McDermott Reviews

Updated July 21, 2014
Updated July 21, 2014
61 Reviews

3.3
61 Reviews
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McDermott President, CEO, and Director; President and CEO, J. Ray McDermott, S.A. Stephen M. (Steve) Johnson
Stephen M. (Steve) Johnson
23 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 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 for more than a 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
  2.  

    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 for 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
  3.  

    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 for 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
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  5.  

    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 for more than a 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
  6.  

    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 for 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
  7. 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
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    EPCI Offshore Construction

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

    I worked at McDermott

    Pros

    A lot of opportunities for engineering jobs

    Cons

    The company needs to improve management

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Up and Down

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Applications Specialist  in  Batam Centre (Indonesia)
    Current Employee - Applications Specialist in Batam Centre (Indonesia)

    I have been working at McDermott full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    We have a great team working together. It used to have a lot of internal and eksternal training.

    Cons

    If you are in the site there is not much in term of career and personal growth unless you're in Engineering.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Ideal Training Ground

    • 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

    Good Exposure for Trainees
    Benefits - well compensated initially
    Ideal for High Aspiring Canadidates

    Cons

    Life - Work Balance not appropriate
    Skewed Work Loads
    Need to be Self Driven....
    Work Skill at different ends of the spectrum

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider career plans for people and provide utmost focus for it.
    Review Work loading on people and prevent burn-out of people before it is too late.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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