DynCorp International Reviews

Updated 16 April 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    the company is so impressing,there is equality in everything

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - General Laborer in Kabul (Afghanistan)
    Former Employee - General Laborer in Kabul (Afghanistan)

    I worked at DynCorp International

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    there is equal consideration in terms of employment opportunities and working time

    Cons

    actually i do not expect any challenge at all

    Advice to Management

    it only consideration of time

  2. Helpful (1)

    DOS/ Dyncorp Employee

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Communications Technician in Loy Karez, Kandahar Province (Afghanistan)
    Current Employee - Communications Technician in Loy Karez, Kandahar Province (Afghanistan)

    I have been working at DynCorp International

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Opportunity Dyncorp provides one man rooms and flexible work days Friday and 90/30 time off , MWR on camp, provides free wifi,cable and media server.

    Cons

    Dyncorp has cut off raises and if find another job in the middle of contract you don't get your bonus

  3. Electrical Foreman

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Electrical Foreman in Aybak, Helmand Province (Afghanistan)
    Current Employee - Electrical Foreman in Aybak, Helmand Province (Afghanistan)

    I have been working at DynCorp International

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Working with the military and other like minded personnel.

    Cons

    Being away from home and family.

    Advice to Management

    Don't try and micro-manage or present information to be disseminated before final review.

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  5. Very bad experience with VP whose work ethic was "his way or the highway".

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Contract Manager in Fort Worth, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Contract Manager in Fort Worth, TX (US)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Met some nice, knowlegable co-workers

    Cons

    Too much finger pointing to assert blame!

    Advice to Management

    Take wrong personality mismatching out of equation for forcing people to resign

  6. Helpful (1)

    Good While It Lasted...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DynCorp International

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits are great, some people friendly and helpful. Like any other major company.

    Cons

    Procedures were hard to come by.

  7. Afghanistan work review...

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Subcontracts Manager in Herat (Afghanistan)
    Former Contractor - Subcontracts Manager in Herat (Afghanistan)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A good company for prior/ transiting military and former government employees.

    Cons

    The job are generally contract work (one year contract).

    Advice to Management

    Promote the most qualified candidate within first...

  8. Cyclical Industry

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX (US)

    I worked at DynCorp International

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunity for personal and professional growth if you work for the right team or program. Compensation is fair, benefits are fair.

    Cons

    Government contracting is a cyclical industry and is currently struggling with wars winding down, government shutdowns etc. Work-life balance depends on your department or program. Layoffs have been quarterly and raises have not been given the last 3 years. Way too many VP's that you never see and wonder what they do all day.

    Advice to Management

    Stop chasing every bright, shiny object. This company needs long-term vision. The next time you win a wind-fall of a contract, consider using some of the profit to invest in your systems, processes and people instead of slapping each other on the back and lining every executive's pockets with bonuses. Create a scalable work-force so you don't have to do lay-offs every 3 months which keep workers in perpetual fear of losing their jobs.

  9. Helpful (1)

    Large Scale Project Perspective

    • 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 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay and compensation are fair and comparable to similar companies. There are opportunities for lateral movement within the larger projects and upward growth for those who have the skills and abilities required for leadership (and some who do not). The company has made great strides in the past few years to improve it's organizational structure and implement new programs for continuous improvement and employee development.

    Cons

    Benefits packages for international employees could be much better. 12 hour work days, 7 days per week is mandatory for contract employees on some projects. Limited placement opportunities for senior staff after serving on international contracts (even after 4+ years of dedicated service in harsh conditions). Employee support staff (HR, Finance) frequently shows incompetence (but has improved slightly in recent years).

    Advice to Management

    Recognize the efforts and achievements of your senior staff on some of the larger projects (i.e. LOGCAP, State Department) and make it a priority to reach out to these employees and offer placement opportunities in positions stateside or on other projects internationally.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Not the best, not the worst

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

    I worked at DynCorp International

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people are amazing and the opportunity to support the warfighter is fulfilling.

    Cons

    The company is always restructuring, which is difficult when you are trying to building relationships. They are always laying off the people who do the work, as opposed to the middle management who are getting paid to sit at their desk all day.

    Advice to Management

    Consider bringing back growth opportunities.

  11. Dont want to say to much

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

    I worked at DynCorp International

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    NASA Contractor close to home. Unique contract and requirements. Interesting co-workers many with many years at the same job so it coud be somewhat like a family.

    Cons

    Stressfull work envronment with no room for advancement. When the contract awarded was awarded to a new company benefits were not as good sick leave was taken away for non-union employees.

    Advice to Management

    Corporate offices need to have more flexability woth the individual contracts--not everything fits in to the box.

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