DynCorp International
3.2 of 5 251 reviews
www.dyn-intl.com McLean, VA 5000+ Employees

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Updated Apr 15, 2014
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3.2 251 reviews

                             

76% Approve of the CEO

DynCorp International Chairman & CEO Steven F. Gaffney

Steven F. Gaffney

(138 ratings)

63% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Good pay and union support, the people I worked with were top notch people"
    in 18 reviews
  • "Decent salaries and the working class employees are mostly good people who want to do good work"
    in 8 reviews
Cons:
  • "Promoting employees to management with no management experience, overall arrogance of upper management"
    in 7 reviews
  • "being away from home living conditions can be harsh"
    in 4 reviews
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unhappy place

Senior Business Analyst (Former Employee)
Fort Worth, TX (US)

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

ProsI want to be able to put something, but I honestly can't think of anything positive to say. If you are out of a job and they will hire you, go for it (at least it's a paycheck), but I wouldn't leave a decent job to go here.

ConsEmployee morale is in the toilet. Constant threat of layoffs for the worker bees, but yet they have an over abudance of VPs. No pay raises for the last two years, but mgmt still paid themselves a bonus. Managers can't or won't make decisions. Too much red tape, but it's a government contractor so I guess that's to be expected. Really depends what group you are in, some groups are expected to work themselves to death. Seems to be a better balance in the field or on contracts than in corporate office. Advancement opportunities are practically non existant. You might be able to make a lateral move but unless you are "in the club" you won't be moving up anytime soon. They are stuck in old fashioned ways "because that's how we've always done it". Company gets bought/sold on a regular basis, so the structure is constantly changing. As soon as the dust begins to settle from one sale, the next one happens. The only thing that stays the same here is change, but it all seems to focus on superficial things that create more work. I did not feel valued as an employee at all.

Advice to Senior ManagementIf you would accept that your employees are your most valuable asset and brought back things like jeans Friday, and actually put an effort into improving morale you would do infinetely better. People know they are expendable at DI. The constant threat of layoffs causes your best people to leave voluntarily before they are cut, so you end up with the poor performers sticking around. You need to put some effort into training people - new hires leave so quickly because they are thrown to the wolves with ZERO training or support. Pick a direction and stick with it for more than 5 min to see if if actually has an impact.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great Company.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at DynCorp International full-time for more than a year

ProsFunds, chance to grow. Exciting.

ConsLiving conditions, food, weather and work -varies from site to site.

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

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Good Organization,Interesting Pepole

Operations & Maintenance Coordinator (Former Employee)
Kandah, Laghman Province (Afghanistan)

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

ProsGood Salery Good Position and Comunication

ConsHave tre contract American,Eurpian and Asian.Same Job tre diferent Salery

Advice to Senior ManagementJ have good Comunication

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

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I have an experience in warehousing of more than two years.

Warehousing Material Contrl Clerk (Former Employee)
Kabul (Afghanistan)

I worked at DynCorp International as a contractor for more than 10 years

ProsTo gain more experience in all fields, because with Dyncorp, everything concerning experience one can make.

Consworking with Dyncorp is excellence.

Advice to Senior ManagementTo me Dyncorp is everything they expert in all fields.

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

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Great Company

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsOpportunity for challenging and rewarding work in numerous areas around the world

ConsContracts come and go which does not provide for stability

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to "Do the Right Thing - Always"

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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LOGCAP IV Afghanistan

Electrical Foreman (Current Employee)
Kabul (Afghanistan)

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

ProsVery well managed in country

ConsProcessing in and out of counry

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nice experience , great people , good salary

Security Guard (Former Employee)
Kabul (Afghanistan)

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

Prosgood salary , administration,
nice management .

Consthere are some duty timing issues , which could be improved.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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This was a good job. It was great to support the Soldiers.

General Aircraft Mechanic I (Former Employee)

I worked at DynCorp International full-time for more than 5 years

ProsThey offer a great 401K plan.

ConsNight shift work is common.

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

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I enjoyed my job working for DynCorp as the Senior Budget Officer in Iraq

Senior Business Analyst (Former Employee)
Baghdad (Iraq)

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

ProsSalary was great, and there was a good team there to provide support

ConsExtemely limited family time and my annual leave of only 2 weeks this working a 6 1/2 week with 12 hour work day and no overtime.

Advice to Senior ManagementProvide better communication down to the employees in a pro employee environment.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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overall the company is great . It has been a challenge but only by the management that were in place in the Log Cap IV p

Movement Control Foreman (Former Employee)
Al ‘Uqaylah (Kuwait)

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

ProsThe practice of doing the right thing.

ConsThe only issue validate is management

Advice to Senior ManagementTo have more classes better and selections with recruiting management.

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