DynCorp International

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DynCorp International Reviews

Updated 23 November 2014
Updated 23 November 2014
376 Reviews
3.4
376 Reviews
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James Geisler
15 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good pay compared to some of the other companies (in 28 reviews)

  • Hours of operations, Great people to work with, "By the book" maintenance (in 12 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.  

    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

  2.  

    Fıre protectıon

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Fıre Crew Chıef in Kandahar (Iran)
    Former Employee - Fıre Crew Chıef in Kandahar (Iran)

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

    Pros

    I lıke the Company,Wery frıendly,

    Cons

    My expectıon to return back to work ın Afghanıstan.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My expectıon to hırıng more FN's fırefıghters or Crew chıef.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    DynCorp in Afghanistan

    • Comp & Benefits
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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
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  5.  

    Most miserable work experience

    • 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 (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good pay, Good work/life balance, Good benefits.

    Cons

    Neglected to build good teamwork among immediate teams and cross functional teams. Need to review policies on bullying, diversity and proper treatment of co-workers (constant bickering, picking on individuals, arguing among workers). Good employees will not want to stay here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leave the egos at the door. Just because they have years of experience doesn't mean they can treat people any way they want. Make corrections immediately with employees and build a team and don't allow certain individuals to break the team down.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Glad that the old management is gone.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Financial Analyst in Fort Worth, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Program Financial Analyst in Fort Worth, TX (US)

    I have been working at DynCorp International full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The New leadership is much more professional, trustworthy, and focused. While the company has challenges, it feels like we have actual leadership now. The prior management was largely focused on friendships with each other, not business, and the results show the damage -- the only people hired or that prospered were friends of the CEO-- now, merit and competence seems to count. the new management is much, much better.

    Cons

    The damage from prior management will take months, if not years, to reverse. Over the past 2 years, the company was eroded-- it will take time to overcome the prior leadership dysfunction. that said, I am confident that it will be turned around.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Services

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

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

    Pros

    Get your foot in the door for contracting, the company doesn't care about you or your bills.

    Cons

    Management, no room for growth, HR tells you one thing and then you have to do different even though its unethical.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Neutral place to work

    • 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 as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The wages were pretty decent.

    Cons

    There are heavy office politics.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Too big for their britches.

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    • 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 3 years)

    Pros

    Love that they support our troops and military personnel.

    Cons

    Disorganized, unprepared, lack of communication via management or other. Too much favoritism.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More frequent meetings, consistent procedures within job title. Stop with personnel to inform

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 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
  11.  

    excellent

    Current Employee - Human Resources in Doha (Qatar)
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Doha (Qatar)

    I have been working at DynCorp International full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    good opportunity and good offers

    Cons

    Enhance my knowledge and more professional

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    i fell that i am well qualified for this position

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