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Updated November 18, 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. "Transocean Payables run by Global Santa Fe"

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    Former Employee - Accounts Payable Coordinator II in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Accounts Payable Coordinator II in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Stock and 401K options, Friday afternoons half day.

    Cons

    Long work days with overwhelming global supply chain issues at every point. Several out of date systems that bog work flow. Heavy debt issues with vendors struggling as much as department staffers.

    Advice to Management

    Good Luck working out the Peoplesoft merger issues!


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Was a nightmare"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Health Insurance and a pay check

    Cons

    No advancement opportunities. Did not treat employees fairly. HR personnel also had a poor management style.

    Advice to Management

    Poor Management Style

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Favoritism, body body system"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Ok salary, benefits, logistics. Could be a lot better without all the favoritism.

    Cons

    Hard to move up unless you make friends with ppl in upper management. I personally know someone who literally told me that he has a friend who's a big shot at the Houston office and he's making sure he's name its not on the list for layoffs. This guy it's also one of those ppl who's always trying to get out of doing any work. Always acting like he's busy only when the tool pusher it's around. Wish this company would get rid of sorry people like this. You see them in every rig. It's horrible.

    Advice to Management

    Stop putting your friend's ahead of actual competence. conflict of interest? Isn't that what is called?


  4. "Crap company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    good people to work with on a rig, pay was good, home time was good,

    Cons

    lies,, OIM, tool pushers, drillers Engineers, office peronal,,all full of crap you can beleive or trust anyone of them, no one has their story straight,,, also,, to many clicks you gotta be in the click or your just gonna get stepped on,

    Advice to Management

    cut the lies out of your business, and take better care of loyal people , instead of a bunch of kids


  5. "IT"

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

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are okay.

    Cons

    difficult place to advance for women. would like to have opportunity to move into other roles but seem to have zero mobility for women.

    Advice to Management

    Don't just have your "token" female executive. There are many women just as capable if not more capable than the men. Open your minds and give us a chance!


  6. "rating"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Pay and Benefits, opportunities, location

    Cons

    Restructure, losing experience upper management.

    Advice to Management

    practice what preach, encourage creativity and problem solving. reward individuals that go the extra mile and are instilled with moral fiber.


  7. "Transocean"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Transocean full-time

    Pros

    None that are still there

    Cons

    Tied up in processes from the office and not drilling wells

    Advice to Management

    Go back to the basics

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Complete joke of a company. Terrible senior management and leadership."

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    Former Employee - Accountant I in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Accountant I in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting sector, company and staff are not of the highest quality, many senior people there due to connections. Awful company and employees are scared there.

    Cons

    Not reliable, not trustworthy, impossible to achieve career goals, senior management look after friends not a meritocracy environment, ruthless, obtuse and rife with corporate bullying. Liars, dishonest, self centered, too many people doing nothing, depressing environment, will promise the world and not deliver.

    Advice to Management

    Fire all of them hilarious to see them at work. Blind leading the blind. Shareholders should stay away.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Leaves MUCH to be desired"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    CEO has a good vision for the company. Nice 401k match. There is a foodcourt downstairs. Twenty words. Twenty. Words.

    Cons

    I don't think I have enough space to accurately describe how toxic mid and some upper management is. They pay each other on the back yet do not focus on employee growth or training. Feedback is "encouraged" and retaliation is the name of the game.

    Advice to Management

    Comb through the mess that is now mid management. Look past the fluff and listen to the peons. I do not know a single employee who is actually happy to come to work in the morning. It's a paycheck and nothing more. Yes, we are lucky to have a job but you are also lucky to have the talent. Treat it as such.


  10. "Poor Management"

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

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

    Pros

    None that I can think of...

    Cons

    Management doesn't value long term employees at all. No reward for being dedicated and loyal.

    Advice to Management

    Start laying off in middle and upper management!


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