Key Energy Services Reviews

Updated August 17, 2015
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  1. Key Energy Review

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Key Energy Services (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good salary, open schedules, option to work 9/80 shifts, excellent downtown location, paid parking or paid bus fair

    Cons

    Benefits are not good at all. HR department does not care about spreading your private and very personal information. Managers in certain departments will label you an outcast for going to HR.

    Advice to Management

    Be responsible with personal information. Lives can be ruined by simply letting employees know information that should not be known by anyone but HR and the direct manager/director.


  2. unorganized and disfunction

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Key Energy Services full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, some good people.

    Cons

    Dissconnect between corporate and the marketplaces causes confusion and low morale.


  3. Poor Management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Systems Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - IT Systems Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Key Energy Services full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Interview and hiring processes were quick and easy. I have to come up with a few more words, but can't think of anything else positive.

    Cons

    Once hired, I was immediately re-organized under a new Director. Job role changed and was not what I was hired on to do. Given poor review for not performing medial tasks that were not in the original job description.

    Advice to Management

    Protect your employees well being. Provide them the opportunity to evolve their roles and not force them into lesser roles.


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  5. Unorganized Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good Pay. Good training. Not a great work - life balance. Disconnect between management and employees.

    Cons

    Poor Management that does not relay expectations well. Has some good ideas that are not implemented well.


  6. Meh

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Fort Lupton, CO
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Fort Lupton, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Key Energy Services full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The new local management is great at working with the drivers. Good coworkers.

    Cons

    Wage is below average for the industry. Schedule fluctuates on a daily basis. Not enough hours to keep drivers working full-time. Poor dispatching. Promises made are not promises kept. Not a career, more like a stepping stone.

    Advice to Management

    Follow through with promises to drivers. Fix equipment when it needs it. Honesty


  7. Helpful (6)

    Organization could benefit from simple changes.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Key Energy Services full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Key has many friendly, hard working, committed employees. Safety is highly valued at the highest levels.

    Cons

    Key has a fear-based culture. Interdepartmental accountability is rare. Fast turnaround is valued over quality work product. There is little employee development and low morale. Ineffective and costly business decisions are made by senior leadership, with the fiscal remedy being to cut bonuses and reduce work force. Some senior leaders have rather large egos that, if not fed, lead to a more difficult work life.

    Advice to Management

    Develop, support, and increase loyalty to employees. Admit when mistakes are made. All of these improve morale, build trust, increase retention, and create a more productive environment.


  8. As business went down, so did the employee value and input.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Key Energy Services full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay, downtown, free parking

    Cons

    HR, executives, atmosphere, religious affiliations all over work place,


  9. Helpful (3)

    hot oiler/pump truck driver

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pump Truck Operator in Levelland, TX
    Current Employee - Pump Truck Operator in Levelland, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Key Energy Services full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    They have good insurance and good coworkers. Most of the jobs we do are long hour jobs.

    Cons

    Management doesn't accept responsibility for anything! All they do is point fingers and try to place blame everywhere but where it belongs.

    Advice to Management

    Get some bosses who aren't afraid to stand up for the good work their employees do. Limit pushers to finding new work and getting tickets signed.


  10. Helpful (5)

    I would go somewhere else.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance/Controls in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Finance/Controls in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Key Energy Services full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Starting salaries are competitive + a sign-on bonus. They pay for your bus ticket or parking.

    Cons

    No leadership. Some incompetent people with personal agendas lead the company. Tone at the top seems to be don't ask, don't tell. There are a lot of reductions in force as a knee jerk reaction to the financial situation of the Company only to go on a hiring spree soon after. A while later, the cycle repeats. Salary increases are not the norm. Many complained of not getting salary increases for years. Too many "Egos" at the top. High turn-over.

    Advice to Management

    Stop manipulating the truth and protecting incompetent managers. Focus on what you know best and take care of your most important asset...your employees"


  11. Helpful (4)

    First year was good...last few were like a roller coaster!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Corporate in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Corporate in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Key Energy Services full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some great and friendly people work at Key. If you are in good graces with the upper tier management all will be good and smooth sailing

    Cons

    Extremely cliquish leadership...the only way to grow in this company is to kiss some serious a$$ and step on others on the way up the ladder. It can be the classic management style of "what have you done for me today?" or take credit for what others have done and then when they screw up punish the subservient. People are constantly looking over their shoulders as the powers that be continue to RIF and hire at a crazy pace. It's the ol' jerk the dog on a chain routine, so the "loyalty" is for sure a mirage.

    Advice to Management

    Maybe...just maybe the reason the revenues are like a roller coaster is because it is a direct reflection of the roller coaster you put the employees through? Call me crazy, but if employees are driven because the leadership is clear, honest and loyal the employees will want to produce. If the leadership is dishonest, unclear and disloyal they will not produce. It's pretty simple math really.



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