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Helix Energy Solutions Reviews

Updated May 11, 2017
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Helix Energy Solutions Executive Chairman and CEO Owen E. Kratz
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  1. "Great Company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Helix Energy Solutions full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    This is a great company to work for. You need to be self motivated. You will not be micromanaged. The pay is good (when oil prices don't tank).

    Cons

    Funds can be limited depending on the department you work for.

    Advice to Management

    Open up to employees a little more. More transparency would be a good thing.


  2. "overall good company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Helix Energy Solutions full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    good benefits, pay, camaraderie and flexibility

    Cons

    small company with high risks

    Advice to Management

    embrace technology and diversity

  3. "Poor management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Helix Energy Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Initially great company to work for when O&G industry was steady

    Cons

    With market downturn, management throws the employees out with very little regard. Management is stagnant.

    Advice to Management

    Be aware of the employees that provide your job.


  4. "receptionist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Easy Work, Long Lunch Break

    Cons

    Horrible Work Environment, Toxic Management


  5. "Eto"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Helix Energy Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work

    Cons

    If you don't want to travel this is not the intended job

    Advice to Management

    None


  6. "Summer intern"

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

    Pros

    Great food, the ship accommodations were nice. Good interaction between deck and engine staff.

    Cons

    Pay was on lower end for cadet work in the gulf of mexico. Not a high retention rate for employees. Looked like they pulled primary workforce solely from Woodgroup.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Good company to ride through industry downturn"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Helix Energy Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Stable company, expanding quickly, able to ride the oil drops without massive layoffs, a lot of new assets coming on board

    Cons

    Niche company, not for everyone.

  8. "Still adjusting to corporate environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Helix Energy Solutions (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Acceptable salary and, at least for me, a satisfying match for my background and position. Need to be in the right group.

    Cons

    Small business mentality does not work when trying to convert to corporate environment. Agree with another reviewer - HR a joke.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Behind the ball but trying to catch up"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Helix Energy Solutions full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The company is expanding and has tried to improve salaries and benefits recently. Training has improved and a new atmosphere of advancement and promoting from within has started to be enacted.

    Cons

    A lot of cut corners on there offshore assets but some are from previous management that have since been replaced. Still on the low side for salary and benefits but the office is aware and trying to keep improve.

    Advice to Management

    Put more money into quality equipment and vessel systems, especially in the beginning to ensure but results. Continue bring compensation up to industry standards.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Valuation up. Morale and retention down."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Helix Energy Solutions full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Helix is a good place to work if you want to learn. There are plenty of opportunities to branch out into areas of interest outside your job description.

    Cons

    Politics and incongruous treatment of employees inhibits organizational progress. Employees are over worked and overloaded. Management turns a blind eye to employee morale. The HR department is a joke.

    Advice to Management

    Take a break from the balance sheet and focus on the true assets of the organization, the employees.


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