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Dril-Quip Reviews

Updated Jun 14, 2019

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Found 118 reviews

2.7
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32%
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48%
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Blake T. DeBerry
57 Ratings
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  • "16 week training program promised is almost nonexistent(in 7 reviews)

  • "Senior management have no clue and it’s not the same as making cars for Toyota(in 6 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Opportunity for those who wish to work"

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    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dril-Quip for more than 5 years

    Pros

    A great company for those who wish to advance their skills and put their education into practice. Unlike most corporate companies, Dril-Quip allows opportunity for advancement for those who wish to put forth the time and effort to do and learn more. Previously I had worked for several larger corporations where there were multiple layers of middle managers that contributed very little to the organization also making it...

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    Cons

    Like most companies in the oil business their are boom and bust periods. These coincide with periods of hiring and firing and current state is a down cycle. Other small problems existed when company was much smaller with previous management which have for the most part been corrected. The company is fairly lean which sometimes requires long work hours to make up for this deficiency.

    Advice to Management

    Overall changes have been good over the last few years. There is still room for improvement. Work to empower and motivate your employees with positive feedback and giving them the better tools to do their job and you will get much more.

    Dril-Quip2016-07-16
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Poor Vision and Poor Direction,"

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

    I worked at Dril-Quip full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    A competent engineer will get involved in a number of projects and efforts not otherwise available at a larger company. A lean structure with forging, heat treating, testing, machining and design is an engineer's playground. One can make a career at Dril-Quip cleaning up the engineering and quality mistakes, or at least pad their resume before moving on.

    Cons

    -The above average employee is not rewarded for their efforts. In fact, you will end up with more responsibility but no additional pay. -Apathy to mistakes. Some parts can have NCR rates of up to 80% of those produced. Historically this is tolerated. -Poor vision. The company rode a $2 billion backlog down to a $100 secure in their belief of a recovery of oil prices. They failed to see how cheaply shale wells could...

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    Advice to Management

    I watched as the high performing engineers and employees made an exodus for better companies and opportunities. Senior management does not seem to care about the high performers. Bringing in new, cheap people to do 70% of the work they did shows our reputation was so tainted that "good" people no longer applied.

    Dril-Quip2019-06-14
  3. "Drafter"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Dril-Quip full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Consistent schedule, job security, and advancement opportunity

    Cons

    You have to work 50-55 hours and feel stuck on a rigid path

    Dril-Quip2018-11-14
  4. "Goof company to work for"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

      I worked at Dril-Quip full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      Goof company to work for

      Cons

      not many cons with them

      Dril-Quip2018-09-19
    • Helpful (4)

      "Great people worrisome future"

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

      I have been working at Dril-Quip full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      1) Amazing people to work with. 2) Clear task queue 3) Lots of skills to learn and improve 4) 4% Matching 401k but 5 year vesting period.

      Cons

      1) Not flexible at all with schedule, 8-5 only with a lunch that starts at 11:30 and ends at 12:30. 2) No option to work remotely, unless it is, unpaid, overtime because something broke. However, you will still be expected to come in the next day by 8 even if up until late in the evening fixing something. 3) They are currently in the process of reducing benefits to reduce expenditures. 4) PTO does not roll-over...

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      Advice to Management

      If you are taking benefits away and are currently freezing pay raises, please allow some benefits that are free, such as flex time and remote work on occasion. Please value your workers as they are some of the best people I have ever worked with.

      Dril-Quip2018-08-10
    • Helpful (2)

      "Opportunity is there!!"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Dril-Quip full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Dril-Quip offers great opportunities for advancement to those that reach out and take hold. Health insurance is very good. Having a good manager makes all of the difference here!

      Cons

      While the 401k match of 4% is decent, a 5 year vesting period is out of touch with today’s job environment, especially given the volatile industry. Company keeps outdated policies for white collar employees. No flex time or work from home.

      Advice to Management

      Offering “core” business hours (9-4) would offer folks the ability to set their own schedule that works with their familiy’s needs while still ensuring the employee’s availability during the work day.

      Dril-Quip2018-06-28
    • Helpful (5)

      "Good for new grads; all others proceed with caution"

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

      I worked at Dril-Quip full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      -Excellent opportunities to see your designs come to life and learn a lot about product manufacturing. The presence of the entire manufacturing location onsite is a true and fairly rare asset this day and age. -Great if you are just coming out of college and in search of real-world engineering experience. You can learn a lot in a short amount of time if you apply yourself. -Good quality people to work with, in general....

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      Cons

      -Firstly and most prominently, there is a significant morale issue that permeates the entire company in nearly every department. It is particularly bad when the industry is down as it is now, but still present even in more prosperous times. -Processes and software used to complete design tasks are positively archaic with strong resistance to change. This trait extends to, and is probably accentuated by, the manufacturing...

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      Advice to Management

      Shake off the cloud of the past. Embrace a newer work philosophy that places more emphasis on the total wellbeing of the employee over just the financial and watch your morale issues disappear and your product quality increase. Work doesn't have to be drudgery, and better products are made when happy people are making them.

      Dril-Quip2018-02-20
    • Helpful (5)

      "Great people unfortunate industry"

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

      I have been working at Dril-Quip full-time

      Pros

      Dril-quip has some great people.

      Cons

      Dril-quip is dependant upon the price of oil and the price is low. The CEO can be a tone deaf.

      Advice to Management

      Pay cuts erode loyalty. the layoffs and pay freezes were difficult but an in some cases double digit pay cut for half a year then the announcement of the lifting of the freeze without the reversal of the cut means a lock in at the new rate and removes any desire of most of your employees to stay with the company.

      Dril-Quip2017-11-03
    • "inside sales coordinator"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Dril-Quip full-time for more than 10 years

      Pros

      mostly good people and products

      Cons

      continued added work loads and probable to worsen till price of oil stays back up

      Dril-Quip2017-11-07
    • Helpful (1)

      "Sr Mechanical Designer"

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      Former Employee - Senior Designer in Houston, TX
      Recommends
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Dril-Quip full-time for more than 10 years

      Pros

      Good pay and benefits with opportunity to advance.

      Cons

      Software inadequate and poorly trained personnel.

      Advice to Management

      Need greater use of standards.

      Dril-Quip2017-10-29
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