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What do you think -- is this company going to survive and thrive? Are they looking to expand their staff, or do you think layoffs are inevitable?

How does DynCorp International Inc stack up against the competition?

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Anonymous Female in Fort Worth, Texas

80 months ago

I imagine DynCorp will survive, but I don't know about the thriving part. A company cannot treat their employees the way DynCorp does and expect the company to thrive, but I am sure it will get by.

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Tablerock in Boise, Idaho

80 months ago

I've recently applied for 3 positions with DynCorp. I received the automated response but that is it. I successfully performed these positions while in the military and I am definitely qualified. How long does it usually take before receiving a real response? Does anyone have any tips or information for the application process at DynCorp?

Thanks

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Tablerock in Boise, Idaho

80 months ago

OK, thanks! I'll give them a shout tomorrow. While on their website I noticed 24 pages of available positions. Doing the math, their seems to be around 700 vacancies. Can this really be true or are these just perpetual listings due to constant overseas turnover?

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Tablerock in Boise, Idaho

80 months ago

OK, just wondering. Nice chatting with you and thanks again! I'll post if I learn something new.

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jordan golden in douglasville, Georgia

68 months ago

is dyncorp going to hiring soon or are hiring any time soon in kuwait. i applied for electrician back in early febuary but no response yet.

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kee Hall in Houston, Texas

63 months ago

ok can anyone help I applied for a position on 8/3/09 for the LOGCAP iv project in Afghanistan. I have prior overseas experience with KBR LOGCAP III and my current job title is the same position I applied for with Dyncorp. I got a call back from the recruiter on 8/5/09 did phone interview screening believe went pretty well skills and credentials came to fit job description very well. She then said she will now turn my profile over to hiring managers for position but now it has been 2weeks tomorrow. I keep in touch with the recruiter weekly and still she hasn't even heard anything bacl on the status. What is going on and what is the hold up? They are using a different approach than KBR's hiring process so I'm kind of worried. Does it usually take this long for approval?

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Carl Ballow in Baqubah, Iraq

61 months ago

kee Hall in Houston, Texas said: ok can anyone help I applied for a position on 8/3/09 for the LOGCAP iv project in Afghanistan. I have prior overseas experience with KBR LOGCAP III and my current job title is the same position I applied for with Dyncorp. I got a call back from the recruiter on 8/5/09 did phone interview screening believe went pretty well skills and credentials came to fit job description very well. She then said she will now turn my profile over to hiring managers for position but now it has been 2weeks tomorrow. I keep in touch with the recruiter weekly and still she hasn't even heard anything bacl on the status. What is going on and what is the hold up? They are using a different approach than KBR's hiring process so I'm kind of worried. Does it usually take this long for approval?

I am not sure when I applied but it seems like forever ago It was so long ago that I had just given up and then about 5 days ago I got a call offering the job and I am flying to Ft. Worth on the 25th of october so I guess they are just hiring as the positions come open they just recently secured the contract in Southern Afghanistan and I believe that they are still in the transition phase of things.

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kee Hall in Houston, Texas

61 months ago

Carl Ballow in Baqubah, Iraq said: I am not sure when I applied but it seems like forever ago It was so long ago that I had just given up and then about 5 days ago I got a call offering the job and I am flying to Ft. Worth on the 25th of october so I guess they are just hiring as the positions come open they just recently secured the contract in Southern Afghanistan and I believe that they are still in the transition phase of things.

That's great to here that you;re flying in on October 25th. I actually got on with the company 9/9/2009 as a Document Control Specialist. I'm in Fort Worth as I type this message. I'm schedule to fly out to kandahar on Wednesday 9/30/2009. They are processing really slow and there hiring process is way different from KBR's I might add. Well be sure to have a lot of extra money when you get here because the company makes everyone pay for things up front and then you do create a expense report of all your receipts before you fly out. Other than that good luck! Do you know where you are going too?

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Carl Ballow in Baqubah, Iraq

61 months ago

kee Hall in Houston, Texas said: That's great to here that you;re flying in on October 25th. I actually got on with the company 9/9/2009 as a Document Control Specialist. I'm in Fort Worth as I type this message. I'm schedule to fly out to kandahar on Wednesday 9/30/2009. They are processing really slow and there hiring process is way different from KBR's I might add. Well be sure to have a lot of extra money when you get here because the company makes everyone pay for things up front and then you do create a expense report of all your receipts before you fly out. Other than that good luck! Do you know where you are going too?

I am excited to go but I am a little worried about the whole process I have turned in a lot of paperwork and everything is set. You say that you have to pay for everything up front such as what. I have tried to ask the recriter but I haven't gotten any answers yet. What types of things do we have to pay for? Meals Lodging Etc.

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kee Hall in Houston, Texas

61 months ago

well just the hotel deposit fee of 150.00 which you get back once you check out your hotel. They give you a per diem of 44.00 a day and you get 10.00 for breakfast, 12.00 for lunch, and 22.00 for dinner. If you buy anything on the menu that is over those price range then you will have to pay the extra from your hotel deposit. It's not that bad actually, i'm still here waiting to get my cac card so it looks as if I will be here up until Wednesday.

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Carl Ballow in Baqubah, Iraq

61 months ago

kee Hall in Houston, Texas said: well just the hotel deposit fee of 150.00 which you get back once you check out your hotel. They give you a per diem of 44.00 a day and you get 10.00 for breakfast, 12.00 for lunch, and 22.00 for dinner. If you buy anything on the menu that is over those price range then you will have to pay the extra from your hotel deposit. It's not that bad actually, i'm still here waiting to get my cac card so it looks as if I will be here up until Wednesday.

What hotel do you stay at during processing and is it all crazy times like the last company I worked for such as starting classes and stuff at 5:00am and staying until 7:00pm everyday sitting through a bunch of boring briefings and power point presentations.

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kee Hall in Houston, Texas

61 months ago

You will be placed at the Marriot in Fort Worth, TX, the processing classes are only two days. They process much different from KBR, you only have two training courses to take. One is 1st Aid training and one is IED training. Both are conducted in one day, you only have a total of 5 days in processing if everything goes well. I'm deploying today at 2:00pm Fort Worth time so I will be out of reach for the next couple of days. Good Luck!

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Tiff B in Houston, Texas

61 months ago

kee Hall in Houston, Texas said: You will be placed at the Marriot in Fort Worth, TX, the processing classes are only two days. They process much different from KBR, you only have two training courses to take. One is 1st Aid training and one is IED training. Both are conducted in one day, you only have a total of 5 days in processing if everything goes well. I'm deploying today at 2:00pm Fort Worth time so I will be out of reach for the next couple of days. Good Luck!

Hey,good luck! Im just starting my journey of weaving through all the INACTION. trying kbr. but perhaps i need to try dynco. I'll do that first thing tomorrow. curious. Im a truck driver. Could u tell from orientation if they were hiring drivers. and about how much? Document control specialist? what do those type of jobs pay? thanks a lot and appreciate any info. Take care and hope you had a good journey. :-)

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Tiff B in Houston, Texas

61 months ago

Carl Ballow in Baqubah, Iraq said: What hotel do you stay at during processing and is it all crazy times like the last company I worked for such as starting classes and stuff at 5:00am and staying until 7:00pm everyday sitting through a bunch of boring briefings and power point presentations.

Hey there. I'm trying to get to where you're headed :-) I obviously could use some help on figuring out eactly whats going on. I'm a truck driver and a little scared because i know we go off base and afghanastan is not as stable as iraq. what do the regular positions inside the base start with? thanks a bunch. take care

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Carl Ballow in Baqubah, Iraq

61 months ago

Tiff B in Houston, Texas said: Hey there. I'm trying to get to where you're headed :-) I obviously could use some help on figuring out eactly whats going on. I'm a truck driver and a little scared because i know we go off base and afghanastan is not as stable as iraq. what do the regular positions inside the base start with? thanks a bunch. take care

Tiff B I am not sure as I am currently in the transition phase of the whole deal I worked for KBR for 2 years and I am currently in Dubai on my way home to begin processing with Dyncorp on the 25th once I get through the processing and actually get my boots back on the ground I will post on here and give everyone as much information as i can until then best of luck to you all and I hope to see you all over in theater.

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adomoha in Apo

61 months ago

Hi there. Pardon me in advance for chipping in but since you got a position with dyncorp, do you think you could assist me too? i will appreciate it alot. I am currently working with KBR and have worked with KBR for the past year and a half. I have been applying for different positions at Dyncorp ever since 2007 but i guess i havent been lucky. Could you assist me with the recruiter who took you in or recommend me directly??
As i said before, i'll appreciate it alot and i would like to thank you in advance.

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Laurel T in Huachuca City, Arizona

61 months ago

Does anybody have a specific timeline on how the inprocessing goes. I am waiting for information back but have not recieved anything yet. Wanting to know so I can better prepare what I need to do. From what I am reading you inproces and leave quickly. I was given a date of Nov 1st for inprocessing.

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LA Bayou Girl in Louisiana

61 months ago

Carl, I am not sure if you remember me or not but we corresponded some from the KBR board. My husband is also interested in Dyncorp. We have spoken directly with a recruiter this morning just not in the right department and she asked for us to forward his resume directly to her. She said she would make sure it got into the right hands. We are actively searching for employment in the LOGCAP Project. Do you have any other suggestions at this point that we might try?? Or is there anyone else out there that may be of assisstance at this time?

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stuck in Arizona in Arizona

61 months ago

Where to start??? Sending resumes is not getting any response. Over 25 years international logistics/contingency planning/transportation experience.

Does age or gender factor into decisions? Just curious.

Helpful hints needed immediately. My company is closing the doors the end of the month and as I get paid a percentage of gross income, I am getting very far behind on my bills as the economy has taken a large toll on my employer.

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LA Bayou Girl in Louisiana

61 months ago

stuck in Arizona in Arizona said: Where to start??? Sending resumes is not getting any response. Over 25 years international logistics/contingency planning/transportation experience.

Does age or gender factor into decisions? Just curious.

Helpful hints needed immediately. My company is closing the doors the end of the month and as I get paid a percentage of gross income, I am getting very far behind on my bills as the economy has taken a large toll on my employer.

Don't have any helpful hints but I can feel your pain. Logistics is also my husbands field of work and we have gotten no where.

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stuck in Arizona in Arizona

61 months ago

I am really starting to think it is age AND gender. I have a 4 year degree, 2 years law school, owned an international transportation company for 18 years (perishable food imported/exported to/from overseas, distributed worldwide). I currently am the GM for a international logistics consulting/brokerage firm. I am not a kid and I am a woman. Maybe gender discrimination at its best.

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LA Bayou Girl in Louisiana

61 months ago

I don't think it is gender. My husband has lots of experience state side and also 3 years working in Iraq. He has not had a nibble either. Personally I think the problem is they are not ready to take over the contract. This is a much larger task than they imagined it to be. It will happen sooner or later. Right now we are just continuing to apply. There are lots of jobs with KBR that you might want to apply for.

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LA Bayou Girl in Louisiana

61 months ago

stuck in Arizona in Arizona said: I am really starting to think it is age AND gender. I have a 4 year degree, 2 years law school, owned an international transportation company for 18 years (perishable food imported/exported to/from overseas, distributed worldwide). I currently am the GM for a international logistics consulting/brokerage firm. I am not a kid and I am a woman. Maybe gender discrimination at its best.

Go to the KBR forum and there is a lot of information there about recruiters and such.

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jao uk in durham, United Kingdom

54 months ago

hi any one know how much truck drivers get paid for dycorp in afgan thanks joe

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steven in Tijuana, Mexico

53 months ago

hello im trying to get into dyncorp also , i got cut from fluor , it took them six months to process me , and at the last min before my cac card gets approved they say my postion is not needed anymore , has anyone here worked for fluor and if there is , do you know if dyncorp is better , beacause i see lots of postions for what i do , any advice is appreciated

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Hard N Tha Paint in killeen, Texas

53 months ago

Well in responce to the hiring process with Dyncorp you can get hired but if the recruiter doesnt have the requistion for you to get the process started then there really isnt anything he can do I got hired in March didnt get my papers till may will be leaving in 6 days to Ft.Worth Dyncorp is VERY VERY different then KBR you do everything on your own not like KBR everthing from paperwork to your medical is done before you get to Ft.worth and you also pay for everything out of pocket and then get reimbursed

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CJ8 in Heidelberg, Germany

49 months ago

Host said: What do you think -- is this company going to survive and thrive? Are they looking to expand their staff, or do you think layoffs are inevitable?

How does DynCorp International Inc stack up against the competition?

My fiance works for DynCorp International based here in Germany. I can tell you from our own personal experiences with the company that it is not worth it to take an overseas position with this company. They give you deadlines of when you are suppose to leave and make you run around like an idot to only not meet there own deadline. I don't mean by a week or two but rather by 2 months. This job has cost us a lot of time and money and so far it is not paying off. They have the guys working 7 days a week 12 hour days and not giving them any time off. On top of that the Supervisors and Mid Level Management have there own clicks, so be very careful on who you say what to cause it's like being in high school again. They promised to pay for tool reinbursements and so far it has been 5 months and we haven't seen it. They say they will pay for your first night hotel once you arrive, ya, they make the reservation for you but you have to pay so be aware to have Euro's on you. Also you are suppose to have your CAC card within the first week of employment over here. Be prepared not to have it for at least 2 months and without this you cannot get on base to work, do laundry, shop or eat. There is no leadership structure on the work floor, everyone just does there own thing and when a "Supervisor" isn't happy they only blame the workers, instead of someone blaming them for their lack of leadership skills. When my fiance first looked at this company and spoke with a recruiter and she said they needed to fill 250 positions over here, that struck me as odd. Now after being here for 5 months I understand why they have such a huge turnover rate. No management skills, the hr department drops the ball on everything and they work the guys to deat

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CJ8 in Heidelberg, Germany

49 months ago

Tablerock in Boise, Idaho said: OK, thanks! I'll give them a shout tomorrow. While on their website I noticed 24 pages of available positions. Doing the math, their seems to be around 700 vacancies. Can this really be true or are these just perpetual listings due to constant overseas turnover?

It is due to the high turnover rate, but not because of lack of skills by the employees. It is rather do to Supervisor's and Middle Managment dropping the ball and needing someone to blame. Be aware when applying with this company for an overseas position, make sure you have enough money and a back up plan to get home!

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Hvac Pro in Las Vegas, Nevada

49 months ago

CJ8 in Heidelberg, Germany said: My fiance works for DynCorp International based here in Germany. I can tell you from our own personal experiences with the company that it is not worth it to take an overseas position with this company. They give you deadlines of when you are suppose to leave and make you run around like an idot to only not meet there own deadline. I don't mean by a week or two but rather by 2 months. This job has cost us a lot of time and money and so far it is not paying off. They have the guys working 7 days a week 12 hour days and not giving them any time off. On top of that the Supervisors and Mid Level Management have there own clicks, so be very careful on who you say what to cause it's like being in high school again. They promised to pay for tool reinbursements and so far it has been 5 months and we haven't seen it. They say they will pay for your first night hotel once you arrive, ya, they make the reservation for you but you have to pay so be aware to have Euro's on you. Also you are suppose to have your CAC card within the first week of employment over here. Be prepared not to have it for at least 2 months and without this you cannot get on base to work, do laundry, shop or eat. There is no leadership structure on the work floor, everyone just does there own thing and when a "Supervisor" isn't happy they only blame the workers, instead of someone blaming them for their lack of leadership skills. When my fiance first looked at this company and spoke with a recruiter and she said they needed to fill 250 positions over here, that struck me as odd. Now after being here for 5 months I understand why they have such a huge turnover rate. No management skills, the hr department drops the ball on everything and they work the guys to deat

This Dyncorp company is the worst of them all to work for, there is so much worse than this u listed.

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Hvac Pro in Las Vegas, Nevada

49 months ago

steven in Tijuana, Mexico said: hello im trying to get into dyncorp also , i got cut from fluor , it took them six months to process me , and at the last min before my cac card gets approved they say my postion is not needed anymore , has anyone here worked for fluor and if there is , do you know if dyncorp is better , beacause i see lots of postions for what i do , any advice is appreciated

Do yourself a favor and find another log cap corp to work for , dyncorp is corrupt and evil and constantly threatening their employees with termination and harassing or bullying them..
They are very disorganized in payroll, internet, and housing is horrible, and their food is the worst ever.

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jobhunter in Keller, Texas

48 months ago

Hvac Pro in Las Vegas, Nevada said: Do yourself a favor and find another log cap corp to work for , dyncorp is corrupt and evil and constantly threatening their employees with termination and harassing or bullying them..
They are very disorganized in payroll, internet, and housing is horrible, and their food is the worst ever.

I understand your feelings but we are in this process already. One question I have is how the per diem works. Will that just be included in our check or will I get that separate somehow?

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Hvac Pro in Las Vegas, Nevada

46 months ago

jobhunter in Keller, Texas said: I understand your feelings but we are in this process already. One question I have is how the per diem works. Will that just be included in our check or will I get that separate somehow?

Just remember my feelings when your pay is short, then you will know how the per diem works... the money is less , and the Dyncorp makes it so they will get the 10% LC4 increase into their own bank , not yours. go fig.

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Desperately Seeking Employment in Springfield, Missouri

46 months ago

Hello all. I have been applying for a job overseas for a few months now to gain a position primarily in a security position. I am former military, with two deployments under my belt. On one of the deployments, I actually provided security for one of the companies that I am applying for, even had some close calls a time or two in the process. After my last deployment, I came back and finished my associates, but am currently out of the military, and looking to pay off some student loans and other debt. I am in the process of seeking new residence, having a new child on the way, and needing to buy a new vehicle to accomidate my large family. This job is not just a want, but an actual need. If someone could help me in my search, or even do a referral, me and my family would greatly and genuinely appreciate it. For any further questions, comments, concerns, or help, feel free to email me at jgh982@gmail.com. Thank you for your time.

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sel in Blue Springs, Missouri

36 months ago

Host said: What do you think -- is this company going to survive and thrive? Are they looking to expand their staff, or do you think layoffs are inevitable?

How does DynCorp International Inc stack up against the competition?

I suggest you read the book "The Whistleblower" by Kathryn Bolkovac?

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