DynCorp International Reviews

Updated March 23, 2015
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  1. Once in a lifetime opportunity

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DynCorp International

    Pros

    Pay, vacation, overseas service, experience and great people

    Cons

    Politics, hours, access to basic things: Internet
    Personal items

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Read resumes, you have people with leadership potential and years of experience wasted on menial positions

  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Great pay

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Aircraft Mechanic in Patuxent River, MD
    Former Employee - Aircraft Mechanic in Patuxent River, MD

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

    Pros

    Great pay, and experience! Raises were annually started off at $27.00/hr after one year of work and one raise I ended at $30/hr

    Cons

    The location of work was pretty bad, it was southern Maryland and the cost of living down there was outrageous.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work was great while I was there, it isn't the normal professional work environment due to the majority of the people being prior military there is a bit of hazing going on at times.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    Quality Corporate Ownership and Leadership

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director In Human Resources in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Director In Human Resources in Fort Worth, TX

    I have been working at DynCorp International full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Our Owner and our Chairman/CEO are the best that I've worked for. They always seem to have the DI Star in mind when they must make those tough decisions regarding staffing. I have never seen the CEO unkind--firm, yes, demanding, yes, but kind.

    Cons

    The uncertainty for the company staff because of the uncertain win or lose in government contracting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more all-hands communication

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    Kind of ok.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DynCorp International

    Pros

    Decent pay. Pay on time.

    Cons

    In Afghanistan. Very, very poor program management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Walking on egg shells, very unstable

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX

    I have been working at DynCorp International full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Been here a long time and make good salary.
    Big campaign to promote their ethics and culture.
    I am trusted and respected for my skills and knowledge for the most part, which is as I expect to get anywhere, as I highly skilled and have 2.5 decades of expertise.

    Cons

    Extremely unstable; employees live in culture of fear and exhaustion. Rounds of lay offs every year if you are not a union employee working a specific contract. Funding for various projects is always hard to come by even for regular much needed maintenance.
    2 years of zero merit pay increases across the board and benefits reduced.
    AWFUL work hours on call 24x7 for weeks at a time. Some weekends worked continuously.
    Very top down organizational chain of command with a strong reaction to employee's voicing questions or criticism. Not a collaborative culture.
    Very few opportunities for advancement.
    The promotion of the DI Start as their ethics and culture is superficial. SR management does not act it out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make employees feel valued with even a tiny pay increase. Stop the executive and senior management perks. Stop trying to trim the corporate overhead jobs, cutting benefits, and constantly rearranging the reporting structure. So much change is not making it better, only creating doubt and fear. Create opportunities for employees to grow their skill and value.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    Great opportunity for prior military

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DynCorp International

    Pros

    the benefits and the work environment

    Cons

    short contract away from home

  8. 1 person found this helpful

    operation different types of equipment according to work order [ tmr].

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Heavy Vehicle Operator in Houston, TX
    Former Contractor - Heavy Vehicle Operator in Houston, TX

    I worked at DynCorp International as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    good ,pay system is ok

    Cons

    you miss home,family and friends.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    upgrade

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. HR

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at DynCorp International full-time

    Pros

    Nice people, compensation is decent, good work-life , no personal growth

    Cons

    Low employee moral, no raises in several years..at least let employees wear jeans for moral, leadership is old school, benefits USED to be good, not anymore. Office culture is boring compared to new trendier companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on employee moral with little things that go a long way.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Love this company.

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    • Senior Management
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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 a year)

    Pros

    The company is full of intelligent, helpful, team players.

    Cons

    The company has made benefit cuts to compete with this poor economy. I hope once the economy turns around the company will remember that the employees gave up benefits in bad time hoping to have them returned with good times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember to coach and mentor your employees, they are an investment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    It provided me with the ability to grow and learn while transitioning from the military to the civilian sector.

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    Former Employee - Recruiting Manager
    Former Employee - Recruiting Manager

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

    Pros

    Opportunity for promotion is there if you show that you are worthy.

    Cons

    The company tends to slightly under pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't ignore Employees or Managers that do not fitting into the team environment or tend to cause trouble by doing unethical things. Those people need to be held accountable immediately.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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