Parker Drilling

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Parker Drilling Reviews

Updated September 17, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014
19 Reviews
3.0
19 Reviews
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Parker Drilling CEO Gary Rich
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  1.  

    Nice work environment!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at Parker Drilling full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good pay, good work-life balance. Nice family oriented culture. Nice co-workers. Good learning opportunities. It was a good experience to work for PKD.

    Cons

    Not many growth opportunities. Many changes and some rotation just because the industry is booming. Management is busy doing their thing and not really paying attention to the lower structure. They have cancelled nice perks they were giving.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen more to the needs of your employees. Employees eager to grow and take more responsibilities/challenges.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A lot of politics that go on in this establishment. Manager's behavior is even unthinkable & appalling.

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    Current Employee - Corporate Office  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Corporate Office in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Parker Drilling full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I can't think of even one.

    Cons

    A lot of gossip and no ownership or accountability for any of the unprofessional unlawful behavior.
     Benefits are worthless, & you work like a dog while not being appreciated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Long hours, weekends, & from home and still have to put up with garbage at the office. Biggest turn over I've ever seen and continue seeing. It is definitely not the Parker Drilling it used to be. *WARNING* run and run fast from this place. Thankfully the job market is too good to be stuck here. Actively looking and would never recommend this company. They're cheap and don't value their employees at all. They've lost sight of everything important and the morale here is pitiful.
    Stop subjecting a company to such unlawful behavior and retrain your people who hold such titles as 'managers/supervisors'...While many are afraid of retaliation. HR is completely clueless of all the mess that really goes on in the departments, it's sad. They're very disconnected. Company had been falling apart.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Parker Drilling Response

    Sep 29, 2014Global Manager Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us through Glassdoor. We are sad to learn that you have not had a positive experience during your time with us at Parker Drilling, and we ... More

  3.  

    Not easy but worth it

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    Former Employee - Manager  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Manager in Houston, TX

    I worked at Parker Drilling full-time

    Pros

    There was god opportunity for advancement. It was a small company, so you could experience more.

    Cons

    Limited workspace and lots of overtime. There was always an expectation that when you left you were available to work from home. If you were working for the right person, the opportunity for advancement was there but there was no official review program so hard to make it unless part of the in-crowd. Small company trying to be bigger so seemed to be slowly forgetting about the importance of keeping its people happy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good company, Not completely together

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    Former Employee - Rig Mechanic  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Rig Mechanic in Houston, TX

    I worked at Parker Drilling full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good company with friendly employees. Very trusting in the ability of their people. Decent compensation and benefits, Rotation is standard.

    Cons

    Tend to put the cart before the horse and I don't think that some of the people put as much into work as they should on behalf of the employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep your people happy

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    If McDonalds is hiring choose wisely, at least McDonalds can pay correct

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    Current Employee - On A Rig
    Current Employee - On A Rig

    I have been working at Parker Drilling full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    NONE that I can think of

    Cons

    Pathetic leadership, Human Resources team is worthless, old equipment, lack of safety concerns for its employees, no one is a long term employee any longer, below average pay, below average benefits, payroll cant get checks right, you can be told in country you have been promoted but never see a pay adjustment as promised and if you do, its nothing but attitude form the so called HR payroll group.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Parker Drilling Response

    Sep 2, 2014Global Manager Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for sharing your views on Glassdoor. We would like to work with you to understand the payroll adjustment you have mentioned, and resolve that issue. Please contact me at ... More

  7.  

    Great job opportunities with chance to get ahead

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    Current Employee - Attorney  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Attorney in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Parker Drilling full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Parker Drilling has a long history, but it feels like a place where even new employees can help to make a big difference in the way business is done. If you are willing to work, and you care about your results, you can go far in this company.

    Cons

    Not as many corporate events as I would like where employees can blow off steam and get to know each other outside the office.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    great start out job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Parker Drilling full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    they have very good cooking

    Cons

    it is a low paying company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Top shelf Equipment and Management

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    Former Employee - Assistant Driller  in  Baton Rouge, LA
    Former Employee - Assistant Driller in Baton Rouge, LA

    I worked at Parker Drilling full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Safe environment excellent state of the art equipment

    Cons

    H R and screening of new hires need to weed out drug addicts drunks and comp hands and hands with illegal papers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Company. One of the best I worked for

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    Former Employee - Project Scheduler  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Project Scheduler in Houston, TX

    I worked at Parker Drilling full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Small company with easy access to Senior Management.

    Cons

    Newer Senior management doesn't have the vision or experience of past teams

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please retain well experienced VPs and above.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Family atmosphere and people work well together in teams, growing company, making positive changes.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Parker Drilling full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    New people in key positions making positive changes. Company is good to the employees and has a relaxed environment, where we can have fun and still get the work done.

    Cons

    Company doesn't always understand what value some of their employees can add and limits career growth of those employees as a result. Company doesn't pay as well as others in the industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value the contributions your employees can make and promote them to the appropriate roles for their expertise and experience and pay them accordingly for the value they will be providing in those roles.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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