Oceaneering International

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Oceaneering International Reviews

Updated October 11, 2014
Updated October 11, 2014
91 Reviews
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Oceaneering International President and CEO M. Kevin McEvoy
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great company and very great people to work with (in 7 reviews)

  • Good pay - some good people that work there (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Long hours hard to balance life and work (in 5 reviews)

  • Company suffers from poor management in some key positions (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Run from this company!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    steady work or so they say

    Cons

    Oceaneering does not pay fair salaries compared to other companies' salaries. Expected to work overtime everyday. Paid sick days, but frowned upon if you use them. Layoffs are witch hunts to get rid of those that don't fit in the many cliques. Horrible managers that don't pay attention to you until they decide to get rid of you.

    NO CAREER PATHS!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    learn how to manage PEOPLE!

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

    Where the Inexperienced Excel and Experienced Go No Where

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Material Coordinator in Morgan City, LA
    Former Employee - Material Coordinator in Morgan City, LA

    I worked at Oceaneering International as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Work and money to make a living

    Cons

    Too many "still wet behind the ears" people with bigger positions than they're qualified for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop hiring mainly women right out of school then giving them high positions just for your own eye candy. It's an age old known fact about Oceaneering. I'm not saying that anyone should and could perform a job but it's very strange that young and attractive girls, with very little to no experience are promoted quickly while the less attractive aren't given such opportunities or equal salaries. All it takes is one look to see that looks and skirt lengths are the key factors to achievement there.

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

    Cool products, but not a good place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oceaneering International

    Pros

    Interesting products. Seemingly good reputation with customers.

    Cons

    Low morale, painfully poor communication within the organization, culture of keeping employees as contractors rather than bringing people on full-time, inconsistent treatment of one employee vs. another (poor or non-existent HR protocols), departments do not work together as a team, but instead work against each other, culture of HUGE egos that get in the way of productivity, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Team-building training maybe? All I can say is that many of the problems seem to come from the top.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    coordinator

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    the co had great clients and a surprisingly good reputation despite they were never on time and had to constantly fix mistakes they made in the oilfield build

    Cons

    Low morale and no support or camaraderie with colleagues.Tough to get things done and keep a positive attitude among so many unhappy peers. Management dictated with fear and infighting. The worst place I ever worked.

  6.  

    ROV Tech

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

    I have been working at Oceaneering International full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Money is great when you are allowed to work

    Cons

    You only get to work if they allow you to.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't hired people if you can't work them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Diving Division is being run into the ground

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morgan City, LA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morgan City, LA

    I have been working at Oceaneering International

    Pros

    This review only pertains to the Diving Division.
    A lot interesting work, I ve seen some incredible things offshore with this company.
    Very Safety Oriented and the company is large enough that they can get the proper equipment for the job
    Exposure to a wide variety of jobs, machines, tools and situations

    Cons

    This review only pertains to the Diving Division.
    We just got a 15% pay cut last October
    Dealing with the front office and operations is a carnival game of smoke and mirrors, they tell you whatever you want to hear to pacify you.
    There is only a few hours notice to go offshore for indeterminate amounts of time(weeks to months)
    58 people quit in the last 6 months so the division is down to a skeleton crew
    There is a huge gap between the highly experience hands and new hires with no relief plan from ops.
    Transportation from the job is constantly late.
    Promotions happen irregularly, there is no incentive to do a good job because no one is ever fired for lack of performance
    Ops is made of ex divers with no formal management training. A degree would do wonders for the front office
    Basically we are underpaid and overworked while management runs the division like a frat house

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit.
    Do diving a favor and get out of the way so those that care about whats left of this division can resurrect it to its former glory.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Very Poor, No Growth, No career advancement, cheap management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)

    I have been working at Oceaneering International full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good place to spend time without doing anything

    Cons

    Management is inexperienced, they don't know how to manage skills. Worst of all, to save the blame they fire people. I have seen more then a dozen people who were walked out from the gate. Very political environment. You don't need to be talented or educated to be a senior, but you should know how to butter people. Its one of the worst places I have ever worked.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pl educate yourself.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company in USA but Very Poor in India

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Functional in Chandigarh (India)
    Former Employee - Functional in Chandigarh (India)

    I worked at Oceaneering International full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    - Great and Knowledgeable Peers, Flexibility in Work, Less Work Tensions

    Cons

    Very Poor I would say Almost NO Ethics in India, Poor Management, High Levels of Corruption in Recruitment and Procurement, Lots of Internal Politics of Localities (Chandigarh), Whole Company run by few unethical Individuals who takes decisions according to their will and wish

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Revamp Your Indian Management Team, Otherwise its gonna be another Satyam in Very Few Years which would affect your Firm at an International Level

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Rov Supervisor worked for Eight years and two month for oceaneering India

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - ROV Supervisor in Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - ROV Supervisor in Mumbai (India)

    I worked at Oceaneering International full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Got good exposer to Rov operations

    Cons

    Compensation & Benefits are neglected in oceaneering India,Treated badly even if you are at senior level specially in india , No transparency in polices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People leave managers not company.It is true as i left oceaneering because of poor Managers ethics.Management should talk to its employees those have work so long for the company and left for petty reason like above.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Oceaneering Canada

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - ROV Supervisor in St. John's, NL (Canada)
    Former Employee - ROV Supervisor in St. John's, NL (Canada)

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

    Pros

    They were the only "ROV gig in town", so you had no choice. Pay is not bad $700 a day for Supervisor and Medical, Retirement plan and bonuses.

    Cons

    Personnel are leaving - approximately 30 this year alone- why, not for money because many have moved to other for the same and in many cases less money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior management of Oceaneering International, take a closer look at Canada - There are reasons why people are leaving, it is not the pay or conditions. Ask to speak to some of the employees who have already left over the past couple of years, i am sure they will tell you now they are free - pick the names yourself!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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