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Updated May 11, 2018
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  • Senior management and the companies culture and values are guided by Singapore (in 4 reviews)

  • Upper Management seems to be the main issue (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Best People to work with."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great people and top talent in the industry. The most difficult part of building a business is getting the best and experienced people on board. That was done here.

    Cons

    Oil price crash and market downturn.

    Advice to Management

    Hope


  2. "Wreckless"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at EMAS full-time

    Pros

    learn a lot very quickly. You either sink or swim. you gain a lot of experience very quickly. friendly people and nice office building.

    Cons

    very unorganized. Right idea but bought into the O&G market at the wrong time. Should have stuck to their core business.

    Advice to Management

    learn to manage money better and keep employees informed with what is going on behind the scenes so that everyone understands what is happening.

  3. "Technical Advisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    A lot of good engineers and technicians

    Cons

    Management ignores requested advice when it doesn't match their thoughts

    Advice to Management

    Trust your people


  4. "engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    challenging work. development of new technology.

    Cons

    substandard management, with a few exceptions. must be urgently improved

    Advice to Management

    Improve Urgently! Managers with good technical knowledge are necessary.


  5. "Bad management"

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    Former Employee - Project Controls in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Project Controls in Houston, TX
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good engineers, solid drafters/designers and execution teams (vessel crew). Good benefits but bonus was given to top management. Friendly people in general.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, the upper management had no technical/commercial knowledge and understanding of this business. This is an expensive business to be in, and success is only possible when the right people are calling the shots.

    They got to where they are via their connections and hired more managers and VP’s with huge compensation packages who also had no to little understanding of marine/subsea Engineering and management of the associated equipment and vessels.

    Additionally, top management ignored the advise from people with relevant experience below them and made all of the decisions without any oversight. With them being in charge and the wrong decisions that were made, the company went to bankruptcy.

    Advice to Management

    Stop favoritism and protecting managers who don’t have any clue what this business is about technically and commercially. Choose managers from the people with technical background (who have actual engineering degrees) and have made their way up based on their merits, knowledge and performance : not their connections.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Writing on the Wall from the Beginning"

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

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

    Pros

    Plenty of good people with good experience. Company was willing to hire new grads so there was opportunity teach and learn. Decent middle management.

    Cons

    Senior management. VPs heady with false sense of power. No alignment, tons of bickering (openly), finance department was severely constrained due to mismanaging the money (many vendors paid YEARS late). The big vessel build was not a good idea. That combined with ultra bad senior management was the downfall of EMAS,

    Advice to Management

    Big ships require tons of backlog. Even in a thriving market, two smaller vessels may be more cost effective than chartering a big, expensive pipelay vessel. If management is all over the place, this creates an unstable work environment for employees. Have a common plan and present yourselves with professionalism and maturity.


  7. "Ships Captain with EMAS AMC"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Industry comparable pay.
    Aggressive growth strategy

    Cons

    Bankrupt! Too fast too soon.

    Advice to Management

    Bad market timing. The aggressive approach would have paid off in a different environment.

  8. "Chapter 11 - Likely end of company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at EMAS full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Had great people and assets. Many are now gone.

    Cons

    Financials, Senior Managements. Lost people and assets.

    Advice to Management

    Find a buyer fast!


  9. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at EMAS full-time

    Pros

    Lots of responsibility quickly if desired

    Cons

    when times are good its great


  10. "Regional Director of Finance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good for the strong hearted

    Cons

    Not for the faint hearted


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