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Transocean Reviews

Updated August 13, 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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    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. "They suck"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Transocean full-time

    Pros

    Good money for upper management.

    Cons

    Crappy to workers when laid off.

    Advice to Management

    Quit

  3. "Management In India are worthlesss not supportive to Indian employees"

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    Former Employee - Floorhand in India, MS
    Former Employee - Floorhand in India, MS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is only the place where safety documentation is done tooo much

    Cons

    The Management are not supportive to their own Indians as the crew working on the offshore work in stress and the office Management do not support them.

    Advice to Management

    Management should not behave like a black sheep in families. Where they speak they treat everyone working in Transocean as family member.


  4. "Senior Controls Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Controls Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Controls Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great exposure to offshore.
    Work life balance.

    Cons

    Hit hard by suffering oil prices

    Advice to Management

    Know your people and the strength they contribute.


  5. "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.


  6. "Technical Accountant Anaylsis"

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    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.


  7. "naval architect"

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    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

  8. "2nd Assistant Engineer"

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    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.


  9. "Needs better structure"

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    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


  10. "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.


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