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Great hands on experience, but with limited rewards

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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

Other Reviews for Dril-Quip

  1.  

    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
  2.  

    Intersting

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

    I worked at Dril-Quip

    Pros

    The ability to work alone

    Cons

    Hard to learn all aspects of the industry

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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