Key Energy Services Reviews

Updated September 1, 2015
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Key Energy Services Chairman, President, CEO, and COO Dick Alario
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  1. Good option

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Managing Director in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Managing Director in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible company, good for new initiatives, good managers. Excellent benefits and fair remuneration

    Cons

    Seasonal business, producers don't respect service companies, lot of layoffs during downturns

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing


  2. Was a great job sudden layoffs

    Former Employee - Fluid Engineer in Alice, TX
    Former Employee - Fluid Engineer in Alice, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Was a great job and I enjoyed the work and the challenge. Pay was good and good benefits. Great people to work with and potential to move up in the workforce was available.

    Cons

    Sudden layoffs where upsetting for everyone. Upper management had no clue how the day to day operations worked and layed off based on the highest paying employees and kept the lowest level ones with only one person to look over them.

    Advice to Management

    Look at more than numbers when you have to lay people off. Keep employees who have bin there a long time and know what they are doing. You are going to have to have knowledgeable people when work picks back up.


  3. Everything was fine except for the 6/3 work scheduale

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Rig Supervisor in Bakersfield, CA
    Former Employee - Rig Supervisor in Bakersfield, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People, safety minded, good management across the board, solid company. I was very impressed with the way our part of the company was operated as a whole.

    Cons

    Managements hands were tied concerning work schedualing......customer had to much input into companies private buisness ( my opinion ) just saying.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to say " no " to customers where employees are concerned as work scheduales very much affect family / home lives.


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  5. Mostly positive, with a few quirks.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Service Desk Analyst I in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - IT Service Desk Analyst I in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers, fairly laid back management and work environment. Strong focus on safety.

    Cons

    There's not a lot of emphasis from management on advancement, no mention of what is expected or how to do so, and even with recognition from every level of the organization for outstanding performance there is no mention of promotion.

    Advice to Management

    Better communication about the direction and state of the company, and clearer direction about what is expected and what opportunities are available for advancement.


  6. Trk driver

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Trk Driver in Sweetwater, TX
    Former Employee - Trk Driver in Sweetwater, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    were always on time With the pay checks.one time I did have a issue it was taken care of on the very next check..hours if you wanted them.

    Cons

    communications were poor, at best.

    Advice to Management

    keeping a better schedule and Communications..


  7. Overall a good experience

    Former Intern - Mechanical Engineering Intern in Odessa, TX
    Former Intern - Mechanical Engineering Intern in Odessa, TX

    I worked at Key Energy Services as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    All the staff were welcoming, helpful and friendly. I was given everything I needed to work effectively Payed for my accommodation for the whole summer) Didn't micromanage and weren't strict as long as you get your work done. Would let people leave early on Fridays and allowed you to work overtime if you wanted

    Cons

    Definite lack of communication between different areas (HR, management, shop workers etc.) I talked to people that were frustrated because they felt their opinions and insight were not being valued. Granted the KTC facility is fairly new and there is a struggle to keep enough workers (typical for Midland / Odessa) a lot of effort was spent putting out fires and not chipping away at long term underlying issues


  8. Great couture

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Coiled Tubing Operator in Longview, TX
    Current Employee - Coiled Tubing Operator in Longview, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great couture value toward employees.

    Cons

    No secure job, and benefit for long term employees.


  9. My experience in Key very good, work with honesty, responsibility, all the time concentrating on my responsibilities.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Warehouse Manager/WH Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Warehouse Manager/WH Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Key Energy Services full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Yes, all policies, values, and training very good for all employees

    Cons

    I like the hard work and work in this field is very interesting


  10. Helpful (2)

    Very lean times ahead

    • 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
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very collaborative environment, from corporate office to field locations. Leadership team is easily accessible and values input. Benefits and starting pay are slightly above industry average. For a mid-cap org., bureaucracy is limited, with a reasonable amount of flexibility.

    Cons

    One must aggressively negotiate starting salary, as raises and bonuses are the exception, rather than the norm. Employee morale is low, given significant WFR. Revenues have eroded over last several quarters. No employee development and limited opportunities for advancement, outside of business development or operations.

    Advice to Management

    With lean times ahead, clearly communicate strategic direction to the troops. Recognize and seek to grow talent, particularly younger employees, as the oilfield service industry continues to age. Diversify customer mix; too much revenue comes from either too few top customers or from a specific geographic location/municipality.


  11. A good experience and good learner's

    Current Employee - Warehouse Manager/WH Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Warehouse Manager/WH Coordinator in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Key Energy Services full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    It is a company that's been growing and working in Key time was very interesting

    Cons

    More Communication, organization, coordination and more training to employees

    Advice to Management

    continue with the same energy and strength



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