Transocean
3.8 of 5 46 reviews
www.deepwater.com Vernier, Switzerland 5000+ Employees

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Updated Mar 30, 2014

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Transocean President & CEO Steven L. Newman

Steven L. Newman

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79% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Rig Mover

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Transocean

ProsIt's the best company I'm work with, but it sale some old rigs at this time I worked as it rig mover I like to work again with it

ConsYou are the best company for following the safety roles. And WRA shelf drilling killed all persons activities which you built.

Advice to Senior ManagementI would like to work again with you

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Extremely top heavy management

Manager, Corporate Planning (Former Employee)
Houston, TX (US)

I worked at Transocean full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGood pay and benefits and generally nice people, though competence is a minor criteria for promotion, mimicking and praising your boss being far more important.

ConsAt the shore based HQS, it is almost impossible to convince management to listen, much less act. All authority resides at least two management levels above responsibility. Managers are required to make most decisions and not allowed to delegate. There is virtually no numerical analysis, most discussions about key issues start with " how do you FEEL?" . Thus, most decisions are made by managers who don't have or don't fully understand the facts, and based on gut feeling rather than facts.

Advice to Senior ManagementLearn the basics of avoiding poor decisions by basing key decisions on analysis.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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PT Student Worker/Intern: HQ Corporate Legal Department Houston, TX

Student Worker/Intern - Legal Filing (Current Employee)
Houston, TX (US)

I have been working at Transocean part-time for less than a year

ProsI really enjoyed working here part-time for a few months while I was in college. The legal and corporate executives were very friendly people who allowed me to keep a flexible schedule around my classes.

In sum, I appreciated:
Friendly people
Flexible schedule - I created my own
Nice corporate office
Great central location

My supervisor always made sure I put my academics first and would check in to make sure I had a good balance in my schedule between work and school. I could take time off or change my work hours when I needed to - no questions asked.

ConsNo real big downsides that I can recall, however I was not employed full time or permanently so my experience is limited.

I imagine that if I worked in the C-suite over a long time could get boring? I'm personally not a classic "corporate exec type".

Advice to Senior ManagementN/A

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Is the one of the best offshore company in the world

Radio Officer (Current Employee)
Kakinada (India)

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

ProsExcept the Indian pay roll rest all facilities are very good.

ConsWorking under Management, Indian offshore people can't shineeee....

Advice to Senior ManagementTake care of the Indian national offshore crew's pay, because which all the office management is enjoying....

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Not too bad, not too good.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Transocean as a contractor

ProsGreat global company to work for. Morale was great. Helpful team, staff tenure - long, therefore helpful when problem solving. Overall great company.

ConsChecks and balances in computer system not as strong as it ought to be. Work could be cumbersome as a result. Company culture difference between Transocean employee and Global Santa Fe.

Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in documenting processes.

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Overall a place that I enjoyed working at and would go back to if the right opportunity ever arose.

Workflow Coordinator (Former Employee)
Houston, TX (US)

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

ProsSome of the best people I've ever worked with. They were knowledgeable, friendly, and a great source for information. I still keep in contact with a few of them.

ConsMost managers are disconnected with their employees and do not communicate effectively with their subordinates. Job security is unstable.

Advice to Senior ManagementLearn to connect with your employees and do not favor people you know that have zero experience for others that deserve better.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Overall decent as a contractor

IT Applications Developer (Current Employee)
Houston, TX (US)

I have been working at Transocean as a contractor for more than 8 years

ProsPay is good. Work environment is good.

ConsDo not want to hire full time programmers

Advice to Senior ManagementShow more respect to contractors who in many cases have been working on projects longer than most employees.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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People really do come first.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Houston, TX (US)

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

ProsGreat mentality of personnel, very team driven, very little administrative overhead (timesheets, status reports) to get in the way of productively achieving goals; management supports any time required for personal/family issues that may need to be resolved.

ConsA bit silo'd in departments, some 'us vs. them' goes on; lack of standard processes throughout creates redundancy in efforts from time to time; uncertainty over future with restructuring has affected morale.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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the best company in the world

Deck Foreman (Former Employee)
Luanda, Luanda (Angola)

I worked at Transocean full-time for more than 3 years

Prosthe transocean is rely good for every sing in your mind

Consits no cons every sing caming bay colcator
every wan work in office he now what he are doing

Advice to Senior Managementsafety is first

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good Management

ART Subsea (Current Employee)
Mumbai (India)

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

ProsManagement team very helpful and supportive.

ConsIf you are working offshore, it will be difficult if you are a woman and more qualified than other crew members.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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