Key Energy Services Reviews

Updated August 29, 2015
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Key Energy Services Chairman, President, CEO, and COO Dick Alario
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  1. Hard times ahead

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Midland, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Midland, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Key Energy Services full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    In spite of all the layoffs and people leaving, there are still a lot of good people in the company.

    Cons

    Worst (former) president, CEO and chairman imaginable. If the Boad had "retired" him 2 or more years ago, the company would not be in its current condition. There is not a single initiative the company has undertaken that has not failed in his 10+ years with the company. Salary and benefit cuts have already been put in place. Limited opportunity right now.

    Advice to Management

    New President has his work cut out. I hope he is successful.


  2. Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Key Energy Services full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    During my time at Key I worked with some very good people who were dedicated and talented.

    Cons

    The company has not made a profit in over 3 years, even before the 2014 - 2015 drop in oil prices. Several acquisitions have not turned out profitable. The only solution over the years has been to reorganize and lay off employees. These efforts have not been successful.

    Advice to Management

    Stockholders, other than the BOD, would be served best by a new executive team in my opinion. The company needs a totally new direction. Getting acquired may be the best move for the company as a whole.


  3. Run, Run Far Away

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Current employees will tell you they can't think of one thing

    Cons

    1. You will not get the raises you deserve unless you're related to one of the executives 2. the company talks a lot of BS--employer of choice; communication; effective leadership, but they dont folow what preach 3. this company acts like a privately owned one even though they're publicly traded 4. in 4 years, they've had 6 layoffs. this is bad for society as well as it increases the number of people having to draw from unemployment 5. HR sucks! one of its people are promoted simply bc of who they know without proper degrees and experienc 6. most people who work at Key --field and corporate--hate their jobs and are trying to escape Do yourself a favor and find a real company that knows how to manage a business, correctly forecast and doesnt engage in nepotism

    Advice to Management

    Nepotism is not a way to run a SUCCESSFUL business


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  5. Company is pure BS

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    Current Employee - BOP Tech in Bakersfield, CA
    Current Employee - BOP Tech in Bakersfield, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Zeros pros with a bunch of back stabbing, and zero respect

    Cons

    The company itself is a huge con, they have no backbone or stick to there word

    Advice to Management

    Grow some balls and stick to your word


  6. HR

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Key Energy Services full-time

    Pros

    The people I work with are nice, but not upper management.

    Cons

    They do a round of lay offs about every six months, so if you just got hired, don't expect to be there more than a year. For example, they just hired a COO and to pay for that new executive, they laid off other employees.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to better budget so you don't have to get rid of good employees every time you need money.


  7. Never work here!

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Key Energy Services full-time

    Pros

    Nothing coming up in mind

    Cons

    Incompetent management, micro managers, loose business model


  8. undisclosed for fear of retaliation

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    only pro is the good benefits

    Cons

    Pay is below average...10% pay cut recently leaves little money to survive on. Company only cares about bottom line. Pay raises are almost non existent. Favoritism shown, retaliation is rampant, HR is a joke and nothing is confidential..don't call in on management or HR will notify them and you will get fired, so everyone feels like their is no one to turn to when issues arrise. Sexism and racism is the norm. Morale is at an all time low..trickles down from upper management. How are you expected to have a good attitude when management has an I don't care attitude about everything. Managers let favorites hide out and nap on company time while getting paid for it but send good workers home because work is slow. Managers are lazy and only worry about eating breakfast and lunch instead of getting work. Bring in employees from a yard that lost billions to "turn the company around". poor communication from corporate..decisions made without working through implementation and consequences. Sexual harrassment...inappropriate comments made to female employees and HR and upper management sweep it under the rug. Asks DOT drivers to run over hours and "make paperwork right". Employees quitting daily because of poor pay and horrible conditions.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees and they will take care of you.


  9. Helpful (1)

    No good

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lube Technician
    Former Employee - Lube Technician
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Competitive pay, willing to take on entry level personnel

    Cons

    Management is a joke. They have people in made up positions because they are buddy's with the right people. These so called management personnel have no idea on what it takes to be a leader. They give no direction, guidance, or organization to task. They do not know how to lead so therefore they just gripe about the job your doing daily to feel purposeful

    Advice to Management

    Have a management training program or promote personnel from within who actual have been doing the job for a while


  10. Helpful (1)

    AA

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Able to work Flex time

    Cons

    very unorganized company, management is non existent


  11. Buyer Beware

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flex Time Can't think of anything else.

    Cons

    - Management is disrespectful - Lack of Competent Managers; see stock for more details - There seems to be no clear or concise direction from the top. - High Turnover ; whoever gave this company over 3 stars lied.

    Advice to Management

    Training, training, training and follow through.



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