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Updated February 23, 2017
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Oceaneering International President and CEO M. Kevin McEvoy
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Pros
  • great people; always work to do; tip of the spear engineering; freedom (in 20 reviews)

  • Good pay,real work experience, work alongside team of engineers (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management doesn't care about its employees in the slightest (in 13 reviews)

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

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  1. "Straighten up"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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.


  2. "Senior Mechanical Designer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Oceaneering International full-time

    Pros

    good environment
    safety is standard is required
    freedom

    Cons

    no bonus,
    standard, procedure are not well defined


  3. "Project Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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
    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.


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    "Lost Their Way"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Oceaneering International full-time

    Pros

    Great technology and a number of very good people still left.

    Cons

    The company has populated itself with more vice presidents and senior vice presidents than it has ever had in its history starting with the 2015 downturn. Yet thousands of people, especially directors/middle managers have been let go. Jobs are being downgraded to managers and below who have neither the experience or knowledge to support any turnaround. Oceaneering has become a Baker Hughes / FMC clone and far from the company it once was. It is a ship without a rudder.

    Advice to Management

    You can't shrink to greatness.


  7. "ROV"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Got to experience a lot of new technologies.

    Cons

    As with any company dependent on the oilfield, when times get tough you are viewed as a number. Layoffs based on how much money can be saved and not talent retention.

    Advice to Management

    When things pick back up don't grow too big too fast. Hold on to the talent and skills.


  8. "Engineering"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Oceaneering International full-time

    Pros

    Low interference from upper management

    Cons

    Upper management doesn't care about its employees in the slightest. Lower pay than industry standard. Won't promote from within.


  9. "Oceaneering"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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
    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


  10. "Oceaneering Multiflex"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


  11. "Mechanical Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Oceaneering International full-time

    Pros

    Great opportunity to be creative

    Cons

    Business based on the price of oil



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