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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)

  • Management out of touch, middle management just as bad (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (8)

    "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.


  2. 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.

  3. 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


  4. 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.


  5. Helpful (7)

    "Upper management sets the tone - You are a child and need structure"

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

    Pros

    Clean environment, good product quality

    Cons

    The COO is personally involved in policing office policy. No headphones. No cellphones. Office hours are 8-5, strict. Lunch is 11:30-12:30, strict. Loose environment is discouraged. Constant meetings to discuss improvements, as employees are never doing it well enough for mgmt. Not a positive place to build a career.

    Advice to Management

    Lighten the hell up! Your office culture is stifling. Don't try to make the environment miserable for people you want to leave. Try flex time (even lunch), and office chatter about the COO saying flex time happens "over my dead body" is a horrible way to set the office tone. Allow more business unit autonomy. No one wants to work for a tyrant.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Dril-Quip QA"

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

    Pros

    Lots of potential for growth

    Cons

    Antiquated management policies, more of a good ol' boys club.


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Unpleasant place to work"

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits, nice offices, good skills to be learned, great holiday parties. Some nice people, but watch your back for sabotage and liars.

    Cons

    Personality conflicts, favoritism and questionable morals overlooked by HR are considered normal. HR will run you off if you complain, even though employee handbook states otherwise. Forget legal recourse here because they will lie about the truth.

    Advice to Management

    Take a look at management and how they treat employees. Some skirt chasing going on right under your nose; employees sitting on desks flirting with managers, and vice versa.

  8. Helpful (13)

    "Counter-productive corporate culture"

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

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

    Pros

    They attract some good engineers by offering higher salaries, but most of them leave when the markets pick up. Most group managers are decent, but don't stand up to corporate management for fear of losing their own jobs. The company has real potential and could be a great place to work if the corporate culture wasn't so counter-productive.

    Cons

    Corporate management is backward-minded (even more so ever since the last VP of engineering retired). No cellphones, no headphones, strict work hours, no flexibility whatsoever. As far as they're concerned, you're lucky to be working for them and there will be no effort put into employee well-being or employee development. Apart from a select few, most employees are not valued and their potential is not harnessed. People are judged based on the amount of time they're spending at work. This is how things were when the markets were doing well, so it's hard to imagine how bad things are now.

    Advice to Management

    It's true what they say, engineers don't make good managers! DQ Corporate management should take mandatory courses in management (or, perhaps, just be replaced?). Hardly any of them have a background in management, so they manage their employees in a way most people manage their kids.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "No female managers"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good hours
    And that's it really

    Cons

    Sexist, old boys club, salaries are nowhere near market


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Less than adequate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dril-Quip full-time

    Pros

    Salary was good, but that's how they get you.

    Cons

    Medical and dental are not good, I was forced to pay for a surgery out of pocket, they said it was a preexisting condition but I didn't have the illness until working there for a year.
    401k matching is vested, you have to work there for 5 years before they match the full amount.
    Managers are unqualified and do not know what they want, will not take advice.
    You will perform the same tasks 4, 5, 6, etc times because managers do not have the experience to know what they want, you give them what they ask for and they don't like it.
    Employees and managers more likely to yell than fix problems.
    Shop unable to perform simple tasks in a timely manner creating continual backlogs.

    Advice to Management

    Spend the time to research problems, perform root cause analysis, fix the problems.


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