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Oceaneering International Reviews

Updated August 10, 2017
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Oceaneering International President and CEO Roderick A. Larson
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Pros
  • great people; always work to do; tip of the spear engineering; freedom (in 22 reviews)

  • Good pay, excellent benefits, 11 paid holidays (in 16 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management is not respectful of the workers (in 14 reviews)

  • Oil and Gas is going through a tough 2 years (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Hard work, but worth it"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Oceaneering International full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay for your honest efforts, especially overtime and offshore rates.

    Cons

    A lot of the good-ol-boy system of hiring leaves you surrounded by people who have no business being there. Leaving you picking up their slack.

    Advice to Management

    Slow down a bit. Take your time to get the job done right. Haste makes waste.


  2. "Design Drafter"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Design/Drafter II in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Design/Drafter II in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Oceaneering International full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    A great company to work for good organization they have the tools in place to continue company growth for years to come

    Cons

    institutional obsticles to native minority advancement in this company says it has affiirmative action but only in word not put into practice. worked there 25 yrs but could never advance to senior designer even though was able to check drawing s for accuracy and new the job as good as my co workers in the department

    Advice to Management

    put the affiirmative action program to practice in deed and not just to word. institute programs that help instead of hinder minority workers advancement in this company.

  3. "Mechanical Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Hanover, MD
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Hanover, MD
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oceaneering International full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Among the largest energy and engineering employers. (Energy Magazine, 2012)
    Opportunity for growth and career development.
    Ranked #1 “Most Trustworthy” large cap company (Forbes, 2014)
    Recognized in the top 50 performers of publicly-traded companies in Houston. (Houston Chronicle, 2012)

    Cons

    Slow due to oil market crash and budget cuts


  4. "Staff and Project Analyst"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff and Project Analyst in Chesapeake, VA
    Current Employee - Staff and Project Analyst in Chesapeake, VA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oceaneering International full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The people and the hours.

    Cons

    Management has been quite a bit in the last couple of years.

    Advice to Management

    Need to treat each employee equally and stop favoritism.


  5. "A Fun Place to Work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Hanover, MD
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Hanover, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Oceaneering International full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work with cutting edge ROV and AUV technologies.

    Cons

    The company's fortunes are largely tied to the price of oil.


  6. "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Oceaneering International full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, great people, believe in employee education and training

    Cons

    There are no cons to report


  7. "Great Company To Work For!!!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Equipment Manager in Morgan City, LA
    Former Employee - Equipment Manager in Morgan City, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Oceaneering International full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    They only care about your ability to produce results and they will py whatever they have to, to keep you there.

    Cons

    Unpredictable, oil-based schedule and market.

    Advice to Management

    Get more input from line managers.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Nothing Changes"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oceaneering International full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great company if you land in the right department. Seasoned people with a lot of experience to share. Their "on the job training" attitude taught me to survive and use every bit of my skills to get by. You will never be more aware of what you can do until you are left to fend for yourself.

    Cons

    There is NO training, NO support, NO real advancement unless you're in with the good 'ol boys club. Learn what you can and move on that's my advice for anyone that wants to work here.

    Advice to Management

    I read a lot of warnings about the no real structure and no training and I gave it a shot because I really wanted to work here. In the time I was there everyone talked about change and nothing changed. There are/were a lot of good employees being held back because management is just worried about staying afloat themselves so they can't really look out for employees. Change starts at the top, you want a great team then you have to train them and invest in them.


  9. "ROV Supervisor"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oceaneering International full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good place to work ... great people

    Cons

    NONE .... Good place to work ... great people

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work ....


  10. "Sometimes good, sometimes bad"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Oceaneering International full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good peers to work with.

    Cons

    Hard to move up through the organization. Pay rate has been flat for 7 years.


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