Parker Drilling

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Parker Drilling Reviews

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Parker Drilling CEO Gary Rich
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    Unclear carreer path

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Parker Drilling full-time

    Pros

    Company 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If 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.

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

    Semi-Family company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at Parker Drilling full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Those 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.

    Cons

    Getting away from a family feeling, stagnant company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the employees happy, keep more employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    They try hard

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Parker Drilling

    Pros

    Like a family
    Most employees aren't expected to work more than their 40 hour work week
    Flexible office hours in Houston

    Cons

    Little room for growth
    Changes in the way the company does things are extremely difficult to implement
    The overall professionalism of the company is low (still a lot leftover from the "mom & pop" days)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's not high school, there's no need for the "cool kids" to push the others down. If the company has failed in several locations and certain people were involved with each location...maybe it's time to cut the cord.

    Approves of CEO
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    The team is like family.

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Human Resources in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Houston, TX

    I worked at Parker Drilling

    Pros

    A small company with a family feeling but no family love.

    Cons

    Senior Management gets raises but not the little people. The little people are given excuses as why a raise is not foreseeable for the third year in a row yet Sr. Management receives bonuses and raises. No room for growth since Parker is such a small company. The only promotion you would receive would be your Managers job and they are in fear of losing their's so there's definitely no rooom for growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop forming cliques and treat everyone as equals instead of step-children.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Floorhand I Parker Drilling

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Floorhand I in New Iberia, LA
    Former Employee - Floorhand I in New Iberia, LA

    I worked at Parker Drilling

    Pros

    week on week off schedule

    Cons

    wait until the last minute to evacuate for hurricanes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start rigging down sooner for hurricanes, evacuate sooner so employees can tend to their homes and families. Keep more rigs working, provide more/better tools and equipment.

    No opinion of CEO

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