Edison Chouest Offshore Reviews

Updated April 1, 2015
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  1. Good Company with great new build program, educational opportunities for personnel and equipment.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - OSV Captain in Houma, LA
    Current Employee - OSV Captain in Houma, LA

    I have been working at Edison Chouest Offshore full-time (more than a year)

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

    Pros

    Good medical, and a fair 401K program. Fair salary for maritime professionals.

    Cons

    There is a need for good seamen in the offshore industry. Few are applying, thus some lower crew O/S, Cooks, and Able Seaman should be released, but the company can not afford to fire them. A poor hand is better than none...

    Advice to Management

    The operations management needs to listen closer to the Captains for changes to operations and crew issues. We hate to have to have a poor crew member removed just to hear that another command is having the same issue. Weeds need to be removed, not shifted from operations. Also of note+ The MS program and procurement can be made much more efficient with better synergy between the Captains who operate it and the tech who designs and updates it.

  2. Working at ECO has advantages over other companies because there is a training center that is free as long as you work t

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    Current Employee - Captain in Cut Off, LA
    Current Employee - Captain in Cut Off, LA

    I have been working at Edison Chouest Offshore

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is pretty good , the equipment is new and well maintained.The boats are clean inside and the food is really good .Their insurance package is Bluecross of Louisana and is really a quality company.

    Cons

    They hire too many people the boats get crouded and the coordinaters arent really that great.The coordinaters dont get the supplies requested on time we found ourselves with out many times and had to ask other boats for stuff on a regular basis.

    Advice to Management

    Organize and institute a training program for new personell the training is hap hazard there are many people who really do not know what they are doing . The trainees need to be put in a program where they are taught by an instructor how to do everything from tieing lines to cleaning a cabin.

  3. I suffer from bipolar disorder. And this has caused me nothimgnbut grief on my job.

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    Current Employee - Structural Welder in Gulfport, MS
    Current Employee - Structural Welder in Gulfport, MS

    I have been working at Edison Chouest Offshore

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

    Pros

    My crew and immediate supervisor.

    Cons

    Little to no understanding of a persons personally struggles. All I get is be here be ontimendo your job. Your problems are yours.

    Advice to Management

    Be more considerate to those with mematl illness. We did not choose this we are just trying to live with it the beat we can.

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  5. Great company but very unprofessional work environment

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    Former Employee - Engineer in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Engineer in New Orleans, LA

    I worked at Edison Chouest Offshore full-time (more than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Eco is a great company for job stability, pay, leniency. They do not lay off, they weed, and try to be fair, and stand behind what they say they do (not just corporate rhetoric like some companies). Free training, family friendly

    Cons

    Good ole boy system. The most unskilled/unqualified workers kiss up to management the most, for this reason those acquire and maintain leadership positions that they should not have. There is also a lot of CYA for the clumps of unskilled that band together.

    Advice to Management

    Take everything with a grain of salt and hire more experienced people as coordinators

  6. Helpful (2)

    Steady work and some overtime

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Edison Chouest Offshore full-time (more than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Best reason is salary and steady work. Overtime comes and goes but pay is good. Health benefits are also good.

    Cons

    Downsides are no advancement unless you're part of the "buddy system/promote family and friends", vacation submitted a month in advance, no sick or personal days off,

    Advice to Management

    Try promoting employees who are qualified in their field of expertise instead of good ole boys

  7. Helpful (3)

    Edison Chouest Offshore was a company dedicated to my growth.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Galliano, LA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Galliano, LA

    I worked at Edison Chouest Offshore full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Being a family owned company, the highest levels of management are always available. They are dedicated to their employees, and will promote across divisions.

    Cons

    At times employees who do a good job in their role, are not considered for promotions, because the company does not want to train a new employee for the position.

    Advice to Management

    I would suggest strengthening the communication between divisions.

  8. Helpful (3)

    Good secure job but bottom of the barrel on paying able seamen

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    Current Employee - Able Seaman Rigger in Galliano, LA
    Current Employee - Able Seaman Rigger in Galliano, LA

    I have been working at Edison Chouest Offshore full-time (more than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    They do their best not to lay anyone off

    Cons

    Doesn't appreciate the risks taken by able seamen to train new hires in rigging. Everyone knows of massive raises given....what you may not know able seamen 0$

    Advice to Management

    Take time to realize dangers of rigging and how experience goes a long way towards safety. You may have a stack of applications, but if you don't appreciate the experience that keeps people safe...how can you claim Safety First!!

  9. Great Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Edison Chouest Offshore full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Beautiful office, positive atmosphere, no drama

    Cons

    I really have not been here long enough to answer this yet.

  10. Helpful (2)

    Great job to have!

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    Current Employee - Chief Engineer in Galliano, LA
    Current Employee - Chief Engineer in Galliano, LA

    I have been working at Edison Chouest Offshore

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    The money is very good for the work that is required once you get a license.

    Cons

    Difference in pay isn't much different between anchor boats and supply boats. Anchor boat have a great deal more of responsibility.

    Advice to Management

    Treat people equal instead of just the people that are locally from the bayou. But instead of that treatment is good.

  11. Helpful (2)

    Best boats in the gulf, worst people skills... but tolerable.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Captain in Galliano, LA
    Current Employee - Lead Captain in Galliano, LA

    I have been working at Edison Chouest Offshore

    Pros

    Pay is about even with other companies in the gulf, and they have their own training center.

    Cons

    Bayou mentality that if you're not from southern Louisiana then you aren't worth their time. Company has been reluctant to pay for training for unlimited license advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Don't assume everyone is out for a free ride, some of us are sticking with the company out of pure dogged loyalty to one company, don't abuse it. All too often entire crews are replaced to solve a problem that was caused by senior management, purely to appease a client.

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