My boss says were going to go back to the old CMS system. He hates it as much as I do, but apparently some of the Houston folks have persuaded upper management to drag it back into practice. Here we go again.
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At least she was something decent enough to spank the monkey to.
Any hints, laddies an' lasses? How much gold did Goldman go through? How unclear are the Out of Focus projects already a year since the merger was announced? Was there any real due diligence or only doo-doo diligence? Enquiring minds want to know!... read more
Another round of lay offs today. But hiring in Mexico if you want to relocate on your own with the pay cut.
Do not go to HR, you will be next on the layoff list. Best thing to do is move on. I worked on a project where the lead's daughter worked on the project as an engineer. It was a joke and destroyed moral. The lead had no business being a lead in the... read more
Departmental Managers clueless on operation Move people around like cattle No stability or consistency Not American Engineering HR sweeping stuff under the rug Parents supervising (if that is what you call it) kids Ambition low, people are given jobs... read more
I am literally working in a department where my boss also has his son working for him. And other family members as well. How do I even go about this when HR already knows. The bias is ridiculous.
Heard a rumor that Chiyoda pulled out of the MZLNG JV. Also, RGLNG is waiting for Saipem to sign the JV this month.
Talk about going from bad to worse. The cheapest possible healthcare is all we’re worth?
So as they continue the CPI layoffs in the US. Mexico is looking to hire 100 engineers for the office in Mexico City. So if our job isn’t moving to India. It’s headed to Mexico.
Are all of the CBI gone? It’s been so quiet on here lately.
No Christmas parties Departmental Managers clueless on operation Move people around like cattle No stability or consistency Not American Engineering HR sweeping stuff under the rug Parents supervising (if that is what you call it) kids Ambition low... read more
Anyone who would invest in corruption, lies and deceit are fools. It is not the CEO's fault, it is the board of directors. Vote them out are lose your money to the executives. They operate off of intimidation and bulling. What a wonderful company... read more
How bad will the quarter be? In the 4q call how many times will the ceo try to distract analysts by using buzzwords. "CPI." "One McDermott Way". "Synergies". "Focus projects." "All CBI's fault." "Underbid" "Look at that shiny object!" And now new... read more
So our stock is near worthless, we’re losing money on every major project. We’re cutting another 200m in employee costs. And shipping them overseas But we now have a long term lease on a brand new office complex in a high rent district.
Looks like more CPI will be coming down early next year and this won’t be coming from the tank and pipe sale.
Lummus is not all they are cracked up to be. Full of politics and bullies. Lummus you think you know it all, the fact is you do not know anything. Andy needs to go back to India, Pat is a nice guy but not a leader and John is a politician. Need... read more
The hot new trend in employee initiated separations. Some companies deserve it.
I left McDermott not long ago. I saw lots of companies with flex Friday schedules, good benefits, employees that like their company, and employees that think their company respects them. One company told me that they wouldn't have considered someone... read more
CB&I Houston is fighting for their lives. Years of poor management and unskilled workers are catching up with them. They figure if they point to other offices it will take the light off of them. The truth always comes out sooner or later.
Need to hire smarter people and put them in charge. How long does it take for you to realize your business model of HR, recruiters and widgets does not work? When I buy something, I want it done right. It is less expensive in the long run. It's not... read more
Evaluate your management's performance here.
I really like our cultural integration live stage shows. They are like Sesame Street but without paying for HBO. "Say kids, how does the One McDermott experience make you feel? Is it this way, the Happy Face? Or this way, the Frowny Face? Or this... read more
"Things fade away 'till it's over That's what they say" The Tyler office is moving to new space; supposedly to save money and profit from the sale of the 5th Street campus. But it will also hide the fact that we are but a shell of what we once were... read more
so an algorithm can decide if you will be fired just in time for Christmas!
No matter what, I wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving Holiday!
I quit my job at McDermott and went for a better paying job a couple of months ago after a 6-year string and I have to say that it’s much easier to look at everything that is wrong at the company when you look from the outside. The truth is when you... read more
Funny how Houston always wants to point the finger at someone else like Tyler. Just goes to show how professional these jokers are. What a bunch of twits. Ever wonder why CB&I had so many lawsuits at the end?
You can buy McDermott Vacation Days gift cards at Costco for 20% off! A great Secret Santa gift idea! AND McDermott will be running a Groupon special in January.
No amount of positives can change the fact that this is a dead end job in a nutshell. If you work at McDermott one of the two things will happen to you. You will be laid off or end up stuck in the same position forever. That's it. There is pretty... read more
Houston engineering is nothing more than glorified clerks! Project management, scheduling and purchasing clerks. All they can do is shuffle paper.
Not only can we now buy our on vacation time, we can now buy our own STDs. Thank goodness it’s almost BJ Friday!
Lummus destroyed CB&I and they will do the same at McDermott if you let them. Better drop them like a hot potato. Lummus thinks they know everything and they are to stupid to listen. They came to CB&I with all of these big ideas. All they did was run... read more
Companies do not invest and train their employees anymore. They are widgets. That is why they continue to fail. It is all about the executives, their bonuses and reports. Not engineering, not a quality job, just bonuses. Used to be in sales, did not... read more
When all you do is look at the box on your desk, you do not understand business. There s more to business than margins and itemized list that nickle and dime your customers to death. Need to hire managers that understand customer satisfaction not... read more
CBI were taken down by debt and project losses. MDR swallowed CBI's problems whole. We learned this week that these problems are not under control. These problems are so bad one of these clowns said they are a take over defence. Nobody would be... read more
The problem with micromanagement is that greedy executives nickle and dime their employees and customers to death. Eventually no one wants to work for you or do business with you. It is about helping people not nickle and dime people to death. You... read more
How could a vertically integrated offshore/onshore company serving the oil and gas industry NOT want a tanks and terminals EPCI that offers significant pull-through revenue?