Hornbeck Offshore

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Hornbeck Offshore Reviews

Updated November 24, 2014
Updated November 24, 2014
27 Reviews
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Hornbeck Offshore Chairman, President, CEO, and Secretary Todd M. Hornbeck
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    There ok

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - OICNW in Covington, LA
    Current Employee - OICNW in Covington, LA

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

    Pros

    Great salary and benefits package

    Cons

    The office is completely disconnected with the fleet

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get down to the boats more

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fell short of expectations...

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

    I worked at Hornbeck Offshore full-time

    Pros

    I was able to learn a new branch of the maritime industry since I had never worked with workboats previously. My coworkers were wonderful and capable people if given the chance to excel, which they weren't.

    Cons

    I worked with a lot of former USCG that had little to no experience in the commercial maritime world and yet held high positions in the Company, for what, status? Please... The level of micromanagement is crazy. Most of the women can barely get past the title of "Administrator" because its the "good ole boys" club. They are not family friendly. They say they are, but words don't match their actions. And if the COO is in a bad mood like he was one day, he comes to the monthly meeting and tells the VGMs to fire one person from each of their boats and to each department head the same treatment. Awesome, right? I find that Hornbeck is more like a high school teenager than the "company of choice"; more concerned with how they look and are perceived by others superficially.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit building and focus on the problems you already have. Hire competent industry veterans and shake that USCG fetish you have. You need more engineers working for you than deck people. Take your external audits and inspections seriously and don't argue. Stop creating more paperwork and forms, you've done more than what is required. Cut down on the New Hire Orientation. Its too long and its too "Go Hornbeck". Teach them safety and ops stuff and then release them to their boats. I could go on...

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

    Hornbeck Offshore is becoming a "Choice of Service" to its clients.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sailor in Covington, LA
    Current Employee - Sailor in Covington, LA

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

    Pros

    The reason I like working here are the professionalism of their employees. Their pay scale is awesome and bonuses is rewarding.

    Cons

    Being away form you family is the biggest complaint. Infidelity is another problem on both sides of the relationship.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Persons who has to work overseas should get a health compensation pay hike. If an immediate family member gets ill the employer should compensated for the days lost in taking care of their family, like vacation time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not too bad....still issues to work out for sure.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Deck Officer in Covington, LA
    Current Employee - Deck Officer in Covington, LA

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

    Pros

    Decent boats, good ONBOARD training, variety of schedules.

    Cons

    You'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 ManagementAdvice

    Stop 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?

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very Dissappointing

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

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

    Pros

    Good people in field and on vessels

    Cons

    Very poor upper management leadership

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Re-evaulate

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Big disconnect between vessels and office

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hornbeck Offshore

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    Travel 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 ManagementAdvice

    Please 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.

  8.  

    Cadet

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

    I have been working at Hornbeck Offshore as an intern

    Pros

    Great training environment for both engine and deck.

    Cons

    No real cons for being a cadet with Hornbeck offshore.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very satisfied after 10 years

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Chief Engineer in Covington, LA
    Current Employee - Chief Engineer in Covington, LA

    I have been working at Hornbeck Offshore full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to your roots and reconnect with the vessel crews on a personal level.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Growing company with pains

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mate in Covington, LA
    Current Employee - Mate in Covington, LA

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

    Pros

    Driven 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.

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great leadership, high growth, motivated employees!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Covington, LA
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Covington, LA

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

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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