Parker Drilling

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Parker Drilling Reviews

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
19 Reviews
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19 Reviews
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Parker Drilling CEO Gary Rich
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  1.  

    True Blue: Enduring and Unafraid of Growth

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Operations in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    This 75+ year old company is restructuring and planning for growth and expansion opportunities. Parker introduced a proactive and effective new leadership team in 2012. Implemented new benefits, training, and perks to employees in 2013. Paid out bonuses in 2012. Expanded revenue generating capabilities of Technical Services.

    Cons

    Need to strengthen Change Management strategies. There is a high concern amongst employees about what will happen next and how it will impact their jobs. A solid Change Management strategy would address this and increase retention.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't give up, stay aligned. I will be crucial to execute on stragties, now more that ever. Your efforts will be rewarded.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Great job opportunities with chance to get ahead

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

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

    Pros

    Parker Drilling has a long history, but it feels like a place where even new employees can help to make a big difference in the way business is done. If you are willing to work, and you care about your results, you can go far in this company.

    Cons

    Not as many corporate events as I would like where employees can blow off steam and get to know each other outside the office.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Family atmosphere and people work well together in teams, growing company, making positive changes.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Parker Drilling full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    New people in key positions making positive changes. Company is good to the employees and has a relaxed environment, where we can have fun and still get the work done.

    Cons

    Company doesn't always understand what value some of their employees can add and limits career growth of those employees as a result. Company doesn't pay as well as others in the industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value the contributions your employees can make and promote them to the appropriate roles for their expertise and experience and pay them accordingly for the value they will be providing in those roles.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    great start out job

    • Comp & Benefits
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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 for more than a year

    Pros

    they have very good cooking

    Cons

    it is a low paying company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Corporate Office  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Corporate Office in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Parker Drilling full-time for 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

  9.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - On A Rig
    Current Employee - On A Rig

    I have been working at Parker Drilling full-time for more than a 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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