DynCorp International

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A huge disappointment.

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Air Traffic Controller
Current Employee - Air Traffic Controller

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

Pros

The good thing about DynCorp is... I don't know; frankly, that's a very short list. The paychecks come on time, and I think that pretty much sums it up.

Cons

If the long hours and hostile environment (these are givens, since the work itself is in Afghanistan) aren't enough, you have to contend with rank incompetence at all levels of management. Cronyism and the "GOB" network rule the day. Failing that, people who can bluff well rise through the ranks at blistering speeds, while competent people with actual records of accomplishment are marginalized to the point where the former taking credit for the efforts of the latter seems normal. Blatantly abusive supervisors and "problem children" are shuffled throughout the project, instead of being demoted or fired for their offenses. Petty territorial fights over jurisdiction or responsibility are part and parcel of an average day with DynCorp on the LOGCAP project. Plumbers and pest controllers are elevated to site management positions, yet retain territorial preference for their own former bailiwick and biases against other functional areas, as well as an ignorance of those in more highly skilled functional areas.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Pay for better people. Given that you're paying well below what most of the other contracting companies have been paying, it's no wonder that there's so much strife throughout the project. You're paying below the average for the area, and so you're getting largely the dregs of the contracting world. You get what you pay for, and trash is cheap. Additionally, changing vacation policies without grandfathering in those who've already been approved for vacation is the kind of slipshod nonsense one would expect from a shady sales company, not a multibillion-dollar government contractor. Lastly, the benefits package you offer is atrocious. Your competitors largely offer much better packages for their employees than you do. Our plan is garbage, and smacks of someone in HR getting kickbacks; seriously, a company of this size and the best we get is a benefits package that would look thin coming from a company a tenth this size.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Not the best ran company from the operational point of view. Too many unqualified people in key positions at this place

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Kandahar (Iran)
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Kandahar (Iran)

    I have been working at DynCorp International as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    The money is decent compared to what you can make in the US right now.

    Cons

    Time away from family can be an issue for some. 30 days paid vacation at reduced pay. R&R system

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The good ole boy network is in full effect with LOGCAP IV. Exactly what actual experience or training is required to be a manager/supervisor. The inmates are running the asylum.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    WRM CONTRACT

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Maintenance in Muscat (Oman)
    Current Employee - Maintenance in Muscat (Oman)

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

    Pros

    Stable enough work, non conflict zone

    Cons

    1. Low salary compared to other Middle East contracts.
    2. No advancement opportunities, stagnation.
    3. Human Resources department failing to support disciplinary actions against local nationals, even with documented proof available.
    4. Asian workforce has an inadequate pay scale for their skills compared to local nationals carrying out the very same work, who are automatically on a higher salary. Very unfair and this also points back to point 3, where local nationals are unreliable compared to the Asian workforce.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your Asian workforce and give them better wages.
    Give them some parity with local national's wages, as the Asian workforce is the back bone of the contract.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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