Dril-Quip Reviews

Updated November 5, 2014
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  1. Helpful (7)

    Everyone is treated like a factory worker

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Houston, TX

    I worked at Dril-Quip full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Excellent salary and health benefits. 40-hr work week.

    Cons

    High turnover. Work environment feels like a company that's still stuck in the 1980s. Cubicles, rigid hours and very low morale.

  2. Helpful (9)

    Get your experience and GET OUT!!!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Houston, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If you are looking for a starter job to grow your knowledge and experience, you are at the right place

    Cons

    they will start you off with a fantastic offer right out of school, even comparable to what oil companies offer, but promotions, raises, and recognition's don't happen often. You will notice soon management plays FAVORITISM.

    Advice to Management

    Why bother?

  3. Helpful (1)

    Learned a lot about sub sea oil well equipment good salary progression.

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    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 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Health benefit`s good , salary reviews good ample time given to complete work orders.
    Work orders more often then not come complete with material and component parts to complete entire job from start to finish.

    Cons

    Lack of reprimand for non - productive personnel , tardiness and absenteeism`s.
    Department lead persons do not work together very well on joint projects. Suggestions or experienced advice not expected nor appreciated by supervisors or lead men.

    Advice to Management

    Needs to be more involved in every day occurrences and situations with personnel and day to day issues.
    Communication skills poor with lower management and personnel on the floor.

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  5. Helpful (2)

    no more than fair

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    a lot of overtime if you want

    Cons

    old school. no contemporary technology or managing.

  6. decent job for first several years

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Houston, TX

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

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great manufacturing experience, job stability, good work environment

    Cons

    strict on work schedule. new "flex" schedule is far from what employees actually want. benefits are lacking. little room to advance

  7. OK company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Female in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Female in Houston, TX

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

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Most employees are friendly and generally good people.

    Cons

    Salaries are below market average and no indication that the company is improving their attitude.
    Annual raises are poor (less than 3%). Raises are same for most everyone, regardless of performance.
    Hourly employees work some overtime at time and one-half. Salary employees are over-worked and under-paid.
    Too much micro management. This seems to be in every department.
    Software is outdated and the company isn't willing to change..
    Different treatment for men and women. The good 'ol boy network thrives here.
    Employee training is poor or non-existent.

    Advice to Management

    Get to know your employees and listen to what they have to say.

  8. Helpful (1)

    Good people to work with with bright young engineers but no opportunity to learn beyond your specified area of employmen

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    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Dril-Quip

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to learn from
    Good place to start your career
    Great manufacturing experience
    Good facilities
    Good experience gained from work
    Pay is good

    Cons

    No flexible hours
    Senior management spends too much time trying to micromanage your everyday activities
    Benefits a bit outdated
    Preferential treatment
    No leadership positions available
    Titles do not mean anything unless management
    Poor training program
    Not consistent within the company about raises/promotions some groups give better promotions/responsibilities/pay raises

    Advice to Management

    Employ a training coordinator to properly train new engineers, learning on the job is great but sometimes there is more training required
    Add flexible hours to keep and attract talented engineers
    Micromanaging salary employees should be done by supervisors not senior management
    Give engineers some responsibility with promotions

  9. Great experience and a good place to start your career

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Dril-Quip

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Experience, chance to travel, opporunities to move up exist readily.

    Cons

    Raises are subpar for performance level. Favoritism is prominent. Good money getting started but lackluster raises after that.

  10. Good

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dril-Quip

    Pros

    Good people to work with

    Cons

    There were a few empire builders

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