DynCorp International

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DynCorp International Reviews

Updated Jul 25, 2014
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3.3 315 reviews

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S. Gordon Walsh


64% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good pay even though you are in a war zone(in 24 reviews)

  • I was able to move into a management position very quickly and enjoyed a good salary and benefits(in 9 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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    Huge company with many projects in various fields

    Operations Supervisor (Current Employee)

    ProsDynCorp is a huge company that offers a wide varity of job postings around the world.
    The Company will generally give employees opportunities for follow-on jobs within the company as they finish their contracts (applies to year long/overseas contracting work)
    The Company's values are great (See below)

    Cons(Understand this is in reference to the project I work with. Talk with someone at your potential work site for appropriate details)
    DynCorp's ability to pay a respectable salary was struck hard coming in after another company had this project. The quality of employees that will work in this field, for this amount of money is lacking. The Company's inability to recruit quality aircraft mechanics makes it hard to get rid of substandard mechanics. It's a snowball that gets worse as top notch employees leave the program because they can make better money elsewhere, and employees that lack experience and skills for better paying jobs are left behind. The only thing that keeps this place running are the handful of mechanics that stick around because they truly care about the end user and their mission.
    There never seems to be enough time to really truly inculcate the Company's values into the workforce, other than through negative discipline when values are not adhered to.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFind some way to offer better incentives for working here. The hourly compensation and benefits are substandard for this industry. The only reason to work on this project is the insane amount of hours we work.
    Allow lower and middle management to review potential incoming employee’s applications and take their advice into consideration prior to hiring them

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Got to do the job I had in the USAF for a civilian company.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood pay, can do the same job you had in the military.

    ConsQatar sort of sucks, and not having SOFA status as a civilian in Qatar makes you a 2nd class citizen with no equal rights who are regarded as gods by the police.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't be "my daddy", I am a grown man. Micromanagement sucks.

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    Staff Officer (Current Employee)

    ProsThe company is very generous in its vacation allocations, based on how long you've worked for them. The are definitely pro-veteran, and family. The atmosphere is one of teamwork.

    ConsBeing off-site, sometimes information is found out slowly. Additionally, historically when training is required, we tend to get notification at the "critical" hour for it to be completed.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep communication lines open to the lowest worker level.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Strong opportunity as a starting block for contract work

    Operations (Former Employee) Kuwait City (Kuwait)

    ProsThe pay wasn't as strong as, say, KBR and some of the other companies. However, you received a lot more of the freedoms you'd receive working a normal job.

    ConsYou're not completely free. Having a family can be difficult. Hard to move up, depending on the project.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good employer

    Force Protection Supervisor (Former Employee) Ferizaj (Kosovo)

    ProsGood pay, ok food, ok rooms.

    Consneeds to pay closer attention to upper mgmt.

    Advice to Senior Management?

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great pay

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

    ProsGreat 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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementWork 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

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

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementThey should have incentives for people to work harder

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Incinerator Operator (Former Employee) `Alījān (Afghanistan)

    ProsPay, Team, Experience aaaaand....pay pay pay

    ConsWork location, seniority first, long hours, no off days

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay more because more money is always better.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great opportunity for prior military

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosthe benefits and the work environment

    Consshort contract away from home

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

    QA Insp U S Comm/Airframes MRO E S Intl Airport (Current Employee) San Salvador (El Salvador)

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

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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