Oceaneering International

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Oceaneering International President and CEO M. Kevin McEvoy
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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)

  • No bonus package for entry level or mid level employees (in 3 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not As Great As They Claim To Be

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - CAD Designer/Drafter for DTS in Morgan City, LA
    Former Employee - CAD Designer/Drafter for DTS in Morgan City, LA

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

    Pros

    Friendly Staff most times when they're not thinking they're better than others.

    Cons

    Employees are becoming just numbers, losing small business nature fast. Headquarters shifted to Houston which now treat the former headquarters in Morgan City as "red headed step children" and get all the important jobs. Contract employees are lured with high wages and promised long term employment which ends much sooner than told. Contract employees are treated unfairly with no benefits. When they're with you, you're done, finished, leave the facility at once.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more committed and treat employees as people not like tissue. It's becoming a place to learn then leave for a better salary with better companies than stay. Try keeping who you have and keep them happy. Give contract employees full-time opportunities to continue.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Manager was the WORST in entire career

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    Former Employee - IT Specialist in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - IT Specialist in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Good company with great brand recognition and market share
    Very competitive pay for some positions
    International footprint is excellent

    Cons

    Managers are less educated than subordinates and lack ANY management skills
    Company fails to identify bad managers by high turnover and strong employee dissatisfaction
    Morale is very bad under certain manager & that person is very condescending, aggressive & unorganized
    People do not speak up against pervasive disrespect and the lack of integrity
    Managers have little managerial development and there is no real performance review for those bad managers and their detrimental actions in the IT organization - SCM Cost Accounting

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of managers that put the core ideals of company in jeopardy and remove the employee disrespect. Many good people exit company due to bad management and lack of basic respect.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Difficult to connect with managers

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

    I worked at Oceaneering International full-time

    Pros

    Great compensation. I received a salary that was more than I expected. Benefits were also good. The contracts Oceaneering gets are pretty exciting.

    Cons

    I was not assigned enough work, and the work I was assigned was not challenging enough. Most of it did not require a college degree at all. I was not successful at working on the projects I wanted to work on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Accommodate your most talented young people, or they may leave your organization.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good learning experience, frustrating long term

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

    I worked at Oceaneering International

    Pros

    Good people, work is very satisfying and is extremely diverse in what they do. Great way to get a over view of many different facets off the service field.

    Cons

    Low pay, they pay under the average for people unless you are a good negotiator. Little in the way of raises and very little feedback on what you're doing right/wrong. Never once offered any type of leadership courses and had to go to management for any type discussions about where I saw myself going where I wanted to be in 5 years etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set up quarterly/yearly reviews of your employees and stick to it. Work on morale and have structure and processes that are followed not just rhetoric.

    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Its a great company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oceaneering International

    Pros

    Oceaneering cares about its people. The company as a whole is very family oriented and will help you in any way possible during times of need.

    Cons

    In my division promotions are few and far between. Compared to other oil field service companies the salaries are on the low end.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Interesting job but no leadership. Decided to move on to another company

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    Current Employee - Senior Pilot Technician in Saint John's, NL (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Pilot Technician in Saint John's, NL (Canada)

    I have been working at Oceaneering International

    Pros

    Great pay and it's an interesting job. I liked working on ROVs and for the most part we had some pretty good guys on our team

    Cons

    They promote solely on seniority. Very poor working environment with absolutely no leadership. The problem as I see it is they hire too many backyard mechanics that know little to no electronics or hydraulic experience. Also when these people eventually get promoted, they have no clue how to lead or provide direction to a group of men. It's a vicious circle. No formal training necessary when your hired, they believe that they can train you. Unfortunately, attitude is not one of the things they can teach a person. Allot of bad attitudes where everyone thought they deserved timeoff or more money when in reality they never brought anything to the table to begin with. Where I was to, there was too many people who got ahead simply by back stabbing and ass kissing. Myself I like to be busy and there was always something to do if you wanted, but there was never any incentive to perform. Most times technicians would sit around and surf the Internet for three weeks at a time and only address things when they absolutely had to. They have a competency program where supposedly, if you have proven you are knowledgeable about a topic your supervisor will sign off that task for you. Most times this is a pencil whipping exercise which holds no merit We also had a couple of close calls that got down played by our management to avoid questions from our client. They like to preach safety but in my opinion, if your not a qualified electrician, or you don’t know what your doing, you shouldn’t be playing around in a 3000 volt PDU panel.

    Anyway, I could go on and on about how ridiculous it was but I wasted four years of my life there and decided enough was enough. Basically I got tired of being unappreciated and a door mat. None the less I left on good terms and made a healthy change. I wish Oceaneering well and good luck but it's not an environment I want to go back into very quickly. I certainly would not recommend this as a good place to work. I took the experience and training and moved on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention to recruitment. Screen potential candidates and take a look at some of their resumes. Senority is a horrible way to promote people, especially if that person is clearly the wrong candidate for the job. Good luck to ya!

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good experience with clients

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)

    I have been working at Oceaneering International

    Pros

    Easy work life and no work pressure

    Cons

    No career progression.
    Poor Management.
    Stick to old menthods and process

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very good at first but many many bad changes. Poor poor management.

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Tech
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Tech

    I have been working at Oceaneering International

    Pros

    Interesting work. Laid back at times. Good amount of sick and vacation time and many holidays off. Has potential to be a very good job.

    Cons

    Poorly managed, very disorganized, pay is not competitive. To many people trying to make simple decisions. Very poor communication between management and workers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep things simple. They have many hands on workers with great ideas on how to improve the products, but are not taken seriously because of no college degree.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good people working with poor procedures.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oceaneering International

    Pros

    Small company feel
    Good benefits
    Lots of room to improve and the one who helps with this will be recognized.

    Cons

    Poor procedures that waste money.
    Low accountability
    A culture of "winging it"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Force standard procedures...yes in everything. The processes need to locked down and publicized. Someone should be able to walk off the street and pull an SOP and have a good idea of what to do. You should also raise the bar for competency...ie test work knowledge on a routine basis.....but above all, impose a better surge capacity for the organization so we can react better to what the poor procedures cause us.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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