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"Atwood Oceanics is a good company to work for."

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Former Employee - Materials in Houston, TX
Former Employee - Materials in Houston, TX
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Pros

Atwood is probably one of the better offshore drilling companies to work for. The pay and benefits are better than average and with a small fleet it is easy to stay on one rig for long term. I would recommend them over many others.

Cons

The main downside that I noticed was management on my rig to allow a certain person to have more authority than his job title allowed for.

This drilling company in many respects is just like any others in how they treat their people. Certain people are treated better than others and can at times have to do with job title.

Advice to Management

Senior Management should preach and enforce the rules that are in print.

Other Employee Reviews for Atwood Oceanics

  1. "Electronics Technician"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Electronics Technician in Douala (Cameroon)
    Current Employee - Senior Electronics Technician in Douala (Cameroon)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    The work schedule is good. Pay is good as well. Benefits could be better. The equipment is good and new. Rig is in good shape.

    Cons

    Industry is in a slump. Layoffs are around the corner. Pay cuts have started already. It will probably be another year and a half before the industry picks back up again. Foreign tax credits should be paid at least a portion of it.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees like they matter. Don't be so business minded that you forget to take care of the people that make the company successful. Give international people better incentives to work overseas.


  2. "Rig Administrator"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Rig Administrator in Malabo, Bioko Norte (Equatorial Guinea)
    Former Employee - Rig Administrator in Malabo, Bioko Norte (Equatorial Guinea)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Company has great 401K, Is keen on safety.

    Cons

    Major issues with fielding good rig managers who know how to manage a P&L center and not turn into tyrants when it comes to managing the men.

    Advice to Management

    Look at your Rig Managers hard. They are the ones that make or break a rig. When you have managers who say things like "Every man on my rig has the same middle name. That name is "Temporary." it sends a message that you need to fear them. When a rig manager routinely lies to his subordinates and uses them as scapegoats in order to cover for themselves, there is a fundamental problem.

    The problem is how the executive suite promotes legacy employees that are known to be poor managers in the hopes of getting them to be better employees. Giving a sociopath more authority and freer reign is like giving a drug addict free drugs and more booze!

    Your unspoken policies of no meaningful contact with crew only serve to enhance the the notion that if you speak out you get fired. Well when someone figures out that that a senior rig manager is incompetent of the ways of the company's HR policies and points out politely that there are specific things that need to be done then they get set up with false counselings. The OIM's get directed to write up evaluations on counseling forms so that the senior ops manager can say he has counseling forms on people and he can then fire them at will.

    Sneaky, underhanded liars within the company make the company much less able to grow.

    If you are fortunate enough to not work for the operations side of the house you will go far in this company. If you do work for operations, you will hit a brick wall when it comes to the office just above the rig managers. That office is what will ultimately either kill the company with "Good 'ol boy" evaluations or if it is changed out, it will allow the company to flourish.


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