Parker Drilling
3.1 of 5 14 reviews
www.parkerdrilling.com Houston, TX 1000 to 5000 Employees

Parker Drilling Reviews

Updated Apr 28, 2014
Parker Drilling – “Parker Drilling Arctic Team”

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Parker Drilling CEO Gary Rich

Gary Rich

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58% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great job opportunities with chance to get ahead

    Attorney (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX (US)

    ProsParker Drilling has a long history, but it feels like a place where even new employees can help to make a big difference in the way business is done. If you are willing to work, and you care about your results, you can go far in this company.

    ConsNot as many corporate events as I would like where employees can blow off steam and get to know each other outside the office.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    great start out job

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosthey have very good cooking

    Consit is a low paying company

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Top shelf Equipment and Management

    Assistant Driller (Former Employee)
    Baton Rouge, LA (US)

    ProsSafe environment excellent state of the art equipment

    ConsH R and screening of new hires need to weed out drug addicts drunks and comp hands and hands with illegal papers

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Company. One of the best I worked for

    Project Scheduler (Former Employee)
    Houston, TX (US)

    ProsSmall company with easy access to Senior Management.

    ConsNewer Senior management doesn't have the vision or experience of past teams

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease retain well experienced VPs and above.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Family atmosphere and people work well together in teams, growing company, making positive changes.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX (US)

    ProsNew people in key positions making positive changes. Company is good to the employees and has a relaxed environment, where we can have fun and still get the work done.

    ConsCompany doesn't always understand what value some of their employees can add and limits career growth of those employees as a result. Company doesn't pay as well as others in the industry.

    Advice to Senior ManagementValue the contributions your employees can make and promote them to the appropriate roles for their expertise and experience and pay them accordingly for the value they will be providing in those roles.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Unclear carreer path

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsCompany going through transition. New CEO, new CFO, new VP-HR... trying to find the path between how things were made 4 decades ago and "modern" managament. Good pay, average benefits. Good operations at the rigs.

    ConsUnclear carreer path. Not enough challenges. Lots of individual work, little team work. Not a learning culture, little/none training.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf companies exists because of its people, make sure you make your employees grow with the company. Provide and support a learning culture. Let your employees understand the vision and the objectives of their function. Provide a carreer path.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Semi-Family company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Houston, TX (US)

    ProsThose that have been with the company for a while treat it as a family company, however those that are newer have a more political environment.

    ConsGetting away from a family feeling, stagnant company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep the employees happy, keep more employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Louisianans don't mix well with normal people-if you're not in their clique, forget having a good experience

    VFD Electrician (Former Employee)
    Anchorage, AK (US)

    Prosthe pay is good, some of management is made up of good people

    Consa lot of backstabbing and dishonesty, people climbing over other people, favoritism shown by management to family who also work there, incompetence and arrogance

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf you are going to do a construction project, don't manage that project with unqualified Parker employees just to keep it in the family, you wouldn't be getting sued by BP right now if you had left the construction of the AADU project to QUALIFIED management teams

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    True Blue: Enduring and Unafraid of Growth

    Operations (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX (US)

    ProsThis 75+ year old company is restructuring and planning for growth and expansion opportunities. Parker introduced a proactive and effective new leadership team in 2012. Implemented new benefits, training, and perks to employees in 2013. Paid out bonuses in 2012. Expanded revenue generating capabilities of Technical Services.

    ConsNeed to strengthen Change Management strategies. There is a high concern amongst employees about what will happen next and how it will impact their jobs. A solid Change Management strategy would address this and increase retention.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't give up, stay aligned. I will be crucial to execute on stragties, now more that ever. Your efforts will be rewarded.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Parker used to be a good company.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsFlex time available. Payroll is knowledgeable. Legal has some good people. Help-desk is helpful. Compliance is watchful. Safety is a priority.

    ConsStock price has not risen in years, everything senior management has tried seems to go south, raises and bonuses promised but not delivered in 2-3 years, starting salaries low. There seems to be a "If you don't like it, then leave mentality." Slim-to-no chance of promotion and no career path available.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPromote from within instead of constantly bringing in new people. Chart out career paths and encourage everyone to educate themselves. Stop rewarding upper management for its inept decisions. Deliver on your promises or more good people will leave.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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