DynCorp International Reviews

Updated August 18, 2015
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Pros
  • Good pay compared to some of the other companies (in 29 reviews)

  • DynCorp is a huge company that offers a wide varity of job postings around the world (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Performing in overseas locations and long hours (in 13 reviews)

  • To be expected) Upper management was not as affected though (in 12 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    If you know your stuff and need little help, GO FOR IT.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Salary and benefits are king! If you really know your stuff and have an ample amount of experience i.e. 10 years or more, then this is a great paying, I mean awesome paying job that should not be passed up. Well, provided you are a single person or have a very patient spouse who doesn't mind waiting for you while you put some dough away for your future.

    Cons

    Comunication. After having to meet some pretty strict criteria to get the job, you may feel a bit ripped off by some of the inexperienced individuals that pop up every now and then. The lines of communication leave something to be desired which is no atmosphere for the inexperienced in my opinion.

    Advice to Management

    Feedback is the best keyword. When asked for information, at least let someone know you are awake received the request and are working on it.


  2. Five years in the land of career opportunity, rewarding challenge and a values-based culture.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Falls Church, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Falls Church, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    DI has a values-based culture with leadership who walk the talk. Lots of opportunity and upward mobility for those who are willing to work hard. Supporting our nation in its endeavors around the world is a huge plus.

    Cons

    Work life balance is a challenge for many. But the work is incredibly rewarding.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to enforce values with leadership around the world and hold those accountable whose performance may be strong but whose behaviors are lacking. We hold you all in high esteem. Also, consider a formal telecommuting program or 9/80's for employees who are giving much of their personal time to help the company succeed. Averaging 50 hours of work a week equates to an employee giving the company an extra 65 days of service. Something formal would be especially important to lower level employees who receive no additional incentive.


  3. Helpful (2)

    Great place to work.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Falls Church, VA
    Current Employee - Director in Falls Church, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DynCorp International full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The CEO was the first person I met on my first day--he presented at orientation for a couple of hours. The office was closing early due to dangerous weather and, yet, there he was. I was immediately impressed by Steve Gaffney and the company and every day I work here, I firmly believe this company lives its values. The people in the office are friendly. The online employee tools (training, policies & procedures, time tracking, expense reports, HR, etc.) are excellent. The newsletters are informative. I work with very smart people, the work is engaging, and I feel like management really cares about me. My management team (not just my immediate manager, but all the way up) meets with me to discuss my level of job satisfaction. I don't feel like a number here--I feel like a human being. The corporate growth strategy appears to be well aligned with the needs of the market and the work reflects a genuine interest and commitment to being successful.

    Cons

    It's just a shame more companies don't operate this way. I don't have anything negative to say about DI.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Great company, great opportunities

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Falls Church, VA
    Current Employee - Manager in Falls Church, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Focus on leadership and learning provide great opportunities for people who are intellectually curious. Diversification that the company has seen in the last several years - into commercial/international - is an exciting shift for a company that has traditionally been U.S. government-focused.

    Cons

    The government services industry faces significant challenges given U.S. government budget constraints that will likely impact any company in the space.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to value employees and focus on improving the culture of the company.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Wonderful place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Executive Assistant in Falls Church, VA
    Current Contractor - Executive Assistant in Falls Church, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great growth opportunities at all levels

    Cons

    None so far - been here 3 months


  7. Helpful (1)

    Great Company, Great People

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DynCorp International full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Compensation is above average for the market -Flexibility is seen with management for all things -Leadership is top notch with great direction and communication -People are great to work with and create a great team environment

    Cons

    -This is a contract job so the stress of making sure that the contract is won again from the customer can make it very stressful. -Not much else I can find as a con. Really enjoy my job. Been a long time.

    Advice to Management

    Spot on with the direction of the business.


  8. I worked DOS Contract

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at DynCorp International as a contractor

    Pros

    You get out of it what you put into it

    Cons

    Nothing negative to say about the company

    Advice to Management

    Continue to allow mid management to do their jobs


  9. Helpful (1)

    Best job I've had outside of the Air Force.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Egress Systems Specialist in Sheppard AFB, TX
    Former Employee - Egress Systems Specialist in Sheppard AFB, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DynCorp International full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits, caring supervisors, great people

    Cons

    Sometimes have to work in extreme weather conditions or in a noise hazardous area

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the employees. They have lots of great ideas that could make the company even better.


  10. Helpful (2)

    Journeyman Electrician

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Journeyman Electrician in Lee, FL
    Current Employee - Journeyman Electrician in Lee, FL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DynCorp International full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work today for a better tomorrow, with professionalism as main goal.

    Cons

    Far away from home and Country

    Advice to Management

    Great team work Family


  11. Helpful (1)

    Great opportunity for a large defense contractor.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    DynCorp operates all over the world, offers great benefits, and gives the potential to progress within the company, and pays well. DynCorp provided me a great opportunity to work for a strong defense contractor and the ability to travel the world.

    Cons

    The worst part of working for DynCorp was the distance from family. While I was granted the opportunity to travel the world, being half the world away from my family for extended periods of time was what ultimately prompted me to resign.



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