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Updated February 20, 2018
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Transocean President and CEO Jeremy D. Thigpen
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  • I believe upper management should see who is ready to move up inside the company rather than someone who has never been offshore (in 6 reviews)

  • Long periods away from home, can be lonely (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Second Assistant Engineer"

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

    I worked at Transocean full-time

    Pros

    Schedule 3 weeks on 3 weeks off for working in the gulf

    Cons

    when you're gone you're gone...no getting off the ship during the 3 weeks of work


  2. "Offshore Positions"

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    Current Employee - Electrical in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Electrical in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive salaries and ample time off

    Cons

    Traveling to work sites can be cumbersome

    Advice to Management

    Good employees are key to a companies success

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Not what it used to be"

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    Current Employee - Supply Chain in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Supply Chain in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Transocean full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The company has awesome benefits.

    Cons

    Unreasonable management expectations.
    Downsizing has caused immense workload.
    No career advancement opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    There have been many times I've heard the phrase "Get it done by X time frame, I don't care what you have to do to accomplish this, but just get it done...no excuses." This is the type of work environment that this company has adopted in recent years. These types of expectations only set a person up for failure and make an employee feel that they are just pawns in the grand scheme of things. Employee appreciation should become a common thing, as it once was in the past.


  4. "Third Assistant Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Third Assist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Third Assist in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Transocean full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits, Schedule, Safety Culture, Salary

    Cons

    Schedule, Paperwork got in the way of the job sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    None


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Was a great company to work for prior to oilfield downturn"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Used to pay nice salaries with bonuses and great benefits.

    Cons

    Industry challenges have changed the culture of the company.


  6. "TOI"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good pay good rigs good rig people

    Cons

    no local accountability hard to be promoted

    Advice to Management

    none


  7. "Be Careful chasing dollars instead of a career"

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

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

    Pros

    The Co-workers will make up for all short commings.

    Cons

    They will cover they're azz at your expense. Take the money, trust no one.

    Advice to Management

    Remember where you came from. You'll never know when you need those "frontliners" away from your comfort zone.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Industry Struggling"

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    Former Employee - Full Time in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Full Time in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    fast paced, results driven, shrinking work force plenty to do

    Cons

    no clear survival strategy, shrinking fleet less to do

    Advice to Management

    good luck ... you need some


  9. "The best offshore drilling company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Transocean full-time

    Pros

    -Good benefits
    -Very good time off vs. time on
    -Safety Record and Safety Culture is the best in Industry

    Cons

    -Time away from family and home
    -wages

    Advice to Management

    Paperwork doesn't save lives.


  10. "A Pretty Good Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Supply Chain Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Competitive Salary
    - Good Executive Managment
    - Good Benefits

    Cons

    - The Oil Industry is rough
    - Many layoffs and no raises for years now
    - Preference often given to international employees


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