DynCorp International

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DynCorp International Reviews

Updated 17 September 2014
Updated 17 September 2014
345 Reviews
3.4
345 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.  

    Strong opportunity as a starting block for contract work

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    Former Employee - Operations  in  Kuwait City (Kuwait)
    Former Employee - Operations in Kuwait City (Kuwait)

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

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Quality Corporate Ownership and Leadership

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  3. 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
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  5. 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
  6.  

    Once in a lifetime opportunity

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    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DynCorp International

    Pros

    Pay, vacation, overseas service, experience and great people

    Cons

    Politics, hours, access to basic things: Internet
    Personal items

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Read resumes, you have people with leadership potential and years of experience wasted on menial positions

  7.  

    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
  8.  

    great salary t

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    • 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
  9.  

    Incinerator Operator

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    Former Employee - Incinerator Operator  in  `Alījān (Afghanistan)
    Former Employee - Incinerator Operator in `Alījān (Afghanistan)

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

    Pros

    Pay, Team, Experience aaaaand....pay pay pay

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more because more money is always better.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 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
  11.  

    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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