DynCorp International - Horrible Company. After two years, I am only glad that the paychecks come on time. | Glassdoor
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"Horrible Company. After two years, I am only glad that the paychecks come on time."

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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).

Other Employee Reviews for DynCorp International

  1. "A good experience"

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    Former Contractor - Aviation Site Supervisor in Gardēz (Afghanistan)
    Former Contractor - Aviation Site Supervisor in Gardēz (Afghanistan)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at DynCorp International as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits
    Good 401K and health plans

    Cons

    Management sometimes offers little support
    DynCorp seems to have the propensity to hire incompetent managers/supervisors just to fill holes

    Advice to Management

    Make sure the managers you hire can do the job AND have management experience or at least offer them training on how to treat their employees.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "HVAC MECHANIC , 21 months , best company in my life."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - HVAC Mechanic in Kabul (Afghanistan)
    Former Contractor - HVAC Mechanic in Kabul (Afghanistan)

    I worked at DynCorp International as a contractor (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Best company in my life. Everything is good, i mean food, good salary. living room, Team work. I am happy because i was employee of this company and i have wish to work for this company.

    Cons

    Company need us and we work , company pay us. If company no need us, can send back home , but with more opportunities in life.

    Advice to Management

    Give chance again to ex-employees.

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