Parker Drilling

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Parker Drilling Reviews

Updated Jul 16, 2014
Parker Drilling – “Parker Drilling Arctic Team”

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3.1 15 reviews

100% Approve of the CEO

Parker Drilling CEO Gary Rich

Gary Rich

(3 ratings)

62% of employees recommend this company to a friend
15 Employee Reviews
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    Louisianans don't mix well with normal people-if you're not in their clique, forget having a good experience

    VFD Electrician (Former Employee) Anchorage, AK

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

    Consa 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 Senior ManagementIf 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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Try to avoid, if you can.

    Systems Analyst (Former Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsPay is ok.
    Free Food.

    ConsNo 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 Senior ManagementStep up your game, and provide respect. Respect is a two way streak!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    great start out job

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosthey have very good cooking

    Consit is a low paying company

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Parker used to be a good company.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

    ConsStock 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 Senior ManagementPromote 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Unclear carreer path

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsCompany 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.

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Semi-Family company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsThose 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.

    ConsGetting away from a family feeling, stagnant company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep the employees happy, keep more employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    They try hard

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Houston, TX

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

    ConsLittle 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 Senior ManagementIt'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.

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    The team is like family.

    Human Resources (Former Employee) Houston, TX

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

    ConsSenior 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 Senior ManagementStop forming cliques and treat everyone as equals instead of step-children.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Floorhand I (Former Employee) New Iberia, LA

    Prosweek on week off schedule

    Conswait until the last minute to evacuate for hurricanes

    Advice to Senior ManagementStart rigging down sooner for hurricanes, evacuate sooner so employees can tend to their homes and families. Keep more rigs working, provide more/better tools and equipment.

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    Good company, Not completely together

    Rig Mechanic (Former Employee) Houston, TX

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

    ConsTend 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 Senior ManagementKeep your people happy

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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