Transocean Reviews

Updated July 3, 2015
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Transocean President and CEO Jeremy D. Thigpen
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Pros
  • Relatively good pay, flexible working schedules (in 6 reviews)

  • Good people, good salary and excellent Benefits, good working environment (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • tranferred with Sister company Shelf Drilling/ (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Motor Operator working on my Third assistant Engineering license

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Motor Op/Unlicensed Junior Eng/Retired Navy in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Motor Op/Unlicensed Junior Eng/Retired Navy in New Orleans, LA

    I have been working at Transocean full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good job and company, good rotation 21 on and 21 off grate pay good benefits 401K

    Cons

    I hate flying but can live anywhere in the country.

    Advice to Management

    Really promote from within as the company preaches instead of out side the company new hires with no experience.


  2. Helpful (1)

    “It was best place to work!”

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at Transocean full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Transocean was the best place to work. Good people, good salary and excellent Benefits, good working environment. It was in top 100 best working place for several years.

    Cons

    going through restructuring. Laying off a lot people and may be more.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Good company

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Specialist in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Specialist in Houston, TX

    I worked at Transocean full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Enjoyed the work and the technology.

    Cons

    Employees did not seem to be valued as much as consultants. I was an expense...just a price.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the long-term future of the company...not just short-term profits for shareholders.


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  5. Overall a place that I enjoyed working at and would go back to if the right opportunity ever arose.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Workflow Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Workflow Coordinator in Houston, TX

    I worked at Transocean full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Some of the best people I've ever worked with. They were knowledgeable, friendly, and a great source for information. I still keep in contact with a few of them.

    Cons

    Most managers are disconnected with their employees and do not communicate effectively with their subordinates. Job security is unstable.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to connect with your employees and do not favor people you know that have zero experience for others that deserve better.


  6. Overall decent as a contractor

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - IT Applications Developer in Houston, TX
    Current Contractor - IT Applications Developer in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Transocean as a contractor (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is good. Work environment is good.

    Cons

    Do not want to hire full time programmers

    Advice to Management

    Show more respect to contractors who in many cases have been working on projects longer than most employees.


  7. People really do come first.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Transocean full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great mentality of personnel, very team driven, very little administrative overhead (timesheets, status reports) to get in the way of productively achieving goals; management supports any time required for personal/family issues that may need to be resolved.

    Cons

    A bit silo'd in departments, some 'us vs. them' goes on; lack of standard processes throughout creates redundancy in efforts from time to time; uncertainty over future with restructuring has affected morale.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Good, caring people

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Transocean

    Pros

    Good, caring people, good advancement opportunities

    Cons

    Lack of communication from upper management


  9. Transocean, the world best offshore drilling contractor...Incident free all the time everywhere...

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager (Individual Contributor) in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Manager (Individual Contributor) in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Transocean full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Transocean has the best equipment, technologies, and passionate people...

    Cons

    Offshore drilling is a cycle industry. Be prepare for all challenges....

    Advice to Management

    Focus on Operation Integity, Operation Excellent, Project Excellent , Profitability.


  10. Transocean

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Tech Specialist in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Tech Specialist in Houston, TX

    I worked at Transocean full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, family work balance

    Cons

    older technology, layoffs, and staffing levels to low


  11. PM

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Transocean full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits and flexible hours in Houston

    Cons

    Lack of development from management.

    Advice to Management

    Become involved with development of employees besides those chosed for MAP



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