Rowan Companies

Rowan Companies – Why Work For Us?

Rowan Companies is a global provider of offshore contract drilling services in the ultra-deepwater and shallow water market with a fleet of 34 offshore drilling units, including four ultra-deepwater drillships, three of which are currently under construction, and 30 jack-up rigs, 19 of which are rated high-specification. The Company's fleet is located worldwide, including West Africa, the Middle East, the North Sea, Trinidad, Southeast Asia, the Mediterranean and the Gulf of Mexico.

Operating on the principle that people are more important than machines and tools, we back our state-of-the-art equipment with an experienced leadership team and highly-skilled operating crews. These dedicated employees are the power behind the Rowan legacy of operational excellence that spans over 90 years.

The Future

With our exceptional team of employees and strong operational reputation, our market leading position in high-quality equipment and our strong balance sheet, Rowan is designed for success and prepared to face the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

Our Mission Statement

To be recognized by our customers as the most efficient and capable provider of demanding contract drilling services.

Our Values

We treat each other, our customers and suppliers with respect, commit ourselves to an injury free workplace, uphold the highest standards of integrity, protect the environment, and create a culture of continuous improvement.

Rowan Commitment To Shareholders

Our shareholders have entrusted us with significant wealth, and we are committed to managing the company for their benefit.


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Rowan Companies Interviews

Updated 22 Jan, 2015
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    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Rowan Companies.

    Interview Details

    HR Recruitment: Application submitted, telephone interviews, 2 month hold on all hiring while placing established employees on rigs in transit to/from overseas/Gulf of Mexico.
     Panel Review: interviews separately and together with heads of departments.
     Physical and Drug Testing: complete physical, x-rays, functional capacity, U/A.
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    Negotiation was not possible. All levels/positions paid the same per grade.
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Rowan Companies Awards and Accolades

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Houston's Top Workplaces, Houston Chronicle, 2012
Houston's Top Workplaces, Houston Chronicle, 2013
100 Fastest Growing Companies, Fortune, 2008
The Houston Chronicle 100, The Houston Chronicle, 2008
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Additional Info

Headquarters Houston, TX
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1923
Type Company - Public (RDC)
Industry Oil, Gas, Energy & Utilities
Revenue $1 to $2 billion (CAD) per year

Rowan Companies is a global provider of offshore contract drilling services, founded more than 90 years ago on the principle that “people are more important than machines and tools.” We are focused on three priorities: highest customer satisfaction, strong financial returns, and making this the best place to work in our industry.

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Mission: To be recognized by our customers as the most efficient and capable provider of demanding contract drilling services.

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