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Oceaneering International Reviews

Updated July 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. "Staff and Project Analyst"

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    • Culture & Values
    • 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.


  2. "Sometimes good, sometimes bad"

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    • 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.

  3. "ROV Technician"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - ROV Technician in Morgan City, LA
    Former Employee - ROV Technician in Morgan City, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun place to work, great benefits

    Cons

    Low pay, slow career advancement,

    Advice to Management

    Higher pay


  4. "Straighten up"

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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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Oceaneering International full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Upper management is not respectful of the workers.

    Advice to Management

    Start doing what the company values say that you believe in.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Oceaneering Multiflex"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Machine Operator in Panama City, FL
    Current Employee - Production Machine Operator in Panama City, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Oceaneering International full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Willing to hire from within the company.

    Cons

    Lots of dead end positions.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Project Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Installation/Project Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Installation/Project Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Oceaneering International (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    work life balance it's Ok for the most part. Compensation it's good

    Cons

    Depending on who you get, some of the mid level to senior level management are not very good at training replacements, and there is a buddy system without a doubt. Low ethics

    Advice to Management

    Give opportunity to the younger generation


  7. "Senior Estimator"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Estimator in Hanover, MD
    Former Employee - Senior Estimator in Hanover, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Oceaneering International (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Shop employees are a great group. Employees are dedicated to satisfy company satisfaction and needs.

    Cons

    Management has habit of upsetting motivation thru lack of communication and bullish mindset. Company needs to implement and enforce quality standards across the board. Idea's and suggestions are not exactly welcomed with open minds. It's their way or the highway.

    Advice to Management

    Treat everyone equally and express more compassion hoping to improve motivation and positive atmosphere in the work force. Start trusting employees with their knowledge and experience.

  8. "Good training ground"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Diving Division in Morgan City, LA
    Former Employee - Diving Division in Morgan City, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wonderful co workers for the most part. Very knowledgeable in their field. Safety is better than most in the industry.

    Cons

    Management is out of touch and under skilled. Family feel and job confidence has been lost due to down turn in market. You are a number.

    Advice to Management

    Needs to learn what it takes to actually takes to mobilize a job. They have lost touch. This is not the 70's and 80's any more. Communicate more.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Seamless Execution Project"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Oceaneering International (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very defined, and structured process on how projects are executed.I was very pleased to join project team. By far, it was the best project execution process and procedure I 've ever worked

    Cons

    Existence of road blocks for some key internal stakeholders. They created communication issues within the company.

    Advice to Management

    List to the challenges of its employees in regards to communication.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Oil and Gas Review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Oceaneering International full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Most of the employees at OII are great to work with, some of the best!

    Cons

    As an employee, you carry the weight of the company. There is little if not any support from Management.

    Advice to Management

    Get involved. Show your employees you support and appreciate all of those long hard salaried hours.


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