Subsea 7

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Subsea 7 Reviews in United Kingdom

Updated November 23, 2014
Updated November 23, 2014
33 Reviews
3.3
33 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sutton, London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sutton, London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Subsea 7 full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    -very good work-life balance
    -good pay & benefits
    -travel opportunities
    -in general very good people to work with. Good colleagues.
    -sufficient training
    -Social events

    Cons

    -company's processes are sometimes too bureaucratic
    -IT is not really up-to-date, but nothing too dramatic

    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Boundless Opportunities

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Subsea 7 full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Career opportunities, above average salary, talented colleagues, great staff benefits, and good relocation packages.

    Cons

    If you are not an Engineer you can sometimes feel out of place. More training available for Engineers than any other career pathway.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Aim to match the likes of Total, Exxon Mobil, and other conglomerates in terms of staff benefits and training opportunities.

    Flexible working work pattern is a good thing, not a profit killer.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great team spirit

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

    I have been working at Subsea 7 (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good career opportunities, both for upwards progression and a sideways move. The team spirit is great - I'd be happy to meet my colleagues socially after work. Flex benefits package is pretty good. International work in many roles. There is a positive culture for continuous improvement, both from a technical and process point of view. Access to training at all levels is excellent.

    Cons

    The work has demands on your home life. Over the past 3 or 4 years there has been a reduced freedom to conduct business your own way, and without approvals from above.

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

    Getting worse and worse

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)

    I have been working at Subsea 7 full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Job security. Not much else to add. Just waiting until a new job comes up. Since the merger (=take over) things have been going downhill compared to the situation with Acergy.
    Positive thing could be career opportunity because so many people are leaving or on the lookout for some other job. Just hang on and you will rocket up.

    Cons

    Management is doing all they can to demotivate the offshore crew by withholding tax from salaries and not paying out any overtime. Even when overtime has been through the approval process, it still doesn't get paid out. Management is losing credibility and trust. Company has grown out of proportions and has become very bureaucratic. Crew has to be extremely flexible to suit the project but never gets any reward in return. Unfair treatment of crew, your salary depends on the location your vessel is in due to tax withholding. No answer from HR or tax department when asked to rectify/verify. I could go on and on...
    I certainly don't recommend working for this company to anyone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See the above.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Subsea 7 rocks! Its my perfect job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vessel Superintendent in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Vessel Superintendent in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)

    I have been working at Subsea 7 full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Growing company investing in front end technology, great teams and for me, its all about the ships

    Cons

    I can't think of anything significant, I'm apprehensive that as the company grows it is adopting some of the stifling processes I endured at GE, obsessions with compliance, integrity etc - necessary but the balance needs to be correct

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I'd like to see a more positive move into renewables; continue to invest in fleet modernisation, invest in simplified, unified systems, maintain benefits and introduce staff share save scheme

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Strung along and got rid of

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Businsess Support in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Businsess Support in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Subsea 7 as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Exciting technical company to work for with exciting projects and global opportunities.
    Excellent facilities and capability to execute their projects through out the world

    Cons

    Contractors are not treated well. Temporary staff are criticised for not putting in overtime.
    It is not how well you perform in the role it is whether your manager likes you. If they don't there is a culture of just "getting rid of" people so they can get someone else in.
    No development for those who are enthusiastic and good performers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your contractors and staff with some humanity. Just because certain managers don't get on with people is not a reason to exit someone giving a bogus reason only to recruit for a new person within a few weeks.
    Office politics are awful - management flaunt their superiority and are not good with dealing with their contractors.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    More Political than Westminster

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cost Controller in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Cost Controller in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)

    I have been working at Subsea 7 full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    World class vessels, interestng workscopes. Able to learn from people across a number of disciplines. Good social events to keep you occupied

    Cons

    it genuinely is who you know here, not what you know. Whether things are right or wrong it expected you just do it anyway. Very bureaucratic and autocratic.
    The social side often interferes with the professional in a negative manner.
    Recruitment policies somewhat questionable and again comes down to who you know.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a closer look at what's actually going on

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Quality and safety in decline

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Offshore Project Crew
    Current Employee - Offshore Project Crew

    I have been working at Subsea 7 full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    See the world and get paid, albeit below the market rate.

    Cons

    Dog is wagging the tail. Offshore Staffing (HR) consistently damage the operation's quality and safety by driving down morale and forcing out experience. Sure, recent taxation policy changes and deception hasn't helped but the crux is Offshore Staffing's attitude to the people who earn their wages. For an HR function they behave as frustrated lawyers/offshore managers and run a cartel.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Place more trust in your offshore management teams and look to reduce the numbers in offshore staffing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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