Oceaneering International

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Oceaneering International Reviews in Houston, TX

Updated August 4, 2014
Updated August 4, 2014
85 Reviews

3.7
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Oceaneering International President and CEO M. Kevin McEvoy
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38 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great company and very great people to work with (in 7 reviews)

  • The company as a whole is very family oriented and will help you in any way possible during times of need (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • I don't have a problem with long hours, but pay should be commensurate (in 4 reviews)

  • Company suffers from poor management in some key positions (in 3 reviews)

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35 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

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  1.  

    I've had the benefit to learn and grow within the company.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Project Analyst  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Lead Project Analyst in Houston, TX

    Pros

    The benefit to learn and grow within the company.

    Cons

    There is only so far you can grow and now the job is less challenging. You need to continuously motivate yourself or you can and will fall by the wayside.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great Culture, Smart People surround you. If you want to move in a direction, they help you get there.

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

    Pros

    career opportunities everywhere. Oceaneering has many divisions in many countries.

    Cons

    hours can be long, workload is extremely high

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company to work for.

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

    Pros

    great people and good culture

    Cons

    there are a number of processes that slow down the business in my opinion

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good Learning company

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

    Pros

    Good place to enter oil and gas field

    Cons

    All departments work like small groups

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to get more like a big company now, all small groups are acting as stand alone company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good company to enter the subsea community.

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

    Pros

    Great company to learn the basics of subsea, hydraulics, electrical and controls. Completions and work over on drill ships, semi submersibles, and platform rigs.

    Cons

    A lot of nepotism, and good ole boy atmosphere. Training was hit or miss: sometimes it was relevant and current and sometime it was antiquated and general. Compensation was adequate for a beginning career but not for a family.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    With Oceaneering International the website is unique no disturb.

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

    Pros

    I have been hearing Oceaneering since when I was with my fisheries company in Ghana West Africa.

    Cons

    1 )The challenges here is that most the Seamanship Documents are not accepted, especially EDH, LIFE BOAT, ISPS, FIRE FIGHTING, ELEMENTARY FIRST AID, PERSONAL SURVIVAL TECHNIQUES.
    I have all the abilities, everywhere except mechanical.
    Due to problems I have begin my career goals with (ENTRY LEVEL )

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Is good for them to manage the way they are because inexperienced seamen onboard can cause problems to the company especially during maneuver, use of winches, STS etc..

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Environment for Learning and Growth

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

    Pros

    Great Opportunities. Performance based pay. Great exposure to clients and upper management. Very challenging yet exciting work.

    Cons

    Company suffers from poor management in some key positions. Needs better leadership and vision.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Avoid filling the gaps in processes and job functions and focus on getting existing employee base to increase performance with incentive based pay and recognition.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Project Engineer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Engineer  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Houston, TX

    Pros

    A big pro is the quantity of work and fast paced. Good hands-on experience. Get to go offshore. Get to see results. Few meetings, few emails.

    Cons

    Little training. Communication can be better. Divers and other non-degreed personnel are promoted to Project Managers. Since this is their first time working in an office environment, they are not used to tracking budgets, schedules, leading teams, and communicating effectively.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is little motivation for the working troops. No comp time, overtime, or bonuses based on the qty of work that gets done. However, upper management gets bonuses based on amount of work that is brought into the company. Therefore, workload is every increasing, but same pay for those who are doing the work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good experience with Oil and Gas Equipment Project engineering

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

    Pros

    Good pay, in the suburbs ( proximity to good schools), Good stock growth, 401k match, good experience with work, work on diverse products, expand your technical learning very quick, you will have opportunity to build and grow with the team

    Cons

    Poor product life cycle management system, No structured personal development plans. Poor training opportunities, no bonus program for non management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a 360degree feedback process for the employees so that their voice, suggestions are heard.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Environment, work with smart people

    Current Employee - Senior Recruiter  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Recruiter in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Everyone is friendly and easy to work with

    Cons

    Ugly offices and bad part of town

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