Parker Drilling Reviews

Updated Jul 14, 2020

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3.4
59%
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78%
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Parker Drilling CEO Gary Rich
Gary Rich
31 Ratings
Pros
  • "There are free snacks in the break room(in 4 reviews)

  • "Good pay, good benefits, decent people(in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "Bonuses are minimal except for upper management and those that negotiate prior to accepting an offer(in 4 reviews)

  • "Newer Senior management doesn't have the vision or experience of past teams(in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "It was an average place to work"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Parker Drilling full-time for 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.

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  2. "Okay sometimes"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Maintenance Supervisor 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Parker Drilling full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    They will train you but on your time

    Cons

    The past 10 years company has moved to more people are just numbers Friends are golden here to move up.


  3. "Just anothe drilling company"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Floorhand 

    I worked at Parker Drilling full-time

    Pros

    When theres work you will work.

    Cons

    Lowest paying drilling company in the GOM.

  4. "Easy going"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Computer Systems Analyst in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Parker Drilling full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Everyone was at work ontime

    Cons

    Simple thing mad a big deal

  5. "Good Company"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at Parker Drilling full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits. Great safety culture.

    Cons

    Office personnel forget that without the drill crews actually doing the work they wouldn't be employed.

  6. Helpful (1)

    "Not one team"

    1.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Parker Drilling full-time

    Pros

    Drinks and snacks in the break room.

    Cons

    Management is not experienced, they do not give raises and promote upper management rather than promoting the people that actually know what they are doing. Technical services management is a joke, it’s sad talented individuals that knew what they are doing to run a business are no longer there anymore.

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  7. "full time"

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Parker Drilling full-time

    Pros

    Company provided good experience, knowledgeable people

    Cons

    low pay, and lack of corporate direction

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  8. "Great company"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    HSE Trainer in Anchorage, AK
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Parker Drilling for more than 5 years

    Pros

    A large corporation that still treats employees similar to a small company.

    Cons

    Energy industry operates one a boom and bust cycle.

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "Motorman"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mechanic in Deadhorse, AK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Parker Drilling full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Learned a lot about different types of mechanics

    Cons

    I gave everything to that company and they threw me to the wolves. Terrible upper management

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  10. Helpful (9)

    "Surviving"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Buyer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Parker Drilling full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    - Decent benefits: insurance, PTO. - Hard working field employees. - Free parking Since Bobby Parker stepped down as a CEO there are no more pros for this company.

    Cons

    The company lost direction. Hiring inexperienced management and family or friends for an overhead that is no longer sustainable. With only one customer in hand there is not a viable future. HR department is practically a cover for a non existent policy of inclusion and a culture of respect. Bullying is subtle but constant. Micromanagement is a daily battle hurting and limiting the employee's professional development.

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