Transocean

www.deepwater.com

Transocean Reviews

Updated November 24, 2014
Updated November 24, 2014
58 Reviews
3.6
58 Reviews
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Transocean President & CEO Steven L. Newman
Steven L. Newman
36 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Relatively good pay, flexible working schedules (in 6 reviews)

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


Cons
  • And WRA shelf drilling killed all persons activities which you built (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Physician

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Strategic Sourcing Specialist in Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - Strategic Sourcing Specialist in Mumbai (India)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    good efficient system needed to judge man power and performance.

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

    Was a nightmare

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

    I worked at Transocean

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Poor Management Style

    Doesn't Recommend
  3.  

    Transocean Payables run by Global Santa Fe

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accounts Payable Coordinator II in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Accounts Payable Coordinator II in Houston, TX

    I worked at Transocean

    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 Several out of date systems that bog work flow.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 ManagementAdvice

    Good Luck working out the Peoplesoft merger issues!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    OMG!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Doesn't Matter in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Doesn't Matter in Houston, TX

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    A sad day for Traaaansocan

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Global Crane Assessor in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Global Crane Assessor in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)

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

    Pros

    Used to be the World Leader in People skills, people management and developing 3rd world potential.

    Cons

    Lost all of the above

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to what made you great.........Core Values and practice them at every level,not just at the top.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Employees are an inconvenience to the smooth running of this company.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - RSTC
    Current Employee - RSTC

    I have been working at Transocean full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Their salary package at the moment is still an industry leader. I have been with the company for quite a few years & know a lot of the management.

    Cons

    Human resources have no concept of what we do or how we do it. Employees are simply pawns in their management game.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back 5 years ago. Move out of Switzerland all employees know this is simply a Tax Dodge who ever heard of an International Deep water Drilling Contractor based in a land locked country. it shows what the company has become a financial company that happens to own oil rigs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Extremely top heavy management

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager, Corporate Planning in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Manager, Corporate Planning in Houston, TX

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    The ship is sinking...

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Transocean

    Pros

    Pays well compared to most organizations.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Nice company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Roustabout in Accra (Ghana)
    Former Employee - Roustabout in Accra (Ghana)

    I worked at Transocean as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good training and mentorship
    Career progression

    Cons

    Salary is lower compared to other drilling contractors

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should look at pay structure

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    6 years

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - C&B Manager in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Former Employee - C&B Manager in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

    I worked at Transocean full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    international operation and multiculture workforce

    Cons

    biz going down, leadership is worst

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to care people in change

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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