Derrick, Pump Hand (Former Employee) – Houston, TX – May 31, 2017
Transocean has a good maintenance program, which keeps equipment failures down and increasing safety. No mater what rig you work on, safety this always number one. Insurance is good. No offshore premiums or bonuses for a few years now.
Too big, you're just a warm body in a pair of boots
ROUSTABOUT (Former Employee) – GOM – June 23, 2017
They were ok to work for, paid the bills. The guys offshore were fun to work with, made a few friends. The onshore personnel pretty much kept themselves separated from the offshore personnel, usually felt like it was an inconvenience for them to have to answer the phone to provide information to employees.
Pay was decent
Majority of the management didn't to care about the employees, with some exceptions
Roustabout (Former Employee) – Houston, TX – April 17, 2017
Great Sallary, and good time off as well as a good career opportunities Being on a 21 on 21 off roster the job gives good work to home balance. The employer values safety as its highest priority which makes for peace of mind when being at work. The good things Begin part of a team which you could call your family as you spend half of the year working together. The challenges Making sure that your part in the production and drilling for oil/gas is carried out safely and that each of your work mates can depend on you to do your best.
I worked for Transocean for about 8 years. We never really recovered from Deepwater Horizon and I was apart of the group that got weeded out when layoffs came around. This was the best company I've worked for. The hours were great, the benefits were amazing, and we had many company orientated events. I was in great here but things change, that's life.
Radio Operator (Former Employee) – Houston, TX – March 27, 2017
Company is a decent company to work for. Though over the past year or so the company seems to be headed in the wrong direction by implementing policies and practices that have failed in the past. Office management has lost touch with what life on the deck plates is like. Crews were generally good and knowledgeable people normally.
People on rigs were usually a joy to work with.
Management in office has become less and less supportive to employee.
The job as Project Engineer was, at first very challenging and impactful. You would interface with operations and vendors to plan significant jobs from $100K to $200Million dollars. Your efforts directly impacted the success of the Project. However, in the current downturn, the job description and supervisors/directors changed every 6 months and became less challenging and less clear. At the end it was nearly a relief to be laid off in one of the many rounds of layoffs to occur over my tenure. I would consider working for them again depending on the circumstances and job description at the time, but it would be unlikely I think.
Poor moral due to heavy job cuts and demotions, along with fewer benefits. Reduced workforce with increased workload for personnel. Potential to be a good company to work for again but will need the market and investors to return.
Talk to coworkers and team members to see how all is going. Talk about safety in the work place. Use proper policies and procedures. This is a priority, no one is allowed to take short cuts. Maintain a good communication with your team. All individuals can have a bad day, it is important to understand how all employees are responding to the morning meeting.
Excellent job and great responsibilities; advancement was great as well. The pay is top-notch and the people all genuinely care about the safety and culture of the company. The only downfalls are the time away from your family and home. The oilfield is a great place to work, but it is very difficult to stay employed during industry down-turns.
Electrical/Electronic Supervisor (Former Employee) – Indonesia, South Korea – November 14, 2016
I worked for Transocean for nine years, and they have little loyalty to their employees. Family is important, and they believe they are family. Market has had a large impact on their management decisions.
Senior Administrator, Tech Field Support (Former Employee) – Houston, TX – October 20, 2016
My review focuses mainly on my team, we were not traditional in any sense and while it was always attempted to dismantle our group - we had some of the best of the best engineers and superintendents. Despite my subsequent lay off due to the decline in the market - this was the best team and group I have ever worked for. People were clear in their requests, they worked hard and valued their team. I enjoyed giving my all to this group.
New Leadership looking at people as headcount not people