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Transocean Offshore Deepwater Drilling Reviews

Updated November 2, 2017
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Pros
  • Great benefits, support staff and work environment (in 11 reviews)

  • Good pay and benefits and goof rigs (in 7 reviews)

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

  • Oil and Gas industry is usually political (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Mechanical Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Transocean Offshore Deepwater Drilling full-time

    Pros

    I love to work for this company

    Cons

    Did not have opportunity to stay longer

    Advice to Management

    good management


  2. Helpful (1)

    "You are just a "number""

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    Former Employee - Master in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Master in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Salary was good while it lasted.

    Cons

    I worked 15 years for them and when they let me go, I was not even offered a lower position. Not even a "thank you".

    Advice to Management

    Have some guts to stand up to senior management and tell them what they need to hear.

  3. "Poor Management"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Manager 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, but then they are decreasing as well...so I guess no Pros

    Cons

    Poor Decisions by management to layoff experienced dedicated employees. Don't work for this company- waste of time- you will never mean anything to them anymore.


  4. "Working Offshore"

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    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.


  5. "crane operator"

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    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/


  6. "great work place"

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    Former Employee - Electrician
    Former Employee - Electrician
    Recommends

    I worked at Transocean Offshore Deepwater Drilling full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    the people that I worked with

    Cons

    Getting laid off because of oil field down turn


  7. "Medical Person In Charge (Medic)"

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

    I worked at Transocean Offshore Deepwater Drilling full-time

    Pros

    Great crew, everyone, for the most part, works extremely well together.

    Cons

    Time away is tough if you have a family, but the time home is great. pretty much equal balance.

  8. "Ugh"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good rig based personnel, but that's about it.

    Cons

    Big company so your just a number. They'll steal from you if your overseas in the TEPEQ program.


  9. "Supply Chain Manager"

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    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


  10. "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!


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