Transocean Reviews

Updated July 23, 2014
Updated July 23, 2014
55 Reviews
3.8
55 Reviews
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Transocean President & CEO Steven L. Newman
Steven L. Newman
34 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Relatively good pay, flexible working schedules (in 6 reviews)

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


Cons
  • And WRA shelf drilling killed all persons activities which you built (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    “It was best place to work!”

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

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

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good company

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

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

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

    I worked at Transocean full-time (more than an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Overall decent as a contractor

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Applications Developer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - IT Applications Developer in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Pay is good. Work environment is good.

    Cons

    Do not want to hire full time programmers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    People really do come first.

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    • 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 Transocean full-time (more than 8 years)

    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.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    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

  8.  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Transocean

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Tech Specialist in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Tech Specialist in Houston, TX

    I worked at Transocean full-time

    Pros

    Great people, family work balance

    Cons

    older technology, layoffs, and staffing levels to low

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    PM

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Pros

    Good benefits and flexible hours in Houston

    Cons

    Lack of development from management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Become involved with development of employees besides those chosed for MAP

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Best company I have ever worked for.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Transocean

    Pros

    Salary, benefits, compressed work week (off at 11 a.m. every Friday), facilities, friendliness of employees, nice location, private office space, paid parking, the company is interesting and exciting.

    Cons

    Managers have heavy travel schedules making access to them difficult. And what does that mean for the average employee? Employee performance evaluations suffer, relationships suffer, communication suffers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce travel for managers of individual contributors.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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