DynCorp International

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DynCorp International Reviews

Updated November 23, 2014
Updated November 23, 2014
378 Reviews
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James Geisler
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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 pay, but prepare to have skin the thickness of kevlar, in order to deal with morons and management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Logistics Coordinator in Lashkar Gāh (Afghanistan)
    Former Employee - Logistics Coordinator in Lashkar Gāh (Afghanistan)

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

    Pros

    Pay
    Working with US and foreign military

    Cons

    Working 84 hours a week
    Working in dangerous places of the world, such as Afghanistan
    Management without the actual management experience, fired or transferred from other companies/locations, demoralizing the crew.
    Extremely beurocratic way of doing things.
    Promotion based uniformly on who you know and what friends you have - merit is at the bottom of the list.
    Hiring of unqualified/inexperienced crew, who through connections and intimidation reach management positions.
    Lots of harrassment and downrite racist behaviour towards racial and ethnic groups.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management in KBR brought the company down, and now they have all transferred to DynCorp.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    A political battlefield that always kept me on my toes.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Support Specialist in Doha (Qatar)
    Former Employee - IT Support Specialist in Doha (Qatar)

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

    Pros

    Good vacation package, but worse than KBR under the same contract.

    Cons

    Where to begin...

    The pay was bad compared to other companies. The benefits were bad compared to other companies. Depending on the site manager--so this varies widely--they sometimes are not willing to work with individual employees with issues. This company underbids contracts so bad they are often under-staffed and under-funded so bad they run a constant risk of losing contracts they have obtained.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay better--you pay for the quality you get. It shows on the overseas contracts, too. You want to know why there is such a high turnover rate? You don't have well enough for people to stick around because you underbid every contract overseas that you obtain! Then you shove LEAN 6 SIGMA down everyone's throat like it's the word of God here to help the customer, when it's only there to help the company stay in the black for the entire year.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Company Does Not Value Talented Professionals/Subject Matter Experts

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Advisor in Kabul (Afghanistan)
    Current Employee - Senior Advisor in Kabul (Afghanistan)

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

    Pros

    The cadre of professionals, who serve as mentors and professional advisors here in Kabul, is extraordinary. Deployment Center in Fort Worth was well organized and well run.

    Cons

    The list of cons is overwhelming, at least here in Kabul. The management epitomizes arrogance and has no idea of the talent and contributions being made by his advisors--let alone their names. Living conditions are terrible here in Kabul. Although we are used to living in austere conditions, we rate more than 45 square feet per person, and we don't appreciate living in slums with unvetted TCNs; these concerns have been brought to management's attention with no action. The team leaders are afraid to raise concerns for fear of reprisals and termination--DON'T BLOW THE WHISTLE HERE. The professionals and subject matter experts are loyal to the mission first and never to DynCorp and the mythical five (5) points of its star. Many of the professional workforce (retired O-6 and E-9) won't put DynCorp on their resumes. The operations/business management (who live on the overhead of the professionals) are inept, unconcerned, and surly. I was personally left stranded at Kabul airport for three hours, my Interpreter lost a day's worth of pay, and one of the business office personnel was told not to input an Interpreter's pay because it was five (5) minutes late and off the clock. (This particular interpreter was working in Southern Afghanistan and there were network connectivity issues....he only gets paid once per month). Attrition is running approximately 30%...a completely tragic and avoidable situation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Live up to the DynCorp star. Stop underbidding projects and pay your talent more. Learn your employees' names and don't force your valuable people to live in inhumane conditions with unvetted TCNs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Load Planner

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DynCorp International

    Pros

    decent pay but the leadership sucks!

    Cons

    THEY SUCK! Crappy living conditions and horrible pay for Afghanistan (the lowest I've seen)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to lead and manage people...lets try hiring someone other than ex-felons

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    It is very ineresting to work with the company

    Current Employee - Human Resources Administrative in New Delhi (India)
    Current Employee - Human Resources Administrative in New Delhi (India)

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

    Pros

    I am a contract staff of the brocker Mathew and associates. which is a manpower consultancy. they are recruting candidates for Dyncorp So I am waorking for Dyncorp to complect the process of the Indian candidates those who are hired by DI

    Cons

    learned a lots of new thing ... new sofeware, creating candidates profile making them to complect the paper work... etc...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maagement is ok.. they use to dicuss he matter with team learders only not with the admins....

  7.  

    If you are Asian this is not the company for you specially in Afghanistan

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cargo Document Specialist in Kandahar (Afghanistan)
    Current Employee - Cargo Document Specialist in Kandahar (Afghanistan)

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

    Pros

    Pay is decent on a tcn standard

    Cons

    Highly discriminatory towards asians it starts right from the time you land in Kuwait ,But thats just a start of things , Once you reach Afghanistan you will know racism is a reality :) ,If you are a TCN or an FN as they call it now you will have diffrent living standards (horribly diffrent tent) ,limited access to dining facilities ,and no communication(They take away your mobile phones stating security)But its really under the discretion of DynCorp ,You may or maynot have limited access to internet depending on your supervisor in my case i had a good one .You will also get 1 paid R&R per year if you are a TCN compared to 2 paid R&Rs for expats(Americans) this is becuase DynCorp believes Asian bodies dont get fatigued as much as our American counterparts ,I was initially offered a contract of 49000 USD per annum at the second year of renewal they told me the HR had made a mistake the previous year on my particular postion and its down by half about 24000USD and this happened to a lot of other peoplein my same positon . Thats when i decided to leave Afghanistan .For an Asian is a good company to work if its the the last job on earth not if you are in a job and doing ok.All of my above comments is on a TCN/FN persepctive if you are an expat (American) conditions are way diffrent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not sure !

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Employment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Buyer in Kabul (Afghanistan)
    Former Employee - Senior Buyer in Kabul (Afghanistan)

    I worked at DynCorp International full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good policy of taking care of the good ol boy club

    Cons

    most everything about the company was not good

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    dont say it unless you mean it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    No employee growth and too much ignorance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kandahar (Afghanistan)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kandahar (Afghanistan)

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

    Pros

    the only advantage is that you are sure what you signed for is what you get nothing special

    Cons

    war zone dangers as usual

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Can you just look at what one can actually do rather than keeping one person in one position we got talent

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Amazing company to work with.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Human Resources
    Current Employee - Senior Human Resources

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

    Pros

    Work culture, ethics, colleagues, diversity

    Cons

    Difficult geographic locations to work in

  11.  

    Simply horrible! DONT GET SUCKED IN!!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Crew Chief, Trainer, Advisor in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)
    Current Employee - Crew Chief, Trainer, Advisor in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)

    I have been working at DynCorp International

    Pros

    There are no "Pros" for working on this contract at all!

    Cons

    Horrible site management
    Horrible living arrangments
    Dyncorp employees takes blame for all mishaps by locals
    Most locals mistreat you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice to site management is to LEAVE! My advice to Corporate management is to FIRE the site management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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