RigNet Reviews

Updated March 8, 2015
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  1. not a company that is ready to grow

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at RigNet full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    good customer base gives the company better business stability

    Cons

    Too many VP and other senior managers running around Houston pretending to be in charge, when all the decisions are made by the CEO anyway. They do not listen to the field staff on service items or operational issues. Instead, they have big strategy meetings all the time but never make any decisions to help the business grow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give people clear direction and let them perform - then reward them with good salary and benefits. Stop running the company like its all US employees, we are part of a global company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful

    Long working hours, no respect, little effective management.

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    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager

    I worked at RigNet

    Pros

    Many dedicated employees, generally lower level staff, who are willing to work all hours necessary to successfully complete mishandled, mismanaged projects. Small pockets of talent can be seen everywhere.

    Cons

    No respect for people, management or general employees.
    Managers are unduly pressurised by senior management, which results in a negative working environment for all employees.
    Employee remuneration package is much lower than other similar businesses in Houston.
    Very long working hours.
    Expectation of unpaid work, with zero consideration for family/work life balance.
    Frequent management changes, as senior employees leave because of bad working conditions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer higher pay and better package, to attract better managers.
    Do not hire YESmen, as this does not foster innovation and only respects ideas from the CEO.
    Respect the right of an American citizen to a reliable family personal life outside work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. Big business with a small company mentality

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at RigNet

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to build on processes and procedures. Great coworkers.

    Cons

    Limited growth, lack of leadership and direction, poor employee morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide clear goals and objectives that gets communicated down through to the teams. Value your employees. Admit failures and identify how to move forward.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    Avoid

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at RigNet full-time

    Pros

    Somehow still growing. Some great people amid the deadwood. If you want no life then promotion is possible. Good coffee.

    Cons

    Failed integrations, focus only on financials and not customers, zero value of employees. Management make all sorts of promises and deliver on next to none.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make decisions not exclusively based on short term financial gain. Invest in people. Make good on your promises. Cut the deadwood.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. Management lies

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    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Wichita, KS

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

    Pros

    Decent money. Good start in oilfield industry

    Cons

    Never home, less pay then other providers that work 8-5, 24/7 on call

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More money to FEs, cut chiefs add more indians!!!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    Needs some help.

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

    I worked at RigNet

    Pros

    Interesting work in a well-funded industry.

    Cons

    Not quite ready to grow.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Not an organized company. Management wars within management.

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Houston, TX
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Houston, TX

    I worked at RigNet as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good for beginners to get there feet wet in having a job.

    Cons

    Mgmt wars within mgmt. Men disrespect/devalue women.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get new management. Unorganized company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. great little mature communication start up company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at RigNet full-time

    Pros

    dynamic, stable, big potential, good customer base with strong growth potential in traditional and new markets, flexible work processes,

    Cons

    disorganised, top heavy, overly centralised, a lot of unrealised potential, bad information systems,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More decentralised global teams with much better information systems and communications will be required to get a united effort and culture to grow beyond the current limitations. Lots of potential to compete against regional players with targeted campaigns.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Great People to Work With With Lots of Growth

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

    I have been working at RigNet full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    There are opportunities provided via and outside online training portal. Although the company is expanding hand over fist, business practices are not.

    Cons

    Many changes are being instantly implemented thought the total impact is not necessarily thought through.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider being an "undercover" boss to see the moral of the company grunts.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. RigNet is a dynamic, fast-paced company providing mission critical technology solutions to the oil and gas industry.

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    Current Employee - Chief Executive Officer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Chief Executive Officer in Houston, TX

    I have been working at RigNet full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    RigNet is a great place to work to develop skills and build a career. The work environment is stimulating and focused on serving demanding oil and customers.

    Cons

    The fast and demanding pace is not for everyone. Only high performers need to apply. The Company is clearly improving development of employees through formal training programs. RigNet has also rolled out a high-performance culture initiative, with employees developing five core values under which the Company operates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to strengthen the Company's capabilities to position for future growth. RigNet was a startup fifteen years ago, went public in late 2010 and it continues to march toward being a world-class remote communications company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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