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DynCorp International Reviews

Updated November 14, 2017
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Pros
  • good pay,travel by plane and meet many friends (in 67 reviews)

  • Good company and good people I really say that accept my job request I would like to do a great job for company (in 38 reviews)

Cons
  • Contracting has long hours and strenuous travel with few vacation days (in 22 reviews)

  • The only downside to this company is that it's so far away from home (in 11 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Do you want to just punch a time card?"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mid Florida, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mid Florida, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Good salaries for overseas work

    Cons

    Lack of accountability
    Quasi-government work environment

    Advice to Management

    hold people accountable, treat employees according to their job performance.
    Finally, get IT systems to bring yourself into the digital age.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "DynCorp International, The good, The bad, the ugly."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Aviation Maintenance Technician in Fort Campbell, KY
    Current Employee - Aviation Maintenance Technician in Fort Campbell, KY
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    IF you're prior military, (aviation) It's a simple and smooth transition. I belive that with just military experience, DynCorp International has some of the best pay on Fort Campbell, and with the current cost of living the pay is really good. The medical benefits are also really good compared to other companies from what I hear.

    Cons

    Sometimes I hear that theres too much overhead in certain areas, and there is also very little to no room for professional growth or career advancement. If you were an aircraft machanic in the military then you'll most likley be an aircraft machanic with Dyncorp forever. And you run into the "ho hum" slavery of doing the very same thing everyday for the rest of your life.

    Advice to Management

    I would tell them to not be so greedy during the tough times.

  3. "contract administrator"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Contract Administrator in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Contract Administrator in Fort Worth, TX
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Government funded, internaitonal work, pro military

    Cons

    None to mention at this point

    Advice to Management

    More micromanging


  4. "Good but Unstable - Uneven Employee Experiences - Both Good and Bad"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Falls Church, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Falls Church, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Generally, the employees are dedicated and turely interested in doing the right thing. Excellent vacation time, very good benefits, good location and facilities. (The covered parking is great.)

    Cons

    Unstable -- multiple headquarters lay-offs, triggered by the arrival of new CEOs. Also, frequent changes in policies and procedures, with uneven application across the corporation. This creates waste. Despite management's best efforts, to reward performance, the employees who succeed are too often their manager's favorites.

    Advice to Management

    Too little of the management philosophy is actually applied day-to-day. Look into how employees are treated and the human impact of your decisions. You may be surprised at what you find.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Getting to your work assignment can be frustrating but once there settled in everything goes pretty smoothly."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Weather Observer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Weather Observer in Houston, TX
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Salary has dropped big time.

    Advice to Management

    Management was great in Kuwait...at least at the airfield.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good pay, lousy benefits..We are a number only..not considered a valuable commodity,"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Aircraft Mechanic in Patuxent River, MD
    Current Employee - Aircraft Mechanic in Patuxent River, MD
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    good pay, and a very cool jet

    Cons

    no benefits, management has an extremely hostile attitude towards workers..Worker do lousy maintenance

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees, expect professionalism and excellence..


  7. "Too new to evaluate."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Greaat cause in supporting our troops

    Cons

    Operate in dangerous locations in world.

    Advice to Management

    Love the star

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Opportunity"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Recruiter in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Recruiter in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    DynCorp provides an unlimited amount of opportunity for travel and seeing the world. I worked in Recruiting for 3 years now and have seen places that I only dreamed about. Salary is decent.

    Cons

    Always constant consistent change! Nothing is ever the same week to week. There is absolutely ZERO training available, I have never been to a "new employee" orientation and upper management does not have experience needed to manage.

    Advice to Management

    Hire VP's, Directors, and Managers whom actually recruited before, HR is completely different from recruiting. Contractors are still employees, do not view them as just an employee number.


  9. "Great money if you can put up with chaotic idiocy."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at DynCorp International full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The pay is amazing, for some positions and the work is incredibly easy. Just have a plan and meet your financial goals, then move on with your life.

    Cons

    Inept leadership that will not hesitate to break federal regulations just to hinder you.
    The money can cause some people to lose sight of their life. You will notice many people get trapped over there.

    Advice to Management

    Hire good management to replace you and then leave. You have become blinded by your pay. For every small glimmer of redemption that would come out of corporate, 10 times that would be eliminated by incompetent PMs.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "For the most part, a great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Manager in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at DynCorp International full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, good opportunity for adancement

    Cons

    Can't figure out what their business model/plan is. Don't have clear direction, goals, or plans for certain business units

    Advice to Management

    Figure out what your goals are, stick to them, and clearly communicate them to the workforce


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