McJunkin Red Man MRC Reviews

Updated December 30, 2014
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  1. Great company, sorry they left Tulsa.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McJunkin Red Man MRC

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good salary, benefits and PTO. Awesome people.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

  2. Inside Sales

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    Current Employee - Inside Sales in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Inside Sales in Houston, TX

    I have been working at McJunkin Red Man MRC full-time (more than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Entry Level Job, people don't stay too long

    Cons

    NO training, BAD Management, Management needs training

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to your employees, take care of them and they'll take care of you.

  3. Great place to start

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McJunkin Red Man MRC

    Pros

    Management communicates well. Great benefits and nice place to work

    Cons

    There is not as much room for advancement as one may like. Not many rewards for making a vast amount of sales.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work

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  5. Helpful (1)

    MRC was great for the first two years. Then came Goldman Sachs.

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    Former Employee - CDL/Warehouse-≫ Inside Sales in Shreveport, LA
    Former Employee - CDL/Warehouse-≫ Inside Sales in Shreveport, LA

    I worked at McJunkin Red Man MRC full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Solid starting pay with regular, predictable raises and bonuses. Good vacation time and paid time off. Great insurance and ongoing training/education programs.

    Cons

    When the McJunkin family turned over control to Goldman Sachs the atmosphere changed overnight. The big quarterly bonuses denied for dubious reasons eventually became a purge of what they saw as overpaid midlevel sales positions.

    Advice to Management

    Run. Goldman Sachs obsession that no one outside of the financial world should make any real money will destroy MRC within the next few years. Its an already toxic atmosphere.

  6. Overall was a decent company to work for .

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    Former Employee - COUNTER SALES in Stanley, ND
    Former Employee - COUNTER SALES in Stanley, ND

    I worked at McJunkin Red Man MRC full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Paid for college . Decent 401k and insurance . Middle management was always personable when in town. Great opportunity to advance and go to other locations around the country .

    Cons

    Local management always complained how the processes upper management wanted to install here would never work. Local management were not as concerned with safety as the rest of the company wanted to be .

    Advice to Management

    Get away from hiring some locals management . If you want your branches to be the same .

  7. Great place to work (socially) stressful place to be managed by

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McJunkin Red Man MRC full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    This is office environment only, I have no idea of what it's like out in the field.

    Their healthcare package is phenomenal. The majority of the employees there know what they're doing and even if they don't they know who to ask.

    How much you learn about the oil and gas field is solely up to you. You can come in sit at your desk and do the bare minimum or go out there take the bull by the horns and soak up all the information that you can.

    Cons

    They keep telling us the healthcare package is phenomenal and use that as the reason why pay rates are less than stellar.

    Certain departments are detrimental to your health, the turnover rate is high for some departments unless you have the fortitude and will power to hang on.

    It is not uncommon to be told to do one thing and then told to stop doing that thing an hour later in some departments. Asking which project takes priority is a waste of time.

    Advice to Management

    Start paying livable wages. Really focus on workflow. Really find out how much your employees are worth.

    There are diamonds in the rough that are unrecognized and stay unrecognized until they leave. There's wasted talent all over.

    The only room for advancement is there unless you have a well known last name.

    It is hard to work in an environment where people are paid poorly and everyone is angry, the famous line is "you're approved for over time," that's great, when do I sleep?

    There is an open door policy, but it does no good if no action is taken.

  8. Lots to learn but a good experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Houston, TX

    I have been working at McJunkin Red Man MRC full-time (more than a year)

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity for future development, promotions from within are common.

    Cons

    Lots of processes, some of which are unnecessary in my opinion.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.

  9. 14 years of experience

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    Current Employee - OUTSIDE SALES in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - OUTSIDE SALES in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at McJunkin Red Man MRC full-time

    Pros

    Company car, company phone, freedom

    Cons

    do not pay very well

  10. Helpful (2)

    Before merger great place to work & rewarding. After merger overworked and undervalued and no room to move up.

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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Administrator in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Administrator in Tulsa, OK

    I worked at McJunkin Red Man MRC

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The ability to work on complex IT systems across the world, and to work with some very good and intelligent people within the Information technology department. Leadership within the IT department specifically was easy to work with and communicated well to employees.

    Benefits package at the time I left was still very comparable to other top companies in the area in regards to health, life, 401k, education reimbursement, etc.

    Cons

    Salary levels across the company vary widely even with comparing a person that works in same city, same experience & same title and role. Salary levels are also way below industry standard for various positions within the company.

    Communication from senior management was very spotty and vague. Direction within the company is to just grow, grow, grow & not to care about employee concerns. At the same time there also seems to be some issues with how employees can service customer needs and help to maintain the strong customer base because of MRC's size.

    Hiring of senior management was very frequent, but adding to the non-management workers was "frozen" so that it caused current employees to be very over worked and hard to meet valuable deadlines or good service levels. This also created turnover in the non-management worker level and caused further work load onto workers that were still employed.

    Advice to Management

    Communication to your employees needs to be better and more frequent. Bring the focus back to your customers & employees and stop the constant growth. Re-evaluate compensation packages for non-management employees and get better standards of compensation between employees of same experience and job responsibilities.

  11. Helpful (1)

    Dynamic growth and continuous changing

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

    I have been working at McJunkin Red Man MRC

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Market leader. Significant growth opportunity.

    Cons

    Must like change. Communication can be a challenge.

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