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Updated June 16, 2017
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Blake T. DeBerry
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Pros
  • Employees were probably the best area, working with many good people (in 8 reviews)

  • Some great people work here on personal level (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • All goes to senior management and shareholders (in 5 reviews)

  • Work hours can be very demanding (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (5)

    "Old School Meets Older School"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dril-Quip full-time

    Pros

    Nice, new offices.
    Competitive salary (before they implemented mandatory pay cuts).
    Great benefits (before they started cutting them back).
    Some managers really try.

    Cons

    Absurdly strict executive management.
    No flex time.
    Strict office hours.

    Advice to Management

    Your predecessors created a culture of mistrust and fear. Do your best to change that. Give your employees some freedom and flexibility.


  2. "sr. project engineer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Project Engineer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    flex hours, great work, engineering staff was very capable/sharp.

    Cons

    certain project management staff/ broken ERP system.

    Advice to Management

    fix PM / fix ERP or get a new system.

  3. Helpful (7)

    "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Dril-Quip full-time

    Pros

    Excellent exposure to the industry. You are thrown into the fire here and will learn a lot as the company is vertically integrated and expects the engineers to do much beyond their job description.

    Cons

    Management is very poor and inexperienced. Little to no true leadership or vision for how to grow the company and survive the industry downturn. The company has had a pay freeze since March 2015, and since that time has gone through three rounds of layoffs and a 10% pay cut with no end in sight to the cuts. Very bleak outlook.


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Good early-career company"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dril-Quip full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Good pay
    -Good insurance benefits
    -Good work-life balance

    Cons

    -No opportunity for mobility
    -Poor training program
    -No mentorship for young employees

    Advice to Management

    -Implement a real training program
    -Show/tell your employees how you value them
    -Better communication with new employees


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Ok place to work"

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    Current Employee - Full Time Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Full Time Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Dril-Quip full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Management are supportive of personal needs & good group of people to work with.

    Cons

    Two years without a raise & just had a 10% PAYCUT, but happy to be employed in this economy.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "People don't matter"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay (if you can work the hours)

    Cons

    Managers don't know value of people. Long hours including holidays and weekends

    Advice to Management

    People are valuable. You should get to know their skills.


  7. "MACHINE MAINTENANCE MECHANIC"

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Mechanic in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Maintenance Mechanic in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dril-Quip (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good parking spaces.clean restrooms.good qualitycoffee.best work schedule.

    Cons

    machine shops are full of smoke most of the time.if you need the job.get use to the environment.kwic.

    Advice to Management

    good job.but. ther is all ways bad apples

  8. Helpful (14)

    "Company uses employee salaries to buy other companies."

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    Current Employee - Fed Up in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Fed Up in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fellow employees are very decent

    Cons

    Management out of touch, middle management just as bad

    Advice to Management

    You've had 3 rounds of layoffs, 3 years of pay freezes and now you are cutting our pay by 10% but yet DQ has bought 2 companies and upper management still has fat bonuses. How about treating employees like they flipping well matter?????


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Many hours, little opportunity"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dril-Quip full-time

    Pros

    Low wages but the standard workweek includes overtime

    Cons

    Little advancement opportunites; minorities treated more poorly than most

    Advice to Management

    Stop the micromanagement and discrimination and improve morale and pay to retain quality employees


  10. Helpful (1)

    "DQ"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dril-Quip full-time

    Pros

    Coworkers are great, that is about the only pro.

    Cons

    Bad morale environment, benefits are not up to date with more modern employers, current raise freeze, out of touch upper management.


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