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Atwood Oceanics Reviews

Updated June 24, 2017
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Atwood Oceanics President, CEO, and Director Robert J. (Rob) Saltiel
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  1. "IT Jockey"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Atwood Oceanics full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great work environment surrounded by good people. Very positive team one of the best I have worked with. Good synergy between internal departments

    Cons

    Bad time for Offshore I don't have anything really to report on this end. Pay and benefits were pretty good

    Advice to Management

    Keep on Truckin


  2. "Great company, bad time in the oilfield"

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    Former Employee - Electrical Superintendent in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Electrical Superintendent in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work, we were like family, everyone worked together and shared the workload. We spent time together after work, and got to know one another personally

    Cons

    None, industry took a bad turn, we all knew that the less the company made the less work we had.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on taking care of your people

  3. "Sneaky Underhanded ( PUTTING POLICY IN EFFECT 1-MONTH BEFORE TAKING EFFECT) TAX EQUALZATION POLICY all for the company."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Atwood Oceanics full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    rig based personal and lower management are great to work with. Used to be good benefit's and pay but that's the nature of the business good and bad

    Cons

    CEO and senior VP's taking a huge pay raise and bonus while the men on rigs taking pay cuts.

    Advice to Management

    get your head out of the sand YOUR RIG BASED EMPLOYEES ARE THE ONES THAT MAKES YOUR PAYCHECKS


  4. "Atwood"

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    Former Employee - Technical Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Technical Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Atwood Oceanics full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    This is a smaller company which can give you greater responsibilities if you want it and if conditions allow. You are compensated well enough.

    Cons

    This company is a part of a cyclical industry which warrants layoffs in difficult times. Difficult times become political. Professional development is lacking compared to other industries/ companies.

    Advice to Management

    Talent management is very important during difficult market conditions. Try to take a step outside of hearsay and your current perspective of the talent under review. Before moving forward with separation, go back to peer reviews and make decisions based upon performance, not rumors, frustration or misinformation.


  5. "Materials Coordinator"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Atwood Oceanics (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    I can say only good thing about Atwood


  6. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Atwood Oceanics full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent leadership team and opportunity for career development. No bureaucracy. High ethics and focus on performance. People walk the talk.

    Cons

    Corporate success subject to oil prices, which are volatile and cyclical. Nothing negative about the company. It's a tough business environment.

    Advice to Management

    Continue communicating a clear longer term direction


  7. "Chief Electrician"

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    Former Employee - Chief Electrician in Castle Rock, CO
    Former Employee - Chief Electrician in Castle Rock, CO

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

    Pros

    Great Company to work for . They are an Offshore Drilling Contractor.

    Cons

    There are no downsides to Atwood in particular. I't's just that the oil industry in general is in a really bad downturn. Atwood was forced to make some cut backs. Many Oil Field workers world wide are being laid off.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Misinformation rains supreme"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The safety atmosphere is top notch, good benefits and training is top notch or was while the industry was booming.

    Cons

    When the industry was booming there were no cons, but due to recent events, pay, benefits and corporate communication on direction of the company has dropped considerably.

    Advice to Management

    Remember the employees on the rigs that are representing the company and giving it a good name, through their actions following the guiding principles. When times get tough they seem to forget that and resort to looking after their buddies first and screw the people who made the operation a success. The CEO needs to change his way of thinking or he will run the company into bankruptcy. In these current conditions not being flexible on deals will cause more rigs to stack and open slots for other companies to pick up the work. Also remember that the way you treat your employees in tough times will be remembered when times get good again.


  9. "Supply Chain"

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    Former Employee - Senior Data Analyst - Supply Chain in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Data Analyst - Supply Chain in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Atwood Oceanics (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Forward thinking well managed company. Mainly focused on running well run operations for their clients. Uptime is the key to producing great revenues and contract renewals. They also have a great focus on health and safety.

    Cons

    Smaller company with limited staffing in Supply Chain. This causes some challenges with attaining the ideal savings and purchasing agreements with suppliers.


  10. "Issues"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mesquite, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mesquite, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Atwood Oceanics (More than a year)

    Pros

    Incredible benefits and decent salary

    Cons

    High stress due to some in management positions. Very "clique orientated" with personnel.

    Advice to Management

    Treat everyone equally and discontinue the cliques. This will eliminate a lot of the high turnover rates.


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