Key Energy Services Reviews

Updated August 13, 2015
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Key Energy Services Chairman, President, CEO, and COO Dick Alario
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  1. Overview

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vacuum Tanker Operator/Dispatcher in Little Elm, TX
    Former Employee - Vacuum Tanker Operator/Dispatcher in Little Elm, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Key Energy Services (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good focus on safety, process and customers. Good drive to be industry leading in their field.

    Cons

    Short focus on employees, their growth and career goals. The company is a victim of their own quick growth and expansion in a declining market. Too top heavy.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the resource that makes your company profitable.....your people and their talents. Give them a path and support.


  2. Entry into oil industry

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Service Technician in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Field Service Technician in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Key Energy Services full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Hard to be fired, good pay and lots of over time, decent health care, incentives and bonuses.

    Cons

    Hard to be fired, it tends to take act of Congress for job approvals, employment is pretty stable but does fluctuate depending on oil economy.


  3. Manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - District Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - District Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Plenty of room for advancement, nice people, tough work!

    Cons

    Long hours, work/life balance isn't there. Dirty industry

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the ground work employees as they have answers


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  5. Floor hand

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Floorhand in Williston, ND
    Current Employee - Floorhand in Williston, ND
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Key Energy Services full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good hours, good pay, good benefits

    Cons

    very diverse group of people. some not worth working with.

    Advice to Management

    find a place for trainees to go right away


  6. I had a nice time at Key. I worked with some incredible individuals and accomplished some extraordinary things.

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    Former Employee - Compliance & Delivery Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Compliance & Delivery Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people are very genuine and want to see others around them succeed.

    Cons

    Communication between departments was one of my biggest challenges.


  7. Ok

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Corporate in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Corporate in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Will give you a chance, regardless of oilfield experience

    Cons

    Lay-offs; Low budget; good ideas rejected due to money


  8. Helpful (2)

    Great boss, lousy company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Midland, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Midland, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Key Energy Services full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I work with great people, have a great boss, pay is decent, occasional bonuses, flexible schedule

    Cons

    High turn over mostly due to lay offs when management has made poor financial decisions and has to cut costs... employees are usually the first to go... continuous change to bonus structure (when we get one).

    Advice to Management

    Upper management needs to value the employees more, remember they are the ones who get the bills paid and make you your paychecks. Also when you are implementing new policy stick with it for longer than two years before trying something different and turning employees world upside down again... Key has become a bit like a roller coast in the last several years.


  9. Working in North Dakota

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    Current Employee - Mechanic in Williston, ND
    Current Employee - Mechanic in Williston, ND
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Key Energy Services full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Pay, benefits, housing reduced.

    Cons

    Cold weather, very cold. A ton of paperwork to work here.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Short term consultant - experience was just "ok".

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at Key Energy Services as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good size company with room to grow in your career.

    Cons

    I was a short term consultant but for the short time and the experience left me feeling empty. Not the team environment, warm fuzzy fealing I have received from other consulting roles but again it was a short term project.

    Advice to Management

    More focus on employee moral/personal growth is needed.


  11. Helpful (2)

    It is what it is.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vacuum Truck Operator in Tioga, ND
    Current Employee - Vacuum Truck Operator in Tioga, ND
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are good hard working people here. You are taken care of as much as possible. Key strives to hire the best that it can. They were plagued with poor management desicions in the beginning but over the years they have slowly rectified those mistakes and are gearing up for a good team to be on in ND.

    Cons

    If you have worked in the oilfield the flow of work is unstable. Same here at Key Energy some months may be slow then the next thing you know your working your tail off.

    Advice to Management

    Retention is key keep the employees you have. Make yourself competitive with salaries and base pay.



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