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"Great Overseas Opportunities"

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Former Employee - Assistant Site Manager in Lashkar Rāh (Afghanistan)
Former Employee - Assistant Site Manager in Lashkar Rāh (Afghanistan)
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Good focus on ethics; great overseas opportunities, pay is excellent

Cons

Contracts differ, but LOGCAP was 7 days a week, 12 hours a day in very austere conditions.

Advice to Management

Continue the ethics focus - the DI Star is a great tool. Upper management needs to actually live it, though. I saw multiple examples of when it came down to doing the right thing versus looking good (either for an individual or for the company), reputation (i.e. looking good) trumped fairness (doing the right thing for a subordinate).

Other Employee Reviews for DynCorp International

  1. "Same as any other overseas contractor out there, lots of politics and many employees there for the paycheck only."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Carpenter Foreman in Kandahar (Iran)
    Former Contractor - Carpenter Foreman in Kandahar (Iran)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast, easy money. Great position to be in to pay off loans and debts. Important to remember, do you one-year contract and go home.

    Cons

    Far from home and family. Some of the loneliest days and nights that I have spent.

    Advice to Management

    Visit your employees more often to make sure that they are doing what they are being paid to do.


  2. "A huge disappointment."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Air Traffic Controller
    Current Employee - Air Traffic Controller
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


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