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Good people to work with with bright young engineers but no opportunity to learn beyond your specified area of employmen

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Design Engineer  in  Houston, TX
Current Employee - Design Engineer in Houston, TX

I have been working at Dril-Quip

Pros

Great people to learn from
Good place to start your career
Great manufacturing experience
Good facilities
Good experience gained from work
Pay is good

Cons

No flexible hours
Senior management spends too much time trying to micromanage your everyday activities
Benefits a bit outdated
Preferential treatment
No leadership positions available
Titles do not mean anything unless management
Poor training program
Not consistent within the company about raises/promotions some groups give better promotions/responsibilities/pay raises

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Employ a training coordinator to properly train new engineers, learning on the job is great but sometimes there is more training required
Add flexible hours to keep and attract talented engineers
Micromanaging salary employees should be done by supervisors not senior management
Give engineers some responsibility with promotions

No opinion of CEO

Other Reviews for Dril-Quip

  1.  

    Great hands on experience, but with limited rewards

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

    I worked at Dril-Quip

    Pros

    -All engineers get a nice, spacious office
    -There is a lot of hands on experience with the design, manufacture, and testing of oil equipment products
    -Small company environment offers great interaction with coworkers

    Cons

    -Hours are not flexible
    -Work hours can be very demanding
    -No internet, outside emails, and PTO for the first 6 months of employment
    -Raises are very small and inconsistent with the market
    -401k benefits are low
    -Favoritism is very apparent within the company
    -Micromanagement cripples motivation to work
    -No rewards or recognition for past accomplishments, especially when designing a new product line
    -Very limited opportunities to learn new products
    -No official training programs are offered, and everything is learned by "winging it"
    -Still stuck on using archaic 2D modeling software, while competitors are using 3D modeling software
    -Very easy to get pigeonholed into repetitive work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer competitive pay and benefits to keep employees from leaving to competitors. Micromanage less, as it can hinder an employee's motivation to work.

    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great experience and a good place to start your career

    • 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 Dril-Quip

    Pros

    Experience, chance to travel, opporunities to move up exist readily.

    Cons

    Raises are subpar for performance level. Favoritism is prominent. Good money getting started but lackluster raises after that.

    No opinion of CEO
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