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Hornbeck Offshore Reviews

Updated November 25, 2017
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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)

  • Present situation is far different due to industry downturn which has forced draconian measures that upper management says are necessary to survive (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "not bad"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  2. "Able Seaman"

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    • Senior Management
    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.

  3. "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.


  4. "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.


  5. "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.


  6. Helpful (6)

    "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!


  7. Helpful (5)

    "ENGINEER"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant Engineer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I worked at Hornbeck Offshore for almost 8 years, they used to be a decent company back when we were "the lifeblood"

    Cons

    Somewhere along the way, the lifeblood became an "anchor". Im sure that could be a way of saying something that drags or holds something down. If youve ever been anchored you know thats not exactly a compliment. Maybe its a current state of the the fleet? Either way im not sure. The uppermanagement makes way too much money for what they actually do. I think at one point they were ranked obscenely high for the entire state of louisiana vs every other company. Pretty much a lose lose for any investor, especially in down times....after all, the upper management doesnt have the skills or required licenses to do any dirty work themselves (what the company is based upon). On Jan 1st the company made the bold decision to force every employee into a 28-14 schedule...why? So you would quit instead of drawing unemployment and reviewing negativly upon the shareholders bottom line. After all its straight out of the Dilbert manual....

    Advice to Management

    Make sure your cell phone rings "lets have a party" while discussing wage cuts with some of your senior highest liscensed employees...Especially if you are the owner.

    Red solo cup

  8. "shoreside"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Metairie, LA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Metairie, LA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hornbeck Offshore (More than a year)

    Pros

    good pay, and large corporate experience.

    Cons

    quick to hire from outside, rather than promote internally. lack of training opportunities.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "ETO"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Hornbeck Offshore full-time

    Pros

    Nice new boats with state-of-the-art technology

    Cons

    You need an ETO Manager in the office instead of relying on your Port Engineers for the technical systems.

    Advice to Management

    You already did it by getting rid of CVA


  10. "Mate"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mate in Port Fourchon, LA
    Former Employee - Mate in Port Fourchon, LA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Safe;
    -Professional compared with ECO and others;
    -Sometimes pay for training;

    Cons

    -Too, annoyingly safe. Let us be mariners and just get jobs done;
    -Sometime pay for training;
    -Changed to 2:! schedule and lost many good mariners they won't get back.

    Advice to Management

    If you care to hire and keep quality mariners, you must ask the Captain's / Chief's how to do that. And you actually have to listen and follow through with those things.


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