Hornbeck Offshore

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Updated Jul 10, 2014

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3.4 24 reviews

70% Approve of the CEO

Hornbeck Offshore Chairman, President, CEO, and Secretary Todd M. Hornbeck

Todd M. Hornbeck

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71% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Not too bad....still issues to work out for sure.

    Deck Officer (Current Employee) Covington, LA

    ProsDecent boats, good ONBOARD training, variety of schedules.

    ConsYou're just another number. Don't expect any exceptional treatment even if you do a fantastic job. If you do great, you're left alone. If you screw up a little bit, expect hellfire and brimstone. Yes you get quarterly bonuses, if the world is perfect and the planets are aligned. Any tiny discrepancy whatsoever forfeits your quarterly bonus. Big disconnect between office personnel and boat crews. Overly complicated and burdensome travel pay rules and so-called "longevity" pay (Definitely not what it sounds like).

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop purposely attempting to confuse and mislead employees on travel pay & reimbursement and longevity. Competing companies pay door to door on travel pay. Make it a selling point for your company that you do so, like competitors. This way it would never be a point of contention and poor moral. It would be the reverse. Longevity: pay an employee for the TOTAL number of years they've been employed and pay them for all of those years at their CURRENT rate based on their CURRENT position. Again, a selling point instead of a point of contention. Are we seeing a trend here?

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Very Dissappointing

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood people in field and on vessels

    ConsVery poor upper management leadership

    Advice to Senior ManagementRe-evaulate

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Big disconnect between vessels and office

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe boat life is great! The crews are awesome. Schedule is great 12hr shifts. The rotation is also just right 21-21 is the best I've worked. The day rates are also very good.

    ConsTravel pay is not good. They pay 370$ a hitch if your far enough away. It's not uncommon for them to make a mistake and forget to put your travel pay on your paycheck. Another negative is they tax your 370$ travel pay. It actually only works out to around 300$ after taxed. When I was hired I was told I would be able to get school assistance as long as I received a recommendation from the master of the vessel. I did get the letter and was not denied just never responded to at all after several phone calls and messages and emails. The office defiantly treats you as a number. Also they don't pay very many holidays. You can get a safety bonus as long as nobody gets hurt on your vessel, I think that's cool you could get an extra couple days pay but at the same time it's very misleading. People feel as if the can't report anything because they don't want to take away the crews whole bonus. I don't think that's a very good way to have a good safety record. It breeds the wrong culture.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease pay attention to the crew more. Adjust the travel pay. The disconnection between offshore and shoreside needs serious attention. Half the time the crew coordinator is not even aware if your at home or on the boat. Stick to you promise when you hire and be honest if your going to give school assistance or not. Return phone calls or emails even if it's a conversation you want to avoid. Change the safety bonus so people are more honest about injuries.

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    Cadet

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat training environment for both engine and deck.

    ConsNo real cons for being a cadet with Hornbeck offshore.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Very satisfied after 10 years

    Chief Engineer (Current Employee) Covington, LA

    ProsGood advancement opportunities, good pay, great benefits. New vessels being built currently extending the range of new equipment and opportunities.

    ConsSome micro-management from the shore side personnel. Disconnect between the head office and the vessel personnel.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGo back to your roots and reconnect with the vessel crews on a personal level.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Growing company with pains

    Mate (Current Employee) Covington, LA

    ProsDriven and growing company. The structure, operations, and direction of the company are strong. Salaries are very competitive. Newer equipment, good resources, access to management if need be. One of top boat companies.

    ConsThe osv employees from years past that linger bring down the overall functionality of the business. They are not motivated and hold no accountability. The office keeps a strong hold as if they are directing monkeys. The income here is unbelievable for the required work actually done. I suppose that should be a plus but it's actually pathetic. Travel allowance is paid relative to the distance you live from the office. Max allowance per rotation is $370.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIn todays booming oil and gas industry you can not keep up with the good ole boys operating and working your business.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great leadership, high growth, motivated employees!

    Senior Accountant (Current Employee) Covington, LA

    ProsThe executive team of Hornbeck Offshore has done an incredibly job shaping the culture of the company. They put their employees first and do everything they can to make a fun, peaceful atmosphere while providing many opportunities to grow, advance, and learn more, all while providing very competitive salaries.

    ConsI don't have anything negative to say at this time.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe more you reward your employees, the more they will be motivated to put forth a good work product.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    My experience with Hornbeck Offshore as company has been one of the best times to where I enjoy working as an employee.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Covington, LA

    ProsMy thoughts of Hornbeck Offshore management is one of the most superb in the country. Pay, bonuses, and benefits are extremely above and beyond.

    ConsTime spent away from family is the worst as one could be away for a minimum of six to nine months out of the year.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThere are always improvements for any company. As one should know planned communication to every individual is challenging and doable.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat company to work for, very friendly environment.

    ConsCommunications between the office and the vessels was not bad, but could be improved.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Top heavy and micro managed

    ETO (Current Employee) New Orleans, LA

    ProsPay is comparable with industry standards. Even time hitches for the most part. The larger vessels are pretty nice.

    ConsCrew changes are a night mare. Crew coordinators don't really follow through to ensure a smooth crew change. All vessels and crews are micro managed. There is an us versus them mentality displayed by most of the office staff.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStart paying door to door travel. Let the vessel crews manage their vessels. Management needs to be more open ad forthcoming with the vessel crews, and realize that they are an asset not a liability.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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