McDermott Employee Reviews about "upper management"

Updated 17 Nov 2020

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McDermott CEO David Dickson
David Dickson
247 Ratings
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  • "Mismanaged from the field to the upper management(in 16 reviews)

  • "Long working hours, no encouragement words, blocking of promotions by managers, heavy politics played(in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Inept Management"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Director 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at McDermott full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Competitive salary, decent benefit package.

    Cons

    Sales and Upper management have repeatedly demonstrated inept pricing and execution of mega projects. This company cannot execute anything but cost plus contacts.

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  2. "Par"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Combination Pipe Welder in Lake Charles, LA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at McDermott full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Pay is decent. HR actually does their job.

    Cons

    Communication fail. Upper management doesn't often have the whole picture of progress, because of the "pencil whipping" done by the lower management.

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  3. COVID-19

    "Self Centered"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - General Laborer in Port Arthur, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at McDermott full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, Good Hours, Learing Experience

    Cons

    Horrible upper management They do not have your best interest in a work environment Unreasonable Willing to do anything to keep the plant open during the pandemic with over 200+ positive covid tests

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  4. "Poor management/good work culture"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at McDermott for more than a year

    Pros

    Good work culture and values

    Cons

    Poor upper management and process and procedures

  5. "Poor Upper Management"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at McDermott full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Worked with some really good people and formed lasting relationships

    Cons

    Upper Management is poor! Could never rely on management to make decisions and there was absolutely no transparency about what was going on within the company which led to rumors all the time. Often times the rumors were true so it would have been better to hear from upper management first.

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  6. "Hopeful Turnaround"

    2.0
    Former Employee - Materials Supervisor in Baton Rouge, LA

    I worked at McDermott full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and good pay

    Cons

    Mismanaged from the field to the upper management

  7. "Decent Job"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Material Control Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at McDermott full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - laid back - benefits where fairly good

    Cons

    - lack of work which can be very boring - very little communication from upper management

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Nice place to work, No growth"

    3.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Dubai
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at McDermott full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Busy workplace, good Insurance, Multicultural, Salik is covered.

    Cons

    No growth whatsoever. Can be discriminated on pay based on your race. No Bonuses even though everyone works insane hours to make projects profitable. Bonuses reserved for upper management only.

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  9. "Great Opportunities"

    3.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at McDermott full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Opportunities for different areas of work; Good people;

    Cons

    No real bonus structure for those that are not upper management; A lot of people coming and going

  10. Helpful (4)

    "Electronics Technician"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Electronics Technician in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at McDermott

    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.

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