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McDermott Reviews

Updated October 16, 2017
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  • Upper management interference from afar (in 7 reviews)

  • Senior management are literally all Scottish (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Good Company for Long Term Employment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at McDermott full-time

    Pros

    Family Oriented, Global Opportunities, Good Benefits

    Cons

    Salaries were not consistent with job duties.

    Advice to Management

    Evaluate salaries and base on performance.


  2. "Project Engineer"

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

    I worked at McDermott full-time

    Pros

    Good global office locations. Salary ok for industry. 401k and medical decent.

    Cons

    Limited promotions for internal staff. Limited projects.

    Advice to Management

    More focus on employee engagement and development. More training to be mandated.

  3. "Reasonable company"

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

    I have been working at McDermott full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good place if you are very self driven

    Cons

    Poor high management support to staff

    Advice to Management

    Mgm could be more effective with staff development and career plans


  4. "Challenging and rewarding"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at McDermott full-time

    Pros

    If you are a independent and self driven individual this is the right company to work for!

    Cons

    Oil and Gas industry, unfortunately as with many other majors in the industry the downturn in oil and gas led to cuts on salary raises and lay offs of colleagues.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the progress


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Summer Engineering Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Many opportunities at many different sub divisions in Engineering

    Cons

    Not a well organised Intern Program


  6. Helpful (6)

    "Layoffs common practice"

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    Former Employee - Communications Specialist in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Communications Specialist in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at McDermott full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Salary and benefits are fair. Housed in a nice office building. Useful EHS lunch and learns provided to corporate staff.

    Cons

    This is not a long term company where you can grow your career. Lays offs are a common practice to the point where they actually use it as a normal budget cut or staffing plan. My manager in particular was a nightmare. Worst boss I have ever had in my 14 year career. HR provided no help with issues I dealt with daily. When it can time to lay me off, it was done in front of the entire department. So humiliating!

    Advice to Management

    Retaining employees is smarter. You have no long range vision for your greatest company asset -- people.


  7. "Procurement Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Procurement Supervisor in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Procurement Supervisor in Houston, TX

    I worked at McDermott (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Have proper systems to follow.

    Cons

    Some basic communication problems and solving of last minute issues.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "bureaucratic company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at McDermott full-time

    Pros

    Salaries and other benefits are ok.

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic. Simple requests go up to VP for approval. An employee does the duties of the slot he/she is occupying. No freedom.

    Advice to Management

    Please read the cons.


  9. "Rig Clerk/ Logistics Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    Not enough work for employees


  10. "Principal Technical Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Principal Technical Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Principal Technical Analyst in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at McDermott (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good working environment and colleagues.

    Cons

    Training for those who needs for self improvement

    Advice to Management

    Annual Salary review for each employee whenever possible


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