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Nice place to work

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Former Employee - Naval Architect  in  Houston, TX
Former Employee - Naval Architect in Houston, TX

I worked at SBM Offshore full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Friendly environment. They have the fleet of FPSO and good amount of job security

Cons

Dutch and French kingdom. Only these nationalities seem to be promoted quickly.

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for SBM Offshore

  1.  

    Good Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 SBM Offshore full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Paid insurance, half day Fridays, company weekends, flexible schedules, paid cafe meals, most people are nice and easy to work with.

    Cons

    Parking spot rules, horrible cafe, hard work not rewarded across the board, 4DX WIG meetings. High turnover. Lack of staff. Compensation seems to be an issue here as they will pay more for recruiting a new employee than a bonus to retain the ones they already have.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay out of peoples personal and professional life unless they seek advice or help to improve it. Get rid of the 4DX (WIG) meetings. Not everyone does it and those who do hate it. Everyone deserves good bonuses, not just the highly paid staff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Used to be better

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 SBM Offshore full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Benefits are really good. The company takes care of it's employees financially and is very generous with health and vacation. The yearly bonuses are hypocritical. You can be an A+ performer but they will still only give you a B, because bonuses are tied to reviews. However salary and benefits are good enough so that bonus dollar amounts are not a deal breaker to work for SBM.

    Cons

    Very high employee turnaround in the last year. Management shake-ups and installment of unqualified budget replacement workers increased stress levels. Some departments regularly working 50+ hour weeks as a result.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You should not give out referral bonuses to employees for new hire. If a toxic employee/manager is hired as such, and the referring party is upper management then they will cover for these individual's mistakes because it would reflect on themselves. The net result is certain unhappy departments.
    Also take a hard look at why so many 5+ year employees are leaving. Not everybody wants to tell the truth because they don't like to burn bridges. Leaving to care for 'mother' when colleagues know the real reason is that they are exhausted and don't feel appreciated is a good example.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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