DynCorp International

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DynCorp International Reviews

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
389 Reviews
3.4
389 Reviews
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James Geisler
18 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good pay compared to some of the other companies (in 29 reviews)

  • Opportunity for challenging and rewarding work in numerous areas around the world (in 7 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.  

    Great company

    • 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

    Pros

    The company is flexible, positive, accomidating. Everyone is very helpful and eager to watch you succeed.

    Cons

    I think it was the nature of the contract I was on,, but I received only a couple hours of training.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    DynCorp Kuwait was a good experience. But it depends on management, which seems to be a rotating door...

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DynCorp International

    Pros

    money was good, living conditions were great for the employees in the southern region. not so good for the employees in the northern region.

    Cons

    not many cons... there is always room to complain about management, but what company can you find room to complain about the management. I would suggest working here.

  3.  

    Challenging environment but opportunities exist

    • 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 5 years)

    Pros

    Industry and mission
    Compensation and benefits (in general)
    People

    Cons

    Some areas/functions somewhat "siloed"
    Environment/Industry challenges

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Specific - learn to better assess talent
    General - Improve organization and focus

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Getting much better and focused

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Manager in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at DynCorp International full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    New management is more professional, listens, makes decisions based on facts and details, and engaged. the company feels better run and more competitive.

    Cons

    The damage from prior management is fairly deep and will take time to fix. The BEST thing that happened was new management-- and a real merit based leadership approach instead of hiring and promoting based on cronyism, friends, and family hires.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on talent-- getting the right people in. Also, travel beyond Virginia and Texas. Finally, the CEO needs to tell us where we are going and the focus areas-- the strategy.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Mostly positive

    • 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 5 years)

    Pros

    i believe in our mission to support the military and other government entities. Benefits have generally been good. Work location is okay. Plenty of parking.

    Cons

    We were too tied to military efforts so with the drawn down in Iraq and Afghanistan we've had to lay off a large number of employees.

    After letting go a long term CEO, we hired someone who last two weeks and now have an interim CEO! All within the last 3 months. Too much upheaval. Some benefits have been scaled back. No increase in two years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Diversify our portfolio. Listen to employee suggestions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Huge company with many projects in various fields

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    I enjoy working here.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cisco Voice Engineer in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Cisco Voice Engineer in Fort Worth, TX

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

    Pros

    After April 2013 working in IT got 75% better. A lot of improvements have been made within the IT department as a whole and there are good IT managers willing to give you a chance to move up if you work hard. Training is okay. Most of the training I've gotten to advance my career has been done on my own initiative, at my own expense, and on my own time. There is a lot of opportunity to learn and get experience with a wide spectrum of technologies. Not a lot of perks company wise that I can think of.

    Cons

    As far as job security, it's only good when there's a major war going on.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company to get started when leaving the Armed Forces

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Aircraft Mechanic in Patuxent River, MD
    Current Employee - Aircraft Mechanic in Patuxent River, MD

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

    Pros

    Hours of operations, Great people to work with, "By the book" maintenance.

    Cons

    Shift rotations, Ugly uniforms, Poor advancement opprotunities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company

    • 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 10 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Contracts come and go which does not provide for stability

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to "Do the Right Thing - Always"

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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