McDermott

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McDermott Reviews

Updated December 22, 2014
Updated December 22, 2014
74 Reviews
3.2
74 Reviews
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McDermott President, CEO, and Director; President and CEO, J. Ray McDermott, S.A. Stephen M. (Steve) Johnson
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26 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good pay, nice people to work with (in 3 reviews)

  • Some great people to work with but unfortunately they are becoming fewer (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Bonus's are non existent unless you're upper management (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good company to work for.

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

    I have been working at McDermott

    Pros

    Great knowledgeable coworkers that work as team and help each others when needed, the salary is pretty good too.

    Cons

    Last year a lot of people with extensive years of experience for laid off, a lot of uncertainties especially since the stock went down pretty low. Immediate manager tries to micro manage which already drove a couple of good people out. The benefits could be a little better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't try to micro manage people and try to hold on to the remaining experienced people you have.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great experience. would work there again

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

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

    Pros

    Great people and very multinational. Great benefits and good work-life balance.

    Cons

    Assignments are very long. This might be good for some people but not for those who continuously want new challenges.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Used to be a great company

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

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

    Pros

    Past projects
    A very few supervisors with great technical knowledge

    Cons

    A lot. First, a short sighted decision to layoff conventional engineering.
    Laid off people who were working for 30 years and more, who are supposed to be the face of the company.
    Once used to be innovative, but not now. Atleast, not in Houston.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The best way to get better quarterky results is to do innvoative, challenging and profitable projects. Not closing offices. At this rate only upper management will stay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company to work for

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

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

    Pros

    McDermott breeds loyalty and there are some wonderful people that work here. Pay is at or above market and they provide opportunities to work abroad.

    Cons

    It's a project-oriented company, so when projects are up, things are great. When projects slow down, well, things are not so great.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    It was a nice company to work for hard work and dedication.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Receptionist in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Receptionist in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    My co-workers were very nice

    Cons

    Benefits has been reduced. Bonus's are non existent unless you're upper manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management only care about themselves.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good learning experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at McDermott as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Location - Energy Corridor best area of town. Going through restructuring, but should come through okay. Employs various cultures, very friendly.

    Cons

    Disorganized. Management could work harder to unify the groups. Need more team building.

  8.  

    I have been under utilized for my experience.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Designer Subsea in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Designer Subsea in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    I would like to be utilized to the maximum of my capabilities. I would enjoy having meaningful and challenging work to look forward to on a daily basis. I can bring multiple years of experience to the organization.

    Cons

    I do not forsee any challenges with the exception of not being able to travel or go offshore.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I am well versed in the offshore industry from installation companies to engineering firms.

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

    Good place to start

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Structural Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Associate Structural Engineer in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    9/80 work schedule, friendly people

    Cons

    always playing "catch-up" with the tier one companies such as Technip and Subsea7

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Add a budget for team building exercises

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor Management & Leadership

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

    I have been working at McDermott

    Pros

    Average Benefits, Different Benefits for Directors and above

    Cons

    Poor Management & Leadership, Low Moral Across Entire Company, Lack of Appreciation show to workforce

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show some leadership and hire management that have basic management skills.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    "Has-been" company, management has already run company into ground, a matter of time before they close their doors.

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

    I worked at McDermott full-time

    Pros

    Co-workers, lower management/ non management people level mostly helpful. People there for 25+ years (mostly all laid off now) were a HUGE resource.

    Cons

    No work. Barely any at all in Houston office. Lots of people on overhead. Subsea jobs abysmal, vessels are non competitive when compared to others in industry.

    They have laid off most of their experienced engineers. Lay off your senior management/HR managment first, not these guys that have been loyal to you 25-30 years. LISTEN TO YOUR EMPLOYEES, especially the loyal ones

    Current employees should get out before its too late....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For once, think before you make a decision.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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