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Atwood Oceanics Reviews

Updated March 22, 2017
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Atwood Oceanics President, CEO, and Director Robert J. (Rob) Saltiel
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  1. "Solid Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Atwood Oceanics full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good values that they hold true to. Upper management not afraid to mingle or listen to the "little guy".

    Cons

    Some politics, just like anywhere else really but not terrible. The entire industry is corporate style, so when things get tough they will cut the cord. Not great on promoting from within.

    Advice to Management

    Maybe put some more effort into a "promote from within" mentality.


  2. "Mechanic 1"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - MECHANIC I
    Current Employee - MECHANIC I
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Much more money than a on land

    Cons

    Travel, Company is not trustworthy


  3. "DPO"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Atwood Oceanics full-time

    Pros

    Company is struggling as all oil and gas outfits are. However, they are trying to keep employees on payroll as best they can.

    Cons

    The cycle of the industry and the fog of future work makes planning tough. Upper management as with most companies assigns employees number and has no face to face.

    Advice to Management

    Before swinging the ax look at the recovery and position yourself for the future. $1 spent today may save you $100 tomorrow.


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

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  6. "Atwood"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  7. "Materials Coordinator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  8. "Electronics Technician"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Electronics Technician
    Former Employee - Electronics Technician
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Atwood Oceanics full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people in the Rig and a great atmosphere. Other than corporate trying to get involved.

    Cons

    The CEO is the worst I have ever experienced, human error is not acceptable. What world do you live in. I left on my own because of this and other management problems. When your good at what you do you can work anywhere. Can Rob he will run that company to the ground.

    Advice to Management

    Too much Transocean brought there!!!!


  9. "OK"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Atwood Oceanics is a small Company

    Cons

    one department gets more attention, more credit


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Mistakes in Co. Vision"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Corporate
    Former Employee - Corporate
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Total compensation was worth the position. Enjoyed my peers, gained lots of knowledge and company reimbursed me for many online training.

    Cons

    I've seen employees let go for making minor mistakes, I've seen millions of dollars spent that was not required. CEO pushes down accountability without providing the tools required to be accountable. CEO so worried about image that it blinds any compassion that may be inside of him, when things are going smooth you don't hear much from him but just as soon as something goes South, immediately he wants to fire someone. Internal departments do not communicate and mistakes are common across the gamit. I'm not mad anymore, just telling the truth.

    Advice to Management

    Rob,
    CEO 101 teaches that technical people can find work in any industry out there and chances are, you'll never get them back. During all of the years of record breaking profits why did you not take some of this revenue and invest into accounts so you could hang onto the people who make you successful? You could have saved everyone but chose to worry about self image with public investors. Good luck in the future because you'll need it when the industry turns upward again.


  11. "Welder"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Atwood Oceanics full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Set schedule, time off, 401k match,

    Cons

    Getting laid off because work is slow



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