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McDermott Reviews

Updated April 27, 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. Helpful (3)

    "A mis-managed design firm."

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    Former Employee - Associate in Greenwood Village, Arapahoe, CO
    Former Employee - Associate in Greenwood Village, Arapahoe, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    my coworkers were wonderful, i had lots of exposure to local government agencies, i had lots of exposure to local contractors

    Cons

    they mislead me when hired regarding advancement and salary. they gave me a raise and had to rescind it within a month due to mismanaged funds.

    Advice to Management

    support the talent in your organization and be open about the company's situation before dire decisions are made. trust your employees to do what they do best.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Downhill Quickly"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    McDermott used to be a great place to work. They treated the employees very good and people wanted to work hard, they took pride in working for this company.

    Cons

    Benefits have been reduced. Bonus's are non existent unless you're upper management. Management doesn't listen to the engineers that do the work, causing much waste. Turnover is getting extremely high. Upper management only cares about themselves.

    Advice to Management

    Try listening to the workers more. Also by not offering better benefits your losing the cream of the crop. Which will drive McDermott into the ground eventually.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Poor Management & Leadership"

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

    Pros

    Average Benefits, Different Benefits for Directors and above

    Cons

    Poor Management & Leadership, Low Moral Across Entire Company, Lack of Appreciation show to workforce

    Advice to Management

    Show some leadership and hire management that have basic management skills.


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  5. "I have been under utilized for my experience."

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    Current Employee - Senior Principal Designer Subsea in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Designer Subsea in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I would like to be utilized to the maximum of my capabilities. I would enjoy having meaningful and challenging work to look forward to on a daily basis. I can bring multiple years of experience to the organization.

    Cons

    I do not forsee any challenges with the exception of not being able to travel or go offshore.

    Advice to Management

    I am well versed in the offshore industry from installation companies to engineering firms.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Sr Subsea Installation Lead"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Katy, TX
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Katy, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at McDermott (More than a year)

    Pros

    Diversified, International locations, Used to have a better work life balance. Close to the energy corridor.

    Cons

    Poor Management, Lack of Strategy, No Employee Recognition.

    Advice to Management

    Have a long term vision for the growth of the company.


  7. "Director"

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

    Pros

    Great hard working people. Great reputation in the industry.

    Cons

    Elimination of industry standard benefits such as 9/80 work schedule and employee development programs. Due to company performance headcount reductions have increased workload for existing employees.

    Advice to Management

    Show more appreciation for existing employees. Provide development opportunities for all level of employees.


  8. "Platform Engineer"

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

    Pros

    Office Air Conditioning and parking lot

    Cons

    Crab basket. Management couldn't care less about employees.

    Advice to Management

    Time to retire


  9. "avoid this employer"

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

    I worked at McDermott full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are many good individuals working here who know their stuff and are willing to spend time helping others. Get to know the good people and you will learn a lot.

    Cons

    Constant short-sighted layoffs of skilled workers, then scrambling to rehire them later. Terrible people working in HR. All development programs for employees have been cut. Bonuses are based on factors that employees cannot control or things that make no sense (like unrelated regions being lumped together when determining bonus eligibility). I have friends who still work here who say that the situation has not changed.

    Advice to Management

    PLAN AHEAD! If the management doesn't know that the the o&g industry has its ups and downs, maybe they shouldn't be in charge. Don't layoff every skilled employee every single time there is a lean month, then scramble to fill dozens of positions the next time a contract is signed.


  10. "Senior Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Big company. Good projects to work on.Used to have good and reasonable management before.

    Cons

    Certain engineering team emphasizes politics, you must attach to the small circle. It becomes more incompetent compared to the peer competitors.

    Advice to Management

    Certain group should learn how to be fair to your employees, learn to get integrity, which are good for company.


  11. "Hard work"

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    Former Employee - Installer in Ixonia, WI
    Former Employee - Installer in Ixonia, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    I learned to install granite counter tops

    Cons

    Longs hours and very heavy lifting


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