Hercules Offshore Reviews

Updated March 2, 2015
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  1. Great company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hercules Offshore

    Pros

    get promoted very quickly offshore

    Cons

    pay is not very good

  2. Short

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    Former Employee - Senior QHSE Manager in Lake Charles, LA
    Former Employee - Senior QHSE Manager in Lake Charles, LA

    I worked at Hercules Offshore full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly, heathly approach to safety, and the environment

    Cons

    Offshore environment, old rigs, no internet service

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Upgrade

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    Former Employee - Mate in New Iberia, LA
    Former Employee - Mate in New Iberia, LA

    I worked at Hercules Offshore full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Hercules at least will not make high demands before expecting a full commitment on writing JSA's, Work Permits, Crane Inspections and other forms of documentation.

    Cons

    A lot of special treatment for certain personnel. They don't train well on the job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    At least give the mates some experience that is not job related before expecting them to break out.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Good job

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Broussard, LA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Broussard, LA

    I worked at Hercules Offshore

    Pros

    Good pay, great benifits, good vacation

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Approves of CEO
  6. Electrical foreman

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good safety work ethics and place high priority to following proccedure

    Cons

    Management team so distance from workers plight

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve management style

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7. If you want to move up there's always room for someone who's ready to work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Overall Ok

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    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)

    Pros

    Great Pay, off at 11:30 every Friday

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 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.

  10. 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 ManagementAdvice

    Update and increase pay to other drilling companies wages

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

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    Current Employee - Liftboat Captain
    Current Employee - Liftboat Captain

    I have been working at Hercules Offshore

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
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