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Key Energy Services Reviews

Updated November 15, 2017
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  • Upper Management shift in personnel is always unsettling with employees (in 9 reviews)

  • In the end, I did get laid off, but that was due to the oil and gas market (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Safety"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Key Energy Services full-time

    Pros

    A lot of good people, steady work

    Cons

    Pay is lower than competitors

    Advice to Management

    Take care of the employees who work hard for this company.


  2. "Company review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Key Energy Services full-time

    Pros

    Pay fairly well. Offers full benefits

    Cons

    Lack of experienced upper management.

  3. "Cdl driver"

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    Current Employee - CDL Driver in George West, TX
    Current Employee - CDL Driver in George West, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Key Energy Services full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, take safety concerned into consideration, good benefits, good insurance ok retirement plenty of discounts at retailers they provide training and monthly safety meetings

    Cons

    Pay is low compared to competitors, no housing, look for more long term work competing companies are at at least 20 dollars an hour and provide housing

    Advice to Management

    Bring up the pay and provide housing


  4. "Field operations"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Key Energy Services full-time

    Pros

    Learn new skills to use later

    Cons

    Poor pay compared to others


  5. "Its good training groundsd"

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    Current Employee - Dispatcher in Hobbs, NM
    Current Employee - Dispatcher in Hobbs, NM
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Key Energy Services full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    experience, nothing, nothing , nothing

    Cons

    always being on call, being taken advantage of, Noone knows what the industry is about.

    Advice to Management

    take care of your employees


  6. "Was a great company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Key Energy Services full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work Life Balance; Compensation; Great People

    Cons

    Terrible Industry too many booms and busts


  7. "Place is a joke"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Key Energy Services full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You get paid every other week. SOME people are friendly and helpful. Parking garage is attached to building so you don't have to walk outside. Good benefits.

    Cons

    The place is a joke, or at least the safety department is. I quit my job to come work here. Key was paying me 50% LESS than what I was making before but I felt Key was giving me a better opportunity in the long run. I was wrong.

    My resume reflected what I was capable of doing and in the interview, I made it very clear what I did not have experience with. This seemed to go over well and I was told I'd be taught how to do everything.

    From the the day I started, it has been one giant joke of a job. It was incredibly slow and most days I had nothing to do. I've seen some reviews on here saying a lot of people just try to look busy when they aren't doing anything which is true. On top of that, the person in charge of training me and showing me what do was incompetent at the least and was also a two faced alcoholic (literally the day I started she decided to tell me the "gossip" on everyone but claimed she "minded up her own business). She claimed that when she started working at Key that no one helped her with her job and she had to learn it all herself so she believed I should be doing the same. Anytime I asked for help, it usually got thrown back at me like I was supposed to know everything already. The times I did ask for help, I was told "it's not my job, it's yours". I did my job and I did what I was supposed to do. Most jobs will give you some sort of feedback when you first start to let you know where you stand with the position and what you need to improve on. I never got this. I thought things were going well. I ended up getting fired today due to "constant poor feedback" and "I didn't answer my phone twice". Honestly it's a pathetic excuse.

    The safety department in Houston now only has 3 people in it because they can't keep people around.

    The company hasn't made a profit in who knows how long. They're incredibly cheap and everything is always "what is the cheapest way we can fix this" or "this is too expensive to fix so we aren't going to fix it". What a great mindset. On top of that, they have all these positions that need to be filled but are too cheap to hire someone else/can no longer get approval to hire someone else so other people end up having to take on multiple jobs.

    HR is also lacking considering they were constantly wanting to hire people who had failed pre-employment drug tests/been previously terminated for failed drug tests.

  8. "Great Workplace Environment"

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    Former Employee - Rig Worker in Bakersfield, CA
    Former Employee - Rig Worker in Bakersfield, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Key Energy Services full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great management and great benefits.

    Cons

    Very hard to find a downside,


  9. "Rig Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Rig Supervisor in Bakersfield, CA
    Former Employee - Rig Supervisor in Bakersfield, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Key Energy Services full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good place to work employees are well treated company is out for best interest of employee

    Cons

    cons are limited all that really caught my attention from employees was there complaint about having to drive there own vehicles to there satellite yards and there wasn't a carpool vehicle


  10. "HSE Advisor"

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    Former Employee - HSE Advisor in Williston, ND
    Former Employee - HSE Advisor in Williston, ND
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Key Energy Services full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The best company to work for.

    Cons

    Laid off due to drop in oil price,


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