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Updated January 11, 2018
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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 23 reviews)

  • There is a cafeteria, good benefits (in 18 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. "Solid Orgnaization"

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    Former Employee - Able Seaman in Morgan City, LA
    Former Employee - Able Seaman in Morgan City, LA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Organizational structure, HR, Training, HSE.

    Cons

    Its an oil service provider and therefore at the mercy of the price of oil.

    Advice to Management

    Dont forget to listen to the lowest paid employees. They can mistakenly make a million dollar mistake.


  2. "Good Company"

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    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 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility, work/life balance, work environment, casual dress

    Cons

    Benefits, pay, work slowed down

  3. "Good Company Good People"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Small company feel but large company
    Pay is good and benefits are good
    Knowledgeable staff

    Cons

    Must be capable of many skills
    Military experience is needed to move up.


  4. "Good company, good people, challenging times"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Oceaneering International (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Very smart people at the top, good business decisions
    First-line managers generally have a lot of autonomy (sometimes a pro, sometimes a con)
    Very easy to communicate with upper management--they don't stay locked in their offices, they're very approachable
    Company is maturing, and business processes are catching up with the dramatic growth of the past 10 years
    New CEO (who was CEO-in-waiting since being hired ~4 years ago) is smart, tough, approachable.

    Cons

    Their segment of the oil industry is hurting badly and will be the last part to recover
    Little room for advancement due to lack of growth since oil downturn
    Benefits are just okay, not great
    New blood in senior management roles are bringing lots of change, and it's a rough transition

    Advice to Management

    Carefully consider the value of older practices before throwing them out.
    Implement more uniform management practices, but do so more carefully.


  5. "Pipeline monitoring"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oceaneering International as a contractor

    Pros

    benefits, co workers, company, work

    Cons

    pay, schedule, boring, no growth,


  6. "Coordinates Life-cycle of Projects with Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oceaneering International full-time

    Pros

    Loyal, Close, Family Oriented Company

    Cons

    The price of insurance benefits is a bit pricey.


  7. "Good experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Hands on internship
    Some international travel

    Cons

    Very large company, some bureacracy to deal with

  8. "Prefer not to ID Job title"

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    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 3 years)

    Pros

    Oceaneering is a great place to work. You will have the opportunity to showcase your talents and take on more responsibility. They take care of their people. Especially after the hurricane.

    Cons

    They rolled out a new career frame work that is helpful to Engineers. But for those who work in other non-engineering positions they have not done a good job informing employees how the system works and how to get promoted within the new system.

    Advice to Management

    Teach the management and supervisors what it takes to get the people working on the floor promted.


  9. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Oceaneering International full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, decent pay and good people. I enjoyed working in the high speed safe job culture. They are an innovative global company.

    Cons

    Be prepared to sacrifice personal and family time. There is a very competitive sub-culture in many of the divisions. Company and employee moral/attitude is only what you choose to make of it.

    Advice to Management

    Do your own thing. Communicate loud and proud and consistently. Ask questions about everything. Make no assumptions. Don't be scared to be wrong. Run with every idea that crosses your desk, dismiss nothing.


  10. "A lot of recent changes"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Oceaneering International full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, decent salaries, work/life balance, global presence, room for personal career growth. Inter-employee relations and team building were great before the recent restructuring.

    Cons

    Old minded management attempting to operate a "modernized" business. Workload can be heavy and exhausting especially after the many recent reductions in force. Teams are short handed. It has turned into a dog-eat-dog world.

    Advice to Management

    Lower management should give more recognition to their subordinates and try to adapt to new methods of business. It's no longer 1970 or 1980. Upper management should consider getting some fresh blood into mid/lower management.


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