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Hornbeck Offshore Reviews

Updated February 21, 2017
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Hornbeck Offshore Chairman, President, CEO, and Secretary Todd M. Hornbeck
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Pros
  • good pay, and large corporate experience (in 8 reviews)

  • This is a great company trying to survive an economic downturn which will last longer than any, the oilfield has experienced previous (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • There have been two pay cuts so far (in 8 reviews)

  • after all, the upper management doesnt have the skills or required licenses to do any dirty work themselves (what the company is based upon) (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Concerned"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Port Fourchon, LA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Port Fourchon, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hornbeck Offshore full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    New vessels but doesn't utilize personnel with experience to run them

    Cons

    Too many accountants running the company that know absolutely nothing about what we do.

    Advice to Management

    Quit micromanaging your personnel that know their jobs and duties


  2. "Tough market"

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

    I worked at Hornbeck Offshore full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good place to work with highly skilled people

    Cons

    Tough environment with the price of oil


  3. "Supply boat gulf of mexico"

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    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer

    I have been working at Hornbeck Offshore full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Safety is a top priority here

    Cons

    28/14 schedule, no travel pay


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  5. "offshore sailor"

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    Former Employee - Able Seaman
    Former Employee - Able Seaman
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hornbeck Offshore full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    they do take care of there workers when called upon.

    Cons

    Hard to get a hold of crew coordinators hard for them to answer phone calls.


  6. "not bad"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hornbeck Offshore full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    good pay and,decent fringe benefits

    Cons

    long 28 day tours,uncertain employment opportunities

    Advice to Management

    equal time and work balance


  7. "Able Seaman"

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    Former Employee - Able Seaman in Metairie, LA
    Former Employee - Able Seaman in Metairie, LA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hornbeck Offshore full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Salary
    Safety Bonus
    Good People
    Full Benefits

    Cons

    Long Work Days
    Stuck on a boat for 28 days or longer
    Depending on schedule not enough home life

    Advice to Management

    Just be honest with your employees. I find that no matter who I work for honesty always seems to be better than getting the runaround.


  8. "Can't wait for the comeback"

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    Former Employee - Chief Engineer in Port Fourchon, LA
    Former Employee - Chief Engineer in Port Fourchon, LA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hornbeck Offshore (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good company considering cyclical nature of market.

    Cons

    overmanaged and heavy on paper charts.

    Advice to Management

    Even time.


  9. "Work conditions"

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    Current Employee - Able Seaman in Port Fourchon, LA
    Current Employee - Able Seaman in Port Fourchon, LA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good company takes care of employees on all fronts. Good insurance , good boats and crew all missing is just your willingness to work.

    Cons

    Because of the downturn in the economy things are a little uncertain but everything that goes down must come up again.
    Don't underestimate Hornbeck.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the faith until there is no more and even then still.....
    You have always given your employees the best so feel no shame in the position we as a company are facing it to shall soon pass.


  10. "Second Officer/DPO"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Covington, LA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Covington, LA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Worked with the company for five years. Showed great support and very personable when I first started. Had a great schedule and room to grow. Was a great company to work for during the good times with great pay, schedule and benefits.

    Cons

    Over the years the job kept getting more and more paperwork oriented and a job that took one checklist great to 4. When the company was expanding there were so many people being hired that you became more of a number when in the past the company knew your name. After this rapid growth we were hit with a decline in industry resulting in a horrible work schedule and multiple cuts.

    Advice to Management

    I would tell management to remember that we are more then just numbers.


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    "Chief Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Chief Engineer in Port Fourchon, LA
    Former Employee - Chief Engineer in Port Fourchon, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Hornbeck Offshore full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    CEO was really concerned about the people working for him and there was some really great people directly around him

    Cons

    Mid to lower management (as well as market conditions) have destroyed this once large and successful company! While there is a small group left, many of those are the same ones that helped to destroy the trust and cooperation that made it great!

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the deck plates and dump most of your 'managers'. With as small a company as you have become, let the actual boat people take over your company and FIRE those middle men bureaucrats that have made you into the feared and even hated shell of a company!



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