DynCorp International

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DynCorp International Reviews

Updated 31 August 2014
Updated 31 August 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.  

    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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    PMO offices do not work well with their subordinates.

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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 a year

    Pros

    The pay is OK.
    Because of a Twenty (20) word minumim I need to make up additional pro items. I wish I could make something up.

    Cons

    A PMO office that feels that the employees in the field work for them and not the other way. PTO is not very good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Teach your PMO office how business works. Do not let your ego determine who is fired. The ego in the PMO office lost thousands of dollars in profit, erased goodwill with teh customer and any future customer input will prevent a follow on contract.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Love this company.

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    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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    It provided me with the ability to grow and learn while transitioning from the military to the civilian sector.

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    Former Employee - Recruiting Manager
    Former Employee - Recruiting Manager

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

    Pros

    Opportunity for promotion is there if you show that you are worthy.

    Cons

    The company tends to slightly under pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't ignore Employees or Managers that do not fitting into the team environment or tend to cause trouble by doing unethical things. Those people need to be held accountable immediately.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    HR

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

    I worked at DynCorp International full-time

    Pros

    Nice people, compensation is decent, good work-life , no personal growth

    Cons

    Low employee moral, no raises in several years..at least let employees wear jeans for moral, leadership is old school, benefits USED to be good, not anymore. Office culture is boring compared to new trendier companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on employee moral with little things that go a long way.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Best work environment in terms of safety

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    Former Employee - Water Laboratory Technician  in  Kabul (Afghanistan)
    Former Employee - Water Laboratory Technician in Kabul (Afghanistan)

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

    Pros

    Great human resources department which was responsive to employees needs especially when it concerned their safety, salaries, movements and working relations.

    Cons

    Time off was limited 30 days annually. Working at 12 hours a day ,7 days a week was stressful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review company policy especially in terms of R&R.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    This is a horrible copmany.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DynCorp International

    Pros

    The pay is ok but dont ever expect a raise or promotion.

    Cons

    They have horrible management and they business is declining.

  11.  

    Favoritism, Racism and Management incompetence.

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    Former Employee - Materials Control Specialist  in  Kandahar (Iran)
    Former Employee - Materials Control Specialist in Kandahar (Iran)

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

    Pros

    Only the pay was good but not on Par with other companies doing defense contacting

    Cons

    I worked for them for 2 years until April 2014 I worked in Kandahar and Camp Leatherneck.
    I found a lot of Racism , A lot of favoritism, a lot of incompetence especially among management.
    They had a policy of anti- American hiring quota's and practices.
    They strived for 80% Foreign nationals and 20 % Americans. I found that to be unacceptable since they were billing the US government for that and the US taxpayer had to foot the bill.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get Rid of your racism, get rid of your favoritism, Hire Americans first and offer Americans some better living conditions and better pay. Most of all put people in management that are qualified and have college degrees.
    and don't tell me I am a liar because I was there and saw it first hand.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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