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Global Diving and Salvage CEO Devon Grennan
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  1. Leaders in the field

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    Former Employee - Diver/Tender in Houston, TX
    Recommends

    I worked at Global Diving and Salvage full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Had the privilege to work on some of the most complex and dynamic salvage jobs around the world. It really help open doors down the road and I learned so much I couldve only learned on those type of jobs.

    Cons

    As any commercial diver your away from home 75% of the year. That just comes with the career though.

  2. Worst Place I've Ever Worked

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    Former Employee - Management in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Global Diving and Salvage full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    There has to be a 5 word minimum here.

    Cons

    I agree with all the cons I've read on this site any several other sites that have ranked this company so slow. It's been ran into the ground, it has very poor management, does not have any leaders and I am glad I'm not there anymore.

    Advice to Management

    Like so many others have said, clean house and bring in real leaders and managers that know how to run a company. Especially a company in diving and in the maritime industry.

  3. Good company for raw and valuable experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Global Diving and Salvage

    Pros

    Collegiate atmosphere among the office workers. Most have a great sense of humor, direct access to senior management.

    Cons

    Communication from the top down needed to be improved.

    Advice to Management

    Continue improving communication and provide clear goals and metrics for success which others can be held accountable for.

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    Current Employee - Environmental Technician in West Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Global Diving and Salvage full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Periodic travel for work. -New and challenging jobs on occasion (salvages, fender installation, oil spill responses) -Excellent benefits -Provision of good PPE, company clothing, and work gear -Equipment

    Cons

    -On-call work and varying paychecks, 30-80 hour work weeks -Poor pay requires the crew to fight for hours and work almost every day to get by -Extremely high turnover rate -Work ethic often reflects being a dead end job -Shamed for attempting to take time off, due to management -Pay raises are not guaranteed -TOTAL headache of office keeping track of hours, and getting properly paid

    Advice to Management

    -Pay the crew properly and stop over working them. This a big reason for the turnover rate. -Management does not feel like part of a legitimate team. -Better communication

  5. GDS

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    Current Employee - Office Manager in West Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Global Diving and Salvage full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Small and tight knit team. Excellent benefits, relatively consistent schedule.

    Cons

    Lack of official policies, and job structure. After hours and weekend work

    Advice to Management

    Create consistent expectations and policies for employees.

  6. Run, don't walk

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Global Diving and Salvage

    Pros

    No Pros to working here - cannot recoommend

    Cons

    Unprofessional staff, cut-throat mindset, uneducated

    Advice to Management

    drain the swamp

  7. Fun place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Global Diving and Salvage full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Great company culture, good management team, great CEO. Offers good benefits.

    Cons

    Communication from the top down could improve. However, the upper management does seem to care about employee engagement.

    Advice to Management

    Great job! Keep up the communication efforts.

  8. Engaging work, never boring

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Global Diving and Salvage full-time

    Pros

    After reading some of the reviews, I wonder if I work in the same office. I have been here for a few years and witnessed the oil crash and the resulting belt tightening/layoffs, and while the outlook was pretty miserable then, management was able to turn things around and the forecast is great now. Pros: 1. Work is engaging 2. Management door is always open 3. Projects are fun 4. Project supervision is pretty laid...

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    Cons

    Global grew organically from a small dive company, and as a result there are some minor (at least in my view) management issues. Explosive growth circa 2005-2010, resulted in some growing pains that are still being felt. Each division is run like its own business – this can be great if you like your division, but sometimes it doesn’t feel like everyone is on the same page. Overall, the cons for the working folk, in my...

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    Advice to Management

    Thanks for getting us through the storm and back on direction. Keep up the good work.

  9. Spill response pool is a pretty sweet deal

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    Current Employee - Spill Responder in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Global Diving and Salvage part-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Paid training, paid physical, paid fun on the water.

    Cons

    Not enough money to mean much really -- but still worth it, i'd say.

  10. Worst job ever (and I used to wash dishes)

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    Former Employee - Marine Environmental Technician in Vallejo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Global Diving and Salvage full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Working to keep the environment clean. - Decent safety training provided by the company - Supplied with an employee onboarding pack that includes: T-Shirts, a sweatshirt, notebook, water bottle, and pens.

    Cons

    - Culture centered around drinking. Most employees would rather stick around the shop and drink rather than go home. - On call 24/7(mentioned in job description, but so no surprise there) - No room for growth - Unhappy employees. I get the feeling that some of the guys feel stuck there. - Extremely ineffective low-level manager.

    Advice to Management

    I would probably evaluate why there has been such a high turnover of the position of Marine Environment Technician. My hint would be that it starts with the person who directly manages (dictates) that position. Also, I would suggest random drug testing or that someone breathalyzes employee before they drive home.

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