Cameron Reviews

Updated October 28, 2014
Updated October 28, 2014
238 Reviews
3.6
238 Reviews
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Cameron President, CEO, and Director Jack B. Moore
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • good leadership; encourages continuous learning and growth; provides opportunity for advancement; good work-life balance; great benefits package (in 11 reviews)

  • Stable company with good benefits (in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • Long hours in my team and unable to get the work/life balance during the length of time I worked there (in 5 reviews)

  • Long hours/too much work that could be automated (in 8 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Quality Analsyt

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Analyst in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Quality Analyst in Oklahoma City, OK

    I have been working at Cameron full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Lots of opportunities

    Cons

    nothing negative to say for cameron

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A great career starter.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Electronics Engineering Technician in Duncan, OK
    Current Employee - Electronics Engineering Technician in Duncan, OK

    I have been working at Cameron full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The work is steady and worth while. Each day brings a new challenge, and the people around me also help strengthen my capabilities.

    Cons

    It seems to me that management is over worked which makes things tense at time. Definately not good for moral.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Room to Grow

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Global Rotational Development Program Trainee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Global Rotational Development Program Trainee in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    1. Great benefits package
    2. There are some really great teams to work with
    3. Many opportunities to try something new or to advance into another role
    4. If you are a go-getter you will learn a lot about manufacturing and oil & gas
    5. There are some exciting (hopefully positive) changes occurring in key areas of the business

    Cons

    1. HR makes it really difficult to hire the right people or get rid of the wrong people
    2. Upper management turns a blind eye to issues in key areas
    3. Management is very top heavy at the moment with many changes in the past months with very shady explanations as to why MORE upper management is needed
    4. Communication is very poor across divisions and even within divisions
    5. Right now the company seems disorganized, there are way to many areas within the divisions and not enough shared services

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Truly listen to what your employees tell you, especially the young ones. Invest more on IT because it is illogical that we are using outdated browsers and services. Put more money into your key areas not just for the customers sack but for employees (especially in Wellness). Invest in competence based training and make sure GRDPs managers truly have responsibilities for the roles they are assigned to. Do not punish employees for giving honest feedback.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Mechanical Engineer Intern

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Oklahoma City, OK

    I worked at Cameron as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Had good mentors to look up to throughout the summer. All the employees were more than willing to help me with my intern projects

    Cons

    I have no real cons to complain about. I was in OKC and thought i would would be miserable but i was totally wrong. I had a great group of interns that I was able to hangout with on the weekends and after work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    GRDP Intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - GRDP Intern
    Current Employee - GRDP Intern

    I have been working at Cameron as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Nice people, decent pay, interesting job

    Cons

    Disorganized HR, little formal review

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Especially for Interns make sure to give a formal review at the end of the internship so that we can take away not only the experience but the next step in how to grow and achieve more.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Progressive, Challenging, Growth-Oriented

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

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

    Pros

    Very positive thinking, bright individuals. Never did I feel like the smartest person in a room. People are pushing you to become better. Huge opportunities to grow within organization.

    Cons

    There is not such thing as a 9/80 here folks. It's part of the culture. They are understanding though, and do recognize when there is an emergency. They are pretty flexible.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Best For People With Degrees, Not Experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Coordinator II in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Customer Service Coordinator II in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Cameron full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The opportunities and tools accessible for learning are endless. Coworkers all feel the same so it's good to have someone to voice frustration too. Cohorts are very supportive. ANY degree will get you in the door.

    Cons

    Managment, in most cases, shouldn't be managment. 2 out of the 3 mgrs I've had did not know how to perform my job duties and were not familiar with the processes and/or procedures. Both of them had more than 7yrs of service with Cameron. Often times, I am placed in a position to train someone to do my job, and they come in making more than myself and my coworkers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Favoritism, Long work hours, Mindless people in management

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

    I have been working at Cameron full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good health insurance and free parking.

    Cons

    Time off: PTO and sick time has become consolidated. If you have been with the company for less than 3 years, you get 3 weeks of PTO/sick time.

    A lot of the people in the management positions got their positions because of who they know or because of who left. I constantly hear people discussing fantasy football in the office or talking about what they're going to eat for lunch from 9am till 11.

    Some divisions have people that are too into themselves and make corporate politics a constant issue.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider trying to keep turnover to a minimum and maybe listen to other people's ideas. Everywhere I go people tell me our business model is awful or Cameron is lacking what competitors like FMC or Schlumberger have to offer.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Disorganized

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales & Marketing Trainee/Field Service Technicin in Laceyville, PA
    Former Employee - Sales & Marketing Trainee/Field Service Technicin in Laceyville, PA

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

    Pros

    Oil field services companies have deep pockets so you get company vehicle, good health and insurance benefits and some paid expenses.

    Cons

    The training program was not structured, basically you are an apprentice and there was no planned progression, no path. You move up if a different position opened and you had the skill for that position. This led to very high turn over, people quit almost every week but it didn't matter much to the company because it really is too big to fail. Overtime hours are great, an average week I worked 80hrs! So not much family time. After being certified in on certain jobs it was concluded that my mentors had to be retrained because they didn't know what they were doing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management changed way too many times at Lacyville. If the company hopes to retain more graduates in this program it needs a better structure.

  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    It is what you make of it

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

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

    Pros

    If you have a decent manager and are entreprenurial in your mindset, you can create opportunities for yourself. You can also network and get to do a lot of different things if you put yourself out there.

    Cons

    Good ole boys club
    Few minorities (African Americans, Women) in senior leadership
    Poor Core Values
    Lack of recognition and promotional opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat all of your employees right... live and lead your core values "in real life"

    Doesn't Recommend

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