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McDermott Reviews

Updated October 14, 2014
Updated October 14, 2014
74 Reviews
3.2
74 Reviews
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McDermott President, CEO, and Director; President and CEO, J. Ray McDermott, S.A. Stephen M. (Steve) Johnson
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good pay, nice people to work with (in 3 reviews)

  • Some great people to work with but unfortunately they are becoming fewer (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Bonus's are non existent unless you're upper management (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    I have been under utilized for my experience.

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

    I have been working at McDermott full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I would like to be utilized to the maximum of my capabilities. I would enjoy having meaningful and challenging work to look forward to on a daily basis. I can bring multiple years of experience to the organization.

    Cons

    I do not forsee any challenges with the exception of not being able to travel or go offshore.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I am well versed in the offshore industry from installation companies to engineering firms.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor Management & Leadership

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McDermott

    Pros

    Average Benefits, Different Benefits for Directors and above

    Cons

    Poor Management & Leadership, Low Moral Across Entire Company, Lack of Appreciation show to workforce

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show some leadership and hire management that have basic management skills.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Downhill Quickly

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

    I have been working at McDermott full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    McDermott used to be a great place to work. They treated the employees very good and people wanted to work hard, they took pride in working for this company.

    Cons

    Benefits have been reduced. Bonus's are non existent unless you're upper management. Management doesn't listen to the engineers that do the work, causing much waste. Turnover is getting extremely high. Upper management only cares about themselves.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try listening to the workers more. Also by not offering better benefits your losing the cream of the crop. Which will drive McDermott into the ground eventually.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    A mis-managed design firm.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate in Greenwood Village, Arapahoe, CO
    Former Employee - Associate in Greenwood Village, Arapahoe, CO

    I worked at McDermott

    Pros

    my coworkers were wonderful, i had lots of exposure to local government agencies, i had lots of exposure to local contractors

    Cons

    they mislead me when hired regarding advancement and salary. they gave me a raise and had to rescind it within a month due to mismanaged funds.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    support the talent in your organization and be open about the company's situation before dire decisions are made. trust your employees to do what they do best.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    EPC modelled on the Public Service

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Perth, Western Australia (Australia)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Perth, Western Australia (Australia)

    I worked at McDermott full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Remuneration is good but not great business is technically driven so if you have technical related skills you will be part of the committee the drives the agenda every other discipline is subservient to engineering

    Cons

    Leadership behave like public servants (Yes Prime Minister) and get into positions through length of tenure - Asian / European culture clash - the one reinforces a strict hierarchical culture which to the other considers to be out-dated. If one were to list the characteristics of a negative unproductive culture MDR would tick 80% of the box's.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut the red tape designed to dilute individual accountability, conduct a top top to bottom review of process's and procedures and develop a culture of empowerment & accountability.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Zero loyalty, high staff turnover, silo organisation, bogged down in procedure

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Manager in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at McDermott full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Use this company to gain experience.
    Some great people to work with but unfortunately they are becoming fewer

    Cons

    Extremely silo oriented organisation with poor cross communication, one gets the feel staff are protecting their own departments and jobs rather than working for the greater good of the company. Heavy internal administration and procedures cause increases in schedules and costs but you are a good boy if you follow the procedure and not what is best for the jopb at hand.

    Recent poor project delivery, which seems to continue, various forays into markets they do not understand, boats, engineering and now lets see what happens to subsea.

    Absolutely no loyalty and will hire and fire at will. Tis has caused consternation amongst th eworkforce.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    see my cons section...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    the worst mistake i made in my life, but meet great people in the cities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer

    I have been working at McDermott

    Pros

    give relocation package
    no growth
    very politic

    Cons

    the worst place to start a career
    not good for black or diversity
    don't help w/ education growth
    Lie company
    look for them self only

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    start looking into the lower department

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Besoin de rattraper le niveau need to catch up

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Ingénieur structurel in Villié-Morgon (France)
    Former Employee - Ingénieur structurel in Villié-Morgon (France)

    I worked at McDermott as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    C'est une grande famille. Tout le monde est proche.

    It's a big family. Everybody is close to each other.

    Cons

    Loin derrière d'autres EPCI. Besoin de rattraper le niveau.

    It's far behind of other EPCI company. Need to catch up.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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