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Edgen Murray Reviews

Updated February 27, 2017
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  1. "Great place to start your career."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Edgen Murray full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to begin your career in the steel industry. I've feel as though I've progressed faster than other during my time here. Met great colleagues throughout the domestic locations who really knows their stuff and seniors who've been in the industry for decades

    Cons

    Lack of communication and no solid guideline to progress your knowledge and skills. I feel as though I'm at a standstill, Company insurance not that great... but it beats Obamacare!


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Top-Down Authoritarian, and Toxic"

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

    I worked at Edgen Murray full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    As the current executives hit retirement age in the near future, it's possible that the culture could experience a huge transformation.

    Cons

    My year at Edgen was a truly terrible experience. I was hired to be a leader, but felt discouraged from doing little more than following orders from above. I found the culture to be top-down and authoritarian. It was while employed here that I first read about the prevalence of textbook psychopathic bosses who can be charming, egocentric, ruthless, persuasive, impulsive, and lack empathy and conscience in varying degrees, but are typically rewarded with leadership positions and power. For me, it was a toxic environment - bad for my health and a huge relief to be free of this company.

    Advice to Management

    Look at departments with high turnover and recognize that it's probably the supervisor, not the people who need to go. People leave bosses, not companies.

  3. "Great Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baton Rouge, LA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Edgen Murray full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work -Life balance is great here.

    Cons

    I don't really have any negative things to say besides the current price of oil isn't helping with hope for a raise any time soon.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Representative"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Walker, LA
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Walker, LA
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Edgen Murray full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, health, dental, vision, 401K match up to 5%. Training was sufficient for the job. People are very cordial and friendly.

    Cons

    Staffing is heavy on the accounting side, and light on the sales side. Corporate vision is exclusionary and unobtainable. More concerned with the bottom line than fostering and cultivating working relationships that will one day enable profitable growth.


  5. "Company review"

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    Current Employee - Senior Business Development Manager in Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - Senior Business Development Manager in Baton Rouge, LA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Edgen Murray full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Good strategies from top management, strong parent company, good company culture

    Cons

    A little too far from the city, people who like city living may find it boring, need a transport to get to Tuas South.

    Advice to Management

    Wise management, continue with the good work to steer the company in this turbulent operating environment at low oil prices and low demand.


  6. "Senior Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Katy, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Katy, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Edgen Murray (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice working environment and friendly team work

    Cons

    Lack of leadership on some Managers


  7. "Executive Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Baton Rouge, LA
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Baton Rouge, LA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Edgen Murray full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    This is a great place to work!

    Cons

    There were no cons to speak of.

  8. "Lively environment where you're always meeting new people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Edgen Murray (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I liked that when I was a new hire, my coworkers in my department were so willing to help me get used to the systems that they used. I enjoyed coming to work every day because of the people that I got to work with.

    Cons

    Depending on your position within a department, you may not get a lot of face time with people of other departments even though you may be working with them on something. My tasks did get a bit repetitive at a point


  9. Helpful (1)

    "May get better"

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    Current Employee - Professional in Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - Professional in Baton Rouge, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Edgen Murray full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Global presence and small pool of employees so potential for advancement.

    Cons

    Executive management needs a house cleaning. Many rule by threats and intimidation rather than metrics and performance goals. Still very much a steelyard mentality and old boys club.

    Advice to Management

    Dan, take the opportunity of being bought out to clean house. Your reputation is good but can't withstand some of the lawsuits waiting to happen.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "A great place to work!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Sales in Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - Senior Sales in Baton Rouge, LA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Industry Leader plenty opportunity for ground floor advancement

    Cons

    The industry as a whole is up and down

    Advice to Management

    Dan and David are doing a great job


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