Dril-Quip
2.7 of 5 22 reviews
www.dril-quip.com Houston, TX 1000 to 5000 Employees

Dril-Quip Reviews

Updated Jul 8, 2014
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2.7 22 reviews

                             

62% Approve of the CEO

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Blake T. DeBerry

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47% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Get your experience and GET OUT!!!

    Design Engineer (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsIf you are looking for a starter job to grow your knowledge and experience, you are at the right place

    Consthey will start you off with a fantastic offer right out of school, even comparable to what oil companies offer, but promotions, raises, and recognition's don't happen often. You will notice soon management plays FAVORITISM.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWhy bother?

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Perspective of one who cared!

    Labor/A Number (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsNo matter where you go in the manufacturing areas of Dril-Quip you will find a vast variety of great people, all of which have tremendous amounts of talent, talent brought froth from vast backgrounds of education and experience. All willing to teach and be taught. With proper management on the manufacturing level this COULD/WOULD be a awesome place. .

    ConsManagement (Manufacturing/Houston) is not equal opportunity based, they play the one sided system of who can benefit me, make me look good and basically feed their ego. Older management doesn't share knowledge for the future, they hold back with thoughts of being a vital part, never releasing or adapting with the times or technology. Example IT department is still so far behind, no open internet for research, USB Ports and CDs drives are block. Smaller companies have better systems. Management puts to much emphasis on degrees from accredited schools than what a person is truly capable of, making position changes almost impossible.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSr Management (Mr President ) walk out that door once in a while and talk to you greatest assets, YOUR CORE PEOPLE, "The Blue Collar Workers". Leave the white collars behind, offer them the workers complete security against retribution from all management and you will be surprised. Surprised with the talent you already have, people held back by the old school management of bulling and favoritism. Sr Management also in regards to the policy of degrees from accredited schools, yes in deed a degree does indicate one's ability to learn. However we must not forget that the education learned is only a foundation to which one chooses to build on, and the accredited degree doesn't necessarily indicate how strong the foundation or structure is that was built by the recipient.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Learned a lot about sub sea oil well equipment good salary progression.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsHealth benefit`s good , salary reviews good ample time given to complete work orders.
    Work orders more often then not come complete with material and component parts to complete entire job from start to finish.

    ConsLack of reprimand for non - productive personnel , tardiness and absenteeism`s.
    Department lead persons do not work together very well on joint projects. Suggestions or experienced advice not expected nor appreciated by supervisors or lead men.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeeds to be more involved in every day occurrences and situations with personnel and day to day issues.
    Communication skills poor with lower management and personnel on the floor.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    More job than career

    Design Engineer (Former Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsLots of responsibility early on, so decent place to start a career. Fairly steady and predictable workload with fewer layoffs than competitors. Great place to learn about their specialty equipment.

    ConsLack of innovation or opportunities to learn. High turnover rate, especially among engineers. Poor moral, where most employees don't feel particularly valued or engaged. Few prospects for advancement or lateral movement.

    Advice to Senior ManagementUpgrade your software and IT systems. Possibly promote from within. For example, most designers can handle basic engineering and testing tasks. Find ways to challenge or engage employees (variety of projects, R&D, lateral movement, etc.).

    That being said, the common complaints about the office culture have been around awhile, yet the company is still very profitable. Thus, little reason to expect changes.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsNever a lack of work, competent people, teamwork within the plant

    ConsSalaried employees work well over 40 hours per week with no additional compensation; work hours are VERY strict, including lunch; no internet access; have to get special permission to send/receive emails from outside the company; no chance to keep up with CU's for professional certifications

    Advice to Senior ManagementMove management practices from the 1950's to the 2000's

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    no more than fair

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosa lot of overtime if you want

    Consold school. no contemporary technology or managing.

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    Needs to focus on employee relations

    Office (Former Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsEasy jobs, good location, successful company, clean shop, beautiful admin building

    ConsUnderpay employees by several dollars an hour. Have many mid-level managers who are old and have been there too long. Lazy and sly. Employees feel trapped and scared to say anything. Back-stabbing is rampant. Spies everywhere. Cameras everywhere. No use to go to HR with anything, they ignore the issues.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay attention to salaries and good employees. Watch your mid/upper level managers who've been there a long time, they are hiding things from you. Realize most employees are very unhappy.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    a tough company to work with

    Design Engineer (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    Prosstrong technical capabilities, efficient managment

    Conspush employees too hard, require everyone does overtime without pay

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Look here for a comfortable, long-term work opportunity

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Pros- Good people
    - Depending on the group you work in, the work can be very challenging
    - New Facilities, engineers get offices as a matter of policy
    - There seem to be plenty of opportunities, especially for younger engineers

    Cons- Employee policies can be frustrating at times
    - As a smaller company, they are frequently unable to match certain benefits offered by larger competitors

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    Most Valuable Engineering Experience in the Industry

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsThe best, hands-on, well-rounded, engineering experience to be found in the industry.
    Expansive, vertically integrated manufacturing facility is on-site at the global headquarters, which provides valuable experience to engineers and allows for rapid turn-around times when required.
    Company has been and continues to make benefit improvements.
    Small Company Feel allows for a strong sense of personal value and achievement.

    ConsSenior Management has been implementing significant improvements to company culture and work/life balance, but is unwilling to entertain a flex-40 or 10-80 schedule of any kind.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to improve benefits and training program developments to retain more employees over time.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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