Parker Drilling - Louisianans don't mix well with normal people-if you're not in their clique, forget having a good experience | Glassdoor
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"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
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Parker Drilling full-time (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 Management

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

Other Employee Reviews for Parker Drilling

  1. "True Blue: Enduring and Unafraid of Growth"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Operations in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Parker Drilling full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    This 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.

    Cons

    Need 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 Management

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


  2. "They try hard"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

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