DynCorp International

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DynCorp International Reviews

Updated 19 August 2014
Updated 19 August 2014
334 Reviews

3.4
334 Reviews
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S. Gordon Walsh
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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.  

    Great Company, Local Management Needs Work

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

    Pros

    Very Good salaries, excellent people, professional company

    Cons

    Local Program Managers and Deputy Program Managers seem to believe they are the primary focus and SOW earners are the supporting players. Usually the best logistics, support items, housing etc goes to the PMO and staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop using previous rank as a factor in hiring for leadership positions. Remember that the PMO and staff are supporting the SOW earners, not the other way around.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Walking on egg shells, very unstable

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Fort Worth, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX (US)

    Pros

    Been here a long time and make good salary.
    Big campaign to promote their ethics and culture.
    I am trusted and respected for my skills and knowledge for the most part, which is as I expect to get anywhere, as I highly skilled and have 2.5 decades of expertise.

    Cons

    Extremely unstable; employees live in culture of fear and exhaustion. Rounds of lay offs every year if you are not a union employee working a specific contract. Funding for various projects is always hard to come by even for regular much needed maintenance.
    2 years of zero merit pay increases across the board and benefits reduced.
    AWFUL work hours on call 24x7 for weeks at a time. Some weekends worked continuously.
    Very top down organizational chain of command with a strong reaction to employee's voicing questions or criticism. Not a collaborative culture.
    Very few opportunities for advancement.
    The promotion of the DI Start as their ethics and culture is superficial. SR management does not act it out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make employees feel valued with even a tiny pay increase. Stop the executive and senior management perks. Stop trying to trim the corporate overhead jobs, cutting benefits, and constantly rearranging the reporting structure. So much change is not making it better, only creating doubt and fear. Create opportunities for employees to grow their skill and value.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Kind of ok.

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

    Pros

    Decent pay. Pay on time.

    Cons

    In Afghanistan. Very, very poor program management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great opportunity for prior military

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    the benefits and the work environment

    Cons

    short contract away from home

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    operation different types of equipment according to work order [ tmr].

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Heavy Vehicle Operator  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Heavy Vehicle Operator in Houston, TX (US)

    Pros

    good ,pay system is ok

    Cons

    you miss home,family and friends.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    upgrade

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Love this company.

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

    Pros

    The company is full of intelligent, helpful, team players.

    Cons

    The company has made benefit cuts to compete with this poor economy. I hope once the economy turns around the company will remember that the employees gave up benefits in bad time hoping to have them returned with good times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember to coach and mentor your employees, they are an investment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    EL SALVADOR CSL NAVAIR/GSE CFTs AUDIT needed Records, tool-control, PMs need QA checks Complete/Maint/safety IAW-NAVAIR.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - QA Insp U S Comm/Airframes MRO E S Intl Airport  in  San Salvador (El Salvador)
    Current Employee - QA Insp U S Comm/Airframes MRO E S Intl Airport in San Salvador (El Salvador)

    Pros

    DynCorp Intl CFTs NAVAIRGSE Maint/Support CSL-1 EL SALVADOR was good in the early years when the team was fresh in 2001.

    Cons

    Problem is that the same CFT has been on site for 13yrs and the maintenance, slacking with no expert QA/oversight.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Surprise Secretly Audit the site from Corporates Higher Echelon of experts, to many friends in lower network leak AUDITS to their buddy network.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    HR

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

    Pros

    Nice people, compensation is decent, good work-life , no personal growth

    Cons

    Low employee moral, no raises in several years..at least let employees wear jeans for moral, leadership is old school, benefits USED to be good, not anymore. Office culture is boring compared to new trendier companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on employee moral with little things that go a long way.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    It provided me with the ability to grow and learn while transitioning from the military to the civilian sector.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Recruiting Manager
    Former Employee - Recruiting Manager

    Pros

    Opportunity for promotion is there if you show that you are worthy.

    Cons

    The company tends to slightly under pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't ignore Employees or Managers that do not fitting into the team environment or tend to cause trouble by doing unethical things. Those people need to be held accountable immediately.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Best work environment in terms of safety

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

    Pros

    Great human resources department which was responsive to employees needs especially when it concerned their safety, salaries, movements and working relations.

    Cons

    Time off was limited 30 days annually. Working at 12 hours a day ,7 days a week was stressful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review company policy especially in terms of R&R.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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