Transocean

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Transocean Reviews

Updated 19 November 2014
Updated 19 November 2014
57 Reviews
3.8
57 Reviews
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Transocean President & CEO Steven L. Newman
Steven L. Newman
35 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Relatively good pay, flexible working schedules (in 6 reviews)

  • Good people, good salary and excellent Benefits, good working environment (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • And WRA shelf drilling killed all persons activities which you built (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Sometimes I ask myself why I left, people need to progress...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Floorman in Aberdeen, Scotland
    Former Employee - Floorman in Aberdeen, Scotland

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

    Pros

    Good standard of training, equipment always there and readily available, generally a good rig to work on.

    Cons

    Personal growth due to recession ? I often wonder if my potential was identified as a threat to some people that were in the job I wanted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realise the potential in personnel that you have onboard, every person I worked with aspires to be more. I watched as good people left the company whilst "Yes men" got ahead that have since stayed at that level. Whereas others have moved on and excelled.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A sad day for Traaaansocan

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Global Crane Assessor in Aberdeen, Scotland
    Former Employee - Global Crane Assessor in Aberdeen, Scotland

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

    Pros

    Used to be the World Leader in People skills, people management and developing 3rd world potential.

    Cons

    Lost all of the above

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to what made you great.........Core Values and practice them at every level,not just at the top.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Employees are an inconvenience to the smooth running of this company.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - RSTC
    Current Employee - RSTC

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

    Pros

    Their salary package at the moment is still an industry leader. I have been with the company for quite a few years & know a lot of the management.

    Cons

    Human resources have no concept of what we do or how we do it. Employees are simply pawns in their management game.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back 5 years ago. Move out of Switzerland all employees know this is simply a Tax Dodge who ever heard of an International Deep water Drilling Contractor based in a land locked country. it shows what the company has become a financial company that happens to own oil rigs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good company ethics

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Sub Sea Engineer in Aberdeen, Scotland
    Former Employee - Senior Sub Sea Engineer in Aberdeen, Scotland

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

    Pros

    Good job prospects and promotions.

    Cons

    Company now too big .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the employees more on crucial matters.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    OMG!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Doesn't Matter in Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Doesn't Matter in Houston, TX (US)

    I worked at Transocean full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Salary, Benefits, Work Schedule. If you need to beef up your resume it's a good place to work.

    Cons

    Low morale. Lack of transparency, promotion of inept employees, favoritism, core values mean nothing, with the exception of safety. They have been going through layoff for 2 or 3 years and it's the older employees going first. Of course age discrimination can't be proved, right?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at areas with the greatest turnover and address the problems, i.e., look for patterns. Pay attention to what employees do rather than what they say at all levels. If you can sense the low morale and you care do something about it. Happy employees are more productive and that adds to the company's bottom line.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    6 years

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - C&B Manager in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Former Employee - C&B Manager in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

    I worked at Transocean full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    international operation and multiculture workforce

    Cons

    biz going down, leadership is worst

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to care people in change

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    It was enlightening, great way to begin an oil & gas career.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Art in Lagos (Nigeria)
    Current Employee - Art in Lagos (Nigeria)

    I have been working at Transocean full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Relatively good pay, flexible working schedules...you either work 2wks on & off, or a month on & off

    Cons

    It's quite risky & definitely not for everyone.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    My stay in Transocean

    Current Employee - Manager (Individual Contributor) in Lagos (Nigeria)
    Current Employee - Manager (Individual Contributor) in Lagos (Nigeria)

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

    Pros

    Solid Systems, experience people and pedigree in the industry

    Cons

    People are sometimes sacrificed for other consideration by management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more mindful of people who are their greatest asset

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    “It was best place to work!”

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Transocean was the best place to work. Good people, good salary and excellent Benefits, good working environment. It was in top 100 best working place for several years.

    Cons

    going through restructuring. Laying off a lot people and may be more.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Specialist in Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Specialist in Houston, TX (US)

    I worked at Transocean full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Enjoyed the work and the technology.

    Cons

    Employees did not seem to be valued as much as consultants. I was an expense...just a price.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on the long-term future of the company...not just short-term profits for shareholders.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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