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McDermott Reviews

Updated March 27, 2017
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  • Upper management interference from afar (in 7 reviews)

  • Poor communication and lack of a relocation police (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Procurement Supervisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    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 (1)

    "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. 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.


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  5. "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


  6. "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


  7. "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.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Terrible Management Structure"

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

    I worked at McDermott full-time

    Pros

    Pay is above average, little to no micro managing and job security for the upper echelon is good. Decent benefits.

    Cons

    Company cares not at all for their employee, only care about $. They avoid employing Americans in trade for cheap foreign labor

    Advice to Management

    Remember the people who made you what you are.


  9. 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


  10. "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.


  11. "Senior Treasury Administrator"

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    • Senior Management
    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.



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