Helmerich & Payne Reviews

Updated February 20, 2015
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  1. Great pay, poor culture

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK

    I worked at Helmerich & Payne full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, great bonus with light workload. No late nights and no working weekends.

    Cons

    Everyone focused on self-interest. Bonus is great when given however their is no formula or consistency on how its given.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better alignment towards company goals

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Family and friends click

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    Current Employee - Offshore Floorhand
    Current Employee - Offshore Floorhand

    I have been working at Helmerich & Payne full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Time off and the pay is nice.

    Cons

    Too much of a family and friends click and gossip goes on too much. Sometimes the supervision doesn't always go by the rules which frustrates me to no end. There is a lot of hypocrisy that goes on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When something is said don't go back on it and don't pick when to go by the rules and procedures and when someone lower than you in position suggests something, or about safety don't let your self pride get in the way of a better idea or your and everyone safety. That's what stops company growth and what kills people (SELF PRIDE).

  3. Average, mundane, dead end.

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    Former Employee - Derrickman in Odessa, TX
    Former Employee - Derrickman in Odessa, TX

    I worked at Helmerich & Payne full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Always have top of the line machinery and equipment. A few great co-workers became like family to me.

    Cons

    Safety regulations make it impossible to do the job the right way. There are so many steps involved with safety, you spend more time doing paperwork and JSA than actually doing the work. If you follow the safety procedures, it seems like everyone hates you. If you have a lazy person on your rig, he will be the first to get promoted, simply to get him off of your rig. Then, that person is replaced with another lazy person that came from another rig because they wanted to get rid of him.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Simplify safety procedures. Some JSA's are a joke and it literally takes an hour to read them. Get to know your crews. Show up to the rigs a little more often so you can know who's doing a good job and who isn't rather than simply going by what your rig manager tells you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. H&P Electrical Technician

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    Current Employee - Electronics Technician in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Electronics Technician in Tulsa, OK

    I have been working at Helmerich & Payne full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, lots , and lots of hours

    Cons

    Lots and lots of hours. Horrible balance between work and home life. They want someone who lives to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    not sure

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Growing Company

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Tulsa, OK
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Tulsa, OK

    I have been working at Helmerich & Payne as a contractor

    Pros

    The company is growing, fast. Lots of good talent in their workforce. Opportunities to grow with the company.

    Cons

    Some of their management are very inexperienced and are more focused on personalities rather than personnel assets and creating an accessible, structured environment. Haphazard approach to processes and procedures.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to work with your staff, utilize and develop their strengths. Don't dwell on the little things....focus on the big picture and establish enterprise structures for that growth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. slow

    Current Employee - Floorhand
    Current Employee - Floorhand

    I have been working at Helmerich & Payne full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    highly emphasis on training. safetly is important

    Cons

    work with some people who are not the sharpest tool in the shed.

  8. Electrician

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Helmerich & Payne

    Pros

    The hours are good. AVERAGE 90 hrs. A week. Company truck. Expenses paid. All tools and cloths bought for you. 100,000.00+ a year starting pay. One of the hardest electrical jobs to have. You work on your own..

    Cons

    The hours are good. Lots of driving. To much favoritism. On call 24/7. No vacation. Miss out on holidays and family functions. One of the hardest electrical jobs to have.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To much favoritism and the employees don't get treated fairly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Was better before when it was more like a family.

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    Current Employee - Rig Electrician in Dickinson, ND
    Current Employee - Rig Electrician in Dickinson, ND

    I have been working at Helmerich & Payne full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The pay checks are good

    Cons

    A 14/7 schedule, company is all about its own pockets now.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Good company

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    Current Employee - Derrickhand in Gonzales, TX
    Current Employee - Derrickhand in Gonzales, TX

    I have been working at Helmerich & Payne

    Pros

    Good pay, great rigs, good benefits, lots of time off.

    Cons

    Nasty job, too far from home and the family, and can be a very uncertain job if oil prices go down like they are now! We pay for our own gas and food with no perdium or reimbursement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay perdium

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. intern

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    Current Employee - Intern in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Intern in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Helmerich & Payne

    Pros

    great management and support for interns

    Cons

    it was a bit boring

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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