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McDermott Reviews

Updated December 22, 2014
Updated December 22, 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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26 Ratings

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.  

    Good company to work for.

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

    I have been working at McDermott

    Pros

    Great knowledgeable coworkers that work as team and help each others when needed, the salary is pretty good too.

    Cons

    Last year a lot of people with extensive years of experience for laid off, a lot of uncertainties especially since the stock went down pretty low. Immediate manager tries to micro manage which already drove a couple of good people out. The benefits could be a little better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't try to micro manage people and try to hold on to the remaining experienced people you have.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great experience. would work there again

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

    I worked at McDermott full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people and very multinational. Great benefits and good work-life balance.

    Cons

    Assignments are very long. This might be good for some people but not for those who continuously want new challenges.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 McDermott full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    McDermott breeds loyalty and there are some wonderful people that work here. Pay is at or above market and they provide opportunities to work abroad.

    Cons

    It's a project-oriented company, so when projects are up, things are great. When projects slow down, well, things are not so great.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good place to start

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

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

    Pros

    9/80 work schedule, friendly people

    Cons

    always playing "catch-up" with the tier one companies such as Technip and Subsea7

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Add a budget for team building exercises

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good Management

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

    I worked at McDermott full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    My manager was awesome. Enjoyed working for him. Work was challenging

    Cons

    Brought in new C-level management and changed things. Last I heard, they took away the yearly bonuses and no merit raises for the 1st time were given out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more open and communicate with your teams

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    In the world of engineering, seemed like a pretty fair employer. Have to weather the ups and downs of business cycles.

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

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

    Pros

    The people I worked with were all good, the working hours decent, and expectations reasonable while allowing for new challenges. Pay was fair.

    Cons

    Location only convenient at HQ if you live in west part of Houston. Traffic all around the area petty heavy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more open to offering new opportunities to current employees before laying off.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Fulfilling, but short. They closed down before I could reap the full benefits.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in Amelia, LA
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in Amelia, LA

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

    Pros

    Tight, family-oriented atmosphere with lots of room to grow!

    Cons

    Fast pace and lots of meetings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember where you came from.....dint forget about the people that helped you get where you are today.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Once a vibrant place

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

    I worked at McDermott as a contractor (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Sound Conventional Oil and Gas construction & engineering. Good clients to work with

    Cons

    Not aggressive for bidding on new work. Change in direction left many out of work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the people you entrust with day-to-day operations

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work, great people to work with.

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

    I have been working at McDermott

    Pros

    Middle management is engaged and very supportive of what is happening in the trenches. The environment is pretty laid back. I really enjoy the atmosphere.

    Cons

    The benifits have been cut back due to the economy and spinning off Babcok & Wilcox just over a year ago. International travel policies have changed forthe worse. Flying 15 to 24 hours in economy for bussiness travel is unproductive.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Very good company to work with!

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

    I have been working at McDermott

    Pros

    Multi talented workforce
    Multi cultural
    Relatively small company therefore everyone gets a good chance to grow within the organization

    Cons

    Sometimes you feel overworked with not enough help available.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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