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Helpful (2)

Overall a good workplace

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Master in Covington, LA
Current Employee - Master in Covington, LA
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

The company stands behind its workers. The pay has recently caught up and surpassed the competition (hope they keep it up there). Equipment is well maintained. Good support from shore base, sat TV and V-Sat on vessels for crews coms with home. Pretty good benifits, new vessels coming out. Overall I am happy to work here with the even time schedule 21/21

Cons

Pay until recently was sub-par, Older vessels are uncomfortable and cramped, Could be better employee support and benifits, No performance based pay increase (a poor worker or less experienced worker may make the same as you), Rediculous amount of paperwork!!!, Quick to lay fault on vessel crew without taking into account shore sides responsibility, Hard to get training if it is not something that does not directly benifit the company. The older vessels still do not have V-Sat, phone and sat tv forthe crew ( I have been told they are going to be retrofitted, The Hornbeck designed vessels ride terrible and are uncomfortable and cramped, They have grown to where you are just a number now I like the smaller company feeling where you are family,

Advice to Management

Keep the pay high, and be selective about personnel to get and keep the best you have to pay well, listen to them and treat them well. Only keep the best of the best get rid of the ones who do not meet the cut don't just let them tag along on the others coat tails.

Other Employee Reviews for Hornbeck Offshore

  1. Helpful (1)

    Stable and great benefits but low pay

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Able Seaman in Covington, LA
    Current Employee - Able Seaman in Covington, LA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Hornbeck is stable work, with exceptional benefits. The health insurance is a group plan with BCBS which is excellent, the vision is so-so, the dental is decent, short term and long term disability, they have reinstated 401k match and given raises to all officers to be a bit more competitive with the industry standard. They are building several new 280' supply boats. Great place to work if you are a mate, engineer or captain.

    Cons

    Paperwork is horrible, I'm no hippie but the amount of trees that have been killed for the companies legal papertrail is insane. It takes more time to do a jsa to use the head, than it takes to perform the task. RATINGS ARE UNDERPAID, I am talking about $100 per day less than their competitors pay. Don't let them fool you in orientation, the safety bonus is non existent. If someone on the other hitch stubs their toe while you are at home, every crewmember loses their two day per quarter safety bonus. They also will promise to send you to school to upgrade. FALSE! I have several letters of recommendation from mates an masters and can't get approved for compensation. The accommodations are pretty crappy, some boats are alright but I've been on 30 year old tugs with better..

    Advice to Management

    Live up to your promises, Increase rating pay, send employees to school if they meet all your requirements. Less paperwork or at least go electronic, better treatment for the guys who are earning the money for you.


  2. Decent company with clean boats and decent wages.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Able Seaman in Covington, LA
    Current Employee - Able Seaman in Covington, LA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It's big enough to provide lots of openings across the fleet but smaller than the really big companies where lots of really bad captains slip through the cracks.

    Cons

    Less competitive salary and crew amenities than other companies in the Maritime industry like most diving companies. No wifi. No sat phone.

    Advice to Management

    Better crew amenities aboard the vessels. One boat I worked had the crew all chipping in to buy satellite tv because their boats have no wifi.


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