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McDermott Reviews

Updated 2 December 2018
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  • "Travel a lot for into the sea for work,spend long hours working" (in 6 reviews)

  • "Very bad management that doesn’t care about employees" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Senior Structural Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at McDermott full-time

    Pros

    Exciting Projects, Varied work and Benefits

    Cons

    Very delivery oriented hence fewer opportunity for career development.

    Advice to Management

    More focus on staff development.


  2. "Management is terrible"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at McDermott full-time

    Pros

    Flexi time and half fridays

    Cons

    Management does not care about employees well being. Is a terrible place to work if you want to advance in your career and you are not in the inner circle.

    Advice to Management

    You need to change all your middle management staff, they are just terrible

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Made 70% employees redundant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Epsom, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Epsom, England

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

    Pros

    very good people, great skills

    Cons

    a lot of them were made redundant that year

    Advice to Management

    keep the talent


  4. "Senior mechanical engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer in Epsom, England
    Current Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer in Epsom, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at McDermott full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunities worldwide. Good talent

    Cons

    Senior management don't care about employees

    Advice to Management

    Instead of taking a 110% bonus, share some of that with the employees who make money for the company


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Riser Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Riser Engineer in London, England
    Current Employee - Associate Riser Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Good opportunities to learn riser engineering
    - Leader in subsea engineering

    Cons

    - Improve focus on subsea engineering


  6. Helpful (5)

    "I was sold a dream, very very unorganised company and poor management"

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    Former Employee - Former Contractor in Epsom, England
    Former Employee - Former Contractor in Epsom, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at McDermott (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good salary, good location as in the centre of a shopping mall.

    Cons

    Very unorganised, poor managers, lazy colleagues, bad organisation, unhealthy environment

    Advice to Management

    I had an interview and offered the job within 3 hours after the interview with a good package and I left my old job due to redundancy within a week notice.

    Luckily, I am a contractor hence my notice to my previous employer before McDermott Marine Construction Limited (MMCL) only ask for a week notice unless I wanted to work outside the UK where jobs available.

    However, from my first week in MMCL, I could sense that the company is unorganised.
    The first week, my manager (actually he was my senior as his job title changed all the times) kept saying that no one could do the job and only a lady who works there for last 3 years able to do it.

    I started suspicious whether it was the previous person who could not do the job or the company. Sadly, the company very unorganised and the managers also very very unorganised.
    Some of the workers who work there were acting bossy and try to make me 'the black goat' if they did not want to do their tasks (read: lazy).

    Within a month, I proofed that I could the job without any handover and training from my seniors and I handled all of the job good, different projects and different deliverable.
    Unfortunately, I was so stressed because I had to come to work at 7am and finished at 9pm. The weird thing was when I submitted my timesheet, my manager asked me to change the hours to the max 12 hours work only and moved the other hours to the other days, may be to avoid government check on the employees health and safety also welfare !

    After 6 weeks working there, the management announced that they were making redundancy. I was so annoyed as at the first place I took the job because they offered me a 6 months contract which more than my previous job and possibility to be permanent other than good salary.

    I am glad that I do not work for McDermott, Epsom anymore and I promise to myself I will never come back working for them in any countries.
    Hopefully I will never meet the senior managers who are also redundant as their work was sooo bad that caused me to stay at work more than 8 hours and everything had to be in hurry and rush all the time.
    The worst place I had ever worked.

    Really really bad place to work although the money was good but I could get better job in another place and better pay too also stay sane :)


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Too much back and forth. Slow to act"

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    Current Employee - Information Technology Specialist in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Information Technology Specialist in Houston, TX (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    . Hard work is noticed and rewarded... With the right management
    . If you're involved in the right projects/testing, more likely to get access to things beyond normal description

    Cons

    . Prove yourself and you get access to more things and more responsibility, but rarely compensation to go with it
    . Too many redundant management positions
    . Management tends to micromanage and this is related to the too many managers. They're all trying to show they're "managing"
    . Management asks for suggestions then just go ahead with their own ideas because they're "better" or give responsibility for your idea to a different site

    Advice to Management

    . Remove redundant management positions
    . Ease up on micromanaging and let workers have some freedom (i.e. don't ask for suggestions and then just go ahead with your plan that you think is better anyways)

  8. "very good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    you can get very good offshore exprience

    Cons

    your salary is not as per your expectation


  9. "Company Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Cost Specialist I in Aiken, SC (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Cost Specialist I in Aiken, SC (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is good, and they have a great holiday schedule

    Cons

    Benefits are not that great, high deductibles with ok insurance converage


  10. "Instrument Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Instrumentation Engineer in Khobar (Saudi Arabia)
    Current Employee - Instrumentation Engineer in Khobar (Saudi Arabia)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    to much work and appreciation from management and promotions are not there

    Cons

    Flexi timing, vacation health leaves and insurance

    Advice to Management

    engage employee