Transocean Offshore Deepwater Drilling

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Transocean Offshore Deepwater Drilling Reviews

Updated January 13, 2015
Updated January 13, 2015
38 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good company to work for. Lots of lifers

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - HSE Specialist in Africa, OH
    Current Employee - HSE Specialist in Africa, OH

    I have been working at Transocean Offshore Deepwater Drilling full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of respect, family considerations, good working vibe

    Cons

    Offshore life can be hard for some temperaments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate change better and reduce the need to adopt fads

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people. Great work ethic. Poor Management of finances.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Controls Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Controls Engineer in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Transocean Offshore Deepwater Drilling full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance, family importance, friendly, laid back

    Cons

    No light to promotions. You have to fight everything and expect others to think you're joking when asking for more.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to incentivize the youth to stay loyal to your company. Management has already said they are satisfying those who've stayed the longest first. This creates generation gaps and, as a 3 year employee, I see no light in moving up.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Company

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

    I have been working at Transocean Offshore Deepwater Drilling full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Working with Transocean has been a positive experience. They offer competitive pay along with a safe work environment.

    Cons

    Being as large as this company is it is sometimes hard to get in touch with office personnel on certain issues.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Great pay.

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

    I have been working at Transocean Offshore Deepwater Drilling full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits. Many perks associated with working for a larger company.

    Cons

    You feel like a number at times. Personnel are expendible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They need a better way to communicate and Manage personnel.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Discriminatory Practices

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Transocean Offshore Deepwater Drilling full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good salary, good benefits, good location.

    Cons

    With the ongoing layoffs it doesn't take a genius to see that those marked for separation are mostly older employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do some self-searching and leave your egos at the door when you come to work. And listen to your employees rather than brushing off concerns you voice to your manager.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Great people, poor management

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at Transocean Offshore Deepwater Drilling full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Loved the HR team.

    Cons

    2 VPs of HR? Things were a bit weird and a lot of overlap.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop putting so many people into jobs who have no experience

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Clueless Executive Leadership

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Transocean Offshore Deepwater Drilling full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    High pay for comparable positions on-shore.

    Cons

    Executives have ivory tower syndrome and are completely disconnected from the business, the equipment, and the employees. How does the company commit to buy Aker Drilling for $1 billion in cash, then only six weeks later realize there isn't enough cash and then declare a stock offering?! Equipment is not properly maintained resulting in the highest unplanned downtime of all drillers, roughly 10% of revenue. I recommend looking at the execs listed at deepwater.com, look at their areas of responsibilities, then look at background and education.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too many layers of management on top and mangement without adequate education, training, and experience. Stop trying to cut costs by laying of 50 entry level employees actually performing needed tasks, that equate to one executive adding no value.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Management is dishonest, myopic and greedy.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Transocean Offshore Deepwater Drilling full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nothing good to say except money is good because risks are enormous and not readily understood by line employees.

    Cons

    Company does not invest adequately in process safety and asset maintenance and repairs such that safety is compromised in the interest of profits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put your money where your mouth is and level with workforce and markets about the real statistics of workplace accidents and fatalities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    AP coordinator

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - AP Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - AP Coordinator in Houston, TX

    I worked at Transocean Offshore Deepwater Drilling full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    fun, friendly positive environment to work for.

    Cons

    Work load can be excessive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would advice management to hire more employees because at times the work is quite overwhelming

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    More of the same

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

    I have been working at Transocean Offshore Deepwater Drilling

    Pros

    The pay isn't top of its class for the industry, but all O&G pays well.
    21 day rotation.

    Cons

    My perception is that the company as a whole is not doing as well as it used to which brings about the fears of stability. All offices are downsizing.
    They want to train you up. Unless it's not in the budget. Which it isn't.
    Every rig behaves differently.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Everyone offshore is leaving for different companies In droves. The safety of the rig becomes questionable when overall employee experience and proven competency drops.
    Can we fix that?

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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