DynCorp International Reviews

Updated 25 August 2014
Updated 25 August 2014
342 Reviews

3.4
342 Reviews
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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.  

    It was a good place to work, management was pretty easy, but for most people the advancement rte is low

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    Former Employee - Avionics Technician  in  Patuxent River, MD (US)
    Former Employee - Avionics Technician in Patuxent River, MD (US)

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

    Pros

    People pretty much get along, everyone was military and we all had a common goal.

    Cons

    Unions are not around to protect the people that want to work...definitely for the lazy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They should have incentives for people to work harder

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Moving to the positive

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    Former Employee - Quality Supervisor  in  Fort Worth, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Quality Supervisor in Fort Worth, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    My direct report and management team were professional and very team oriented. Corporate seems intent on building a company built on true professionalism and rooting out the "buddy system" systemic in overseas contracting.

    My experience with the company was overall very positive

    Cons

    Many departments lacked continuous improvement input from their front line personnel. Many of my friends from other departments experienced a far courser work life from their senior management team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More emphasis on education, experience, skill, aptitude, and attitude during hiring.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Company, Local Management Needs Work

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    Current Employee - Mentor  in  Kabul (Afghanistan)
    Current Employee - Mentor in Kabul (Afghanistan)

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

    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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    good company, lots of opportunities for career advancement

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    Former Employee - Senior Contract Administrator  in  Shīndand (Afghanistan)
    Former Employee - Senior Contract Administrator in Shīndand (Afghanistan)

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

    Pros

    The job is well paid, there is lots of opportunity for international travel, the company pays for all living expenses in country.

    Cons

    minimum 12 hour work day (usually more like 14) seven days a week. the living conditions are minimal, there is a great deal of internal politics.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Walking on egg shells, very unstable

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Fort Worth, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX (US)

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

    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
  7.  

    Kind of ok.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DynCorp International

    Pros

    Decent pay. Pay on time.

    Cons

    In Afghanistan. Very, very poor program management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Quality Corporate Ownership and Leadership

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    Current Employee - Director In Human Resources  in  Fort Worth, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Director In Human Resources in Fort Worth, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Our Owner and our Chairman/CEO are the best that I've worked for. They always seem to have the DI Star in mind when they must make those tough decisions regarding staffing. I have never seen the CEO unkind--firm, yes, demanding, yes, but kind.

    Cons

    The uncertainty for the company staff because of the uncertain win or lose in government contracting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more all-hands communication

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good employer

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    Former Employee - Force Protection Supervisor  in  Ferizaj (Kosovo)
    Former Employee - Force Protection Supervisor in Ferizaj (Kosovo)

    I worked at DynCorp International as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Good pay, ok food, ok rooms.

    Cons

    needs to pay closer attention to upper mgmt.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Great pay

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    Former Employee - Aircraft Mechanic  in  Patuxent River, MD (US)
    Former Employee - Aircraft Mechanic in Patuxent River, MD (US)

    I worked at DynCorp International full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great pay, and experience! Raises were annually started off at $27.00/hr after one year of work and one raise I ended at $30/hr

    Cons

    The location of work was pretty bad, it was southern Maryland and the cost of living down there was outrageous.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work was great while I was there, it isn't the normal professional work environment due to the majority of the people being prior military there is a bit of hazing going on at times.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    great salary t

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    Current Employee - Mwr Technician  in  Herat (Afghanistan)
    Current Employee - Mwr Technician in Herat (Afghanistan)

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

    Pros

    super intel and advanced company

    Cons

    easy to rise to the next level

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    best in managing people skill

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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