Parker Drilling

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Parker Drilling Reviews

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
18 Reviews
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18 Reviews
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Parker Drilling CEO Gary Rich
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  1.  

    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
  2.  

    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

  3.  

    Louisianans don't mix well with normal people-if you're not in their clique, forget having a good experience

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    Former Employee - VFD Electrician  in  Anchorage, AK
    Former Employee - VFD Electrician in Anchorage, AK

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

    Pros

    the pay is good, some of management is made up of good people

    Cons

    a lot of backstabbing and dishonesty, people climbing over other people, favoritism shown by management to family who also work there, incompetence and arrogance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you are going to do a construction project, don't manage that project with unqualified Parker employees just to keep it in the family, you wouldn't be getting sued by BP right now if you had left the construction of the AADU project to QUALIFIED management teams

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Try to avoid, if you can.

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    Former Employee - Systems Analyst  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Houston, TX

    I worked at Parker Drilling

    Pros

    Pay is ok.
    Free Food.

    Cons

    No direction.
    No room to grow at all.
    Several Senior Analyst without degrees, so good luck to you.
    Try to avoid, could be a worst decision of ones life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Step up your game, and provide respect. Respect is a two way streak!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Parker used to be a good company.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Parker Drilling

    Pros

    Flex time available. Payroll is knowledgeable. Legal has some good people. Help-desk is helpful. Compliance is watchful. Safety is a priority.

    Cons

    Stock price has not risen in years, everything senior management has tried seems to go south, raises and bonuses promised but not delivered in 2-3 years, starting salaries low. There seems to be a "If you don't like it, then leave mentality." Slim-to-no chance of promotion and no career path available.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote from within instead of constantly bringing in new people. Chart out career paths and encourage everyone to educate themselves. Stop rewarding upper management for its inept decisions. Deliver on your promises or more good people will leave.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Unclear carreer path

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Parker Drilling full-time

    Pros

    Company going through transition. New CEO, new CFO, new VP-HR... trying to find the path between how things were made 4 decades ago and "modern" managament. Good pay, average benefits. Good operations at the rigs.

    Cons

    Unclear carreer path. Not enough challenges. Lots of individual work, little team work. Not a learning culture, little/none training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If companies exists because of its people, make sure you make your employees grow with the company. Provide and support a learning culture. Let your employees understand the vision and the objectives of their function. Provide a carreer path.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Semi-Family company

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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 3 years

    Pros

    Those that have been with the company for a while treat it as a family company, however those that are newer have a more political environment.

    Cons

    Getting away from a family feeling, stagnant company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the employees happy, keep more employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    They try hard

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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

    Pros

    Like a family
    Most employees aren't expected to work more than their 40 hour work week
    Flexible office hours in Houston

    Cons

    Little room for growth
    Changes in the way the company does things are extremely difficult to implement
    The overall professionalism of the company is low (still a lot leftover from the "mom & pop" days)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's not high school, there's no need for the "cool kids" to push the others down. If the company has failed in several locations and certain people were involved with each location...maybe it's time to cut the cord.

    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    The team is like family.

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    Former Employee - Human Resources  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Houston, TX

    I worked at Parker Drilling

    Pros

    A small company with a family feeling but no family love.

    Cons

    Senior Management gets raises but not the little people. The little people are given excuses as why a raise is not foreseeable for the third year in a row yet Sr. Management receives bonuses and raises. No room for growth since Parker is such a small company. The only promotion you would receive would be your Managers job and they are in fear of losing their's so there's definitely no rooom for growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop forming cliques and treat everyone as equals instead of step-children.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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