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Key Energy Services Reviews

Updated January 15, 2015
Updated January 15, 2015
45 Reviews
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Key Energy Services Chairman, President, CEO, and COO Dick Alario
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great boss, lousy company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Midland, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Midland, TX

    I have been working at Key Energy Services full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    I work with great people, have a great boss, pay is decent, occasional bonuses, flexible schedule

    Cons

    High turn over mostly due to lay offs when management has made poor financial decisions and has to cut costs... employees are usually the first to go... continuous change to bonus structure (when we get one).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management needs to value the employees more, remember they are the ones who get the bills paid and make you your paychecks. Also when you are implementing new policy stick with it for longer than two years before trying something different and turning employees world upside down again... Key has become a bit like a roller coast in the last several years.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Working in North Dakota

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mechanic in Williston, ND
    Current Employee - Mechanic in Williston, ND

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

    Pros

    Great Pay, benefits, housing reduced.

    Cons

    Cold weather, very cold. A ton of paperwork to work here.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Very lean times ahead

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

    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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 5 people found this helpful  

    Organization could benefit from simple changes.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Houston, TX

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Short term consultant - experience was just "ok".

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Key Energy Services as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good size company with room to grow in your career.

    Cons

    I was a short term consultant but for the short time and the experience left me feeling empty. Not the team environment, warm fuzzy fealing I have received from other consulting roles but again it was a short term project.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More focus on employee moral/personal growth is needed.

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    It is what it is.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vacuum Truck Operator in Tioga, ND
    Current Employee - Vacuum Truck Operator in Tioga, ND

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

    Pros

    There are good hard working people here. You are taken care of as much as possible. Key strives to hire the best that it can. They were plagued with poor management desicions in the beginning but over the years they have slowly rectified those mistakes and are gearing up for a good team to be on in ND.

    Cons

    If you have worked in the oilfield the flow of work is unstable. Same here at Key Energy some months may be slow then the next thing you know your working your tail off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retention is key keep the employees you have. Make yourself competitive with salaries and base pay.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    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,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    I would go somewhere else.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finance/Controls in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Finance/Controls in Houston, TX

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    hot oiler/pump truck driver

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pump Truck Operator in Levelland, TX
    Current Employee - Pump Truck Operator in Levelland, TX

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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