Oceaneering International Reviews

Updated July 27, 2015
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Oceaneering International President and CEO M. Kevin McEvoy
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Pros
  • Great people and opportunities for (in 7 reviews)

  • Great benefits, good pay, flexible hours (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours hard to balance life and work (in 5 reviews)

  • No bonus package for entry level or mid level employees (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Mechanical Engineer for Oceaneering

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Oceaneering International full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, great environment. Regular pay raises.

    Cons

    One of the lower base starting salaries, no moving bonus.


  2. Sr. designer

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Structural Designer/Senior Solidwork Designer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Structural Designer/Senior Solidwork Designer in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Oceaneering International (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    was a good place to work, flex hours and the work was good

    Cons

    not pay alot of money, don't get any bonus, not to many projects


  3. Helpful (1)

    Corporate Position

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Corporate Position in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Corporate Position in Houston, TX

    I worked at Oceaneering International full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Very relaxed, no after hours work, no urgent requests, decent pay, overall pleasant people to work with,

    Cons

    Weak leadership. The corporate executives do not have a clue what they are doing. The company is run like a small mom and pop shop. Its all about who you know, New industry process are not welcome as they want to continue doing things the same old stagnant way they've been doing them. Long standing relationships prevent any type of change within the organization.

    Advice to Management

    Fire all the corporate executives and start over with people that want to make the business a success.


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  5. Project Manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX

    I worked at Oceaneering International full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent project management documentation system.

    Cons

    Some divisions are very functional and others are weak matrix, therefore the PM has constant conflicts with operations managers who outrank them on everything. Many PMs are really just project coordinators.

    Advice to Management

    Give project managers more power to manager their jobs.


  6. Salaried Employee

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at Oceaneering International full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    One on the "Coolest" Companies I have ever worked for. Everyone there has had an interesting life. Every manager I met with or had dealing with, was leader and interested in helping all of their workers.

    Cons

    I never saw a downside with this company

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  7. Excellent, varied, busy

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Contract Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Contract Manager in Houston, TX

    I worked at Oceaneering International full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Company has grown their leadership internally, and it works. From J. Huff in the 90's to current..it keeps the personality and culture of the company in tact.

    Cons

    Very widespread geographically, tough to get a handle on all that OII does

    Advice to Management

    J.Huff is legendary, some of his "teachings" really are the best - don't lose these! for example - . no task is below you; you can delegate responsibility by cannot delegate accountability...


  8. Helpful (1)

    What a shame

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at Oceaneering International full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, great co-workers at the BU level, great training programs.

    Cons

    Horribly inefficient upper management. A true "boy's club" in which highly qualified women are not only not promoted but also held back by "good 'ole boy" management. Honestly an embarrassment for the good male employees (which there are many but too few in mgmt positions). Many unethical and borderline illegal activities observed by middle management and also corporate (VP level) management.

    Advice to Management

    Get over your "conservative" philosophy and into the real world. You're a publicly held company and should be managaged as such.


  9. Project Coordinator

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Houston, TX

    I worked at Oceaneering International full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great work atmosphere, small company values in a large corporation

    Cons

    Not so competitive salaries.

    Advice to Management

    Career advances should be considered because of individuals work ethic and production value. Not solely by their educational level.


  10. Helpful (1)

    TRUTH

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at Oceaneering International

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Can be very fast pace

    Cons

    Upper management making decisions on things they no nothing about. It is a buddy buddy system, if you want to advance into upper management.

    Advice to Management

    Talk to your employees that are on the floor, they know what really is going on.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Overall, good experience. I have learned a lot.

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

    I have been working at Oceaneering International full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits. Culture values safety.

    Cons

    They don't value some employees as much as they should.

    Advice to Management

    We are a service orientated business. The number one asset of such a business is the employees.



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