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DynCorp International Reviews

Updated May 23, 2017
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  • Contracting has long hours and strenuous travel with few vacation days (in 21 reviews)

  • Upper Management makes bad decisions (in 20 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Good work while it lasts"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Global Transportation Manager in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Global Transportation Manager in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, very former veteran friendly. If you're sharp with a great attitude, you can go as far with DynCorp.

    Cons

    Longevity is contract dependent. Same with most companies that rely on government contracts; unless they win a re-compete or a new contract, you're looking for another job every few years.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure you give your stellar performers every opportunities to take courses like the Sis Sigma series, even when you think you can't spare them. Don't send the folks you CAN spare.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "long days"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Gse Worker in Pensacola, FL
    Current Employee - Gse Worker in Pensacola, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    working around aircraft,and the flight line

    Cons

    too much for one person

    Advice to Management

    more people


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Hard times for defense contractors"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Virginia in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Virginia in McLean, VA

    I have been working at DynCorp International full-time

    Pros

    Mission-driven employees, nice office environment, unique work, some projects/contracts really make a difference throughout the world

    Cons

    low morale; uncertainty of future company direction; low pay; no bonus; promotions are promised verbally and never officially given


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  5. "Great"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Aircraft Mechanic (Electrical) in Fort Campbell, KY
    Former Employee - Aircraft Mechanic (Electrical) in Fort Campbell, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people, great benefits, 401k, vacation time, flexible, team oriented.

    Cons

    A bit of micro managing

    Advice to Management

    More emphasis on individual and team accomplishments.


  6. "It was a good place to work, management was pretty easy, but for most people the advancement rte is low"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Avionics Technician in Patuxent River, MD
    Former Employee - Avionics Technician in Patuxent River, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    People pretty much get along, everyone was military and we all had a common goal.

    Cons

    Unions are not around to protect the people that want to work...definitely for the lazy.

    Advice to Management

    They should have incentives for people to work harder


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great pay"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Aircraft Mechanic in Patuxent River, MD
    Former Employee - Aircraft Mechanic in Patuxent River, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  8. "HR"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  9. Helpful (2)

    "I worked at DI as an Administrative Assistant. In my position, I supported many departments within the company."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    As an administrative assistant, I enjoyed the individual as well as the collaborative group training. The compensation was good. I feel if my contract would not have run out their was potential for me to grow.

    Cons

    I really do not have anything to say negative about the leadership. I worked well with the staff. The only downside to my employment is my contract was cancelled.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to stay on track with your training programs with your employees as you provide services in support of aviation.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "I enjoy working here."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cisco Voice Engineer in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Cisco Voice Engineer in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    After April 2013 working in IT got 75% better. A lot of improvements have been made within the IT department as a whole and there are good IT managers willing to give you a chance to move up if you work hard. Training is okay. Most of the training I've gotten to advance my career has been done on my own initiative, at my own expense, and on my own time. There is a lot of opportunity to learn and get experience with a wide spectrum of technologies. Not a lot of perks company wise that I can think of.

    Cons

    As far as job security, it's only good when there's a major war going on.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Good first job where I gain lots of education and experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at DynCorp International full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great Mentors
    Opportunities to grow and advance in your career.
    Educational/tuition reimbursement opportunities.
    Set policies and procedures set in place for almost anything (I didn't realize how valuable this was until I worked for a company with no policies/procedures).
    Great Benefits

    Cons

    Work/life balance - at times I was working 70-80 hours per week, on-call and expected to be available 24/7.
    Some favoritism
    Some people in management positions did not deserve them or do a good job in them, making it more difficult for their employees.

    Advice to Management

    Overall I feel like this is a good company to work for, but a lot of that has to do with the department and people that you work with/for. I believe that it opened many doors for me and taught me so much.


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