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McDermott Employee Reviews

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I have enjoyed every minute of working in McDermott.
Rigging Forman (Current Employee), JEBEL ALIApril 1, 2015
Pros: FREE LUNCH, TRANSPORT
Cons: LONG HOURS
Reports functionally to the Senior Rigging Supervisor or the Fabrication Rigging Department. Responsible to set and apply standards of Safety and Quality relative project requirements, reading and understanding Rigging Drawings, Project specifications and Rigging Procedures. Provide the Leaderman with the drawings and information required to do the work.
I enjoy the challenge of building relationship with people both within the company and outside. When I handle the issues, I emphasize the positive points rather than negative and concentrate more on professional trails.
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Dirty politics and lack of transperency
Sr Accountant (Former Employee), DubaiFebruary 21, 2015
Pros: good salary packages
Cons: not a good working environment esp in accounting and finance
People in this company are focused on politics than performance.
Management of the company is focused more on deliverables only
Salary package is competitive and above the industry standard
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Creative and fun oriented workplace
Senior E&I QC Inspector (Former Employee), Jebel Ali, DubaiFebruary 15, 2015
Pros: subsidized lunch available in the yard canteen
Cons: long travel while going and coming back to abu dhabi.
Working along with multi-cultural co-workers and learned the different skills & techniques of the job was the most enjoyable part of the job.
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mostly a manual labour job; follow safety procedures, work with a team, get the job done
Rigger (Former Employee), Amelia, LAFebruary 7, 2015
a typical day at work can vary depending on the project:

Lifting and transporting heavy equipment with ropes, chains, and mechanical devices
Working with power tools
Working in teams
Cooperating with crane operators, forklift operators, welders, and other riggers
Safety procedures
Organization of materials
Cleaning, sweeping, and organizing facilities
Standing up for long periods of time, often up to 4 hours at a time
Cleaning and coating of equipment

sometimes the days were fast paced and hectic

other times the days were slow and there were many breaks
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Excellent HSE Environment
Principal HSES Advisor (Current Employee), Dubai, DUFebruary 7, 2015
Top class HSES Management culture implementation. Working since last 13 years in the company. Due to drop in oil prices company is undergoing rationalisation.
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Driven EPC contractor with high standards of management commitment to project execution
Health Safety, Environment & Security Manager (Former Employee), Jebel Ali Free ZoneFebruary 4, 2015
Driven EPC contractor with high standards of management commitment to project execution.
Balanced approach on productivity, safety & quality.
Preference for employee accountability towards safety.
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Terrible Management
Responsible to Project Controls Department Manager (Former Employee), Houston, TXJanuary 24, 2015
Pros: benefits are ok
Cons: current management of project controls terrible
No Job security! Current management of planning in project controls is terrible. Other then that company seems decent just needs more work. Right now not a healthy environment.
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Making a record list such as motor spicification
Senior Electrician-Electronic Technician (Former Employee), Sarawak,MalaysiaOctober 30, 2014
Pros: free laundry, eat and travel expenses
Perform daily maintenance and bring the document form as check list were the machine good condition and none-operational
At the basement of the vessel must be two men job because it is
hazard to work alone in the location.
Make a repair remedy to the machine and inform to my supervisor.
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Best engg office
Senior Instrumentation designer (Current Employee), SingaporeSeptember 8, 2014
I enjoy to work with current company. The most enjoyable and changeable part of job is to clash free the model with short time.
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The work culture of the firm is constantly evolving.
Patent Secretary (Former Employee), Washington, DCAugust 13, 2014
Support a partner and 4 associates with preparing legal documents, research on various legal websites and prepare reports, expense reports, Work at balancing the needs of the attorneys and the work flow.
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peer pressure...bad planning
Structural leader man (Current Employee), Dubai, DUJuly 31, 2014
engineering design and drawing required correction.good health and safety environment,,,good training offered by the company.challenging jobs...good cooperation and good team work with every disciplines...
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Don't work there
Supervisor / Senior Accountant (Former Employee), Chicago, ILMay 18, 2014
Not stable place to work in. If you know management then you are in good shape, otherwise it is horrible.
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Typical Day in Process Engineer
Process Engineer (Current Employee), Dubai, DUApril 21, 2014
Pros: good experieince, knowledge developedd, high responsibility
Cons: poor working hours, poor schedules
Typical day in the office comprises of the following activities:

- Enter the office around 08h00, check emails.
- Between 09h00 - 11h00, I will be address client clarifications and other discipline clarifications. Resolve problems with other discipline engineers.
- Between 11h00- 12h00, I will work on P&ID, PFD developments, Equipment and line sizing, Vendor datasheet updation, review RFQs and supervise other engineers.

Between 12h00-13h00 -Lunch time
Between 13h00 - 14h00 - Have client meeting, discipline meeting, vendor meetings.
Between 14h00 - 18h00 - Further design developments take place, calculations performed, scheduled reviewed, reports prepared, and submitted.

After 18h00, we leave for home. (that on a good day)

on a bad day, we stay overtime to come the work activities,
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Best Place to Grow up
Document Controller (Current Employee), Dubai, DUMarch 1, 2014
allways been busy at work with the fast moving projects we have. friendly and helpful personals have helped me grow up in my career, there has been very tough times, hard work to full fill the requirements of the job, at the end of the day feel so happy for all the hard work done, it's so enjoyable to see the best result.
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supervisor (Former Employee), middle east jabal ali.February 15, 2014
At mcdermott all Jr.Levels are always pressurized and the name of safety is just for showing actually in field project superintendents are indirectly pressurizing field people to do mistakes while working.
It is resulting in accidents in yard, fi such thing happened all are finding target to blame for the accidents, and main cause behind the accidents is hidden.
In my service i have witness many accidents and seen targets
being thrown out of company.
project engineers improper planning is always the reason for extra man hours needed for projects.
Truth about the Mcdermott History is only Asian peoples are being victims of action. not seen any European or superintendent
terminated for any accidents.
As they are the safest out there.
This is story of jabal ali mcdermott plant.
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Well paid but seasonal stress unhealthy
Senior Graphic Designer (Former Employee), Houston, TXDecember 17, 2013
Pros: the communications department is set up to produce a wide variety of materials.
Cons: understaffed and un-guided direction from unscheduled overtime and undue stress
The work was challenging and I was able to interface with several departments within the company. The upper management was at times very hard to work with and often gave a disjointed direction on projects they championed.
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I am working in Mcdermott International from last 2 years. The company is good as per job is concerned.
Hook Up Piping Engineer (Current Employee), Dubai, DUAugust 14, 2013
Pros: offshore allowances
Cons: in offshore very long hours.
1) In offshore our job hours are long but got good focus to learn so many things.
2) Learned how to deal with the clients and Work force.
3) Management is good.
4)Co-workers are supportive.
5)To-coordinate with Engineering department regarding drawing discrepancies.
6) Directly involve in Job with all aspect.
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Great place to work.
Patent Secretary (Current Employee), Washington, DCAugust 1, 2013
Pros: flexible work schedule
Cons: work schedule change
One of the premier lawfirms in DC. I have gather a lot of experience from this firm.
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Productive and Harmonious working environment
Senior PR Assistant (Former Employee), Jebel Ali Free Zone, Dubai, UAEJuly 31, 2013
A highly recommended company, with high tech facilities and world renowned talented and professional employees.
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MWE
Account Operations Supervisor (Current Employee), Chicago, ILApril 30, 2013
A fast-paced work environment that presents many challenges, amd leads to a sense of accomplishment when our team executes at a high level.