DynCorp International Reviews

Updated August 28, 2015
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  1. worked as generator mechanic

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Generator Mechanic in Herat (Afghanistan)
    Former Employee - Generator Mechanic in Herat (Afghanistan)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    because it shaped my understanding and mixing with different people all over the world

    Cons

    on the side of the sefety we had some sefety rules which where changed after the accident. and later which worked better

    Advice to Management

    employees sefety should revised now and then


  2. Aviation Mechanic

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Helicopter Mechanic in Kuwait City (Kuwait)
    Former Employee - Helicopter Mechanic in Kuwait City (Kuwait)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at DynCorp International full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pay is better than unemployment.

    Cons

    Stress Level to Pay unbalanced


  3. Aircraft Mechanic

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    Former Contractor - Aircraft Mechanic in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)
    Former Contractor - Aircraft Mechanic in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at DynCorp International as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    None!!! The pay still starts out at $68000 a year which is what it started out at in 2011. If you don't mind this pay for sweeping and mopping hanger floors when the customer is upset with the company then this is the job for you.

    Cons

    Site management is horrible. They are all untrained managers who are placed in position due to seniority. Don't believe the job description. You will not be training. You will be the one doing all the work. The UAE Army does not work. They pray and sleep. DynCorp is directly responsible for their Operational Rates. You will live in the worst part of Abu Dhabi and the apartments are moldy and roach ridden. DynCorp is so desperate to keep this contract that when AAMROC took over DynCorp becomes the sub-sub contractor and DynCorp employees had to wear AAMROC uniforms. How sad. You will be hating life as the most senior guys on site live the life in their huge villas and SUVs.

    Advice to Management

    Senior management: REPLACE SITE MANAGEMENT!! You're losing money hand over fist by allowing these clowns to drive this site into the ground. Many good people are hired and once they arrive they instantly want to leave because they realize they've been lied to.


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  5. I was pst security when I left there.

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    Former Employee - Security in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Former Employee - Security in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

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

    Pros

    I wanna like work with American company coz they people love nepalese so, I don't wanna more explain that yet.

    Cons

    Every time happy coz when I was there, coz there was good food, good salary, good system for security line so

    Advice to Management

    Thats good so I wanna join again that job so it's not need to more explain again about that.


  6. Foot in the door for a better job

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Security Specialist in Doha (Qatar)
    Former Employee - Security Specialist in Doha (Qatar)
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at DynCorp International full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Working for Dyn-corp got me my foot in the door for being able to transition to a better security contracting companies.

    Cons

    They try to screw you every chance they get and were not helpful with any problems that arose.

    Advice to Management

    Look out for all employees on every level. Even just showing an effort to help employees will increase moral which in turn will increase productivity.


  7. Great way to get your foot in the door for a better contracting job overseas. Pay is better than most jobs in USA.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Munitions Technician in Doha (Qatar)
    Former Contractor - Munitions Technician in Doha (Qatar)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at DynCorp International as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    There really isn't any positive aspects about this company except for the living arrangements downtown.

    Cons

    You live in a country with horrible people who consider anyone that is not muslin "Sub-Human." Supervision doesn't know anything except for micromanaging and babysitting lower level employees, which supervision has no respect for. Some of the leaders constantly refer to the technicians as "Airmen" which this is not the military anymore. When you suggest an idea to supervision they give you an attitude and then reprimand you later. Anytime an HR matter is brought up, supervision just tells everyone the matter was solved when it was never talked about. They prefer to sweep everything under the rug with high hope the employee with the complaint will get fired or quit so the problem will just go away.

    Advice to Management

    HR really needs to send someone in to look at the way management treats their employees and runs the program. The only advice to management is to quit so better more competent managers can be hired in their place.


  8. Only work for them if you're very desperate.

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    Former Contractor - Munitions Technician in Doha (Qatar)
    Former Contractor - Munitions Technician in Doha (Qatar)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at DynCorp International as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Living conditions are the only thing that is nice.

    Cons

    Management did not know anything about their job or the career field what so ever. The pay is horrible. Qatar is a horrible country. Management is so far into micromanaging that they actually block off hours on their schedule to physically babysit personnel. Promotions are based upon whether you drink with your boss instead of overall job knowledge and experience. The operations manager has no clue how to properly manage people.

    Advice to Management

    Let go of the upper management, superintendents and operations manager, at station and start fresh with a new group of employees that actually know their job and how to do it properly.


  9. Worst place to work as a female / can't keep a CEO

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Logistics Coordinator in Kabul (Afghanistan)
    Current Contractor - Logistics Coordinator in Kabul (Afghanistan)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at DynCorp International as a contractor (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    This company has very little that is positive, if the job market wasn't in the toilet, I would hve left already.

    Cons

    No opportunities for advancement for women

    Advice to Management

    Try not to be so much of a boys club in your overseas programs


  10. Contracted Civilian Police Advisor

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Police Advisor in Baghdad (Iraq)
    Current Employee - Police Advisor in Baghdad (Iraq)
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Compared to the positions I've had contracting, DynCorp has a fairly efficient HR and logistics Department.

    Cons

    The pay was low for the industry. Management seemed to get hired based on who they knew rather than qualifications. The treatment of employees was terrible leaving most in my program without the too necessary to do the job. Also, there was a VERY broad mission statement that did not provide guidance on what the customer expected. Bottom line, I do not think they were interested in performance on the job. If you were breathing and deployable they could get you into country and get their money.

    Advice to Management

    Have a little pride in the mission and plan to produce some deliverables. Stop promoting solely based on resume, just because a guy has 30 years of experience doesn't mean he is motivated to do the job.


  11. Awful management

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Doha (Qatar)
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Doha (Qatar)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at DynCorp International as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Considering the tax free status it is decent pay especially if you are transitioning out of the military. Good amount of vacation and money for the plane ticket. Living arrangements are pretty good.

    Cons

    Management is just awful, they seem to promote all of the people that should have been fired long ago for ineptitude. Very much a "good ole boys" club. Constant "knee jerk" reactions to fairly consistent issues rather than just taking the time to review things and see how they could be done better ahead of time. None of the management care how hard the employees work they just want more and better without actually having the knowledge of exactly what they are asking for.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of them. Appreciate and take care of your people. Stop micromanaging.



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