Hornbeck Offshore

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Updated Jul 10, 2014

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3.4 24 reviews

70% Approve of the CEO

Hornbeck Offshore Chairman, President, CEO, and Secretary Todd M. Hornbeck

Todd M. Hornbeck

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71% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    1 person found this helpful  

    Not too bad....still issues to work out for sure.

    Deck Officer (Current Employee) Covington, LA

    ProsDecent boats, good ONBOARD training, variety of schedules.

    ConsYou're just another number. Don't expect any exceptional treatment even if you do a fantastic job. If you do great, you're left alone. If you screw up a little bit, expect hellfire and brimstone. Yes you get quarterly bonuses, if the world is perfect and the planets are aligned. Any tiny discrepancy whatsoever forfeits your quarterly bonus. Big disconnect between office personnel and boat crews. Overly complicated and burdensome travel pay rules and so-called "longevity" pay (Definitely not what it sounds like).

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop purposely attempting to confuse and mislead employees on travel pay & reimbursement and longevity. Competing companies pay door to door on travel pay. Make it a selling point for your company that you do so, like competitors. This way it would never be a point of contention and poor moral. It would be the reverse. Longevity: pay an employee for the TOTAL number of years they've been employed and pay them for all of those years at their CURRENT rate based on their CURRENT position. Again, a selling point instead of a point of contention. Are we seeing a trend here?

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Cadet

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat training environment for both engine and deck.

    ConsNo real cons for being a cadet with Hornbeck offshore.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Very satisfied after 10 years

    Chief Engineer (Current Employee) Covington, LA

    ProsGood advancement opportunities, good pay, great benefits. New vessels being built currently extending the range of new equipment and opportunities.

    ConsSome micro-management from the shore side personnel. Disconnect between the head office and the vessel personnel.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGo back to your roots and reconnect with the vessel crews on a personal level.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    3 people found this helpful  

    Growing company with pains

    Mate (Current Employee) Covington, LA

    ProsDriven and growing company. The structure, operations, and direction of the company are strong. Salaries are very competitive. Newer equipment, good resources, access to management if need be. One of top boat companies.

    ConsThe osv employees from years past that linger bring down the overall functionality of the business. They are not motivated and hold no accountability. The office keeps a strong hold as if they are directing monkeys. The income here is unbelievable for the required work actually done. I suppose that should be a plus but it's actually pathetic. Travel allowance is paid relative to the distance you live from the office. Max allowance per rotation is $370.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIn todays booming oil and gas industry you can not keep up with the good ole boys operating and working your business.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Overall a good workplace

    Master (Current Employee) Covington, LA

    ProsThe company stands behind its workers. The pay has recently caught up and surpassed the competition (hope they keep it up there). Equipment is well maintained. Good support from shore base, sat TV and V-Sat on vessels for crews coms with home. Pretty good benifits, new vessels coming out. Overall I am happy to work here with the even time schedule 21/21

    ConsPay until recently was sub-par, Older vessels are uncomfortable and cramped, Could be better employee support and benifits, No performance based pay increase (a poor worker or less experienced worker may make the same as you), Rediculous amount of paperwork!!!, Quick to lay fault on vessel crew without taking into account shore sides responsibility, Hard to get training if it is not something that does not directly benifit the company. The older vessels still do not have V-Sat, phone and sat tv forthe crew ( I have been told they are going to be retrofitted, The Hornbeck designed vessels ride terrible and are uncomfortable and cramped, They have grown to where you are just a number now I like the smaller company feeling where you are family,

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep the pay high, and be selective about personnel to get and keep the best you have to pay well, listen to them and treat them well. Only keep the best of the best get rid of the ones who do not meet the cut don't just let them tag along on the others coat tails.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Decent company with clean boats and decent wages.

    Able Seaman (Current Employee) Covington, LA

    ProsIt's big enough to provide lots of openings across the fleet but smaller than the really big companies where lots of really bad captains slip through the cracks.

    ConsLess competitive salary and crew amenities than other companies in the Maritime industry like most diving companies. No wifi. No sat phone.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter crew amenities aboard the vessels. One boat I worked had the crew all chipping in to buy satellite tv because their boats have no wifi.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Positive

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Covington, LA

    ProsYoung company with agressive management.

    ConsThere are not enough employees for the workload

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Able Seaman (Current Employee)

    ProsThe benefits are decent and there are plenty of oportunities for professional development. Transportation to and from vessels is paid for by the company, as well as professional training pertaining to your job description.

    ConsThere is no profit sharing with the boat crews and boat crew members loose individual safety bonus upon someone else's fault on an incident, althoug not personally involved. Also, it seems like the paper work is geeting out of control.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWe need to accomodate people who need to work over time during their time off. During this times of economical recession a family man who works away from his home and family needs to make at least 65K.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Hornbeck is a fantastic company to be associated with

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Covington, LA

    ProsHornbeck is a well respected company within the community. Management treats the employees well by offering them good compensation, benefits, stocks, and a great yearly bonus. Hornbeck has hired professional, intelligent, and friendly people that demonstrate good business judgment and devotion. I consider myself lucky to work for such a great company.

    ConsLack of communication between departments can be poor at times. However, this is pretty common in large companies. The mandatory annual vessel ride for shoreside employees is a harsh rule that is strictly enforced. The purpose is for the "land"employees to gain respect for the offshore crew, although in my opinion they elect to live that lifestyle and are compensated well for their career choice. The vessel ride is difficult for those with a demanding schedule, motion sickness, and have a family. You are usually out of the office for 3-4 days with no communication with the outside world.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSenior management is competent in their decision making but if I could offer them advise it would be to calm down on micro management and be careful with constant promotions. Change is a great thing but too much change is annoying.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company with continued growth

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe company has an aggressive new-build program and is growing at a fast pace.

    ConsHigh expectations in multiple disciplines and long hours.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLet your down line reports manage.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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