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Diamond Offshore Reviews

Updated September 5, 2018
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Pros
  • "There are some good people to work with" (in 8 reviews)

  • "Good pay, nice people, good benefits" (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "Don't get older than 50 there unless well protected by upper management" (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Able Seaman"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Diamond Offshore full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good pay team environment very safe good people good ratations

    Cons

    job uncertainty layoffs long hours attitudes

    Advice to Management

    let people advance


  2. "Administrative Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Office is close to home.

    Cons

    Change in company culture after change in executive staff.

  3. Helpful (4)

    "Manager"

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

    I have been working at Diamond Offshore full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very few other than a paycheck

    Cons

    Since Marc Edwards has taken over, the company has shrunk and become a small player if the offshore drilling world with no potential for growth. Marc has brought his reputation form Halliburton to Diamond offshore and slashed wages, added more work to everyone, slashed jobs and trust with employees. He is making three times as much as the previous CEO and brought in all of his friends. His phony marketing and programs are a laughing stock. When the next boom comes, people will leave this company in the dust and those that have been laid off will not come back contrary to upper management belief. I've been wit this company for over 20 years and two previous CEO's.

    Advice to Management

    Advice? they wont take any advice. The advice I have is for Jim Tisch to get rid of Marc Edwards and anyone he has brought to this once very profitable company in which its employees were loyal to because of the work conditions and compensation and status as one of the top three drilling companies.


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Not a good place to work"

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

    I worked at Diamond Offshore full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The only good thing was the pay rate.

    Cons

    Alot of secrecy and back stabbing; definitely favouritism. They tend to hire a lot of their relatives that usually are not qualifed for certain postions rather than hiring someone that is more qualified. There is definitely male chauvinism, I've worked for Diamond over 5 years and have only seen 1 female executive and the rest are men. It's extremely hard for a female to move up to an executive postion there or in any type of management.

    Advice to Management

    You should hire more females in management; we tend to do most of your work and make more of your decisions anyway.


  5. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Support Specialist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Support Specialist in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Diamond Offshore full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    It is a stable company, strong financially.
    A good size to make a difference with your work and get noticed.

    Cons

    Being very a very expense conscious company, it can sometimes be a challenge to get large projects approved and off the ground.

    Advice to Management

    In this very competitive oil and gas market, the hard decisions need to done to keep the company running and profitable.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "When it's good it's good, when it's bad you are out."

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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 Diamond Offshore full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Half day Fridays are good for parents who need to get things done for their kids. There are some good people to work with.

    Cons

    Benefits aren't very good especially if you have the whole family on your plan like I did. Vehicle break-ins happen more than you would like.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing to say because they will not listen.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Used to be a fantastic company"

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

    I have been working at Diamond Offshore full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    They still offer a decent salary

    Cons

    Quick to lay off. Does not communicate well with employees. Employees wonder if they will be next always looking over their shoulder. Always shaking up management (as in you never know who is in charge of what) Will lay off experienced personnel without regard or thought. No severance pay just 'Thank you but your services are no longer needed'. I've watched good people...talented people...good workers....given the brush off. They target older employees and lay them off leaving little experience behind.

    Advice to Management

    Think of your employees. Think of practicing what you preach....think about timely communication and respect of your workers. Value them. Value what they have to offer and Value their experience. Stop taking away benefits. All the persons left are too scared of losing their job to give honest opinions or input. Its a sad way to run a company. Other oil companies are beginning to hire but Diamond is still laying off good people. Why?

  8. "DODI Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Diamond Offshore full-time

    Pros

    family among some, half day fridays, vacation and personal time (not pto)

    Cons

    industry uncertainty
    lack of teamwork
    brutal layoff tactics

    Advice to Management

    i understand you're in survival mode, but that doesn't mean you should treat your employees as commodities only. Work on a sense of family. Prepare affected personnel of impending layoffs. If larger than you companies can handle it, so can DODI. Your tactics are egregious.


  9. "Roustabout"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gulf, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gulf, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Diamond Offshore full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Pay! Benefits are top notch. Safety is their Top Concern.

    Cons

    Stressful/Low Job Security. Too many personnel issues, mostly due to poor management and communication on the rigs. Junior workers are often left in the dark on important issues, creating stressful and sometimes toxic work conditions. Safety requirements go overboard, creating management to push workers harder do to time constraints. This job is not for the person who have difficulty dealing with high stress jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Monitor rig management more closely, and communicate with lower level workers in a professional setting.


  10. "Money is there, but it's not for everyone."

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    Former Employee - Storekeeper
    Former Employee - Storekeeper
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay was good and some of the personal and management.

    Cons

    Time away from family.


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