Oceaneering International Reviews

Updated July 28, 2015
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Oceaneering International President and CEO M. Kevin McEvoy
M. Kevin McEvoy
71 Ratings

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. Diving Division is being run into the ground

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morgan City, LA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morgan City, LA

    I have been working at Oceaneering International

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This review only pertains to the Diving Division. A lot interesting work, I ve seen some incredible things offshore with this company. Very Safety Oriented and the company is large enough that they can get the proper equipment for the job Exposure to a wide variety of jobs, machines, tools and situations

    Cons

    This review only pertains to the Diving Division. We just got a 15% pay cut last October Dealing with the front office and operations is a carnival game of smoke and mirrors, they tell you whatever you want to hear to pacify you. There is only a few hours notice to go offshore for indeterminate amounts of time(weeks to months) 58 people quit in the last 6 months so the division is down to a skeleton crew There is a huge gap between the highly experience hands and new hires with no relief plan from ops. Transportation from the job is constantly late. Promotions happen irregularly, there is no incentive to do a good job because no one is ever fired for lack of performance Ops is made of ex divers with no formal management training. A degree would do wonders for the front office Basically we are underpaid and overworked while management runs the division like a frat house

    Advice to Management

    Quit. Do diving a favor and get out of the way so those that care about whats left of this division can resurrect it to its former glory.


  2. Helpful (1)

    ROV Tech

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    Money is great when you are allowed to work

    Cons

    You only get to work if they allow you to.

    Advice to Management

    Don't hired people if you can't work them.


  3. coordinator

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 3 years)

    Pros

    the co had great clients and a surprisingly good reputation despite they were never on time and had to constantly fix mistakes they made in the oilfield build

    Cons

    Low morale and no support or camaraderie with colleagues.Tough to get things done and keep a positive attitude among so many unhappy peers. Management dictated with fear and infighting. The worst place I ever worked.


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  5. Helpful (8)

    Cool products, but not a good place to work.

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

    I have been working at Oceaneering International

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

    Pros

    Interesting products. Seemingly good reputation with customers.

    Cons

    Low morale, painfully poor communication within the organization, culture of keeping employees as contractors rather than bringing people on full-time, inconsistent treatment of one employee vs. another (poor or non-existent HR protocols), departments do not work together as a team, but instead work against each other, culture of HUGE egos that get in the way of productivity, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Team-building training maybe? All I can say is that many of the problems seem to come from the top.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Work Life Balance

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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

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits and salary, people are friendly, safety is critical, uniforms for hourly employees, safety shoes and glasses provided if needed to perform daily job.

    Cons

    No work life balance, core values are a joke, upper management is out of touch with the workforce, and a college degree replaces real world experience according to Oceaneering!

    Advice to Management

    STOP worrying about profits and hire enough people for the work load. Remember that all employees deserve a day or two or rest.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Diver

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Diver in Morgan City, LA
    Former Employee - Diver in Morgan City, LA

    I worked at Oceaneering International

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

    Pros

    Steady work when hurricane, tenders stay busy, fun, tenders dont get to dive much how will they learn the won't

    Cons

    always slow, if you dont live in morgan city la and go to the shop they will not work you, sucks waist of a time dont go to dive school waste of money.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to work all your divers


  8. Helpful (4)

    THE WORST PLACE TO WORK ANYWHERE, AND I DO MEAN ANYWHERE!!!!

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

    11 paid days off, if you aren't forced to work them

    Cons

    Accrue sick days and vacation days, but are denied usage of days or chastised for having too many.the managers that make the "big" deductions for you, don't even know your name. If you are a "beautiful" looking1 person that fits their mold of youth.you are a shoe-in. If you stay and have to start using your health insurance and sick days to get well, be prepared to get your resume updated and distributed because your time at this place is limited.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house and get managers that don't have swords hidden to stab their employees in the back. Oh yeah, how about a lie detector test with reporting employees asking the questions. This company is on the verge of selling,and will use every last ounce of energy and ideas from its employees to get that top dollar from the buyer. For those of you there, your are. Idiots for staying. For those of you considering that what I say is exaggeration,God help you. Don't say I did not warn you. I only put one star because I have no choice to put something.


  9. 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.


  10. Helpful (2)

    Rov Tech and Diver

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - ROV Technician in Morgan City, LA
    Former Employee - ROV Technician in Morgan City, LA

    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

    Benefits are good and normally allowed to transfer to different divisions

    Cons

    Sexually harassing and discriminatory toward female offshore employees. If you don't have a good pair of knee pads and play their game you won't get ahead and they will find a way to get rid of you. No career advancement beyond Rov Tech for any females offshore. It doesn't matter how long you have been with the company, the company and upper management are loyal to no one!!

    Advice to Management

    Clean house and join the rest of us in the 21st Century


  11. Project Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.



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