[QUOTE=Fraqrat;67589]Look at you with orange and black pom poms!!![/QUOTE]
As apposed to being required to wear an orange dress and carry Astroglide for PPE (Chouest) I’d say pompoms aren’t half bad.
[QUOTE=tugsailor;67507]What’s it like to work at Hornbeck? Working conditions? Company attitude toward employees? Schedule? Training? International opportunities? Salary and benefits?
Can anyone explain Hornbeck’s hiring process?
Are they hiring people without any DP experience? Or is it really as they say in the job postings, must have DP certification?[/QUOTE]
Hiring process is basically a phone interview, then in person at the Covington office, and if they are serious about hiring you they will set up your physical which is a very extensive 7 hour or so process so be prepared for it.
Orientation is 5 days and you are given a room near the office and are paid your full day rate once you are an official employee -day two I believe.
I’ve personally been treated great here, no complaints about crew or management at all. Pay is a little low, however…,we are supposedly getting a, “Very competitive day rate increase across the board before or at the latest May 1” Now is a good time to get in.
International opportunities? Absolutely possible here. As far as training, they recently sent 4 mates -That I know of., to DP school, one also took GMDSS on the company dime. Though you will be required to sign a promissory note.
They are also working on some kind of apprentice program for ratings to go from OS-officer for both the bridge and ER, but details on that are not worked out at this time.
Travel pay depends on where you’re coming from, 350/hitch is the usual travel pay.
Currently we have BCBS Highmark but it’s a group plan that costs about $350/mo for family, 401k is 100% match up to the 3% and 50% up to 6% , which was just reinstated. (edited, thanks for clarification)
Other benefits are short/long term disability,life, dental, vision.
Several boats are both 2/1 and equal time.
Hope that helps.