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McDermott Reviews

Updated May 22, 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. "Challenging and rewarding"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Electronics Technician"

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    • Culture & Values
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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.

  3. 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.


  4. "Regional Payroll Manager Asia Pacific."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager, Regional Payroll Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Manager, Regional Payroll Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at McDermott (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    MNC environment with worldwide presence.
    Oil & Gas Industry which is the upbeat industry

    Cons

    1. Sliding oil prices around the world has made McDermott to cut down on operating costs by relocation their HQ from Singapore KL.
    2. Slow career growth.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your experienced workforce.


  5. "Teavana"

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

    Pros

    Good environment and friendly people

    Cons

    Poor communication and lack of a relocation police

    Advice to Management

    Improve communication


  6. "statutory accountant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Statutory Accountant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Statutory Accountant in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at McDermott (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice working environment; within 5 mins to eateries too.

    Cons

    could have been better in managing the teams in terms of splitting in work load.


  7. "Project Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    McDermott has full capability worldwide that include engineering, procurement, construction and installation. It also has a long history in executing full scope offshore projects .

    Cons

    The cons come from its strength. With its full EPCI capability in house, McDermott competes with most of contractors (engineering firms, construction yards, offshore installations contractors).

    Advice to Management

    McDermott has paid too much attention to fabrication and installation. It would be better if McDermott can pay more attention to engineering.

  8. "McDermott"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Quality Inspector in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Quality Inspector in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at McDermott (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Overall Good company to work for, lot of travel if you like that

    Cons

    Middle and upper Management cannot make decisions in a timely manner, causes all schedules to slip to the right and equipment delivery is always late to customers

    Advice to Management

    Train Middle to Upper Management to make decisions in a timely manner instead of months after the need.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Management doesn't know what talent they have"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Salary, benefits, employees, 401k compensation, gym in the Houston office

    Cons

    management, board of directors, CEO, Deepsea acquisition

    Advice to Management

    stop mass firing your good engineers


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Offshore worker"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morgan City, LA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morgan City, LA

    I have been working at McDermott full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    They have good benefits for the employees and put Safety on top of the list. Good working Conditions!

    Cons

    Treat the Mcd employees like contractors! If they don't need you they send you home even if it time for your crew change. They expect you sit at home and wait for them to call you. The company has really gone down in the last 6 months.

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget who got the company where it is now. You start treating the employees with the knowledge to do the jobs like crap it will hurt you in the long run.


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