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Updated Jul 28, 2014
Parker Drilling – “Parker Drilling Arctic Team”

Parker Drilling – “Parker Drilling Arctic Team”
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3.2 16 reviews

100% Approve of the CEO

Parker Drilling CEO Gary Rich

Gary Rich

(3 ratings)

57% of employees recommend this company to a friend
16 Employee Reviews
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    True Blue: Enduring and Unafraid of Growth

    Operations (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsThis 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.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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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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    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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    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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