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Hornbeck Offshore Reviews

Updated September 14, 2017
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Hornbeck Offshore Chairman, President, CEO, and Secretary Todd M. Hornbeck
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Pros
  • good pay and,decent fringe benefits (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 9 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. "Mate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Port Fourchon, LA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Port Fourchon, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company is striving to better itself. The downturn has crushed a once mega powerful empire at HOS, and IMO it's showing signs of improving. The company has had to adapt to the current market conditions, making some if not all Mariners uncomfortable. It's understandable that we should be and most are thankful to have our jobs at this point. The schedule sucks for some, however some like it. The pay isn't what it used to be, but I make more out here than I ever could at home, so I'm thankful in that aspect. Management has seem to have had a change of heart and the low key relationships the Ops managers are seeming to have towards Mariners not only keep us at ease, but actually help us do our jobs better. It's a better company than it was IMO from 2 years ago. It's a much smaller company due to the cuts, but when things start to boom again HOS will roar back to it's dominate position in the OSV/MPSV market. If I was offered a job here I would take it in a second. Don't worry about chasing the dollars when other small companies off you more, the stability is with the larger companies. All this is said with the understanding your worth ethic and skills are worth what you're being paid. If you are joe blow off the street and don't know much about offshore it might be a struggle for a while but there is room to learn, you just have to prove your worth the the vessel master and your Ops Manager. To finish up, HOS doesn't owe you a danged thing, you have to preform at the level they expect, to many people have developed a bad attitude in this down turn and they expect the company to carry them. It's not the case here, prove your self daily and you will be just fine.

    P.S. I'm not from the office. Been serving on OSV's since I started 5 years ago

    Cons

    Travel Pay and 401K sucks, but it's understandable.

    Advice to Management

    Continue improving relationships between vessel crew and your Mariners. The Ops dept. has come a long way and it shows, but there will always be room for improvement. We understand you are trying to survive so stay in constant communication with the crews and we will all make it through this together.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Schedule sucks"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Hornbeck Offshore full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    They try to keep their people working

    Cons

    Schedule sucks, too many people onshore involved in boat operations.

    Advice to Management

    Doesnt matter, they don't care.

  3. "Very Thankfull"

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    Current Employee - Master
    Current Employee - Master
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Thankful for the opportunity they gave me during this downturn. Great Management experience, friendly office staff.

    Cons

    So far none to report. Just do your job safely and you will be fine.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing!


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Problems and more problems"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Hornbeck Offshore full-time

    Pros

    Its a job. Pays the bills

    Cons

    1. Treated as a license number
    2. Company manages with threats
    3. Investors are placed before employees
    4. So safe they are now handing out tickets to employees with a reduction in pay
    5. Spend a dollar to save a penny
    6. Have no concern for their employees quality of life
    7. Multiple pay cuts and reduction of benefits
    8. Always feel like you are walking on glass and could be fired (but they won't tell you you are fired until you are at home and are a few days away from coming back to work)
    9. Good ole boy network
    10. Company lacks common sense

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of all your managers who have no idea how a boat operates and let the mariners be mariners, we have the license and the experience, they don't. Your confidence should be in your employees, and if you took time to create an environment of appreciation instead of fear and reprimand you might have a higher retention rate.


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Poor management"

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    Current Employee - Mate
    Current Employee - Mate
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent coworkers, newer equipment. Pay is ok, but not great.

    Cons

    -Hiring from from outside instead of promoting over-qualified people from within.
    -extremely poor planners- your work schedule is liable to change up to the day before you are supposed to arrive for work
    - crappy 28/14 work schedule
    - vessel managers and crew coordinators think no one has the option to leave, so they bully people and frequently threaten with "if you don't like it you can quit" over minor requests

    Advice to Management

    Work with your current employees instead of constantly disregarding them and screwing then over


  6. "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


  7. "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

  8. "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


  9. "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.


  10. "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


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