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Parker Drilling Overview

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Houston, TX
1001 to 5000 employees
Unknown
Company - Public (PKD)
Oil & Gas Services
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Unknown
Parker Drilling parks its oil rigs off the beaten path. Its helicopter-transportable rigs allow the drilling contractor to work in otherwise inaccessible desert, mountain, and remote jungle locations. Its barge rigs allow the company to drill in transition zones (such as bays ... Read more

Parker Drilling Reviews

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Parker Drilling CEO Gary Rich
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
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    I worked at Parker Drilling full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I can say there were some really genuine people who I met while working here and have enjoyed friendships with them over the years. The work was interesting and kept me engaged.

    Cons

    There are your normal politics at this job as anyplace else. There is a lot going on at the BoD level and C-level which is not always properly disseminated to the rest of the company. There are select individuals who are more or less chosen to be in various roles regardless of what they do (or don't) or in regards to whom they might interview against.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it open and real, your feet on the ground in the field and at the corporate office is what gives you the opportunities to excel.

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Parker Drilling Interviews

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Parker Drilling (Houston, TX) in December 2009.

    Interview

    Initial meeting was with the director who seemed to like me very much and asked me very general questions about what I had learned in my past experiences. The second interview was a technical interview where I was asked basic .NET questions and SharePoint questions. The third interview was another technical interview where I was asked to produce some code. The final interview was with a group/panel who interviewed me. All was easy. I liked the company.

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    Reasons for Declining

    I declined because of Robert Half Technology promised me something and then didn't deliver.

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Parker Drilling Awards & Accolades

  • The Houston Chronicle 100, The Houston Chronicle, 2008

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