DynCorp International Reviews

Updated March 23, 2015
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DynCorp International Interim CEO James Geisler
James Geisler
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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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    • 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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    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. It was one feast after another.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pricing Analyst in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Pricing Analyst in McLean, VA

    I have been working at DynCorp International

    Pros

    People are professional. Benefits are in line with other similar companies. Location is near a metro stop on the recently opened silver line.

    Cons

    The company has not given pay raises for years.
    Downsizing is the current norm.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay for performance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. A failure of organizational leadership.

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

    I have been working at DynCorp International full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility and some travel

    Cons

    Empire building and you will have more education and experience than your boss in most cases.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6. DynCorp is a decent place to work

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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

    Salary, Benefits, Co-Workers are very nice

    Cons

    Management can be uncaring of employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Office culture

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. To many changes

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DynCorp International

    Pros

    The services DynCorp International LLC provides

    Cons

    Too many changes happen just when the process starts flowing smoothly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8. Very bad experience with VP whose work ethic was "his way or the highway".

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Good While It Lasted...

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    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
  10. Cyclical Industry

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    • 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
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Large Scale Project Perspective

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

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