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Dril-Quip Reviews

Updated Jul 21, 2014
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2.7 23 reviews

62% Approve of the CEO

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Blake T. DeBerry

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44% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great place for a JOB; Not a good place for a career

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Houston, TX

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

    ConsCareer 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 Senior ManagementPay 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Perspective of one who cared!

    Labor/A Number (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsNo 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. .

    ConsManagement (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 Senior ManagementSr 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    More job than career

    Design Engineer (Former Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsLots 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.

    ConsLack 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 Senior ManagementUpgrade 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsNever a lack of work, competent people, teamwork within the plant

    ConsSalaried 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 Senior ManagementMove management practices from the 1950's to the 2000's

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    a tough company to work with

    Design Engineer (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    Prosstrong technical capabilities, efficient managment

    Conspush employees too hard, require everyone does overtime without pay

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great hands on experience, but with limited rewards

    Engineer (Former Employee) Houston, TX

    Pros-All engineers get a nice, spacious office
    -There is a lot of hands on experience with the design, manufacture, and testing of oil equipment products
    -Small company environment offers great interaction with coworkers

    Cons-Hours are not flexible
    -Work hours can be very demanding
    -No internet, outside emails, and PTO for the first 6 months of employment
    -Raises are very small and inconsistent with the market
    -401k benefits are low
    -Favoritism is very apparent within the company
    -Micromanagement cripples motivation to work
    -No rewards or recognition for past accomplishments, especially when designing a new product line
    -Very limited opportunities to learn new products
    -No official training programs are offered, and everything is learned by "winging it"
    -Still stuck on using archaic 2D modeling software, while competitors are using 3D modeling software
    -Very easy to get pigeonholed into repetitive work

    Advice to Senior ManagementOffer competitive pay and benefits to keep employees from leaving to competitors. Micromanage less, as it can hinder an employee's motivation to work.

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    Treat employees like children

    Engineer (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    Pros-Get a lot of responsibility from day one
    -Decent pay

    Cons-Don't allow personal cellphones at office
    -Don't allow access to personal email as well as many other websites
    -Don't allow access to internet for first 6 months of employment
    -16 week training program promised is almost nonexistent

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Small company still stuck in the 80s

    Design Engineer (Former Employee)

    Pros- Lots of things to learn first hand
    - A lot of responsibilities and input on designs
    - Job stability
    - Small company feel

    Cons- Sweat shop, non-existent employee wellbeing
    - Not enough training programs available
    - Favoritism on individuals and groups
    - Technology not on industry par
    - Reluctancy to change
    - Horrible raises

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe times are changing and the company needs to be keeping up with it, not trailing it.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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