Parker Drilling Reviews

Updated April 25, 2015
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  1. A company trying to take the next step to becoming a big boy company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Project Cost Manager Global Projects in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Project Cost Manager Global Projects in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Parker Drilling full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Potential to make a difference by bringing new processes, procedures, etc. to a company with a mom and pop mentality.

    Cons

    Old habits die hard. Resistant to change. A lot of employees with 20 plus years which don't accept change or want to adapt to a new environment.

    Advice to Management

    Support those that drive positive change in process and reward those with progressive ideas which keep Parker Drilling competitive and attractive to job seekers.

  2. Challenging but great work environment.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accounts Payable
    Current Employee - Accounts Payable

    I have been working at Parker Drilling full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Best reasons to work here is the flexibility and understanding.

    Cons

    Some lack of communication at times.

    Advice to Management

    Maybe employee development should be a little more of the focus.

  3. Very professional and cooperative personnel. True asset.

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

    I have been working at Parker Drilling full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Flexibility when necessary is allowed, the main thing is to get job done as expected.

    Cons

    None that I know of, I mean that will keep me from recommending Parker Drilling.

    Advice to Management

    90% of personnel is very loyal to the company. Please look better after them!

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  5. Helpful (1)

    An enjoyable work experience with a company that is expanding world wide.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources Recruiting in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Human Resources Recruiting in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Parker Drilling full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people, experience and the knowledge that you can gather working here.

    Cons

    Not being able to advance.

    Advice to Management

    Give employees the chance to show you what they can do an the opportunity to learn new things to help the team and themselves.

  6. Helpful (1)

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

    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

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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.

    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

  8. Great job opportunities with chance to get ahead

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    • 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 (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.

  9. great start out job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Parker Drilling full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    they have very good cooking

    Cons

    it is a low paying company

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  11. Unclear carreer path

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Parker Drilling full-time

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

    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 Management

    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.

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