McDermott Reviews

Updated June 27, 2015
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McDermott CEO David Dickson
David Dickson
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Pros
  • 9/80 work schedule, friendly people (in 3 reviews)

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

Cons
  • Some of the worst upper management I have seen - way to political for my taste, not enough clear direction (in 3 reviews)

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  1. IT Management

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at McDermott full-time (More than 8 years)

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Family friendly and poeple oriented wth supportive co-workers

    Cons

    IT Management is crude and offensive at times - no advancement opportunities from within the organization

    Advice to Management

    Consider a restructure of IT Management or offer mandatory Management training


  2. Helpful (1)

    Has potential

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McDermott full-time

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

    Pros

    Becoming more profitable and more attractive to investors. Opportunity for new people to join as company reorganizes.

    Cons

    Must be willing to do much more with less. Lots of great people with years of experience walked out because they were not part of the new GE regime.

    Advice to Management

    Remember that when you outsource you typically lose quality, knowledge, loyalty, and passion. How sustainable is that model and what have you become as a company. Can you look at yourself in the mirror and be proud of your choices?


  3. McDermott is still a good place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Company is getting their footing back

    Cons

    Still "Smart sizing" employees here


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  5. Platform Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Structure Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Structure Engineer in Houston, TX

    I worked at McDermott

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Office Air Conditioning and parking lot

    Cons

    Crab basket. Management couldn't care less about employees.

    Advice to Management

    Time to retire


  6. un-reliable as employer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McDermott full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Worldwide company, potential for international experience

    Cons

    Current re-organization, still very unstable


  7. Director

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at McDermott

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

    Pros

    Great hard working people. Great reputation in the industry.

    Cons

    Elimination of industry standard benefits such as 9/80 work schedule and employee development programs. Due to company performance headcount reductions have increased workload for existing employees.

    Advice to Management

    Show more appreciation for existing employees. Provide development opportunities for all level of employees.


  8. I had become so stressed out working with the coordinator that I was no longer able to rest at night and actually hated.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Counselor in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Counselor in Chicago, IL

    I worked at McDermott full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    You will have an income and will not have to worry about being paid. I have also become an victim of their office politics

    Cons

    They are so unfair and unfair to the employee and will walk out in a heartbeat with justification

    Advice to Management

    Do your own investigations to find out why everyone is attempting to leave and no one wants to work there any longer.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Sr Subsea Installation Lead

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Katy, TX
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Katy, TX

    I worked at McDermott (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Diversified, International locations, Used to have a better work life balance. Close to the energy corridor.

    Cons

    Poor Management, Lack of Strategy, No Employee Recognition.

    Advice to Management

    Have a long term vision for the growth of the company.


  10. Helpful (2)

    Wait for a while

    • Work/Life Balance
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at McDermott full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    There is a long history of good people with a company that started as a family business in Louisiana which later went public.

    Cons

    Share prices have dropped to near penny-stock values. There are no pay raises or bonuses. There have been too many teams of executive management in too short of a time. Layoffs are still happening. Austerity measures for everyone but the C-Suite executives.

    Advice to Management

    Take some of your own medicine and try flying coach class for a while, limiting your meal expenses to less than triple digit values, take a subway instead of a private driver, quit remodeling your offices while you lay off people, and quit paying for a Starbucks service for the C-suite and return the rest of the company back to a service that they actually drink.


  11. Great place to work for

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McDermott

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great boss that i had

    Cons

    None that i can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up.



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