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Parker used to be a good company.

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Parker Drilling

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Flex time available. Payroll is knowledgeable. Legal has some good people. Help-desk is helpful. Compliance is watchful. Safety is a priority.

Cons

Stock price has not risen in years, everything senior management has tried seems to go south, raises and bonuses promised but not delivered in 2-3 years, starting salaries low. There seems to be a "If you don't like it, then leave mentality." Slim-to-no chance of promotion and no career path available.

Advice to Management

Promote from within instead of constantly bringing in new people. Chart out career paths and encourage everyone to educate themselves. Stop rewarding upper management for its inept decisions. Deliver on your promises or more good people will leave.

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  1. New vision to empower employees to be innovative, reliable, and efficient!

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

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

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

    Pros

    Great support from new mid level managers!
    Love the new changes brought to PKD.
    Responsive to customer needs and concerns.

    Cons

    Need to be patient. Big gap in personnel who has been with company 20 plus years versus newly hired personnel.

    Advice to Management

    Land some rigs to work and solidify PKD reputation.


  2. A company trying to take the next step to becoming a big boy company.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


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