Parker Drilling

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Parker Drilling Reviews

Updated October 3, 2014
Updated October 3, 2014
21 Reviews
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21 Reviews
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Parker Drilling CEO Gary Rich
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  1.  

    Hard lesson learned

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    Former Employee - Payroll in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Payroll in Houston, TX

    I worked at Parker Drilling full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great location. Paid parking. Food court.

    Cons

    If you're not part of the In Crowd, they'll get rid of you. A lot of favoritism. They have no processes and a lot of inconsistencies. Not up to date with technology.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Send your managers to Supervisory training and how to treat employees classes. People skills and employee retention.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    A lot of politics that go on in this establishment. Manager's behavior is even unthinkable & appalling.

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

    I have been working at Parker Drilling full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I can't think of even one.

    Cons

    A lot of gossip and no ownership or accountability for any of the unprofessional unlawful behavior.
     Benefits are worthless, & you work like a dog while not being appreciated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Long hours, weekends, & from home and still have to put up with garbage at the office. Biggest turn over I've ever seen and continue seeing. It is definitely not the Parker Drilling it used to be. *WARNING* run and run fast from this place. Thankfully the job market is too good to be stuck here. Actively looking and would never recommend this company. They're cheap and don't value their employees at all. They've lost sight of everything important and the morale here is pitiful.
    Stop subjecting a company to such unlawful behavior and retrain your people who hold such titles as 'managers/supervisors'...While many are afraid of retaliation. HR is completely clueless of all the mess that really goes on in the departments, it's sad. They're very disconnected. Company had been falling apart.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Parker Drilling Response

    Sep 29, 2014Global Manager Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us through Glassdoor. We are sad to learn that you have not had a positive experience during your time with us at Parker Drilling, and we ... More

  3.  

    If McDonalds is hiring choose wisely, at least McDonalds can pay correct

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    Current Employee - On A Rig
    Current Employee - On A Rig

    I have been working at Parker Drilling full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    NONE that I can think of

    Cons

    Pathetic leadership, Human Resources team is worthless, old equipment, lack of safety concerns for its employees, no one is a long term employee any longer, below average pay, below average benefits, payroll cant get checks right, you can be told in country you have been promoted but never see a pay adjustment as promised and if you do, its nothing but attitude form the so called HR payroll group.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Parker Drilling Response

    Sep 2, 2014Global Manager Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for sharing your views on Glassdoor. We would like to work with you to understand the payroll adjustment you have mentioned, and resolve that issue. Please contact me at ... More

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

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    Former Employee - VFD Electrician in Anchorage, AK
    Former Employee - VFD Electrician in Anchorage, AK

    I worked at Parker Drilling full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    a 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 ManagementAdvice

    If 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Try to avoid, if you can.

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    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Houston, TX

    I worked at Parker Drilling

    Pros

    Pay is ok.
    Free Food.

    Cons

    No direction.
    No room to grow at all.
    Several Senior Analyst without degrees, so good luck to you.
    Try to avoid, could be a worst decision of ones life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Step up your game, and provide respect. Respect is a two way streak!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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