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Transocean Offshore Deepwater Drilling Reviews

Updated June 2, 2017
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Pros
  • Good benefits and rotating schedule (in 12 reviews)

  • Great benefits, support staff and work environment (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • Time away from family and the oilfield man reduction (in 3 reviews)

  • 3 weeks away from home can feel like a long time (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Working Offshore"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Radio Operator/Rig Administrator in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Radio Operator/Rig Administrator in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Transocean Offshore Deepwater Drilling full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The time off and benefits are good. Pay is competitive and higher than land based jobs.

    Cons

    time away from family can be hard, but that comes with the territory of working offshore. The company is going thru the downturn of the oilfield. I am hopeful that things will turn around along with more competitive salary.

    Advice to Management

    Remember the "little guy". It seems in recent years the corporate office has forgotten the people that are out on the rigs. Cutting travel and pay incentives isn't the way to make the employees happy.


  2. "crane operator"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Crane in Africa, MO
    Former Employee - Crane in Africa, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Transocean Offshore Deepwater Drilling full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good company,and friendly ,managers,having a good and sound management ,withproper training courses to us..and good accomodation and high salary..good kind of Rig ,or vessel.and most transocean love thier employees..and family as well.

    Cons

    redundancy,turndown of oil,upgraded education ,and trainings.

    Advice to Management

    I think not a surprised termination/Redanduncy,like me i worked very hard
    Transocean company for almost 13 yrs more,it is so hard for me ,until now i have no job ,i hope transocean will crew again.And give my package from my Fedelity retirement savings plan/


  3. "Knee-jerk reactions to layoffs"

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

    I have been working at Transocean Offshore Deepwater Drilling full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits for now, nothing else

    Cons

    Poor pay- no raises. Executives continue to get large bonuses! Don't be fooled.
    Poor decisions made in layoffs have damaged the company's culture they were known for...
    Executives refuse to take cuts in their own salaries/bonuses to say jobs. It much easier to layoff people than to cut needless expensive processes! Don't waste your time with this company- they are a sinking ship! Offshore personnel will say different- different environment for them. Don't use their review to consider a job in the office. You will be miserable!

    Advice to Management

    Start experiencing cutbacks in your own pay and cutout bonuses!


  4. "Master"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rio Rancho, NM
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rio Rancho, NM
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Transocean Offshore Deepwater Drilling (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good Salary, Benefits and equal time on/off

    Cons

    Layoff of personnel is in no way structured.

    Advice to Management

    Offer personnel with seniority a lower position before laying them off


  5. "Supply Chain Manager"

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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 Transocean Offshore Deepwater Drilling full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Has some of the best fast track programs for Rig management role that provides accelerated career growth potential of-course that's based on performance, competitive salaries and great benefits.. Used to support Expat roles but that's getting discontinued in some regions due to market condition. Overall a very good company to work for .

    Cons

    Demanding job, work-life balance can be offset sometimes, very corporate atmosphere in office


  6. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Mechanic in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Mechanic in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits, support staff and work environment

    Cons

    Like all oilfield companies, employment depends on the market

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  7. "Marketing Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Transocean Offshore Deepwater Drilling full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Terrific team environment, challenging workload, and great compensation.

    Cons

    The marketing team as a whole has some work to do as far as getting better at developing and mentoring junior managers. The whole team is brilliant salesfolks, but structured tutoring and mentoring is lacking.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to improve individual development plans and structured team development for the sake of the next round of senior managers.


  8. "Still a good company"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Transocean Offshore Deepwater Drilling full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Even after countless layoffs, there is still alot of really good people there. Benefits and pay are still above average. Good rigs ready to go back to work.

    Cons

    All the layoffs have created a mistrust for upper management and a survival mentality among employees. Sooner or later that has to be changed.

    Advice to Management

    Try to figure out a way to get the trust back of your employees and do whatever you can to hang on to the good ones.


  9. "Engineering"

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    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer I in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer I in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Transocean Offshore Deepwater Drilling (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    company benefits is good before oil price is dropped. working environment is good.

    Cons

    Do not know what to say. Every one may feel pressure when the oil market is down.

    Advice to Management

    Management depend on different department and group.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "A Company Overreacting to the Downturn"

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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 Transocean Offshore Deepwater Drilling (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    It used to be a place where technological innovation was encouraged. There were really great people working there.

    Cons

    They have been cutting all around. Although it is understandable due to the downturn, it has gone through several re-organizations in less than two years, It is symptomatic of a headless chicken.

    Advice to Management

    Do not re-organize every six to eight months. Shows you do not know what you're doing.


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