Ensco Reviews

Updated September 14, 2014
Updated September 14, 2014
18 Reviews
2.3
18 Reviews
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Ensco President, CEO, and Director Daniel W. Rabun
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  1.  

    Poised to be the best offshore driller

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Focus on operational excellence and safety. Strong emphasis on core values, opportunity to make a lasting impact.

    Cons

    Acquisition of Pride International was three years ago and the cultural integration has yet to be fully realized. New CEO from SLB is a great addition. Future is bright!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate more and to all levels as frequently as possible. Share power and authority to develop talent.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Negative Experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ensco

    Pros

    Global presence and Stability
    Training and Decent Benefits

    Cons

    Poor leadership and Discriminatory culture
    High turnover in multiple departments
    Not well known company outside of the industry

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more competent management. Change your culture. Listen to employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    No work life balance. Incompetent management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Those who still stayed on from Pride Legacy. Finally MS150 team.

    Cons

    salaried employee must work 50+ hours a week to meet the workload demands of management. Understaffed departments, discriminating managers, acquired Pride Employees treated as children

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees. Stop being so cliquish. Hire the right amount of staff for the workloads requested

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    "Going Beyond" as the new motto does not apply to treatment of employees.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Compensation and benefits are competitive when compared with the rest of the offshore industry. For all of the negative issues in the company culture, there is a strong safety culture at Ensco.

    Cons

    Merger integration with Pride Int'l was managed very poorly, creating an antagonistic culture in Houston and on legacy Pride rigs. Even the legacy Ensco employees that moved to Houston from Dallas during the merger are leaving in high numbers. Senior executives are not approachable, and are known to punish those that are not "yes men".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at your turnover rig by rig and department by department. VPs, Directors and Rig Managers need to be held accountable for the culture they are creating that leads to high turnover on their respective teams. If turnover is high in a specific area, there is a reason.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Summer intern interview

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ensco

    Pros

    they offer a competitive rate for their summer interns. they are also renovating their building in the uptown area.

    Cons

    there is a lot of traffic

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    1950's Company in 2013

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at Ensco full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Almost nothing! They are run by people who office in England.

    Cons

    Hard to move up, lack of management, no place for women in the work place. The salaries are low and the mind set is limited.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire professionals- review your staff and make some changes by promoting from within.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    White males only club

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • 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 Ensco full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Compensation is decent otherwise most would leave. If you are a white male, your opportunities are not limited, for the rest of us, we are invisible so limited to mid-level.

    Cons

    Very old school. Complete "good ole boy" company. Women and minorities...forget it! You won't have a chance at moving up to a top level. They have one "token" female/minority on the board and known in management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This is not the 1950's where companies are run by white men. Learn what it means to diversify and perhaps you will have a better run company!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    ENSCO

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Ensco full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Value employees as resource (primarily)

    Cons

    Struggling to define business practice after merger

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold people accountable

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Management

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ensco full-time

    Pros

    Big Company with International market.

    Cons

    Management is blind to what it takes to run a $5 billion company. They were okay at $1.5 billion before the merger, but the game has changed. They don't know how to hold people accountable and think anyone can do any job, that is Ensco's culture. Ensco is a only financial play, and not a company trying to build a brand for the future. That is why they pay at the low end of the market and sweeten retirement . How many folks actually retire from a company after 25 years? Not many, so the cost is low.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Money is what keeps people but maybe not for long...

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Support in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - IT Support in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Ensco

    Pros

    -Excellent retirment benefits
    -Great pay for individuals who were retained from the Pride merger

    Cons

    -Lack of communication from upper management is frustrating
    -Company has doubled but is ran as a small company(no procedures, no structure and no direction)
    -Decisions are made by too few and usually by those who are not knowledgable enough or insecure
    -Disturbing when asked about community involvement that the CIO says "We feel Ensco does not owe them anything."
    -Penny pinching is very evident with the unwillingness to hire more than absolute base essential headcount even when it is not enough

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    IT upper management does not seem to have a thorough understanding of implementing an enterprise network due to lack of understanding or "we have always do it that way" frame of mind. Technological decisions made are counter intuitive of Microsoft or industry standards and is costing the company more than saving in productivity and resources.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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