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SBM Offshore Reviews

Updated October 11, 2017
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SBM Offshore CEO Bruno Chabas
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Pros
  • Excellent work environment, remarkable salary policy, professional recognition to the ones who excel, safe workplace (in 8 reviews)

  • Lots of experienced people, culturally diverse, pay and benefits are good, 4 & 1/2 day work week options available (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Difficulties to understand the orientation from senior management due to high number of management level (in 4 reviews)

  • Top Management is very authoritarian (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Planner Scheduler"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends

    I have been working at SBM Offshore full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Professional Environment, Challenging , Pioneer in FPSO ,

    Cons

    Procedures, Management Systems, Culture and Values


  2. "Steep learning curve, rewarding experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Engineering Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SBM Offshore full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Fast pace, good wages and benefits. Various ways of learning and exposure to full EPCI
    Strongly technical oriented for whoever has engineering background

    Cons

    Long gaps between projects. Tough to motivate people when projects is not there.

    Work is highly demanding and may require overtime

    Advice to Management

    Practice active listening and empowere the teams by strong leader ship

  3. Helpful (4)

    "Good people"

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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 SBM Offshore (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The only positive part is SBM's multicultural ...
    Good Paid Benefits, great work environment, family oriented, diverse.

    Cons

    Too much politics in the Supply Chain Dept.
    Ridiculous appraisal system, Too much inter-company dating, Micro managers, Too many programs that waste the company money.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the appraisal system


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SBM Offshore full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Paid Benefits, great work environment, family oriented, diverse.

    Cons

    Ridiculous appraisal system, prolific inter-company dating, a few micro managers, difficulty in working as one with cross-world sites. HR tends to come up with expensive self-help and other programs that waste the company money.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the appraisal system. You have countless managers yet make employees do their own appraisals!


  5. "Before the crisis....."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SBM Offshore full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Excellent working environment and benefits

    Cons

    Too many leaders and few workers

    Advice to Management

    No comment


  6. "Overall company experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SBM Offshore (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of experienced people, culturally diverse, pay and benefits are good, 4 & 1/2 day work week options available.

    Cons

    Company has too many top management hired during downturn. Company is heavily relied on
    unnecessary paper work expect employee to follow them. This takes lot more time and makes people inefficient or unproductive. Company reduced work force while CEO made millions without taking any personal pay cut even when company was suffering due to downturn. Company has a tradition asking employee to work till last moment and lay-off them.

    Advice to Management

    Think about working efficiently and bring cost of proposals down significantly and try to grab orders rather than loosing orders to the competitions due to pricing.


  7. "Not Bad"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at SBM Offshore full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Diversity
    Family like setup
    Good benefit

    Cons

    A few years behind

    Advice to Management

    Current management is trying to the right things. There are still a few people who should go but they are clever enough to deceive the management.

  8. "IT Asia"

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    Former Employee - IT Coordinator in South China, ME
    Former Employee - IT Coordinator in South China, ME
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SBM Offshore (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good and fun company to work with. long hour but with great team.
    good pay of course with no benefit for contract worker la.

    Cons

    As my form CEO mention too many ppl who act like emperor. especially for particular french but not all.
    HR change policy as it like even after contract has been signed. please do not treat the contractor like slave without those contractor project will never finish.

    Advice to Management

    before any changes do put yourself in worker shoe.


  9. "."

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Richmond, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer in Richmond, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at SBM Offshore full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, and care about the employees work and life balance.

    Cons

    Too many layers of management within the organization. This causes inefficiencies, confusion, delay, and costly consequences for projects.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce the amount of project managers within the organization.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Piping Designer PDMS"

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    Former Employee - Senior Piping Designer in Katy, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Piping Designer in Katy, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SBM Offshore (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people and great company!
    Loved the work!
    One of the best jobs ever!

    Cons

    No new contracts!
    Oil downturn is no fun.....

    Advice to Management

    Keep your heads up and re-hire USA!


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