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Transocean Reviews

Updated 25 April 2015
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Transocean President and CEO Jeremy D. Thigpen
Jeremy D. Thigpen
37 Ratings

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 4 reviews)

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

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

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

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  5. Good company ethics

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    • 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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good job prospects and promotions.

    Cons

    Company now too big .

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the employees more on crucial matters.

  6. Assistant

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Zug (Switzerland)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Zug (Switzerland)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Advantageous Compensation / Salary package

    Cons

    Difficult to have access to another job within the company

  7. Maintenance Supervisor

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    • Culture & Values
    • 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)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good crews to work with during your time on the rigs.

    Cons

    Company has no direction and needs to purge.

    Advice to Management

    Ask your employees what is going on.

  8. Transocean India Middle East division

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Doctor in Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - Doctor in Mumbai (India)

    I worked at Transocean

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    More job stability.Strong corporate structure, policies & procedures. Good training program.

    Cons

    Discrimination between international & national employees.
    Limited career advancement for doctors.
    Average salary

    Advice to Management

    Don't stonewall career advancement or salary raises. Don't discriminate.

  9. Helpful (1)

    Favoritism, body body system

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

    I have been working at Transocean

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    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?

  10. Motor Operator working on my Third assistant Engineering license

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Motor Op/Unlicensed Junior Eng/Retired Navy in New Orleans, LA (US)
    Current Employee - Motor Op/Unlicensed Junior Eng/Retired Navy in New Orleans, LA (US)

    I have been working at Transocean full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good job and company, good rotation 21 on and 21 off grate pay good benefits 401K

    Cons

    I hate flying but can live anywhere in the country.

    Advice to Management

    Really promote from within as the company preaches instead of out side the company new hires with no experience.

  11. Nice company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Roustabout in Accra (Ghana)
    Former Contractor - Roustabout in Accra (Ghana)

    I worked at Transocean as a contractor (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good training and mentorship
    Career progression

    Cons

    Salary is lower compared to other drilling contractors

    Advice to Management

    Should look at pay structure

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