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Oceaneering International Reviews

Updated May 22, 2017
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Pros
  • great people; always work to do; tip of the spear engineering; freedom (in 20 reviews)

  • Good pay, excellent benefits, 11 paid holidays (in 15 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. "ROV Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - ROV Supervisor in Morgan City, LA
    Former Employee - ROV Supervisor in Morgan City, LA

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

    Pros

    Enjoyable Offshore Environment.
    They took care of us as long as they could before the oil/gas market declined

    Cons

    None to mention at this time.

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Hanging In There..."

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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
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oceaneering International full-time

    Pros

    Oceaneering has as good a balance sheet as anyone and will survive this downturn. Seems like every quarter a competitor files for bankruptcy which has to help in the long run! If the market recovers there will be lots of room for advancement.

    Cons

    Its taken a couple quarters longer than I would have hoped to get the company aligned with a focus on OPEX and Decommissioning. Raises have been nonexistent for a couple years.

    Advice to Management

    If this truly is the bottom you better be ready to give raises quickly as the industry recovers. If not you'll see people jumping ship quickly to TechnipFMC, Schlumberger, GE, etc.


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    "Project Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    opportunity for upward mobility
    organization can move fast when it needs to get things done

    Cons

    no bonuses
    heavy work loads
    sometimes conflicting priorities in production

    Advice to Management

    improvements to processes would help compensate for lack of personnel


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  5. "Saturation Diving Technician"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Diving in Morgan City, LA
    Current Employee - Diving in Morgan City, LA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Safety and people I work with.

    Cons

    It's the same with any company that expects results. When the work isn't there to make the "PROJECTED" income, cuts in people, then money, and then time. I consider my job fairly safe as far as my pay rate and the time that I must work because I'm responsible for keeping a system running whether it is being utilized or not. However, when the job market isn't there, we start seeing people disappear because working hours are reduced, then when that isn't working, the pay rate is reduced and when that doesn't work, they start wanting you to provide them with ways to reduce spending. That means more time generating documentation that shows how much we're spending, what we're spending it on, and how we can reduce costs. What the "BIGS" don't realize, is that all the time we're spending doing this extra work for them, we're not doing our job which is taking care of the equipment. When it fails, it will turn around and become,"Why did you let this happen?"

    Advice to Management

    Let us do our job and when there is a question in spending, ask us to justify the expense! And stop questioning whether or not we're doing our job, when everything is operational and we're keeping our inventory at bare minimum and not "stock-piling". Reducing hours we can work, only increases the number of DAYS it takes us to keep things in a "ready to go" condition. The system we work with is a baby, you neglect one little thing and later it becomes a big thing.


  6. "Oceaneering"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Oceaneering International full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    great people; always work to do; tip of the spear engineering; freedom

    Cons

    lots of growing pains; needs better recruitment and production assessments


  7. "Oceaneering as an employer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent for experience development for people wanting to enter the market

    Cons

    Management lacks leadership skills toward employees

    Advice to Management

    Leadership Training


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Projects"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR

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

    Pros

    Some of their divisions have great work/life balance.

    Cons

    Layoffs in waves/ cycle depending on oil price.


  9. "Oceaneering"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Gulf of Mexico ROV Operations Manager in Patterson, LA
    Current Employee - Gulf of Mexico ROV Operations Manager in Patterson, LA

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

    Pros

    Solid and secure company that always has a vision and plan for the future

    Cons

    Middle management works long hours and is on call 7 days a week.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "ROV Supervisor"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supervisor/Mechanical Tech in Glencoe, IL
    Former Employee - Supervisor/Mechanical Tech in Glencoe, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Oceaneering International (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Big company with good benefits and excellent insurance.

    Cons

    Forgiveness level very low. If you ever leave to go to another company you've thrown everything away no matter how you go about doing so.

    Advice to Management

    Remember that the people who were loyal to you for many years will still be loyal. If someone leaves and has been a good employee you should allow them to come back, especially if it's a one time thing.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Fun Company, Great Pay, overworked and mismananged"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Exciting Job working with Themepark ride equipment and folks are fun to work with. Pay is tops good pay

    Cons

    Never less then 55 hours to 70 per week at base salary. Company very disorganized from top down. SPend much of your time fighting fires. Management from Top down has no process's in place that they would follow.

    Advice to Management

    Hire a Corporate Staff and GM to run the company.


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