Parker Drilling

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Parker Drilling Reviews

Updated February 25, 2015
Updated February 25, 2015
25 Reviews
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25 Reviews
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  1.  

    Very professional and cooperative personnel. True asset.

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    Current Employee - Business Development in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Business Development in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Flexibility when necessary is allowed, the main thing is to get job done as expected.

    Cons

    None that I know of, I mean that will keep me from recommending Parker Drilling.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    90% of personnel is very loyal to the company. Please look better after them!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    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 (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
  3.  

    True Blue: Enduring and Unafraid of Growth

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    Current Employee - Operations in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Operations in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    This 75+ year old company is restructuring and planning for growth and expansion opportunities. Parker introduced a proactive and effective new leadership team in 2012. Implemented new benefits, training, and perks to employees in 2013. Paid out bonuses in 2012. Expanded revenue generating capabilities of Technical Services.

    Cons

    Need to strengthen Change Management strategies. There is a high concern amongst employees about what will happen next and how it will impact their jobs. A solid Change Management strategy would address this and increase retention.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't give up, stay aligned. I will be crucial to execute on stragties, now more that ever. Your efforts will be rewarded.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    An enjoyable work experience with a company that is expanding world wide.

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Recruiting in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Human Resources Recruiting in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    The people, experience and the knowledge that you can gather working here.

    Cons

    Not being able to advance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give employees the chance to show you what they can do an the opportunity to learn new things to help the team and themselves.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    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 (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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    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 (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
  9.  

    Great job opportunities with chance to get ahead

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Attorney in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Attorney in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Parker Drilling full-time (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
  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 (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 (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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