DynCorp International

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DynCorp International Reviews

Updated August 31, 2014
Updated August 31, 2014
342 Reviews
3.4
342 Reviews
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James Geisler
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good pay even though you are in a war zone (in 25 reviews)

  • Hours of operations, Great people to work with, "By the book" maintenance (in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management does not know what is going on or how to run the program (in 11 reviews)

  • Being away from home, but that's expected when signing up (in 6 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overseas Position

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DynCorp International

    Pros

    It was a great opportunity to get my foot in the door for working abroad.

    Cons

    Definitely the "Good Ole Boys Club". Many of the higher ups didn't think you were able to do a job unless you were either a man or a retired LTC or higher in your branch of service. Due to this fact that if you didn't have military experience, you didn't understand how to properly manage a dept.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit trying to run your overseas projects like the military. Run it like a business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Management

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous  in  Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Fort Worth, TX

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

    Pros

    Serve and support our military and Department of State all over the world. Recognition to families that have lost ones that were DynCorp employees. Great people on the ground that work hard and love what they do. Hire a lot of former military.

    Cons

    At high levels of leadership, they don't follow their published values, it is mostly for show. Let go of good people and they retain the political ones and no employment security. Company is in turmoil due to poor leadership, a lot of been fired but seems as if some are still there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Private equity company, retain those who produce and don't get fooled by political and suit characters who tend to be all air about themselves.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not too shabby

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    Current Employee - Work Center Supervisor  in  Lexington Park, MD
    Current Employee - Work Center Supervisor in Lexington Park, MD

    I have been working at DynCorp International as a contractor for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great Pay and benefits for the most part.

    Cons

    Micro managed all the time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Higher more management to oversee all of the employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    An okay company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DynCorp International full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Decent salary. Travel and training if it's within your job description.

    Cons

    Lack of communications between corporate and the 'folks in the field.' Educational benefits - yeah, if the class you're taking is looked upon as within your job scope, but highly subjective.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    It seems that the company is continuing to falter. Three CEOs within the first month.

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    Current Employee - Director  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Director in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Lots of work to do. The people are great and you get to help those that serve this great country.

    Cons

    Cerberus (owner) is killing the company since they keep trying to bring in commercial best practices in the a government / military world. It just doesn't work.

    Also teams are too lean as it stands. Once LOGCAP goes away the company will be hurting. Plus they are one huge contract away from imploding since they barely have the staff to keep the lights on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees, many have which been with the company for over 10 years. Also, get away from Cerberus as fast as you can or they will totally sink the ship and alot of good people will loose their jobs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Okay overall

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Financial Analyst
    Current Employee - Program Financial Analyst

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

    Pros

    Great co-works, benefits good, work-life balance good, management good, flexible schedule, staff development is good, upward mobility ... Opportunities around the world...

    Cons

    Contract work, so possibility that my position could go away in a few years. No tuition reimbursement on my contract...employer match has been cut back to save money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Excilerating

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    Current Employee - Office Assistant  in  Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Office Assistant in Huntsville, AL

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

    Pros

    No two days are ever the same. Since this company has locations all around the world. There is always something happening, 24/7. The opportunity for growth is excellent. The general overhead is low, so everyone wears many hats. I am learning something new everyday. I love interacting with people all over the world. I get to work with true american heroes. The ethics are top notch. There is a social contract that is signed and followed to the letter. This definitely makes for a very pleasant work atmosphere. The leadership training is relevant immediately to our managers, not just something they can use in the future. I love it here.

    Cons

    You need to be available 24/7, 365. They keep the overhead low, but this creates a bottleneck sometime to get something processed. Some of the software applications need to be updated and more user friendly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer the bonuses to everyone, not just managers. This is truly a team environment. Everyone on the team needs to be rewarded, not just the managers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Got to do the job I had in the USAF for a civilian company.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DynCorp International as a contractor

    Pros

    Good pay, can do the same job you had in the military.

    Cons

    Qatar sort of sucks, and not having SOFA status as a civilian in Qatar makes you a 2nd class citizen with no equal rights who are regarded as gods by the police.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be "my daddy", I am a grown man. Micromanagement sucks.

  10.  

    Huge company with many projects in various fields

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    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor

    I have been working at DynCorp International as a contractor for more than a 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
  11.  

    End of contract review

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DynCorp International

    Pros

    A Large company with varying job opportunities in the defense industry

    Cons

    A very later he company that often loses sight of its employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure to think of employees as individuals and not as part of a number on a profit scale

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