steven F. Gaffney

Steven F. Gaffney

(136 ratings)

63% of employees recommend this company to a friend
248 Employee Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Good pay and union support, the people I worked with were top notch people"
    in 17 reviews
  • "Decent salaries and the working class employees are mostly good people who want to do good work"
    in 8 reviews
Cons:
  • "Promoting employees to management with no management experience, overall arrogance of upper management"
    in 7 reviews
  • "Crappy living conditions and horrible pay for Afghanistan (the lowest I've seen)"
    in 6 reviews
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It is very ineresting to work with the company

Human Resources Administrative (Current Employee)
New Delhi

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

ProsI am a contract staff of the brocker Mathew and associates. which is a manpower consultancy. they are recruting candidates for Dyncorp So I am waorking for Dyncorp to complect the process of the Indian candidates those who are hired by DI

Conslearned a lots of new thing ... new sofeware, creating candidates profile making them to complect the paper work... etc...

Advice to Senior ManagementMaagement is ok.. they use to dicuss he matter with team learders only not with the admins....

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Stateside - great company

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at DynCorp International

ProsGreat opportunities to move up

ConsMilitary environment rather than corporate world

Advice to Senior Managementlean more towards corporate type environment than military war zone mindsets.

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Sometimes overwhelming - but it is what it is.

Transportation Manager (Current Employee)
`Alījān (Afghanistan)

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

ProsCompensation is just about the only pro

ConsAway from home, in a war zone

Advice to Senior ManagementLet managers manage.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Sorry it is ending

ICL Supervisor (Current Employee)
Indianapolis, IN (US)

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

ProsGreat support from management at all levels. Being able to just get away to Dubai for three days is a bonus.

ConsVery harsh environment, so if you have allergies to dust this is most definitely not the place for you. The summer will burn your biscuits as in HOT HOT HOT.

Advice to Senior ManagementTake the time to be there for your subordinates especially during this period of the project.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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I worked for DI for over 13 years great company to work for.

Pilot Maintenance Test Pilot (Former Employee)
Baghdad (Iraq)

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

ProsSalary, and benefits are probably the best in the industry
Flying is interesting and challenging

ConsRotations from the field to home are to long 90 days at a time.

Advice to Senior ManagementWhenever possible get a better rotation it should be cost effective.

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

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I joined this company in Dec 2011 as Truck Driver and then promoted to Fuels Truck driver.

Truck Driver (Current Employee)
Shīndand (Afghanistan)

I have been working at DynCorp International as a contractor for more than 3 years

ProsI have learnt alot and more new things that has boosted much in my exprience and in my career objective..

ConsChallenges are in plenty but i have tried to cope with the situation.It has been hot and cold,out family sight but all has been well to me.

Advice to Senior ManagementI am entitled to work at any enviroment and at very low minimum supervisor.

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

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DynCorp = bully

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

I worked at DynCorp International full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGood pay and benefits. Met some great friends.

ConsEmployees with children and families are favored over single, childless employees as if single people have no life. Being single does not mean I want to stay late so a parent can go home on time to pick up and take care of a child. Never could make plans afterwork, no advanced notice of overtime hours. Normal hours were 8-5 but sometimes you were excepted to work odd shift hours such as midnight to 9am, 5am-5pm, etc.

Expected to not take your lunch hour.

Deadlines are unreasonable and last minute. Management not willing to stand up and demand deadlines that aren't so tight and last minute.

Gave awards for outstanding performances that came with a cash award. Unfortunately, one person won the award for "placing a decal on a plane." Often awarded those that were simply doing their job. Overlooked those that went over and above and did many jobs.

Military employees looked down on and treated non-military employees horribly.

Lots of sexism in the workplace.

Had to constantly take ethics training, including how retaliation was not allowed. It happened all of the time.

Bullying was a large part of how they got things done.

Never looked forward to going to work.

Must account for how you spent your time at work and on what project. You'd be screwed if you were actually efficient and got done early.

After expecting you to stay crazy hours they couldn't even provide decent coffee. At one time they offered individual coffee creamers in many flavors, provided plates and plastic cutlery. After one of the many CEO changes the plates, cutlery, creamers were gone. Creamer was replaced with generic powdered crap. Generic sweeteners. No more tea, hot cocoa, etc.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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A wide range of Supply related duties.

Warehouse Supervisor (Former Employee)
Doha (Qatar)

I worked at DynCorp International as a contractor for more than 5 years

ProsCompetitive pay and benefits. Opportunities for various positions in different locations.

ConsManagement is distant and does not have a clear view of the real life work issues.

Advice to Senior ManagementNeeds two way equal communication and to repair the serious lack of resources.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good first job where I gain lots of education and experience

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

I worked at DynCorp International full-time for more than 8 years

ProsGreat Mentors
Opportunities to grow and advance in your career.
Educational/tuition reimbursement opportunities.
Set policies and procedures set in place for almost anything (I didn't realize how valuable this was until I worked for a company with no policies/procedures).
Great Benefits

ConsWork/life balance - at times I was working 70-80 hours per week, on-call and expected to be available 24/7.
Some favoritism
Some people in management positions did not deserve them or do a good job in them, making it more difficult for their employees.

Advice to Senior ManagementOverall I feel like this is a good company to work for, but a lot of that has to do with the department and people that you work with/for. I believe that it opened many doors for me and taught me so much.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Ideal employer for those willing to work hard, apply themselves, and who are dedicated to learning more about business

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

I have been working at DynCorp International full-time for more than a year

ProsStrong company values for which people are held accountable; companywide sense of pride in the mission - people care about the work they are doing; opportunities to learn more to advance your career are limitless

ConsMarket dynamics make this a challenging time for anyone who contracts with the U.S. government; not a place for those just looking to "show-up" each day who are not invested in the work they do

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to focus on core values across company; continue to hold people accountable for delivering results and living the company values

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

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