Transocean Reviews

Updated June 22, 2014
Updated June 22, 2014
55 Reviews
3.8
55 Reviews
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Transocean President & CEO Steven L. Newman
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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.  

    PT Student Worker/Intern: HQ Corporate Legal Department Houston, TX

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Student Worker/Intern - Legal Filing in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Student Worker/Intern - Legal Filing in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Transocean part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I really enjoyed working here part-time for a few months while I was in college. The legal and corporate executives were very friendly people who allowed me to keep a flexible schedule around my classes.

    In sum, I appreciated:
    Friendly people
    Flexible schedule - I created my own
    Nice corporate office
    Great central location

    My supervisor always made sure I put my academics first and would check in to make sure I had a good balance in my schedule between work and school. I could take time off or change my work hours when I needed to - no questions asked.

    Cons

    No real big downsides that I can recall, however I was not employed full time or permanently so my experience is limited.

    I imagine that if I worked in the C-suite over a long time could get boring? I'm personally not a classic "corporate exec type".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    New to the business and only been a year but so far they are awesome

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Subsea Engineer
    Current Employee - Subsea Engineer

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

    Pros

    Good pay, good people, they actually care about your family

    Cons

    Don't pay as much as competitors

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep promoting when ability is demonstrated

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    A challenging work environment with the opportunity for growth and travel.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    Transocean encourages cross training amoung all the facets of the business which allows employees to keep from becoming complacent or stagnated as well as develop a better understand of how these facets work together.

    Cons

    Work loads can be demanding and since a bulk of the busness concerns 24hr a day operations employees tend to have distorted work/persnal time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Travel for offshore personel needs to be of higher quality with more flexibility. Exhausted personnel arriving on these facilities is a recipe for incidents.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Overall great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    Encourage employee growth within the company

    Cons

    A lot of change in Senior Management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be beneficial to inform employees of Senior Management role changes in a timely manner,.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Awesome company with great poeple and mentors

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Applications Developer Intern in Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - Applications Developer Intern in Mumbai (India)

    I worked at Transocean part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    All employees are top class and know the value of time. Very result oriented, optimistic and team players. Whoever I had the pleasure to interact was very nice by nature and by profession.

    Cons

    People are a bit busy sometimes. There were few occurences when I waited for few weeks to get feedback on the work and proceed further.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Rig Mover

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Transocean

    Pros

    It's the best company I'm work with, but it sale some old rigs at this time I worked as it rig mover I like to work again with it

    Cons

    You are the best company for following the safety roles. And WRA shelf drilling killed all persons activities which you built.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would like to work again with you

  8.  

    the best company in the world

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Deck Foreman in Luanda, Luanda (Angola)
    Former Employee - Deck Foreman in Luanda, Luanda (Angola)

    I worked at Transocean full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    the transocean is rely good for every sing in your mind

    Cons

    its no cons every sing caming bay colcator
    every wan work in office he now what he are doing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    safety is first

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Educative

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - SIWES Trainee in Portharcourtgbene (Nigeria)
    Former Employee - SIWES Trainee in Portharcourtgbene (Nigeria)

    I worked at Transocean as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    High awareness of safe practises, best well completion techniques and adequate mentoring cum training

    Cons

    An addictive set of jobs and renumeration, contract staffing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Double-check recruitment practices eliminate partisans of favouritism, employment politics and make available the better hands on the job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    project engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Pros

    Great experience and very good career

    Cons

    demanding work, some times stressful

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep it real

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    One of the best co. i have ever worked with.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Barge Engineer in Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - Barge Engineer in Mumbai (India)

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

    Pros

    They are professional, high safety standards look after the employees very well, they have a good name in the market, good pay masters and high standard of training given to the employees.

    Cons

    They have too many expats a bit of politics faced by Indians that's why i left Transocean too much of paper work and a lot of favourism.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should visit the rig and talk to the crew should have a cost controll avoid unwanted parties.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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