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Transocean Reviews

Updated April 24, 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)

  • Oil and Gas Market condition impact work load (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Technical Accountant Anaylsis"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Accountant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Technical Accountant in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Transocean full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fast pace, great employees, challenging work, good people.

    Cons

    long hours, no pay raises,

    Advice to Management

    Y'all are doing a great job.


  2. "Rig Electrician"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Transocean full-time

    Pros

    Bonus, Medic care for family

    Cons

    When price of gas went down they lay off most of employees.

  3. "naval architect"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Transocean full-time

    Pros

    good company to work for

    Cons

    knee jerk reaction laying off

    Advice to Management

    keep good employees


  4. "2nd Assistant Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Second Assistant Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Second Assistant Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent work environment and safety culture.

    Cons

    Excessive amount of travel overseas.


  5. "Needs better structure"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Transocean full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance is good

    Cons

    Lack of structure at management level but everyone is a manager

    Advice to Management

    Too many managers not enough doers


  6. "Average offshore drilling contractor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nothing special about working here, the same as most other drilling contractors.

    Cons

    The training required during your time off.


  7. "3rd Engineer Transocean"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Third Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Third Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Rotation, Great 401k Match, Competent workforce.

    Cons

    Lack of promotion opportunities as the company increasingly hires from temp agencies for higher positions. Reduction of ships crewing increases stress and workload.

  8. "Offshore Positions"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Not what it used to be"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  10. "Third Assistant Engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


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