Hercules Offshore Reviews

Updated July 22, 2015
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Hercules Offshore President, CEO, and Director John T. Rynd
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  1. Great People

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hercules Offshore

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Focus is in line with mission statement and everyone is very kind. Great management

    Cons

    None that I can think of at the moment


  2. Bust butt for 12 hrs no breaks

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hercules Offshore

    Pros

    I work with a good crew

    Cons

    Pay and out dated rigs

    Advice to Management

    Update and increase pay to other drilling companies wages


  3. Love it!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hercules Offshore

    Pros

    I love the company, no complaints.

    Cons

    Needs new management, to revamp it as it goes through tough times.


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  5. Overall Ok

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Hercules Offshore full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Pay, off at 11:30 every Friday

    Cons

    Micro-Managers, No reimbursement for school, No stock purchase option

    Advice to Management

    Overall great work. Some of you need to stop micromanaging your departments.


  6. If you want to move up there's always room for someone who's ready to work.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hercules Offshore full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    There's a rotation schedule 14 days on and 14 days off so on your time off the quality of the time off is really nice if you don't mind being away for the other 14. Over half of the time you work is OT. If you want to make a little more just stay out on the rig a little longer. Good start to getting your foot in the door offshore.

    Cons

    If you don't like manual labor or working outdoors you won't like it. Lacking in training and development for rig personnel. No travel per diem so what you spend on driving out to the dock is out of pocket.

    Advice to Management

    Develop a better training and development program for employees, with a culture that clearly encourages a lot of advancement.


  7. Maintenance

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

    I worked at Hercules Offshore full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good group of people to work with, good pay. Plenty of benefits and willing to promote with in.

    Cons

    Oilfield ups and downs.


  8. roustabout

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Roustabout/Crane Operator Trainee in Montgomery, TX
    Former Employee - Roustabout/Crane Operator Trainee in Montgomery, TX

    I worked at Hercules Offshore (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    the company takes care of it employees good benefit good people to work with

    Cons

    being a way from home for 14 days


  9. i am able to manage better than some with today's economy.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Liftboat Captain
    Current Employee - Liftboat Captain

    I have been working at Hercules Offshore

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I have been steadily working since I have been with Hercules which is much better than pople employed by other companies.There have been no lay-offs since the economy took a nose-dive!

    Cons

    Our wages have not increased since the cut-backs that we received a couple of years ago.Many of us cannot understand how they can justify keeping our wages down and at the same time buy other drilling companies.Drilling is not increasing as we would all like , so the drilling rigs are sitting idle not making money but are costing many dollars for up-keep and manning of some of the drilling rigs that are warm-stacked!

    Advice to Management

    Meet with the employees and discuss the pros and cons of the purchases and try to make us understand the justification in not increasing our wages while everything that we buy and purchase to support our families is costing more and more each day. The stress we all are having from this is counter-productive because it is difficult to do an excellent job with worrying distracting you from the job you are doing.This should be a matter for the employers to review.


  10. Electrical foreman

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hercules Offshore full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good safety work ethics and place high priority to following proccedure

    Cons

    Management team so distance from workers plight

    Advice to Management

    Improve management style


  11. Good job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Broussard, LA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Broussard, LA

    I worked at Hercules Offshore

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, great benifits, good vacation

    Cons

    bad management, long hours, and 24/7 on call

    Advice to Management

    Look into who is in charge of each department and make sure they are right for the job and offer more opportunity for advancement.



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