DynCorp International

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DynCorp International Reviews

Updated 17 September 2014
Updated 17 September 2014
342 Reviews
3.4
342 Reviews
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James Geisler
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great opportunity for prior military

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DynCorp International

    Pros

    the benefits and the work environment

    Cons

    short contract away from home

  2.  

    great salary t

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  3.  

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

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    • 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)

    I have been working at DynCorp International full-time for more than 10 years

    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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    good company, lots of opportunities for career advancement

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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.  

    Great Company, Local Management Needs Work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  7.  

    Did not provide a timely response to a hazmat health issue

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at DynCorp International full-time

    Pros

    It is an international company, perhaps the adventure to other countries, cultures, however the market is changing, expect a reduction in positions overall.

    Cons

    Lack of response from headquarters, even after I emailed the CEO about the issue. I requested a change of work area from local management, that was denied. It was a health hazard to all workers, including other military groups, and contract company employees. I heard in the aftermath, people have issues talking, are coughing, have headaches. Why do large corporation, supposedly experts in the field lack adequate procedures to prevent future health issues that their employees may experience. Not my idea of a company with great values, and the values they say is there operational foundation.

    No training in my field of IT. Corporate headquarters was not timely in IT issues, in adding support to overseas base. The management does not have the skill or the knowledge to adequately create an efficient and effective IT service level. No training in my field of IT. Corporate headquarters was not timely in IT issues, in adding support to overseas base. The IT management, locally and at the headquarters, does not have the skill or the knowledge to adequately create an efficient and effective IT service level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I advised the management, never heard back. The CEO was replaced, however I doubt it was due to my email. Does management read this.... I doubt it.

    Workers make companies money, why allow future suffering from health issues?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Walking on egg shells, very unstable

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  9.  

    Kind of ok.

    • 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

    Pros

    Decent pay. Pay on time.

    Cons

    In Afghanistan. Very, very poor program management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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

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

    Pros

    good ,pay system is ok

    Cons

    you miss home,family and friends.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    upgrade

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Love this company.

    • Comp & Benefits
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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 for more than a year

    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

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