DynCorp International

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DynCorp International Reviews

Updated March 4, 2015
Updated March 4, 2015
420 Reviews
3.4
420 Reviews
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DynCorp International Interim CEO James Geisler
James Geisler
37 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. Featured Review

    1 person found this helpful  

    Challenging environment but opportunities exist

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    • 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
  2.  

    GSE Manager, Technician, Maintainer. Set up programs for a number of locations.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The company cares and treats their employees as their top and best assets.

    Cons

    No cons. if you're not in the professional field.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good While It Lasted...

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DynCorp International

    Pros

    Benefits are great, some people friendly and helpful. Like any other major company.

    Cons

    Procedures were hard to come by.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Very bad experience with VP whose work ethic was "his way or the highway".

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Contract Manager in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Contract Manager in Fort Worth, TX

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

    Pros

    Met some nice, knowlegable co-workers

    Cons

    Too much finger pointing to assert blame!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take wrong personality mismatching out of equation for forcing people to resign

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Large Scale Project Perspective

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

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

    Pros

    Pay and compensation are fair and comparable to similar companies. There are opportunities for lateral movement within the larger projects and upward growth for those who have the skills and abilities required for leadership (and some who do not). The company has made great strides in the past few years to improve it's organizational structure and implement new programs for continuous improvement and employee development.

    Cons

    Benefits packages for international employees could be much better. 12 hour work days, 7 days per week is mandatory for contract employees on some projects. Limited placement opportunities for senior staff after serving on international contracts (even after 4+ years of dedicated service in harsh conditions). Employee support staff (HR, Finance) frequently shows incompetence (but has improved slightly in recent years).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize the efforts and achievements of your senior staff on some of the larger projects (i.e. LOGCAP, State Department) and make it a priority to reach out to these employees and offer placement opportunities in positions stateside or on other projects internationally.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Cyclical Industry

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at DynCorp International

    Pros

    Opportunity for personal and professional growth if you work for the right team or program. Compensation is fair, benefits are fair.

    Cons

    Government contracting is a cyclical industry and is currently struggling with wars winding down, government shutdowns etc. Work-life balance depends on your department or program. Layoffs have been quarterly and raises have not been given the last 3 years. Way too many VP's that you never see and wonder what they do all day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop chasing every bright, shiny object. This company needs long-term vision. The next time you win a wind-fall of a contract, consider using some of the profit to invest in your systems, processes and people instead of slapping each other on the back and lining every executive's pockets with bonuses. Create a scalable work-force so you don't have to do lay-offs every 3 months which keep workers in perpetual fear of losing their jobs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not the best, not the worst

    • 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

    The people are amazing and the opportunity to support the warfighter is fulfilling.

    Cons

    The company is always restructuring, which is difficult when you are trying to building relationships. They are always laying off the people who do the work, as opposed to the middle management who are getting paid to sit at their desk all day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider bringing back growth opportunities.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Dont want to say to much

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DynCorp International

    Pros

    NASA Contractor close to home. Unique contract and requirements. Interesting co-workers many with many years at the same job so it coud be somewhat like a family.

    Cons

    Stressfull work envronment with no room for advancement. When the contract awarded was awarded to a new company benefits were not as good sick leave was taken away for non-union employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Corporate offices need to have more flexability woth the individual contracts--not everything fits in to the box.

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

    Good company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DynCorp International

    Pros

    Good company with opportunities for personal growth and promotions. Company has many oversees opportunities and ensures the protection of it's employees.

    Cons

    Centralized review of employee issues stifles in country management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

  11.  

    Contracting

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DynCorp International

    Pros

    Paid on time and had many benifits

    Cons

    worked in Afghanistan in a danger zone

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to your team

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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