DynCorp International

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DynCorp International Reviews

Updated 19 December 2014
Updated 19 December 2014
388 Reviews
3.4
388 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.  

    Interesting, Daily Challenges, that test your tolerance and professionalism

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Satisfying customer mission; Learned a lot; frustrating corp politics

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Fort Worth, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Fort Worth, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Working out of Fort Worth office provided good sr. leadership visibility. Very patriotic company and does a great job recognizing veterans and their contractors operating in harms way. Programs are not very technically complex but the missions are unique and can't help but provoke a strong sense of patriotism. Program locations around the world provide interesting travel opportunities (Afghanistan, Iraq, GCC states) for those who enjoy frequent travel. The former CEO did a good job creating an intentional culture and reshaping the mindset of some leaders. Have opportunities to wear many hats if you are motivated. Like most places, your experience will largely be shaped by your boss and immediate peers.

    Cons

    Constant redirection is frustrating and makes it difficult to get anything done. Often seemed like just when started to get traction, the direction would change. Reinvent the same wheel over again in every different color... Leadership was slow to make strategic decisions; No raises for last 3 years...although understandable given the financial pressures.
    Although much of old boys club has been weeded out, some leaders still promote and reward unprofessional, incompetent, and/or hostile behavior, which often isn't addressed until something blows up. Very little work-life balance...everything is needed and needed now mindset, just so it can sit around and languish (for months, even years) waiting for senior leadership sign off. Virtually no automation...surprising for a company this large. Very poor communication...the oldest/largest "start up" I've worked for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management has a tendency to shoot the messenger so they miss out on the truth from the people who care, and promote the political animals with CYA mindsets instead. Est by example a culture that advocates and rewards truth vs. political expedience. Create formalized succession programs/career development.... Address employee concerns re: company health head on so you don't lose the good people to the frequent layoffs....pull the layoff band aide off at once vs. frequent quarterly/semi-annual mass layoffs that hurt morale.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Foot in the door for a better job

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Security Specialist in Doha (Qatar)
    Former Employee - Security Specialist in Doha (Qatar)

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

    Pros

    Working for Dyn-corp got me my foot in the door for being able to transition to a better security contracting companies.

    Cons

    They try to screw you every chance they get and were not helpful with any problems that arose.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look out for all employees on every level. Even just showing an effort to help employees will increase moral which in turn will increase productivity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great way to get your foot in the door for a better contracting job
    overseas. Pay is better than most jobs in USA.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Munitions Technician in Doha (Qatar)
    Former Employee - Munitions Technician in Doha (Qatar)

    I worked at DynCorp International as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    There really isn't any positive aspects about this company except for the living arrangements downtown.

    Cons

    You live in a country with horrible people who consider anyone that is not
    muslin "Sub-Human." Supervision doesn't know anything except for
    micromanaging and babysitting lower level employees, which supervision has
    no respect for. Some of the leaders constantly refer to the technicians as
    "Airmen" which this is not the military anymore. When you suggest an idea
    to supervision they give you an attitude and then reprimand you later.
    Anytime an HR matter is brought up, supervision just tells everyone the
    matter was solved when it was never talked about. They prefer to sweep
    everything under the rug with high hope the employee with the complaint will
    get fired or quit so the problem will just go away.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HR really needs to send someone in to look at the way management treats
    their employees and runs the program. The only advice to management is to
    quit so better more competent managers can be hired in their place.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Cutthroat organization with no regard for careers

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DynCorp International

    Pros

    Being out of that snakepit

    Cons

    Constant turnover of senior management. Disorganized, big boys club

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit

  7.  

    Well and most appreciated environment when i worked for the three years and a half

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Forklift Operator in Herat (Afghanistan)
    Former Employee - Forklift Operator in Herat (Afghanistan)

    I worked at DynCorp International as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Am looking at working in a challenging environment to expertise my duties in my field of a forklift operator

    Cons

    Working under new management and a different atmosphere not being q war zone like when i worked with Dyncorp International llc

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Safety first in our line of duty nobody would like to loose a hand, finger or leg when in in line of duty.Respect and dignity in regards of race or colour when are working to meet one goal for the betterment of the company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Watch Your Back

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Aircraft Mechanic in Kabul (Afghanistan)
    Former Employee - Aircraft Mechanic in Kabul (Afghanistan)

    I worked at DynCorp International as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    The pay was excellent. When I got paid on time I like seeing that large check. I also met some really nice people

    Cons

    Getting paid every 28 days. Afghanistan- Sometimes you didn't get paid or there was a mistake on your check. If you were lucky, the would fix it 28 days later, or 56 days later, or 84 days later. Is that even legal? Lot of back stabbing. Team lead, site superviser, TI are the jobs people fight for.
    Poor leader ship and poor support. Ole boy network is alive as well

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If it walks like a duck and smells like smoke.... well you know the rest

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Contract based company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DynCorp International

    Pros

    Good support and team togetherness

    Cons

    loaded w/ executive managment w/ little mid/senior management

  10.  

    Unique

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Foreman in Kabul (Afghanistan)
    Former Employee - Foreman in Kabul (Afghanistan)

    I worked at DynCorp International as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The money and Overseas travel,

    Cons

    The Management consistently changes in this type of contract.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think before going

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    DynCorp

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DynCorp International

    Pros

    Very versatile. Learned a lot from the different cultures of how the job is done.

    Cons

    Time-Off was a bit harsh as well as the work schedule.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Time-off policies as well as time off for personal time

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