Thread regarding Oceaneering International Inc. layoffs

Oceaneering needs to care about its employees again

This company was great and used to care about there employees but now its a sh-- show! Cut pay, cut safety bonuses, cut travel,no one is getting promoted, cut healthcare and now they cut the one (and only one) holiday pay. If you work on christmas you dont get holiday pay and alot of those guys don't even want to be out in the middle of the ocean working for sh-- pay on christmas but cant come home til the job is done! b---s---! Time to look at different and better companies for employment! Oceaneering needs to get their heads out of there a-- and care about there workers offshore! Thoes guys are the onlu reason why oceaneering is still standing!!

Posted by @PLRcret-Yumc.

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Already happening, people leaving at a remarkable rate. Short a ludicrous amount of offshore personnel. People leaving other divisions quick fast and a hurry

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Post ID: @2Zzag+QNvSxiK

The big mistake was giving RL the CEO position, it should have gone to Chuck D..........least he was a real leader.

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Post ID: @22ghh+QNvSxiK

So true........unfortunately OI is now being poorly led, the glory days of the past are now just history. All thanks to RL & Co.

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Post ID: @20tht+QNvSxiK

Completely agree, the company seems to be moving away from what made it successful and all you hear now is new direction or new vision but no one can explain how that is going to work.

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Post ID: @1Uyof+QNvSxiK

You folks need to realise that our new leadership don’t want the old experienced OI people, they want to build a new company based on the Baker model. So don’t be surprised when they treat staff poorly, it’s all part of the plan. Things will never be the same so my advice is jump when the opportunity arises before you get pushed!

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Post ID: @1Qxyl+QNvSxiK

What new office remodel? They can't pay their offshore employees enough to retain them, but they can afford a new office remodel?

I bet they sit around and wonder why morale is so low too.

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Post ID: @1Obhq+QNvSxiK

It is all good news at OII, lots of departmental finger pointing about why tasks are not getting done, no accountability to the people who consistently drop the ball while other are asked to mop up the mess left behind. I can't wait to see how the new office remodel goes over...

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Post ID: @1Jndm+QNvSxiK

Gotta admit, Obviously the employee is just a number! The broken promises, the cuts in pay and benefits, the push until the job is done. No matter what they tell you these days, it’s just to get you through what they need you for now! OII is definitely on a suicide spiral, wouldn’t be surprised if half the “working employees” found other places to be in the next 3-6 months. They are already on the move

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Post ID: @1Ddbc+QNvSxiK

Just because the industry is low right now it does not mean that you can treat your employees bad. No matter how bad the industry is, treat your employees right and they will ride through the storm with the company.

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Post ID: @iqnk+QNvSxiK

Oceaneering use to be a great company to work for and now it is depressing. Employees are the sales people for the company, the more you treat them like crap, the more the company looses its brand.

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Post ID: @ibhu+QNvSxiK

I can't disagree on your comments regarding the market but that's only half the story. Our decline started back in 2012 when a certain ex Baker executive joined The Company. Our culture & methods of working were slowly changed.The new management is more interested in 'spin' than the actual bottom line, just look at our current Leaders, no one encourages entrepreneurial practices.

It's sad that a once great company, is in decline.

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Post ID: @2cqk+QNvSxiK

I can't disagree on your comments regarding the market but that's only half the story. Our decline started back in 2012 when a certain ex Baker executive joined as our COO. Our culture & methods of working were slowly changed.The new management is more interested in 'spin' than the actual bottom line, just look at our current Leaders, no one encourages entrepreneurial practices.

It's sad that a once great company, is in decline.

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Post ID: @2lxe+QNvSxiK

While working at Oceaneering makes it a more personal issue, this is industry wide and not just at Oceaneering. It also appears that it is happening in other industries as well, it is just not being reported by the media. Most of your "corporatized" companies no longer put people first, that is a reality, if you want that environment work for a small business. Pay off your debt, save your money, and hunker down as some well known investors and economists are predicting another collapse that will make 2008 look like a cake walk.

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Post ID: @1kmj+QNvSxiK

Going on everywhere, as of at least 2017. Spend some time reading "Latest Posts" and have your eyes opened.

This is much bigger than your little fishbowl

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Post ID: @fzy+QNvSxiK

Sad to say but it’s true. Oceaneering used to treat their employees like family and now to them they are just numbers. I think once the industry starts to come back there will be a mass exit

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