Transocean Reviews

Updated August 16, 2014
Updated August 16, 2014
53 Reviews

3.9
53 Reviews
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Transocean President & CEO Steven L. Newman
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good pay, good people, they actually care about your family (in 5 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 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good, caring people

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

    I have been working at Transocean

    Pros

    Good, caring people, good advancement opportunities

    Cons

    Lack of communication from upper management

  2.  

    New to the business and only been a year but so far they are awesome

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

    I have been working at Transocean full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good pay, good people, they actually care about your family

    Cons

    Don't pay as much as competitors

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep promoting when ability is demonstrated

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Transocean, the world best offshore drilling contractor...Incident free all the time everywhere...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager (Individual Contributor)  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Manager (Individual Contributor) in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Transocean has the best equipment, technologies, and passionate people...

    Cons

    Offshore drilling is a cycle industry. Be prepare for all challenges....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on Operation Integity, Operation Excellent, Project Excellent , Profitability.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Transocean

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Tech Specialist  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Tech Specialist in Houston, TX

    I worked at Transocean full-time

    Pros

    Great people, family work balance

    Cons

    older technology, layoffs, and staffing levels to low

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    PM

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Transocean full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good benefits and flexible hours in Houston

    Cons

    Lack of development from management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Become involved with development of employees besides those chosed for MAP

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Was a nightmare

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  8.  

    A challenging work environment with the opportunity for growth and travel.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

    Transocean encourages cross training amoung all the facets of the business which allows employees to keep from becoming complacent or stagnated as well as develop a better understand of how these facets work together.

    Cons

    Work loads can be demanding and since a bulk of the busness concerns 24hr a day operations employees tend to have distorted work/persnal time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Travel for offshore personel needs to be of higher quality with more flexibility. Exhausted personnel arriving on these facilities is a recipe for incidents.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Best company I have ever worked for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

    Salary, benefits, compressed work week (off at 11 a.m. every Friday), facilities, friendliness of employees, nice location, private office space, paid parking, the company is interesting and exciting.

    Cons

    Managers have heavy travel schedules making access to them difficult. And what does that mean for the average employee? Employee performance evaluations suffer, relationships suffer, communication suffers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce travel for managers of individual contributors.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    somewhat interesting, not challenging, and frustrating at time due to slow moving management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

    higher that average salaries, great benefits, pension, half day friday, new employee vacation based on experience and not on time with company

    Cons

    somewhat interesting, not challenging, and frustrating at time due to slow moving management, salaries higher than average for experience that is lower than average, practically no accountability, almost no inter/intra departmental communications despite being on the same project

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to your employees, director level and below managers need to put more faith in their employees and create an environment of risk and reward, and challenge your employees by putting more trust in them which will build trust and make them more accountable

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Overall great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

    Encourage employee growth within the company

    Cons

    A lot of change in Senior Management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be beneficial to inform employees of Senior Management role changes in a timely manner,.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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