CHIEF MATE / RELIEF MASTER / OICNW (Former Employee) – Port Fourchon – September 15, 2018
They were good to start with and the Pay was fair, The Boats were Poorly Managed from Shore Side supervisors. Logistics was poor and when the Industry started falling off there methods of cutting people loose was Suspect of borderline Illegal.
Senior Estimator (Former Employee) – Covington, LA – May 26, 2018
Typically a hectic day. I would determine the vessel modifications requirement to meet the contract requirements. Then I would write a work scope detailing the required modifications. I would then do an estimated cost to perform the required modifications.
Hunting and Fishing Guide (Current Employee) – Lovelady, TX – May 20, 2018
you get paid to hunt and fish, can't beat it. You only work on the weekends so you don't get behind in school. you make some great connections. you work from friday to sunday, the housing is great and the chef makes some of the best food you'll ever eat.
Able bodied seaman (Former Employee) – Covington, LA – May 18, 2018
i learned how to moor the vessel, paint within guidelines and stand navigational watch but it became frustrating when logistics fell through and vessel had to move often or crew change was put off for a day.
growing business opertunity for advancement
time away from home, lack of flexiblity on career path
Third Assistant Engineer (Former Employee) – Covington, LA – March 13, 2018
Hornbeck offshore can be a good company to work for it just depends on who you're working with. there is a disconnect between the office and the ships. those who organize the schedule don't seem to care much which makes it hard to want to stay there as other companies will treat you more like a person.
Able Bodied Seaman (Former Employee) – COVINGTON, LA – March 12, 2018
Quick work flow maintenance and etc. This job had great benefits and great pay the people and work environment was great also until the down turn. People started to get laid of and had to jump or vessel to vessel. But over all in order to stay afloat they did what was in the best interest of the company.
Originally a great place to work but upper management lost their way in keeping accountability priority.
Mate (Former Employee) – Covington, LA – January 24, 2018
I found working at HOS interesting, at first we had vessel managers that actually worked offshore or had a USCG license but as time elapsed vessel manager's became someones buddy that needed a job, with no concept of vessel management. Middle management was clueless in a lot of instances. There were also vessel Masters who thought they didn't actually have to do anything bet be the figurehead on board the vessel. The culture was very oppressive in the days leading up to mass furloughing.
Chief Engineer, Chief Limited Oceans (Former Employee) – Covington, LA – September 14, 2017
This is one of the worst companies to work for. If you get hired on they will let you work for a full hitch about 4 to 6 weeks. This will allow the company to do the spot job market. After the company does the job they let you go home and never let you come back. They have the worst crew coordinators in history and treat you very bad.
2nd MATE (Former Employee) – Covington, LA 70433 – August 6, 2017
Oilfield service company. 12 hour days. I learned a lot about the oilfield service business. Tough time for oil field service companies right now due to oil prices and not a lot of offshore drilling. Hardest part of the job is being away from home for 28 days up to 90 days at a time. Beautiful sunsets at sea.