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GulfMark Offshore Reviews

Updated November 27, 2016
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GulfMark Offshore President, CEO, and Director Bruce A. Streeter
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  1. "DPO Captain"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - DPO Captain in Saint Rose, LA
    Current Employee - DPO Captain in Saint Rose, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The company is good at business, and they will survive the current downturn in the oilfield. They reward loyalty, and seniority accordingly. Opportunities to advance.

    Cons

    They treat their sailors a bit indifferently, management doesn't really want to hear about personal issues, or plans. Be ready when they call you to come to work, and when you want to get off, be patient.

    Advice to Management

    Improve communications between office and seagoing personnel. Make your seagoing personnel feel heard, and be more considerate to personal needs and plans.


  2. "Captain"

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    Former Employee - Captain in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Captain in New Orleans, LA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at GulfMark Offshore full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benifits are good to have

    Cons

    Laid everyone off is ba

    Advice to Management

    Head down, mouth shut, work hard


  3. "Mate"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mate in Houma, LA
    Former Employee - Mate in Houma, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    they would always do their best to find coverage if you needed time off for coast guard or required classes

    Cons

    They did not ever pay for your travel to and from the port. they cut pay un announced during the height of the oilfield slow down.

    Advice to Management

    If you are going to cut day rates, it shouldn't become active until the end of that persons hitch. Its not like they can quit and swim 120 nautical miles home.


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  5. "Seasonal Employee"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people to work with.

    Cons

    None at this time. Keep up the good work.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up.


  6. "Good place to start out"

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    Former Employee - Able Bodied Seaman in Saint Rose, LA
    Former Employee - Able Bodied Seaman in Saint Rose, LA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GulfMark Offshore full-time

    Pros

    I never had and issues with the office personel and once you finally get on a boat that dont have any problems with the rest of the crew everything for the most part flows smoothly. With a two year contract they will pay for they schooling you need to ugrade your license.

    Cons

    The captains have to much power and are treated better then other employees. Then there are a lot employees that only try to make themselves look good and will try to get you fired at all cost in order to make this happen. Also captains will lie to the office to get you fired or switched to another boat if they find a single reason they dont like you. Too many really strange employees.

    Advice to Management

    HR needs to actually interview people they are hiring way to many people get hired because they know someone or because they licenses they have.


  7. "Third Engineers"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Third Engineer in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Third Engineer in New Orleans, LA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at GulfMark Offshore full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Well maintained vessels, good benefits, OK pay, office knows your name, relaxed working environment.

    Cons

    Pay is sub-par, office communication limited with slowdown, many sub-par employees.

    Advice to Management

    Interview candidates, communicate with employees, get a new HR manager.


  8. "Decent place to work overall."

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    Current Employee - Third Deck Officer in Saint Rose, LA
    Current Employee - Third Deck Officer in Saint Rose, LA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Various schedules, decent equipment, decent salary, decent benefits.

    Cons

    Subordinate crew members seem to run the vessel with little ability to get rid of the situation.

    Advice to Management

    Be more loyal and listen to your vessel officers.


  9. "Ok place to start out, just a stepping stone to a better job."

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    Former Employee - Lead Chief Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Lead Chief Engineer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice vessels great engine room---lots of space. Pay is average below 6000 ton endorsement and competitive with 6000 ton

    Cons

    Not people oriented and are very age discrimination. If you are older they wont even consider hiring you so dont waste time with them. Orders come from main office in Houston will not hire you. Age is a very important factor to getting hired so as I dsaid do not waste your time if you are older. Do not know a specific age group but I do know from experience and word of mouth 60 is to old.

    Advice to Management

    Stop with the age discrimination before someone files a formal complaint. This is America and you do claim not to have age discrimination.


  10. "Decent place to start out"

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    Current Employee - Third Officer in Port Fourchon, LA
    Current Employee - Third Officer in Port Fourchon, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at GulfMark Offshore full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Laid back (for the most part), new equipment, decent support from shore, relatively flexible for scheduling (although getting less flexible) 1 paid holiday (Christmas), good coworkers

    Cons

    No travel pay, lower than average pay, limited advancement opportunities with equipment in Gulf of Mexico, incompetent office staffing, 2 year commitment if they pay for schooling/upgrading, quality of employee has been degraded after extreme turnover in last 2 years, no in house training, no interview/hiring screening

    Advice to Management

    Trim the fat and pay the people doing the work, get bigger/more diverse fleet


  11. "Master"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Master/Captain in Macaé (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Master/Captain in Macaé (Brazil)

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

    Pros

    Very good to worksite them

    Cons

    Nada do not have any problem

    Advice to Management

    Nada keep the faiths work hard



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