Helmerich & Payne

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Helmerich & Payne Reviews

Updated October 15, 2014
Updated October 15, 2014
15 Reviews
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15 Reviews
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  1.  

    Family and friends click

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Offshore Floorhand
    Current Employee - Offshore Floorhand

    I have been working at Helmerich & Payne full-time (more than an 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).

  2.  

    Growing Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 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
  3.  

    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.

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  5.  

    Was better before when it was more like a family.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  6.  

    Hard work, good compensation, great experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Summer-intern in Odessa, TX
    Former Employee - Summer-intern in Odessa, TX

    I worked at Helmerich & Payne as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The compensation is very competitive, and the technology that H&P uses makes it one the safest drilling companies in the world. I came out to the rig with no field experience and in 2 hitches was experienced enough to actually know what I was doing. It was a great way to learn how a rig works and make a ton of money over the summer!

    Cons

    Being away from your friends and family for 15 day stretches (1 day for driving) can be tough. Also the 12 hour long shifts in the hot sun with very limited breaks can also be tough.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Amazing opportunity with great company!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accounts Payable in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Accounts Payable in Tulsa, OK

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

    Pros

    Helmerich & Payne is a great company that is flexible and strong. The values and culture of Helmerich & Payne make it a great company to work for.

    Cons

    There seems to be limited opportunity for career expansion. Most departments tend to be fairly lateral and flat with limited growth opportunities within the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Not the best company but they do take care of their stuff and employees

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    401k ,insurance, above avg pay

    Cons

    no perdim,older rigs, no safety pay ($50 every 3 months)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have no advice for upper management at this time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    International Accounting Intern - Excellent Experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - International Accounting in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - International Accounting in Tulsa, OK

    I worked at Helmerich & Payne part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -Exposure to trial balance work for several international countries.
    -Assistance with senior accountants / manager / controller
    -Exposure to other departments during downtime: Accounts Payable, Internal Audit, Fixed Assets
    -Great foot-in-the-door for future employment opportunities
    -Half-days on Fridays during the summer!!!

    Cons

    Excessive downtime time-to-time, but work was always out there to be found above and beyond primary work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop a more formal intern program, opposed to just handing certain tasks down as necessary.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Life Timer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Motors in Midland, TX
    Current Employee - Motors in Midland, TX

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

    Pros

    Pay is good 401k is extremely competitive, benefits are awesome. Family friendly/oriented. Company cares about its employees right down to the little guy. Great opportunity to advance especially now with pipeline opening up in west Tx.

    Cons

    Suits need to pay more attention to helping workers (especially with family) who travel 5-18 hrs to the location and spend a 3rd of their check to live for 2 wks and travel to and from. Not that it isn't unfair to the single employee but the company could show some appreciation and compensate the dedicated loyal workers. Seems the company chooses to shut its eyes to this problem

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You've made this company great by doing what your doing, only advise is to start openly sweating some of the small stuff. Were not all making driller and up wages. Solve a problem, help moral, make the company all that much more appealing. And do away the stop cards. Its only training liars with a required 1-5 stop cards per day. Some of us actually stay bowed up like a cut worm instead of standing around looking for people to make mistskes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great company that prides itself on its culture and high number of long-time employees.

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

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

    Pros

    The company began in 1920 and has made an ongoing effort to establish a certain culture. Management does a great job of choosing employees based not only on their skills and knowledge, but also their fit into the culture. People enjoy coming to work, and many stay for their entire career.

    Cons

    The only negative aspect that comes to mind is that, over my years there, it seems that management reacted a bit slowly to the change from having just under 100 employees in the headquarters office, to over 500 today. There are some areas where the improvement of processes and lower level management delegation have been slow to adapt.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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