DynCorp International Interview Questions & Reviews in Fort Worth, TX
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Air Traffic Controller Interview (Positive Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at DynCorp International in August 2011.
Interview Details – I was interviewed over the phone, and I was told I'd get a supervisor position most likely. I was offered a position that same night, and sent a welcome packet. Since I was in Iraq, I had to return to the US for a few days while my clearance was processed. I then went to Ft. Worth to process. Processing wasn't bad, as it was quick and DI put me up in the Marriott hotel. After completion of processing, which included a perfunctory physical exam, I was shipped off to Afghanistan.
Interview Question – No difficult questions were asked. Answer Question
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Fuels Foreman Interview (Neutral Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at DynCorp International in September 2012.
Interview Details – Hiring process includes sitting through hours of power point presentations and a physical if you can make it through the power point slides and the physical your hired.
Negotiation Details – No negotiation phase one set offer despite years of experience and certifications
Project Controls Specialist Senior Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 6 months - interviewed at DynCorp International in September 2011.
Interview Details – Submitted resume to a friend who passed it along to DynCorp Human Resources. Received a call from Project Controls Manager a few months later who interviewed me for an overseas assignment. Received a call from Human Resources a month later and prepared all the paperwork for working overseas.
Interview Question – After discussing my background and qualifications the hiring manager asked how soon I'd like to come to work. View Answer
Negotiation Details – The amount I was offered was fixed for person's of my skills and background due to DynCorp's bid as a contractor for the US Gov. I had researched the pay of my position prior to the job offer, so was not surprised by the rate.
Category Manager Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied in-person and the process took 3 months - interviewed at DynCorp International in March 2011.
Interview Details – Employees are either contract to hire or hired directly. Contractors as heavily used at DI and there is some envy by full time employees due to overtime regularly required but only contractors are paid overtime. Direct hire are at times put off for weeks / months until they lose the candidate who opts for another opportunity. Contract to hire is much more informal and good results usually results in job offer - if contractor is willing to accept salary (sometimes well below the compensation as a contractor).
Interview Question – FAR, DFAR knowledge highly regarded. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Lengthy negotiations, HR was not up to date on industry comps
Senior Director Interview (Negative Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 months - interviewed at DynCorp International in November 2011.
Interview Details – Done through a third-party recruiting company. One hand does not know what the other is doing, so lots of duplication.
Interview Question – A "stump the dummy" quiz that no one can possibly answer. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – All offers are "take it or leave it." Do not believe you will ever receive the Management Incentive Bonus unless you abandon all sense of principle and independent thinking.
IT Manager Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at DynCorp International in February 2010.
Interview Details – When I was scouting DI as a potential employer, I found that I liked the company's values. That was one of the things that attracted me to the company. My interview process was short. I only had one phone and one face-to-face interview. Prior employment experience put me on a short list of candidates. My interview was conducted by a Jr. VP and my hiring manager, as well as an HR representative who seemed to be keeping the interview questions on a certain tack.
Interview Question – "Tell me about yourself" is the bane of my existence in an interview, and it was no different here. I prepare for this question with every interview, and it's still always the hardest thing to answer. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Salary was fixed, so no negotiation took place.
Project Manager Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at DynCorp International in January 2010.
Interview Details – Brutal process of getting around HR organization, but the employees I worked with in an operational capacity were professional, excellent and respectful.
- Describe your prior experiences with 'x' technology View Answer
- What experience do you have managing people? View Answer
Negotiation Details – Ask for the max: You will find lesser skilled employees scattered throughout the organization making exorbitant amounts because they caught Dyncorp in a bind at the time of the contract with the gov't. When Dyncorp gets desperate for people, they simply up the contract amount with the gov't. So long as Dyn gets it's cut of the contract, they aren't overly concerned if they you 100k or 150k. It's all negotiable to their customer, the gov't.