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McDermott Reviews

Updated May 30, 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. "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.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "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.

  3. "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


  4. "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


  5. "Electronics Technician"

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    Current Employee - Electronics Technician in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Electronics Technician in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work and crew is great. Crew helps and supports you learning and expanding knowledge and experience. Pay is decent.
    Location is offshore in the Gulf of Mexico

    Cons

    Upper management and HR are terrible. No coordination. Doesn't care about marine crew. Company is struggling.

    Advice to Management

    Fire all shoreside management and let the ships run themselves. No one in the office knows what they're doing. Management on ships is amazing, personal, and caring.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Director of Business Development"

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    Former Employee - Vice President of BD in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Vice President of BD in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at McDermott full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great work environment
    Opportunities for advancement
    Complex business deals--you learn a lot
    Great competitive position (full EPCI contractor)

    Cons

    Manage by quarter--poor performance = layoffs
    High management turnover - new supervisor may not know your talent


  7. "Project Controls Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Thibodaux, LA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Thibodaux, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at McDermott full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Top notch people and processes. Worked together to get things done. Family atmosphere with co-workers. Performance driven.

    Cons

    Upper management interference from afar. In the end, closed down a yard with over 40 years of fabrication experience.

  8. "Senior Treasury Administrator"

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

    Pros

    Ready to teach you new things.

    Cons

    Not ready to give you a pay raise and title.

    Advice to Management

    Don t take on new projects without the man power.


  9. "Great stepping stone into the EPC and O&G world, but not great for career advancement."

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    There are plenty of people with 30+ years of experience that have a wealth of knowledge about the industry. If you are lucky you might snag someone like that as a mentor that can really broaden your horizons and kick start your career. It is difficult, especially because these same people are the ones that are always busy and tied up with complex projects.

    Cons

    There isn't much room for advancement in your career. The pay is increased accordingly for the cost of inflation, but you rarely see an opportunity to "jump" into a new position. In reality this doesn't happen at most companies, but be aware that the progression is slow and really only available when someone leaves for another job or retires.

    Advice to Management

    In the difficult times be sure to recognize the loyal employees who stick with McDermott. I have seen the hard times come and go at McDermott and the ones that stick through it rarely see any incentive to have done so.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Bad Management Turnover."

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

    I worked at McDermott (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good salary and good co-workers.

    Cons

    They over work you.
    Too many chiefs for too little Indians.

    Advice to Management

    Stay behind your good people. Motivate and appreciate them.


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