DynCorp International

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DynCorp International Reviews

Updated 19 October 2014
Updated 19 October 2014
363 Reviews
3.3
363 Reviews
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James Geisler
8 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good pay compared to some of the other companies (in 27 reviews)

  • Hours of operations, Great people to work with, "By the book" maintenance (in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • Long hours, Logistics(parts/materials) Living Accomodations (in 13 reviews)

  • Upper management does not communicate effectively so issues constantly arise (in 12 reviews)

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  1.  

    Defense contractor with little to no concern for employee base.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC (US)

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

    Pros

    Fairly diverse- good representation of international employees and veterans.

    Cons

    Constantly changing/ reducing benefits without warning. Company claims to be veteran friendly but its really just a marketing ploy aimed at securing contracts. There is very limited room for advancement outside your prescribed initial duties and the company's reputation still suffers from past transgretions. It feels filthy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit trimming already limited benefits. Focus efforts- quit attempting to fill every need of the federal gov't and specialize, preferably outside of defense.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Working for DynCorp

    • 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 full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    A great learning experience working on various government contracts.

    Cons

    Poor management, poor HR department, low employee morale, constant layoffs, costly benefits, not even average pay, long hours, no overtime paid, and they do NOT follow the DI STAR that they claim is so important.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to treat your employees. Learn to listen and take action when needed. Learn to solve employee issues.

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Monitor Escort

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DynCorp International

    Pros

    Great! Opportunity. You get to travel the world. And you meet new and different cultures of people.

    Cons

    Being away from Loved Ones.

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  5.  

    Moving to the positive

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Quality Supervisor in Fort Worth, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Quality Supervisor in Fort Worth, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    My direct report and management team were professional and very team oriented. Corporate seems intent on building a company built on true professionalism and rooting out the "buddy system" systemic in overseas contracting.

    My experience with the company was overall very positive

    Cons

    Many departments lacked continuous improvement input from their front line personnel. Many of my friends from other departments experienced a far courser work life from their senior management team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More emphasis on education, experience, skill, aptitude, and attitude during hiring.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Excilerating

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Office Assistant in Huntsville, AL (US)
    Current Employee - Office Assistant in Huntsville, AL (US)

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

    Pros

    No two days are ever the same. Since this company has locations all around the world. There is always something happening, 24/7. The opportunity for growth is excellent. The general overhead is low, so everyone wears many hats. I am learning something new everyday. I love interacting with people all over the world. I get to work with true american heroes. The ethics are top notch. There is a social contract that is signed and followed to the letter. This definitely makes for a very pleasant work atmosphere. The leadership training is relevant immediately to our managers, not just something they can use in the future. I love it here.

    Cons

    You need to be available 24/7, 365. They keep the overhead low, but this creates a bottleneck sometime to get something processed. Some of the software applications need to be updated and more user friendly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer the bonuses to everyone, not just managers. This is truly a team environment. Everyone on the team needs to be rewarded, not just the managers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Huge company with many projects in various fields

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor

    I have been working at DynCorp International as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    DynCorp 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 ManagementAdvice

    Find 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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Company Review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Officer
    Current Employee - Staff Officer

    I have been working at DynCorp International full-time

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    Being 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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep communication lines open to the lowest worker level.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Strong opportunity as a starting block for contract work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations in Kuwait City (Kuwait)
    Former Employee - Operations in Kuwait City (Kuwait)

    I worked at DynCorp International full-time (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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great pay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (more than an 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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Quality Corporate Ownership and Leadership

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (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

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