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Helix Energy Solutions Reviews

Updated November 11, 2017
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Helix Energy Solutions Executive Chairman and CEO Owen E. Kratz
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  1. "Not in a good shape"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Manager in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good resources, pioneer in the segment

    Cons

    Poor quality management, conservative approach

    Advice to Management

    Understand better market nuances, otherwise will be dead soon


  2. "overall good company"

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    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. "Great Company"

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    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.


  6. "Be what you want to be"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Helix Energy Solutions full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A lot of leeway to make the job your own

    Cons

    You need to be a self starter at this company


  7. "Eto"

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    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

  8. "Project Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Helix Energy Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Dynamic company covering ROV, Trenching and LWI/Abandonment project

    Cons

    Like all Oil and Gas related companies, have made redundancies.

    Advice to Management

    Keep puching prospective clients and try to retain as many employees as possible!


  9. "anonymous"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Helix Energy Solutions full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good colleague, good manager, flexi hours, and perks.

    Cons

    Mid 2015 after 2 rounds of redundancy at our Aberdeen office I received a significant percentage of my wage as bonus; Guess what happened during late 2015........ They have to close few teams all-together. I believe they could have been bit careful in here and saved some jobs.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  10. "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.


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