Oceaneering International

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Oceaneering International Reviews

Updated November 2, 2014
Updated November 2, 2014
95 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)

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

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  1.  

    Rapidly changing environment, plenty opportunities if you are in the right group.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oceaneering International

    Pros

    Work hardly gets boring as changes occur all the time. The very dynamic environment creates opportunities for employees all the time. Profitable company, has lots of opportunities for news business and should stay on a growing mode for several years.

    Cons

    There is clear disconnection between groups. Business leaders don't communicate with each other what may result in internal competition poor utilization of the company assets (infrastructure and people).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication and collaboration between business leaders has to improve to maximize company performance.
     You can be more aggressive on the opportunities, compute the risk into the cost and get them.

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    World Class

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

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

    Pros

    Very safety oriented and committed to quality. Great benefit package and decent salaries. As it pertains to salaries, may not be consistent across all branches of organization. Great opportunity for those starting there carriers, and those on the professional side of the business.

    Cons

    Morale in some sectors can be on the low side. Employees wear many hats, and some may be come over whelmed with work outside of their scope.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on moral issues. Work on consistency for entry level employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Solid company with great people, and serious about safety & training.

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

    I worked at Oceaneering International full-time

    Pros

    Positive work environment & great folks to work with.

    Cons

    Pay is low, particularly in FL location. Office facilities are more like one would expect in a warehouse.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Doing a lot of the right things...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company

    • 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 full-time

    Pros

    Great company, multiple advancement opportunities.

    Cons

    Long hours hard to balance life and work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good experience but too much stress

    • 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 (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, Great 401K. Decent benefits. Good security for good performers.

    Cons

    No life. Overtime is excessive. Too much travel. Demands often unrealistic and unreasonable. Risk of layoffs when there is a lull between projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do less talking and more listening

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Oceaneering is a great, family-like oriented company.

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

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

    Pros

    Very close communications with co-workers, family oriented, hard workers with great work ethics

    Cons

    Favoritism is very common in the work environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer more training, advancement, and schooling options.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good Learning company

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

    I have been working at Oceaneering International full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good place to enter oil and gas field

    Cons

    All departments work like small groups

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to get more like a big company now, all small groups are acting as stand alone company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great company!

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

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

    Pros

    Oceaneering provides excellent benefits and opportunities! You get the opportunity to work with a great group of people! Innovative ideas are welcome! Your are able to voice concerns to upper management.

    Cons

    Oceaneering is a male-dominated environment. Women have to work harder to earn respect.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest time to train managers with no experience

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good experience with Oil and Gas Equipment Project engineering

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

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

    Pros

    Good pay, in the suburbs ( proximity to good schools), Good stock growth, 401k match, good experience with work, work on diverse products, expand your technical learning very quick, you will have opportunity to build and grow with the team

    Cons

    Poor product life cycle management system, No structured personal development plans. Poor training opportunities, no bonus program for non management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a 360degree feedback process for the employees so that their voice, suggestions are heard.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good place to start

    • 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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great training, great benefits, lots of time off compared to most jobs. Can see the world if you want. Ability to move up quick if you do the work.

    Cons

    They pay is poor compared to most in the industry. While you have time off you are gone for a long period of time away from your family.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay the Gulf of Mexico people what the other Oceaneering regions get paid. Half to 1/3 of people working for the same company w/ the same position is unfair. Plus, every other ROV place in the region pays at least double. Yes, other companies want guys w/ experience but after a year or 2 with Oceaneering guys have that and leave for the better pay. Therefore you are constantly training people and the guys that stay are always picking up the slack for the influx of new people. I know Oceaneering has figured out $20K to train someone is made back in a month so its just cheaper to pay small wages and lose them, but it's bad management and will catch up to you when clients get tired of new hires.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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