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Parker Drilling Reviews

Updated November 15, 2017
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  1. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - HSE Trainer in Anchorage, AK
    Former Employee - HSE Trainer in Anchorage, AK
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Parker Drilling (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.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  2. "Motorman"

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    Former Employee - Mechanic in Deadhorse, AK
    Former Employee - Mechanic in Deadhorse, AK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Parker Drilling full-time (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

    Advice to Management

    Remove all the hire ups and start fresh

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Surviving"

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    Former Employee - Senior Buyer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Buyer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Parker Drilling full-time (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.

    Advice to Management

    Attention to the human resource. Managers need to be pre-screened for previous fraudulent activity and their ability to deal with employees. Too many chiefs and egos colliding for a piece of the cake. It's all in-house and visible. The lack of ethics in several departments such as Supply Chain, Engineering and Compliance is alarming and they operate in absolute freedom.


  4. "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Parker Drilling full-time

    Pros

    Family atmosphere; most everyone is willing to do a little more than their job description when needed to help out a colleague.

    Cons

    Depending on where you live, the commute can be a bear.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Decent company but employees are just a number"

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    Current Employee - Accountant II in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Accountant II in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Parker Drilling full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits, decent people

    Cons

    Long hours, higher than normal expectations

    Advice to Management

    Figure out the cost of your products, too many chiefs.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Core Values Are More Than Words"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Parker Drilling full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    When I joined Parker Drilling, there was a family-like environment. The CEO (owner) at the time I started was very personable and made every employee feel important to the company. Great pay/compensation, reported to good management and free coffee/snacks.

    Cons

    New CEO was not approachable. Layoffs were not always about budget or organizational strategy, but rather about favoritism. Trust was not present between workforce and management. Extremely high attrition, even before layoffs started. Did not aggressively address issues in management when reported by employees. Core values were not displayed or demonstrated throughout Parker.

    Advice to Management

    People are your number one asset, especially in a small company that is in a competitive industry. Trust and integrity should always be part of your core values and everyone, including management should be held accountable to these values. Have programs in place for all employees that motivate them and provide effective training to develop them. Don't be afraid to do employee surveys and learn from the results.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Overall good company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Roustabout in Prudhoe Bay, AK
    Current Employee - Roustabout in Prudhoe Bay, AK
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, a'lot of hours, free food/housing out in the field.

    Cons

    3 weeks away from home

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Fulltime manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Parker Drilling full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Free Snacks, office location, paid parking

    Cons

    Culture, Turnover, poor HR, lack of growth

    Advice to Management

    Pick it up, know the value of those you have


  9. "Derrickhand"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Parker Drilling full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good breakout company, good insurance, 401k, would only recommend if you've never worked offshore to get experience they have good food

    Cons

    Low pay, sorry upper management don't care about employees, they are cheap don't want to give raises or buy things the employees need on rig

    Advice to Management

    Be a little more caring about employees considering they are the ones doing all the work while you draw the big paycheck


  10. "Former employer"

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Parker Drilling full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company and people. If possible, I would still be there.

    Cons

    Great company - no cons at all.


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