Transocean Reviews

Updated August 30, 2015
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Transocean President and CEO Jeremy D. Thigpen
Jeremy D. Thigpen
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Pros
  • Relatively good pay, flexible working schedules (in 6 reviews)

  • Good people, good salary and excellent Benefits, good working environment (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • tranferred with Sister company Shelf Drilling/ (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Transocean Payables run by Global Santa Fe

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accounts Payable Coordinator II in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Accounts Payable Coordinator II in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Stock and 401K options, Friday afternoons half day.

    Cons

    Long work days with overwhelming global supply chain issues at every point. Several out of date systems that bog work flow. Heavy debt issues with vendors struggling as much as department staffers.

    Advice to Management

    Good Luck working out the Peoplesoft merger issues!


  2. Helpful (2)

    Was a nightmare

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Health Insurance and a pay check

    Cons

    No advancement opportunities. Did not treat employees fairly. HR personnel also had a poor management style.

    Advice to Management

    Poor Management Style


  3. Helpful (1)

    Favoritism, body body system

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Ok salary, benefits, logistics. Could be a lot better without all the favoritism.

    Cons

    Hard to move up unless you make friends with ppl in upper management. I personally know someone who literally told me that he has a friend who's a big shot at the Houston office and he's making sure he's name its not on the list for layoffs. This guy it's also one of those ppl who's always trying to get out of doing any work. Always acting like he's busy only when the tool pusher it's around. Wish this company would get rid of sorry people like this. You see them in every rig. It's horrible.

    Advice to Management

    Stop putting your friend's ahead of actual competence. conflict of interest? Isn't that what is called?


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  5. Crap company

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Transocean full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    good people to work with on a rig, pay was good, home time was good,

    Cons

    lies,, OIM, tool pushers, drillers Engineers, office peronal,,all full of crap you can beleive or trust anyone of them, no one has their story straight,,, also,, to many clicks you gotta be in the click or your just gonna get stepped on,

    Advice to Management

    cut the lies out of your business, and take better care of loyal people , instead of a bunch of kids


  6. IT

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are okay.

    Cons

    difficult place to advance for women. would like to have opportunity to move into other roles but seem to have zero mobility for women.

    Advice to Management

    Don't just have your "token" female executive. There are many women just as capable if not more capable than the men. Open your minds and give us a chance!


  7. Physician

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Strategic Sourcing Specialist in Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - Strategic Sourcing Specialist in Mumbai (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good infrastructure for any offshore company with poor top side medical support which contradict it own good infrastructural management and progress. Exception is the rule that is the best part of the company.

    Cons

    Poor out dated quality of manpower.

    Advice to Management

    good efficient system needed to judge man power and performance.


  8. The ship is sinking...

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pays well compared to most organizations.

    Cons

    Things seem to be in a perpetual state of disarray...

    Advice to Management

    Move away from the tenure-based environment toward a more meritocratic one.


  9. Extremely top heavy management

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager, Corporate Planning in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Manager, Corporate Planning in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Transocean full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits and generally nice people, though competence is a minor criteria for promotion, mimicking and praising your boss being far more important.

    Cons

    At the shore based HQS, it is almost impossible to convince management to listen, much less act. All authority resides at least two management levels above responsibility. Managers are required to make most decisions and not allowed to delegate. There is virtually no numerical analysis, most discussions about key issues start with " how do you FEEL?" . Thus, most decisions are made by managers who don't have or don't fully understand the facts, and based on gut feeling rather than facts.

    Advice to Management

    Learn the basics of avoiding poor decisions by basing key decisions on analysis.


  10. Helpful (1)

    OMG!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Doesn't Matter in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Doesn't Matter in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary, Benefits, Work Schedule. If you need to beef up your resume it's a good place to work.

    Cons

    Low morale. Lack of transparency, promotion of inept employees, favoritism, core values mean nothing, with the exception of safety. They have been going through layoff for 2 or 3 years and it's the older employees going first. Of course age discrimination can't be proved, right?

    Advice to Management

    Look at areas with the greatest turnover and address the problems, i.e., look for patterns. Pay attention to what employees do rather than what they say at all levels. If you can sense the low morale and you care do something about it. Happy employees are more productive and that adds to the company's bottom line.


  11. Too much safety

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Transocean (More than a year)

    Pros

    Time off is good, work half the year

    Cons

    Too much emphasis on safety, not the task itself



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