Key Energy Services

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Key Energy Services Reviews

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Key Energy Services Chairman, President, CEO, and COO Dick Alario
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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Organization could benefit from simple changes.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Houston, TX

    I worked at Key Energy Services full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Key has many friendly, hard working, committed employees. Safety is highly valued at the highest levels.

    Cons

    Key has a fear-based culture. Interdepartmental accountability is rare. Fast turnaround is valued over quality work product. There is little employee development and low morale. Ineffective and costly business decisions are made by senior leadership, with the fiscal remedy being to cut bonuses and reduce work force. Some senior leaders have rather large egos that, if not fed, lead to a more difficult work life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop, support, and increase loyalty to employees. Admit when mistakes are made. All of these improve morale, build trust, increase retention, and create a more productive environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    As business went down, so did the employee value and input.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at Key Energy Services full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good pay, downtown, free parking

    Cons

    HR, executives, atmosphere, religious affiliations all over work place,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    I would go somewhere else.

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    Former Employee - Finance/Controls in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Finance/Controls in Houston, TX

    I worked at Key Energy Services full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Starting salaries are competitive + a sign-on bonus. They pay for your bus ticket or parking.

    Cons

    No leadership. Some incompetent people with personal agendas lead the company. Tone at the top seems to be don't ask, don't tell.
    There are a lot of reductions in force as a knee jerk reaction to the financial situation of the Company only to go on a hiring spree soon after. A while later, the cycle repeats. Salary increases are not the norm. Many complained of not getting salary increases for years. Too many "Egos" at the top. High turn-over.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop manipulating the truth and protecting incompetent managers. Focus on what you know best and take care of your most important asset...your employees"

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    hot oiler/pump truck driver

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pump Truck Operator in Levelland, TX
    Current Employee - Pump Truck Operator in Levelland, TX

    I have been working at Key Energy Services full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    They have good insurance and good coworkers. Most of the jobs we do are long hour jobs.

    Cons

    Management doesn't accept responsibility for anything! All they do is point fingers and try to place blame everywhere but where it belongs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some bosses who aren't afraid to stand up for the good work their employees do. Limit pushers to finding new work and getting tickets signed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    First year was good...last few were like a roller coaster!

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    Current Employee - Corporate in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Corporate in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Key Energy Services full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some great and friendly people work at Key. If you are in good graces with the upper tier management all will be good and smooth sailing

    Cons

    Extremely cliquish leadership...the only way to grow in this company is to kiss some serious a$$ and step on others on the way up the ladder. It can be the classic management style of "what have you done for me today?" or take credit for what others have done and then when they screw up punish the subservient. People are constantly looking over their shoulders as the powers that be continue to RIF and hire at a crazy pace. It's the ol' jerk the dog on a chain routine, so the "loyalty" is for sure a mirage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe...just maybe the reason the revenues are like a roller coaster is because it is a direct reflection of the roller coaster you put the employees through? Call me crazy, but if employees are driven because the leadership is clear, honest and loyal the employees will want to produce. If the leadership is dishonest, unclear and disloyal they will not produce. It's pretty simple math really.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good Pay, Time off, Slightly retarded upper management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Key Energy Services full-time

    Pros

    Good Pay, Time Off, Fun job

    Cons

    Management lies, compulsively. They tell you what you want to hear, not whats really going on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tell the truth. Quit hiring and promoting FAMILY

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    i feel we dont get the treatment we deserve

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    Current Employee - Derrick Hand in Newcastle, WY
    Current Employee - Derrick Hand in Newcastle, WY

    I have been working at Key Energy Services

    Pros

    the money is good, but the benifits are not very good compared to other companys.but there are a pretty fair company
    to work for

    Cons

    being away from home is the hardest thingabout the job
    the health insurance cost to much. no paid holidays. no chance of advancement

    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Its a job

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    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Buckhannon, WV
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Buckhannon, WV

    I have been working at Key Energy Services

    Pros

    There arent many they do give you a paycheck for work done.

    Cons

    pay rate is poor compared to other companys, insurance is cheaper other places, our turnover rate sucks, very little respect, as long as there is a warm body in the driver seat and the wheels are turning they are happy.pay raises are non existant but the ins, cost goes up there are no bonuses

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    well every thing else has changed maybe management could use some change as well..

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    i used to enjoy working here

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Operator
    Current Employee - Operator

    I have been working at Key Energy Services

    Pros

    the best reason are the benefits

    Cons

    to advance in the company you have to be able to speake spanish

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give out bonuses to the workers not just management

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    reveunes first employees later especially hourly ones,Good

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Rig Runner
    Current Employee - Rig Runner

    I have been working at Key Energy Services

    Pros

    Good benefits but will cut at will. only reason i m still around is my rig pusher. Seems to be somewhat Christian oreantated

    Cons

    My experience with key is that they are promoting who you know instead of experience at lest in west texas. LIke weeding out the old school people who know well servicing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take closer look at old school safety minded hand instead of who can bring you work or money to company. I ve worked for key 7 years had only 2 f o r accidents only and my reward have been 2 hat and no x mas bounes. not even an atta boy other then rig pusher management ......

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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