McDermott
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www.mcdermott.com Houston, TX 5000+ Employees

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Updated Jul 8, 2014

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McDermott President, CEO, and Director; President and CEO, J. Ray McDermott, S.A. Stephen M. (Steve) Johnson

Stephen M. (Steve) Johnson

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55% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Good pay, nice people to work with"
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  • "Some great people to work with but unfortunately they are becoming fewer"
    in 3 reviews
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    Good atmosphere to work

    Associate Mechanical Engineer (Current Employee)
    Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

    ProsValue for ethics and safety and compensation.

    ConsThe cut back on the benefits due to the economy

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    GOOD, HIGH ETHICAL VALUE COMPANY

    Document Control Manager (Former Employee)
    Chennai (India)

    ProsWork hard and get better elevated role and responsibility

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    University of Project Management

    Project Controls Engineer (Former Employee)
    Batam Centre (Indonesia)

    ProsMost 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.

    ConsGreat 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 Senior ManagementNeed to manage the dual management things carefully.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It made my life

    Senior Administrative (Former Employee)
    Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

    ProsI 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.

    ConsWell 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 Senior ManagementI still feel that Mcdermott should respect its workers.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Mc Dermott

    Pipe Fitter (Former Employee)
    Jakarta (Indonesia)

    ProsI"m satisfied and good salary

    Conslarge companies engaged in oil and gas source

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

    Proposals Coordinator (Current Employee)
    Batammatasape (Indonesia)

    ProsEnjoy the challenge and keep confident

    ConsSometimes spend a lot of time to focus on others.

    Advice to Senior Managementgreat-hearted is necessary

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsManagement 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

    ConsCommunication 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 Senior ManagementCertainly 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsJRM 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!

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Ideal Training Ground

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood Exposure for Trainees
    Benefits - well compensated initially
    Ideal for High Aspiring Canadidates

    ConsLife - Work Balance not appropriate
    Skewed Work Loads
    Need to be Self Driven....
    Work Skill at different ends of the spectrum

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsider career plans for people and provide utmost focus for it.
    Review Work loading on people and prevent burn-out of people before it is too late.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Up and Down

    Applications Specialist (Current Employee)
    Batam Centre (Indonesia)

    ProsWe have a great team working together. It used to have a lot of internal and eksternal training.

    ConsIf you are in the site there is not much in term of career and personal growth unless you're in Engineering.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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