Oceaneering International

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Oceaneering International Reviews

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
88 Reviews
3.7
88 Reviews
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Oceaneering International President and CEO M. Kevin McEvoy
M. Kevin McEvoy
40 Ratings

Review Highlights

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

  • The company as a whole is very family oriented and will help you in any way possible during times of need (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • I don't have a problem with long hours, but pay should be commensurate (in 4 reviews)

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

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16 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

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  1.  

    ok I guess

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Oceaneering International full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - There is lots of work
    - There is room for growth depending on who you know.

    Cons

    - Management has no direction on tasks. Most tasks are given vague statements and lot's of interpretation to what is expected.
    - Raises don't exist
    - Everything is due a month before you get to see what needs to be done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Step up on definitions of tasks and allow more people to engage on tasks instead of nit picking hours on each task!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Good company to enter the subsea community.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Service Tech  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Service Tech in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Oceaneering International full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great company to learn the basics of subsea, hydraulics, electrical and controls. Completions and work over on drill ships, semi submersibles, and platform rigs.

    Cons

    A lot of nepotism, and good ole boy atmosphere. Training was hit or miss: sometimes it was relevant and current and sometime it was antiquated and general. Compensation was adequate for a beginning career but not for a family.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Through the ringer

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

    I have been working at Oceaneering International full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Better than average pay and benefits. They take care of their people. Challenging work. Definitely a place where you can grow. If you are successful here you will be successful anywhere.

    Cons

    no work/life balance. Hours and travel are unreasonable. Hard to take vacation. They take work that they don't have the resources to accomplish so they burn out their people to get it done. When I took this job, they told me there was very minimal and infrequent travel, and for short durations. Now they tell me I have to travel for months at a time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Project Engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Engineer  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Oceaneering International full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    A big pro is the quantity of work and fast paced. Good hands-on experience. Get to go offshore. Get to see results. Few meetings, few emails.

    Cons

    Little training. Communication can be better. Divers and other non-degreed personnel are promoted to Project Managers. Since this is their first time working in an office environment, they are not used to tracking budgets, schedules, leading teams, and communicating effectively.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is little motivation for the working troops. No comp time, overtime, or bonuses based on the qty of work that gets done. However, upper management gets bonuses based on amount of work that is brought into the company. Therefore, workload is every increasing, but same pay for those who are doing the work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    ROV Techincian

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - ROV Technician  in  Morgan City, LA
    Current Employee - ROV Technician in Morgan City, LA

    I have been working at Oceaneering International full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    They operate on a 3 week on 3 week off work schedule. Pays for travel. Good over time and money. Live anywhere you want.

    Cons

    Sometimes your off for more then 3 weeks. Have to travel back and forth. Advancement system can be a pain.

  7.  

    Great Benefits and Training, forget about a life

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Offshore E/C Inspector  in  Houma, LA
    Current Employee - Offshore E/C Inspector in Houma, LA

    I have been working at Oceaneering International full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    They will pay heavily to train you properly. Benefits are comparable to some of the supermajors in the oil industry. Pay is below other competing companies, but that's because the benefits are so much better than theirs.

    Cons

    If you are young and don't need great medical, you may wish to look somewhere with higher pay to start your offshore career. Any part of the Asset Integrity division (land or offshore) will net you with a low amount of time off. The company comes first in their eyes, and your home and social life absolutely do not matter. If you're a workaholic that wants to make a lot of money and minds never being home, come work for Oceaneering. If you are hoping for a fair schedule, look elsewhere. Being an oilfield service company, the Asset Integrity division is basically on call 24/7. You can go out for 21 days, get a couple days off, get called out for a 4 day job, come back for 4 more, then go back out for another 21 days. Management absolutely does not care if you're ever home or not.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We already work plenty of hours while we're offshore, so maybe you should give us our time off it we want it. If you're understaffed, over-hire a little to be able to cover call-outs. It's supposed to be 14/7 or 21/10 schedule. Your management loves to try and work you 21 days and only give 7 off after that.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Oceaneering DTS

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

    I have been working at Oceaneering International full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Plenty of work to do and alot of overtime for hourly emoloyees.

    Cons

    Very fast paced constantly switching tasks over and over often do not get to stay on a task from start to finish.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better raises and supervisors

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    real nice, down to earth people to work offshore with!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Gallyhand  in  Morgan City, LA
    Current Employee - Gallyhand in Morgan City, LA

    I have been working at Oceaneering International full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    people i work with are very safe, if you forget to do something safe, they will let you know in a nice way. company is growing, just getting bigger!!!

    Cons

    was told how to get raise, did everything i was told. then told something different by same person. ended up prolonging my raise tell further notice!!!!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don"t tell someone something and not keep your end of the deal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Intervention Engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intervention Engineer  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Intervention Engineer in Houston, TX

    I worked at Oceaneering International full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great company with a very diverse product and service offering. Job was challenging and rewarding, but not overwhelming. Work environment was always relaxed and fun.

    Cons

    Management was always overwelmed due to dealing with other departments shortcomings. This led to a lack of management in their own department. Quality control was questionable at times and showed no signs of improving.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Lot to learn, place can be unfair at times, all in all good place to start your career.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Oceaneering International

    Pros

    Great exposure to the market
    Offers a good field experience
    Average salary

    Cons

    A big employee turn around
    No defined career path
    Broken supply chain management
    Unqualified personnel in different organizations within company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Define a career path for employees
    See through the employees to determine who is talking and who is doing. Reward the one who is doing.
    Try not to let good talent go.
    Do not harbor "yes sirs".

    Approves of CEO

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