Transocean Reviews

Updated Jun 26, 2020

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3.6
61%
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38%
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Transocean President and CEO Jeremy D. Thigpen
Jeremy D. Thigpen
49 Ratings
Pros
  • "good pay and benefits, lots of rooms for lateral movement(in 19 reviews)

  • "Good benefits, decent/average pay, typical offshore rotation schedule(in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • "Drilling environment is sometimes unstable(in 11 reviews)

  • "Cuts have hurt the people working on the rigs while the managers and executives make bonuses and move into new shiney offices(in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Journeyman Electrician"

    5.0
     

    I worked at Transocean

    Pros

    HARD WORKER,SKILLED, KNOWLEDGEABLE,TEAM PLAYER, AND THE GET IT DONE TYPE OF GUY

    Cons

    None!!!! No JOB Small Or BIG will stop me from getting it done

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  2. "Male favoritism, low racial diversity"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Transocean full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Compressed work week, new location, opportunity to beef up your resume.

    Cons

    Low diversity. Be prepared to be one of few if you’re anything other than a Caucasian male, however, all males receive the most recognition & favoritism, regardless of race or how incompetent they may be in their roles. Also be prepared to be overworked with no recognition if you’re a minority female, which isn’t always the case, but it does happen more often than not.

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  3. "Floorhand"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Floorhand in Mobile, AL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Transocean full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great Insurance through United Healthcare

    Cons

    Work Environment, atmosphere can be very high school.

  4. Helpful (1)

    "Employer in position of power"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Transocean full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great people working hard on the front lines. Good living conditions on their vessels. Good pay for the industry but losing ground to shore based companies.

    Cons

    Stagnant pay and erosion of benefits since 2014. Has demonstrated a lack of loyalty towards workforce while expecting unwavering commitment to their values and policies.Cuts have hurt the people working on the rigs while the managers and executives make bonuses and move into new shiney offices.

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  5. "Deepwater Gulf of Mexico"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Roustabout 
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Transocean full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Worked on a Shell rig with an excellent crew and management.

    Cons

    Transocean doesn't pay their employees as well as other offshore drilling companies.

  6. Helpful (1)

    "terrible company culture"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Transocean full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    good pay and benefits, lots of rooms for lateral movement

    Cons

    terrible company culture, bad management

  7. "Good Company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Roustabout 

    I worked at Transocean full-time

    Pros

    Schedule three weeks on three weeks off was good.

    Cons

    Advancement was hard.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "No consistency in crew movement"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - DPO in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Transocean full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good benefits, decent/average pay, typical offshore rotation schedule.

    Cons

    Each rig has its own means of promotions and crew placement. Women with little to no experience have priority over experienced men. No more retention or safety bonuses for most positions.

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  9. "Cut throat environment. Back stabbers everywhere. Poor Safety culture"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Transocean full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Free food but mostly is terrible. They hire convicts.

    Cons

    People get hurt alot or ever worse out there. Don't do it. They like to lay off at a drop of a pen. Waist of time working there. Management is brain washed and they will try to brain wash you. Employees so scared to do anything because they way they preach safety and that goes out the window with there is down time. I am surprised this industry is still around.

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  10. "Great company to work and enough time for socialism and explore other things in life"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Transocean full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    1) Managers are friendly and support a lot to progress further in career

    Cons

    Wages are lower when compared with other drilling contractors but still much better than what it is in other industries.

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