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DynCorp International Reviews

Updated September 16, 2017
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Pros
  • Great boss, good pay and bonuses (in 64 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 37 reviews)

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

  • Contracting has long hours and strenuous travel with few vacation days (in 21 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Very bad."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Laundry Attendant
    Current Employee - Laundry Attendant
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


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

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    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.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good Pay horrible management"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is competitive and liked the location

    Cons

    Corporate needs to re-evaluate their managment.

    Advice to Management

    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.


  4. "Simply horrible! DONT GET SUCKED IN!!!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Crew Chief, Trainer, Advisor in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)
    Current Employee - Crew Chief, Trainer, Advisor in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    My advice to site management is to LEAVE! My advice to Corporate management is to FIRE the site management.


  5. "Amazing company to work with."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    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


  6. "Employment"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Buyer in Kabul (Afghanistan)
    Former Employee - Senior Buyer in Kabul (Afghanistan)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good policy of taking care of the good ol boy club

    Cons

    most everything about the company was not good

    Advice to Management

    dont say it unless you mean it.


  7. "Load Planner"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    decent pay but the leadership sucks!

    Cons

    THEY SUCK! Crappy living conditions and horrible pay for Afghanistan (the lowest I've seen)

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to lead and manage people...lets try hiring someone other than ex-felons

  8. "Company Does Not Value Talented Professionals/Subject Matter Experts"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Advisor in Kabul (Afghanistan)
    Current Employee - Senior Advisor in Kabul (Afghanistan)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The cadre of professionals, who serve as mentors and professional advisors here in Kabul, is extraordinary. Deployment Center in Fort Worth was well organized and well run.

    Cons

    The list of cons is overwhelming, at least here in Kabul. The management epitomizes arrogance and has no idea of the talent and contributions being made by his advisors--let alone their names. Living conditions are terrible here in Kabul. Although we are used to living in austere conditions, we rate more than 45 square feet per person, and we don't appreciate living in slums with unvetted TCNs; these concerns have been brought to management's attention with no action. The team leaders are afraid to raise concerns for fear of reprisals and termination--DON'T BLOW THE WHISTLE HERE. The professionals and subject matter experts are loyal to the mission first and never to DynCorp and the mythical five (5) points of its star. Many of the professional workforce (retired O-6 and E-9) won't put DynCorp on their resumes. The operations/business management (who live on the overhead of the professionals) are inept, unconcerned, and surly. I was personally left stranded at Kabul airport for three hours, my Interpreter lost a day's worth of pay, and one of the business office personnel was told not to input an Interpreter's pay because it was five (5) minutes late and off the clock. (This particular interpreter was working in Southern Afghanistan and there were network connectivity issues....he only gets paid once per month). Attrition is running approximately 30%...a completely tragic and avoidable situation.

    Advice to Management

    Live up to the DynCorp star. Stop underbidding projects and pay your talent more. Learn your employees' names and don't force your valuable people to live in inhumane conditions with unvetted TCNs.


  9. "Great pay, but prepare to have skin the thickness of kevlar, in order to deal with morons and management"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Logistics Coordinator in Lashkar Gāh (Afghanistan)
    Former Employee - Logistics Coordinator in Lashkar Gāh (Afghanistan)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay
    Working with US and foreign military

    Cons

    Working 84 hours a week
    Working in dangerous places of the world, such as Afghanistan
    Management without the actual management experience, fired or transferred from other companies/locations, demoralizing the crew.
    Extremely beurocratic way of doing things.
    Promotion based uniformly on who you know and what friends you have - merit is at the bottom of the list.
    Hiring of unqualified/inexperienced crew, who through connections and intimidation reach management positions.
    Lots of harrassment and downrite racist behaviour towards racial and ethnic groups.

    Advice to Management

    Management in KBR brought the company down, and now they have all transferred to DynCorp.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Horrible Company. After two years, I am only glad that the paychecks come on time."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Air Traffic Controller in Kabul (Afghanistan)
    Former Employee - Air Traffic Controller in Kabul (Afghanistan)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I've never had any pay issues.
    THe company pays to get you into and out of theater.

    Cons

    Local management is often incompetent. Site leaders seem to rise to leadership through attrition rather than any qualifications or skills. Site leaders are often not qualified and use poor leadership techniques (e.g. micromanagement) to hang onto their positions and enforce rules that often seem arbitrary.

    Contract bidders underbid highly skilled, technical positions (Air Traffic Control) and overbid support positions (Airfield Operations), resulting in the former being paid at a higher rate than the latter. Moreover, the low pay results in a disproportionate number of marginally or un-qualified personnel on contract, or personnel who have difficulty getting jobs in the US because of undesirable personality traits.

    Redundancy at all levels. Training documents must be reproduced for each level because operations at varying levels are not effectively communicating with each other. Certifications that are not pertinent to positions are copied and kept on file by the company.

    The benefits package is weak, especially for a multimillion-dollar corporation with over 100,000 employees.

    Advice to Management

    Do a better job of vetting site leadership. Ensure that pay scales are congruent with industry norms (Air traffic Controllers with DI make an average of 30k below industry norms).


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