Hornbeck Offshore

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Hornbeck Offshore Reviews

Updated January 22, 2015
Updated January 22, 2015
30 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  

    Very satisfied after 10 years

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Growing company with pains

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 a 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
  3.  

    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 a 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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  5.  

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

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

    I have been working at Hornbeck Offshore full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Time 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great

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

    I worked at Hornbeck Offshore as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great company to work for, very friendly environment.

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Top heavy and micro managed

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - ETO in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - ETO in New Orleans, LA

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Crew 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 ManagementAdvice

    Start 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Better travel pay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Chief Engineer in Port Fourchon, LA
    Current Employee - Chief Engineer in Port Fourchon, LA

    I have been working at Hornbeck Offshore full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The rotation is good. The insurance is OK. They provide transportation from the airport to Fourchon.

    Cons

    The "travel " pay is terrible. You pay for your flight to and from if you fly into New Orleans. They only pay 370 for someone who flies long distances. If you don't work your full hitch then you don't get any travel pay. Crew changes are the worst that I have encountered while in the industry. No one has a clue of what is going on from the crew coordinator to the Officers at home that are getting a half days pay to set this up. There is no communication with the on coming crew.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start paying for travel and pay for hotel rooms for the guys that fly in the night before.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Captain in Port Fourchon, LA
    Current Employee - Captain in Port Fourchon, LA

    I have been working at Hornbeck Offshore (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good company to work for.

    Cons

    Do what you have to for the company. You are part owner

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Overall a good workplace

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Master in Covington, LA
    Current Employee - Master in Covington, LA

    I have been working at Hornbeck Offshore

    Pros

    The company stands behind its workers. The pay has recently caught up and surpassed the competition (hope they keep it up there). Equipment is well maintained. Good support from shore base, sat TV and V-Sat on vessels for crews coms with home. Pretty good benifits, new vessels coming out. Overall I am happy to work here with the even time schedule 21/21

    Cons

    Pay until recently was sub-par, Older vessels are uncomfortable and cramped, Could be better employee support and benifits, No performance based pay increase (a poor worker or less experienced worker may make the same as you), Rediculous amount of paperwork!!!, Quick to lay fault on vessel crew without taking into account shore sides responsibility, Hard to get training if it is not something that does not directly benifit the company. The older vessels still do not have V-Sat, phone and sat tv forthe crew ( I have been told they are going to be retrofitted, The Hornbeck designed vessels ride terrible and are uncomfortable and cramped, They have grown to where you are just a number now I like the smaller company feeling where you are family,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the pay high, and be selective about personnel to get and keep the best you have to pay well, listen to them and treat them well. Only keep the best of the best get rid of the ones who do not meet the cut don't just let them tag along on the others coat tails.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stable and great benefits but low pay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Able Seaman in Covington, LA
    Current Employee - Able Seaman in Covington, LA

    I have been working at Hornbeck Offshore

    Pros

    Hornbeck is stable work, with exceptional benefits. The health insurance is a group plan with BCBS which is excellent, the vision is so-so, the dental is decent, short term and long term disability, they have reinstated 401k match and given raises to all officers to be a bit more competitive with the industry standard. They are building several new 280' supply boats. Great place to work if you are a mate, engineer or captain.

    Cons

    Paperwork is horrible, I'm no hippie but the amount of trees that have been killed for the companies legal papertrail is insane. It takes more time to do a jsa to use the head, than it takes to perform the task.
    RATINGS ARE UNDERPAID, I am talking about $100 per day less than their competitors pay.
    Don't let them fool you in orientation, the safety bonus is non existent. If someone on the other hitch stubs their toe while you are at home, every crewmember loses their two day per quarter safety bonus.
    They also will promise to send you to school to upgrade. FALSE! I have several letters of recommendation from mates an masters and can't get approved for compensation.
    The accommodations are pretty crappy, some boats are alright but I've been on 30 year old tugs with better..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Live up to your promises, Increase rating pay, send employees to school if they meet all your requirements. Less paperwork or at least go electronic, better treatment for the guys who are earning the money for you.

    Approves of CEO

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