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Hornbeck Offshore Reviews

Updated July 23, 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 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. "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!


  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. 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.


  4. 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


  5. "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


  6. "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


  7. "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.

  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. "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


  10. "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.


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