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Oceaneering International Reviews

Updated October 19, 2017
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Pros
  • Great people and great work/life balance (in 25 reviews)

  • work life balance it's Ok for the most part (in 9 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. "Installation Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Oceaneering International full-time

    Pros

    Relaxed work place and mostly friendly coworkers.

    Cons

    Stressful at times with little mobility.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Hanging In There..."

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    • 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.

  3. "Human Resources Administration"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Well organized organization with clear direction. Good people to work with.

    Cons

    Difficult to get exposure to experiences outside of your current responsibilities or role.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Frequent layoffs"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Oceaneering International full-time

    Pros

    I had some great co-workers and really felt like part of a good team, at least until the layoffs started happening all the time.

    Cons

    No stability, frequent layoffs, lack of meaningful communication.

    Advice to Management

    Employees should be valued more. Motivation was really bad when the company was still making millions at the same time layoffs were constantly happening.


  5. "Tooling Technician"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Your work activities vary. It could be something this week and once you are finish doing that task you get assigned a new one and wouldnt touch that product that you finish for weeks. Therefore its not the same repetitive thing over and over again.

    Cons

    You can say you are on call 24/7 unless you are in vacation, and work always comes in right when it is time to leave home and cant go home until that task is finished.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Project Manager"

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    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


  7. "Senior Mechanical Designer"

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    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

  8. "Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    opportunity for advancement if you are willing to work for it

    Cons

    No loyalty to employees, will drop you like a rock.....


  9. "Saturation Diving Technician"

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    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.


  10. "Straighten up"

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    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.


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