Dril-Quip Reviews

Updated September 24, 2014
Updated September 24, 2014
25 Reviews
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25 Reviews
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  1.  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Health 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.

    Cons

    Lack 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 ManagementAdvice

    Needs 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Dril-quip reminded me of Peyton Place.

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    Former Employee - Document Specialist in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Document Specialist in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Location was convenient. Benefits were decent.

    Cons

    The mandatory overtime was unnecessary, little or no appreciation shown when employee does job, shows up on time all the time and doesn't take unnecessary time off, regimented short lunch time and high school-like mentality prevalent from the shop floor to the administration building. Mid-year review was late then raise was a joke though all objectives were met or exceeded. Long walk from parking lot to facility in inclement weather.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more per hour and require fewer hours would improve morale.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Get your experience and leave

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mazak Operator in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Mazak Operator in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    started with very little experience and by the time I left I was capable of running half the shop. Great insurance.

    Cons

    Management plays heavy favoritism, and the only way to move up is to be there years or nepotism. New night shift supervisor was promoted because his brother is daytime supervisor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Acknowledge those who are getting their orders out, stop worrying so much about production percentage and worry more about ncr per person. Keep pay comparable to companies your size.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place for a JOB; Not a good place for a career

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Health benefits are good; salary progression OK; addition of employee activities is EXCELLENT.

    Cons

    Career growth not likely unless you have YEARS of experience; 401-K company contribution not in line with other companies in the industry. Lack of reprimand for office bullying; Lack of employee recognition for a job well-done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to the true trouble-makers in the company; too much favoritism and back-stabbing going on. Great employees leave your company because management refuses to acknowledge and properly address these issues.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Perspective of one who cared!

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    Current Employee - Labor/A Number in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Labor/A Number in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    No 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. .

    Cons

    Management (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 ManagementAdvice

    Sr 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 7 people found this helpful  

    Get your experience and GET OUT!!!

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    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Dril-Quip full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    they 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 ManagementAdvice

    Why bother?

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    More job than career

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    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Lots 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.

    Cons

    Lack 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 ManagementAdvice

    Upgrade 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Current Professional Employee

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Dril-Quip full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Never a lack of work, competent people, teamwork within the plant

    Cons

    Salaried 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 ManagementAdvice

    Move management practices from the 1950's to the 2000's

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    a tough company to work with

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    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Dril-Quip full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    strong technical capabilities, efficient managment

    Cons

    push employees too hard, require everyone does overtime without pay

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    no more than fair

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    a lot of overtime if you want

    Cons

    old school. no contemporary technology or managing.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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