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Transocean Reviews

Updated October 24, 2017
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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. "Third Assistant Engineer"

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    • 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


  2. "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.

  3. "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


  4. "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


  5. "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.


  6. "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


  7. "The best offshore drilling company"

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    • Senior Management
    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.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Poor Management and Leadership"

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    Current Employee - Purchasing Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Purchasing Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Transocean full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I can't think of any Pros- stay away from this company- very political- only takes care of Rig Personnel that is why they give such good reviews. Office personnel suffers why rig personnel prospers!!!!!

    Cons

    Poor Management decisions ----straight to the top. They don't take care of their long term employees AT All!!!!!!!!

    Advice to Management

    None they are above it


  9. "A Pretty Good Place to Work"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  10. "Best offshore 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

    Great pay. Great benifits. Set schedule

    Cons

    Working away from home.


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