ENSCO, Inc. Reviews

Updated June 28, 2014
Updated June 28, 2014
25 Reviews
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  1.  

    Sr Subsea at Ensco

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    Current Employee - Senior Subsea Engineer in Richmond, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Subsea Engineer in Richmond, TX

    I have been working at ENSCO, Inc. full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Ensco is a sound drilling contractor to work for with contracted and stable work for many years to come. There is also plenty of opportunity to grow. Ensco provides great benefits for both insurance and retirement.

    Cons

    Compared to other Drilling contractors I would say ensco is not the highest paid and still has some of the old jack up mentality and applies it to deepwater rigs.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Not the best place to start your career

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    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Houston, TX

    I worked at ENSCO, Inc. as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Skilled high-level management
    Flexibility in work schedules
    They don't pressure you too much

    Cons

    Not too many intermediate managers to guide you well.
    Intermediary managers/associates aren't upto the mark
    No motivation to work hard
    Very less pay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Diversified Technology-Focused Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Springfield, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Springfield, VA

    I have been working at ENSCO, Inc. full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Above average benefits. Office culture generally congenial and easy going. Most of the people are good to work with. Dress code is business casual to casual. Management is generally very concerned about employee satisfaction.

    Cons

    Lacks technical capabilities and resources to be able to meet aggressive business acquisition goals. Springfield office is owned by company but generally run down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a better understanding of the technical limitations of your employees and resources/facilities. Spend more IR&D funds to improve capabilities. Close down the Springfield office and move into a more price competitive modern facility.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Good work-life balance

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ENSCO, Inc. full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    It is a company which gives a lot of variety in a way that the employees get to wear multiple hats at the same time. It has a great work life balance for employees with families.

    Cons

    Insufficient reward and recognition
    Limited growth prospects
    Lack sense of direction
    People are reluctant to change

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to provide at-least some sort of recognition, if not reward to the employees to keep them motivated.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ok place to work

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Arlington, VA

    I worked at ENSCO, Inc. full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company provides very good benefits - the retirement plans are better than the industry, the salary is quite competitive. Lot of the employees have been around for a long time, so they are knowledgeable about any issues that crop up.

    Cons

    The company management lacks long term vision. The company culture is bit insular, you don't get to know much what the other divisions are doing - even though there can be some expertise overlap across divisions there is hardly any collaboration. The retirement plans have a very long vesting period.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    ENSCO was a fast-paced, dynamic environment, dealing with military engineering.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cocoa Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cocoa Beach, FL

    I worked at ENSCO, Inc. as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    It was a pleasure to immerse myself in an environment consisting of many hard-working, ambitious people. I would gladly work there again, given the opportunity. There was a great deli with fresh fish sandwiches in the building. The attire was business casual.

    Cons

    The contract was short and its tail end was on-call. It seemed there was upper management fighting in plain view of other employees and contractors.

  8.  

    Interesting project frustrated by poor management.

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Charlottesville, VA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Charlottesville, VA

    I worked at ENSCO, Inc. full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Interesting, challenging long term project

    Cons

    Poor management coordination, changing priorities, lack of continuity, lack of team spirit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more realistic about major contract costs & manpower planning.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    It has been a comfortable experience so far.

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    Current Employee - Developer
    Current Employee - Developer

    I have been working at ENSCO, Inc. full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Company is quite Stable. Flexibility to use your own approach towards implementing applications. There is good amount of understanding from the management for the level of expectation from an employee.

    Cons

    Very Slow growth rate, Salary and compensation are below average, management of projects below average.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Kindly start adhering to best practices for software development. Encourage and follow proper testing techniques and motivate employees through deserving compensations.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Support and a family away from home

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ENSCO, Inc. full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility and autonomy. You are given tasks and parameters to work within. So long as you complete the tasks timely and efficiently. They let you do your thing.

    Cons

    Changes happen too quickly. Most of that is due to customer requirements. Contracts are supposed to prevent that, but not at this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice. Go where the money is.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Work Experience

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Analyst in Broussard, LA
    Former Employee - Human Resources Analyst in Broussard, LA

    I worked at ENSCO, Inc. full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The people that work for the company, for the most part, are great. The salary was very competitive. I gained a lot of experience working for this company that has served me well in my other roles.

    Cons

    The only thing that I can think of is some of the management had a bad habit of micromanaging and not supporting their team members. When an employee does't feel supported, they tend to start looking for a place where they will be supported.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your staff and support them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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