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Ensco Reviews

Updated September 14, 2014
Updated September 14, 2014
19 Reviews
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Ensco President, CEO, and Director Daniel W. Rabun
Daniel W. Rabun
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  1.  

    "Going Beyond" as the new motto does not apply to treatment of employees.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at Ensco full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Compensation and benefits are competitive when compared with the rest of the offshore industry. For all of the negative issues in the company culture, there is a strong safety culture at Ensco.

    Cons

    Merger integration with Pride Int'l was managed very poorly, creating an antagonistic culture in Houston and on legacy Pride rigs. Even the legacy Ensco employees that moved to Houston from Dallas during the merger are leaving in high numbers. Senior executives are not approachable, and are known to punish those that are not "yes men".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at your turnover rig by rig and department by department. VPs, Directors and Rig Managers need to be held accountable for the culture they are creating that leads to high turnover on their respective teams. If turnover is high in a specific area, there is a reason.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    White males only club

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Ensco full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Compensation is decent otherwise most would leave. If you are a white male, your opportunities are not limited, for the rest of us, we are invisible so limited to mid-level.

    Cons

    Very old school. Complete "good ole boy" company. Women and minorities...forget it! You won't have a chance at moving up to a top level. They have one "token" female/minority on the board and known in management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This is not the 1950's where companies are run by white men. Learn what it means to diversify and perhaps you will have a better run company!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Money is what keeps people but maybe not for long...

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    Current Employee - IT Support in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - IT Support in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Ensco

    Pros

    -Excellent retirment benefits
    -Great pay for individuals who were retained from the Pride merger

    Cons

    -Lack of communication from upper management is frustrating
    -Company has doubled but is ran as a small company(no procedures, no structure and no direction)
    -Decisions are made by too few and usually by those who are not knowledgable enough or insecure
    -Disturbing when asked about community involvement that the CIO says "We feel Ensco does not owe them anything."
    -Penny pinching is very evident with the unwillingness to hire more than absolute base essential headcount even when it is not enough

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    IT upper management does not seem to have a thorough understanding of implementing an enterprise network due to lack of understanding or "we have always do it that way" frame of mind. Technological decisions made are counter intuitive of Microsoft or industry standards and is costing the company more than saving in productivity and resources.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Go Beyond

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ensco full-time

    Pros

    The compensation and benefits is acceptable among other oil and gas drilling contractors in the world. It is well known in Ensco that on-shore expatriates, and off-shore crews are 'pampered'. If you are however on the local payroll, you may have to manage your expectations.

    Cons

    Go Beyond is the main message of the Company's vision, and values, and it means employees are expected not to be mediocre folks. but to produce exceptional results.

    The previous management style (prior to the change of CEO, Dan Raban) was out-of-date (micro-management), high turn-overs are evident across regions and certain departments, and there were no transparency for important information or discussion properly disseminated to the employees. It was tough to convince the management to promote or to retain certain employee despite hard evidence and facts of good performance being presented, and some individuals are victims of dismissal due to bias and redundancy.

    Being an on-shore personnel (non-expatriate) working in Asia, there is no work-life balance and it includes the weekends.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In one of the five Ensco's core values - Success for employees, customers, and shareholders, you need to re-think what success have you provided to your employees.

    1. The management needs to dedicate time to analyse and find out why are there high turnovers in the Company.
    2. The management needs to adopt a coaching and mentoring approach, rather than micro-management or finger-pointing.
    3. The management needs to 'listen' to the employees' voice by regularly holding town-hall sessions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    interesting job with poor management

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    Former Employee - Subsea Engineer in Luanda, Luanda (Angola)
    Former Employee - Subsea Engineer in Luanda, Luanda (Angola)

    I worked at Ensco full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very goog salary, health package, ....

    Cons

    Management, organization, logistic, training, human consideration.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be more human

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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