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McDermott Reviews

Updated December 12, 2014
Updated December 12, 2014
73 Reviews
3.2
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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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Used to be a great company

    • 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 3 years)

    Pros

    Past projects
    A very few supervisors with great technical knowledge

    Cons

    A lot. First, a short sighted decision to layoff conventional engineering.
    Laid off people who were working for 30 years and more, who are supposed to be the face of the company.
    Once used to be innovative, but not now. Atleast, not in Houston.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The best way to get better quarterky results is to do innvoative, challenging and profitable projects. Not closing offices. At this rate only upper management will stay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good learning experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at McDermott as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Location - Energy Corridor best area of town. Going through restructuring, but should come through okay. Employs various cultures, very friendly.

    Cons

    Disorganized. Management could work harder to unify the groups. Need more team building.

  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    It was a nice company to work for hard work and dedication.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Receptionist in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Receptionist in Washington, DC

    I have been working at McDermott full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    My co-workers were very nice

    Cons

    Benefits has been reduced. Bonus's are non existent unless you're upper manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management only care about themselves.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great opportunitys if the management can get their act together

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

    I worked at McDermott full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful employees, great knowledge base for those who want to get industry experience

    Cons

    Some of the worst upper management I have seen - way to political for my taste, not enough clear direction

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a plan and stick with it - encourage your staff to do their job instead of being afraid to loose it

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Good people bad management

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

    I worked at McDermott full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Some fantastic people to work with.

    Cons

    Executive level decisions have crippling effects on production

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean House

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Working at McDermott in the many positions I held taught me how to be versitile and multi task.

    Current Employee - Logistics and Trade Compliance Specialist in Morgan City, LA
    Current Employee - Logistics and Trade Compliance Specialist in Morgan City, LA

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

    Pros

    I was able to work flexible hours and learned many different job duties in my 23 years of services.

    Cons

    Decisions are sometimes made without input from experienced and knowledgable employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit hiring and trusting the word of an outsider. Go to the actual workers for their advise and opinions and react on their ideas or comments not someone who hasn't worked for the company longer than 15 years.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    The skinny on McDermott

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cost Estimate in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Cost Estimate in Houston, TX

    I have been working at McDermott

    Pros

    good job selections and the chance to work in exciting places. the client list is great and there are exciting opportunities.

    Cons

    the salaries could be better, but benefits are ok. i have worked in better places, but i have also worked in worse places. the use of cubicles is not to everybodys liking, but the we are coping for the moment. I think they may be building a new building soon to help with all of this.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    upgrade your equipment and make it competitive with other companies out there

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Project Engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McDermott full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good. Competitive salary comapred to other oil & gas contracting companies

    Cons

    Hire & Fire. You are not sure when will you lose your job??

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nil

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    Good company, good working culture, good working situation

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Construction and Structural Engineer in Batam Centre (Indonesia)
    Current Employee - Construction and Structural Engineer in Batam Centre (Indonesia)

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

    Pros

    Outstanding chance to grow your ability and creativity
    Outstanding team work culture

    Cons

    interesting operation that challenge every engineer to be crative

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    good & bad... the company should consider past experiences and try to keep employees..

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

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

    Pros

    good learning opportunity
    good life other than insecurity of job

    Cons

    need to play politics to grow
    collegues can be weird sometimes due to company policies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    consider your employees importantshould
    consider qualifications and degree, dont put an post graduate engineer under diploma holder of same age

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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