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Parker Drilling Reviews

Updated April 18, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Overall good company to work for"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  2. "Decent company but employees are just a number"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Current Employee"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very friendly environment, good people, good salary.

    Cons

    small company, little room to advance or move around to different groups.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Parker Drilling - Beware"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The pay is good. There are free snacks in the break room.

    Cons

    There are many issues with management and when taken to HR, nothing is done. The money is good but the stress is not worth it. The turnover rate is really high. Most people leave when they can.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees more and fix problems that are obviously impacting your employees.


  5. "Derrick Man"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Derricks in New Iberia, LA
    Current Employee - Derricks in New Iberia, LA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Low turnover, you can expect to work with the same guys for a long time and is very much like a family outside of your biological family.

    Cons

    The equipment is older and out dated, manual tongs, no winch in derrick, etc... But over all I have enjoyed my time working with them.

    Advice to Management

    When time get slow and cuts are being made look at performance more that tenure. Over all I have enjoyed my time working for Parker Drilling


  6. "Great work Environment"

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

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

    Pros

    There is a nice work environment.

    Cons

    Old habits die hard, but things are improving.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the progress on moving Parker forward.


  7. "A Legacy - 80 years strong!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Texas in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Texas in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Their vision is to be Innovative; Reliable; and Efficient
    They value Safety
    Family-like environment
    Customer focused
    Forward thinking

    Cons

    The 'Cons' are due to the oil and gas industry volatility.
    Oversupply, lower prices, and less demand represent a real challenge to the industry.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.

  8. "Oil Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Driller in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Assistant Driller in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Company to work for

    Cons

    There was a shortage of work


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Human Resources"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Webster, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Webster, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cleaning lady is super nice! Free snacks

    Cons

    Poor leadership, People don't drive business, poor HR Leaders

    Advice to Management

    Get a clue


  10. "New vision to empower employees to be innovative, reliable, and efficient!"

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

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

    Pros

    Great support from new mid level managers!
    Love the new changes brought to PKD.
    Responsive to customer needs and concerns.

    Cons

    Need to be patient. Big gap in personnel who has been with company 20 plus years versus newly hired personnel.

    Advice to Management

    Land some rigs to work and solidify PKD reputation.


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