Dril-Quip Reviews

Updated May 28, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    No female managers

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dril-Quip

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good hours
    And that's it really

    Cons

    Sexist, old boys club, salaries are nowhere near market


  2. Helpful (2)

    Less than adequate

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at Dril-Quip full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Salary was good, but that's how they get you.

    Cons

    Medical and dental are not good, I was forced to pay for a surgery out of pocket, they said it was a preexisting condition but I didn't have the illness until working there for a year.
    401k matching is vested, you have to work there for 5 years before they match the full amount.
    Managers are unqualified and do not know what they want, will not take advice.
    You will perform the same tasks 4, 5, 6, etc times because managers do not have the experience to know what they want, you give them what they ask for and they don't like it.
    Employees and managers more likely to yell than fix problems.
    Shop unable to perform simple tasks in a timely manner creating continual backlogs.

    Advice to Management

    Spend the time to research problems, perform root cause analysis, fix the problems.


  3. Helpful (5)

    Win some lose some..

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Department Assistant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Department Assistant in Houston, TX

    I worked at Dril-Quip

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work is there.
    Nice Facility
    Benefits are good.
    Decent 401K
    Some of the good people are there.
    You get experience to learn.

    Cons

    Parking
    Low Morale
    No ENTHUSIASM
    NO middle management seminars.
    Some should retire out with gracefulness.
    Stuck in the 80's.
    NEED better communication within dept.
    Veteran employees need to let management manage.
    HR needs updating procedures.
    need team work classes.
    Gossip less.
    be interactive
    HELP employees encourage them.

    Advice to Management

    Step outside and see your departments.
    Encourage them get involved.
    Read up on other companies employee help programs. Do some Change!!!


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  5. Helpful (5)

    Abusive

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at Dril-Quip full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Steady, could become a long running "job". Decent pay and some perks for management, depending on level. Very nice buildings and offices. They take great pride in their facilities management.

    Cons

    Too much to say here. Culture is the problem with this company. Abusive and borderline bullying from many tenured managers. "My way, or the high-way" attitude. Many managers take great pride in themselves for making you feel small and inferior. Best to keep your mouth shut around some. You will actually be cursed out by a few, don't bother with HR, they are told not to do anything about it. Non-diverse culture, no minorities or females above a lead status.

    Advice to Management

    You have a great company with lots of opportunities to improve. Rebuild the culture from the old draconian style of management. Implement Lean and 5S awareness. You also lose millions in scrap and NCR. Perform a DMAICS now and then.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Get your experience and leave

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mazak Operator in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Mazak Operator in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Dril-Quip full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    started with very little experience and by the time I left I was capable of running half the shop. Great insurance.

    Cons

    Management plays heavy favoritism, and the only way to move up is to be there years or nepotism. New night shift supervisor was promoted because his brother is daytime supervisor.

    Advice to Management

    Acknowledge those who are getting their orders out, stop worrying so much about production percentage and worry more about ncr per person. Keep pay comparable to companies your size.


  7. Helpful (4)

    Great place for a JOB; Not a good place for a career

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at Dril-Quip full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Health benefits are good; salary progression OK; addition of employee activities is EXCELLENT.

    Cons

    Career growth not likely unless you have YEARS of experience; 401-K company contribution not in line with other companies in the industry. Lack of reprimand for office bullying; Lack of employee recognition for a job well-done.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to the true trouble-makers in the company; too much favoritism and back-stabbing going on. Great employees leave your company because management refuses to acknowledge and properly address these issues.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Perspective of one who cared!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Labor/A Number in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Labor/A Number in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Dril-Quip full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    No matter where you go in the manufacturing areas of Dril-Quip you will find a vast variety of great people, all of which have tremendous amounts of talent, talent brought froth from vast backgrounds of education and experience. All willing to teach and be taught. With proper management on the manufacturing level this COULD/WOULD be a awesome place. .

    Cons

    Management (Manufacturing/Houston) is not equal opportunity based, they play the one sided system of who can benefit me, make me look good and basically feed their ego. Older management doesn't share knowledge for the future, they hold back with thoughts of being a vital part, never releasing or adapting with the times or technology. Example IT department is still so far behind, no open internet for research, USB Ports and CDs drives are block. Smaller companies have better systems. Management puts to much emphasis on degrees from accredited schools than what a person is truly capable of, making position changes almost impossible.

    Advice to Management

    Sr Management (Mr President ) walk out that door once in a while and talk to you greatest assets, YOUR CORE PEOPLE, "The Blue Collar Workers". Leave the white collars behind, offer them the workers complete security against retribution from all management and you will be surprised. Surprised with the talent you already have, people held back by the old school management of bulling and favoritism. Sr Management also in regards to the policy of degrees from accredited schools, yes in deed a degree does indicate one's ability to learn. However we must not forget that the education learned is only a foundation to which one chooses to build on, and the accredited degree doesn't necessarily indicate how strong the foundation or structure is that was built by the recipient.


  9. Helpful (2)

    More job than career

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Houston, TX

    I worked at Dril-Quip full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of responsibility early on, so decent place to start a career. Fairly steady and predictable workload with fewer layoffs than competitors. Great place to learn about their specialty equipment.

    Cons

    Lack of innovation or opportunities to learn. High turnover rate, especially among engineers. Poor moral, where most employees don't feel particularly valued or engaged. Few prospects for advancement or lateral movement.

    Advice to Management

    Upgrade your software and IT systems. Possibly promote from within. For example, most designers can handle basic engineering and testing tasks. Find ways to challenge or engage employees (variety of projects, R&D, lateral movement, etc.).

    That being said, the common complaints about the office culture have been around awhile, yet the company is still very profitable. Thus, little reason to expect changes.


  10. Helpful (4)

    Current Professional Employee

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Dril-Quip full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Never a lack of work, competent people, teamwork within the plant

    Cons

    Salaried employees work well over 40 hours per week with no additional compensation; work hours are VERY strict, including lunch; no internet access; have to get special permission to send/receive emails from outside the company; no chance to keep up with CU's for professional certifications

    Advice to Management

    Move management practices from the 1950's to the 2000's


  11. Helpful (1)

    a tough company to work with

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Dril-Quip full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    strong technical capabilities, efficient managment

    Cons

    push employees too hard, require everyone does overtime without pay



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