Parker Drilling

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Parker used to be a good company.

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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 ManagementAdvice

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.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Other reviews for Parker Drilling

  1.  

    Not easy but worth it

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

    Pros

    There was god opportunity for advancement. It was a small company, so you could experience more.

    Cons

    Limited workspace and lots of overtime. There was always an expectation that when you left you were available to work from home. If you were working for the right person, the opportunity for advancement was there but there was no official review program so hard to make it unless part of the in-crowd. Small company trying to be bigger so seemed to be slowly forgetting about the importance of keeping its people happy.

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

    Good company, Not completely together

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

    Pros

    Good company with friendly employees. Very trusting in the ability of their people. Decent compensation and benefits, Rotation is standard.

    Cons

    Tend to put the cart before the horse and I don't think that some of the people put as much into work as they should on behalf of the employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep your people happy

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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