DynCorp International

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DynCorp International Reviews

Updated December 19, 2014
Updated December 19, 2014
389 Reviews
3.4
389 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.  

    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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    Do Not Work Here.... You Will Regret It!!!!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Location was centralize. Worked with a few good people.

    Cons

    Poor management skills, poor pay for work you put in, no employee moral, unreasonable workloads and over time hours. Managment is very narrowed in its views. Most people are not personable. Company encourages advancment and growth within, but when you actually apply for it you are denied because your current manager has to approve the move and does not. Management has a lack of encouragment with their employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow the employees to review their managers in addition to annual reviews. Learn to compromise and know that employees have lives outside of the company. Learn to show appreciation to your employees and do not talk down to them. So acting as if your employees are part of an assembly line and know they are real people.

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

    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
  6.  

    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

  7.  

    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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Pay horrible management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DynCorp International

    Pros

    Pay is competitive and liked the location

    Cons

    Corporate needs to re-evaluate their managment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers should be open about changes within the companies and department. Directors should listen to what the lower level employees are telling them about their managers and make changes to the management instead of brushing them off.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Bad example of how the "contracting" world is supposed to be.

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

    I worked at DynCorp International

    Pros

    Compared to having a job and not having a job, you can always start networking to find other places for employment by networking with other contractors.

    Cons

    This company underbid many other contracting agencies to win the bids. In this business practice, they do have numerous oppurtunities, but the individual suffers because you salary is lower than what it should be, plus numerous cuts to the benefits package.

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

    Very bad.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Laundry Attendant
    Current Employee - Laundry Attendant

    I have been working at DynCorp International

    Pros

    Bad economical situation in my country. Because I have accepted to be here. Otherwise I would think twice to accept such a job.

    Cons

    Too many promises for good life,promotions and good salaries. It gives you hope all the time but at the end you become aware that those were just empty promises. It is very rare someone to be promoted. 90% from the Balkan people are not satisfied with their FNA contracts. Anyway, someone has to open the world map and to see that Macedonia and Bosnia are part of Europe.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To be more concerned about its employees. People use to quit just because they are not satisfied with the money. If the company wants to have and keep the professionals with it they have to think about this issue. Otherwise only Kenyians and Indians will work here.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not the best experience, lack of professional leadership from supervisor.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Buyer
    Former Employee - Buyer

    I worked at DynCorp International

    Pros

    Salary was ok compared to other companies. Always paid on time.

    Cons

    Long, long, hours. Purchasing Manager was not suited for leadership. Incredible workload with not enough staff. Manager did not seem to care about his people he just wanted the work to get done. They operate in dangerous countries.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your people better. They are your best asset.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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