McDermott Reviews

Updated July 31, 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. Great place to work!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at McDermott

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    JRM offers a great salary and are great people to work for and with for the most part (there's always one or two in every company who are hard to work with). For the most part, everyone works as a team no matter their position in the company or as a contractor. Employees and contract employees are treated with respect. It seems that, when hiring, how a person will fit in seems to be considered in addition to their qualifications to make sure everyone can work as a team. I think this is a great company to work for and plan to stay a very long time!

    Cons

    Haven't found any yet after more than a year except that most positions are dependent upon projects.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  2. Great place to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  3. Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McDermott

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Management and peers, for the most part, are congenial and cooperative. Salaries seem competitive Working atmosphere is casual yet professional 9/80 work schedule allowing for 3 day weekend every other week is great

    Cons

    Communication between departments needs to be improved. Hard to do a job without necessary information or having to spend a lot of time trying to get information. This could be due to the nature of the projects being on tight schedule leaving little time to think about who will need the information downstream.

    Advice to Management

    Certainly the EPCI schedule is a major consideration when bidding but more consideration needs to be given when developing a schedule such as increasing manpower to meet the requirements. Please consider a 4/10 work week.


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  5. 2 years for Proposals/Estimating, 2 years for offshore commissioning

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Proposals Coordinator in Batammatasape (Indonesia)
    Current Employee - Proposals Coordinator in Batammatasape (Indonesia)

    I have been working at McDermott

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Enjoy the challenge and keep confident

    Cons

    Sometimes spend a lot of time to focus on others.

    Advice to Management

    great-hearted is necessary


  6. Mc Dermott

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Pipe Fitter in Jakarta (Indonesia)
    Former Employee - Pipe Fitter in Jakarta (Indonesia)

    I worked at McDermott full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I"m satisfied and good salary

    Cons

    large companies engaged in oil and gas source


  7. It made my life

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Administrative in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Former Employee - Senior Administrative in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

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

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

    Pros

    I got good knowledge from this company, Got learn more, Made me know various types of persons from different nations. It bought me closer to my work. It was like a family to me.

    Cons

    Well ups and downs are there I am still not aware as to why i was terminated? after working for 33 years at the end I was not even welcomed? WHY.

    Advice to Management

    I still feel that Mcdermott should respect its workers.


  8. Helpful (2)

    University of Project Management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Controls Engineer in Batam Centre (Indonesia)
    Former Employee - Project Controls Engineer in Batam Centre (Indonesia)

    I worked at McDermott full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Most of young talents have worked here. Many of them has gone to Oil and Gas company and became key personnels - effectively creating connection between contractor and company. One of the best bureaucracy of most EPC as well. Very well documented. They offer one of the best retrenchment package I have seen from any industry. Good place to work as well as learning how to manage projects effectively.

    Cons

    Great at spotting talents but not good at retaining them. Some senior personnels are just good at talking - this is common organization mistake. Great salary package for fresh grads, but just average salary package for experience personnels. Dual management (yard and projects) mean more conflicts and less unity.

    Advice to Management

    Need to manage the dual management things carefully.


  9. GOOD, HIGH ETHICAL VALUE COMPANY

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Document Control Manager in Chennai (India)
    Former Employee - Document Control Manager in Chennai (India)

    I worked at McDermott full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Work hard and get better elevated role and responsibility

    Cons

    Working on other expenses, will get immediate termination... Working as Manager is not easy with McDermott as employees misuse the Ethical Values.

    Advice to Management

    I found employees, especially in India, women misuse the Ethic Code of Conduct to give hard time to supervisors..


  10. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work with challenges

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

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Pay per market standard, working culture, Good GETs program,

    Cons

    a lot procedures, need to deliver any how, less development for experienced professional, frequent change in top managment


  11. EPCI Offshore Construction

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX

    I worked at McDermott

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A lot of opportunities for engineering jobs

    Cons

    The company needs to improve management



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