Rowan Companies

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Rowan Companies Reviews

Updated 13 October, 2014
Updated 13 October, 2014
11 Reviews
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11 Reviews
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Rowan Companies President and Chief Executive Officer Thomas P. Burke
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  1.  

    Rowan has been a very friendly welcoming environment for new and old employees.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rowan Companies as a contractor

    Pros

    There is a great chance for personal growth. Human resources will try to move you to a better fitting job if you request a change and they offer many training opportunities.

    Cons

    They are currently restructuring after getting a new CEO.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company with dedicated hardworking people.

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    Current Employee - Barge Engineer in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Barge Engineer in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at Rowan Companies full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunities for advancement, if you are dedicated, hardworking. Lots of upper operations management have many years of experience in the field. Company values are as solid as can be.

    Cons

    No major cons, but like all companies, there are some. If you want better pay, perks, or improvements........look in the mirror, because it's all up to YOU.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Field personnel want to see more of upper management, been that way for many years.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Well-run drilling and rig construction company focused on operational excellence

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Floorhand/Roughneck in Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Floorhand/Roughneck in Houston, TX (US)

    I worked at Rowan Companies as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Down-to-earth, sensible people working hard to deliver offshore resources. A great team built primarily / historically on merit-based promotions awarded to folks who started at the bottom.

    Cons

    None, really. They treated me well and provided the opportunity for a self-directed Internship, for which I am very grateful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recommend focusing more on military veteran recruitment and retention.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Excellent opportunity to get into the Oil industry.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Training Coordinator in Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Training Coordinator in Houston, TX (US)

    I worked at Rowan Companies full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Decent Salary and decent work hours.

    Cons

    Lack of true leadership in several departments. More managers than actual leaders.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rowan Companies need to train their managers how to be leaders and remove unfit managers from their positions. Prior experience needs should be considered when determining positions within the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    A company of friendly people, offering great opportunities

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at Rowan Companies full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Employees and management are genuinely nice.
    The company culture makes employees feel valued.
    Work is varied and stays interesting.
    There is a strong sense of ethics and values.
    The company is growing rapidly, while some positions must be filled "from the outside" the company is also serious about promoting qualified individuals.

    Cons

    The salary is not quite as competitive as some of the larger companies that are also HQ'ed in Houston.
    Since the company is growing rapidly, some departments are understaffed, and employees are swamped.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Day to day challanges & opportunities to learn & updates knowledge & skills, including Safety First.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Radio Operator in `Arab (Saudi Arabia)
    Current Employee - Radio Operator in `Arab (Saudi Arabia)

    I have been working at Rowan Companies full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Safety of crew with strong coordination among the authority, Good Interpersonal skills, hard working incluing high initiative drive among the top management.

    Cons

    Observed Positive & Good working atmosphere among the Electrical & Engine Department crew.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Transportation( Taxi) fair to & fro from Home to Airport should be Reimbursed.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Hi

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Employee in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Employee in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at Rowan Companies full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Symbol of standard - Top Management

    Cons

    Unequal pay based on similar position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers should have extensive training about workplace standards, employment rights and EOE.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Opportunity of a Lifetime

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at Rowan Companies full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    This career is setting me off on a course for great success at an early age.
    I have been given the ability to travel the world and work with people from all walks of life.
    Currently I am working under a great leader who expects a spirit of excellence and is an example to all that surround them.

    Cons

    There is not always an adequate amount of time between projects and an unsure time that is known to be away from loved ones. Long stints of travel are expected and could be resolved with a backup and scheduled time to travel home.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more time between projects or hire more project employees. Allot adequate time to plan for an upgrade. This is not easy as Operations change day to day but it puts a hardship on the company when work needs to be done with an unclear scope of work expected to be completed in an already short amount of time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Excellent company to start your career

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - HSE Compliance Supervisor in Khobar (Saudi Arabia)
    Current Employee - HSE Compliance Supervisor in Khobar (Saudi Arabia)

    I have been working at Rowan Companies full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The organizational structure allows for good access to management. The company is expanding drastically and the management is vibrant and always looking for improvement.

    Cons

    HR support and setup is lacking in many fronts. Although a company with more than 70 years of operations, Managements systems are quite behind times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Standardize pay structure internationally instead of categorizing region wise.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good place to work, would go back if another opportunity presented itself.

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rowan Companies

    Pros

    Solid company with good management and leadership overall. Each department had it's strengths and weaknesses, but overall it runs pretty well.

    Cons

    Depending on the team or department you're in, there may not be any room for advancement. Tuition reimbursement is relatively small compared to other companies that offer it. But there are also a lot of companies that don't offer it at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As with most companies, it is always important to truly listen to the people all the way down the corporate ladder and not just to the managers.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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