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Parker Drilling Reviews

Updated September 8, 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Human Resource Administrator in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Human Resource Administrator in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Parker Drilling (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Free snacks, van pool, direct deposit

    Cons

    High turner over, no training, unstable

    Advice to Management

    Find better leadership

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Human Resources"

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    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


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Hard lesson learned"

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    Former Employee - Payroll in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Payroll in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great location. Paid parking. Food court.

    Cons

    If you're not part of the In Crowd, they'll get rid of you. A lot of favoritism. They have no processes and a lot of inconsistencies. Not up to date with technology.

    Advice to Management

    Send your managers to Supervisory training and how to treat employees classes. People skills and employee retention.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "A lot of politics that go on in this establishment. Manager's behavior is even unthinkable & appalling."

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

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

    Pros

    I can't think of even one.

    Cons

    A lot of gossip and no ownership or accountability for any of the unprofessional unlawful behavior.
     Benefits are worthless, & you work like a dog while not being appreciated.

    Advice to Management

    Long hours, weekends, & from home and still have to put up with garbage at the office. Biggest turn over I've ever seen and continue seeing. It is definitely not the Parker Drilling it used to be. *WARNING* run and run fast from this place. Thankfully the job market is too good to be stuck here. Actively looking and would never recommend this company. They're cheap and don't value their employees at all. They've lost sight of everything important and the morale here is pitiful.
    Stop subjecting a company to such unlawful behavior and retrain your people who hold such titles as 'managers/supervisors'...While many are afraid of retaliation. HR is completely clueless of all the mess that really goes on in the departments, it's sad. They're very disconnected. Company had been falling apart.

    Parker Drilling Response

    Sep 29, 2014 – Global Manager Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us through Glassdoor. We are sad to learn that you have not had a positive experience during your time with us at Parker Drilling, and we... More


  6. "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


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Try to avoid, if you can."

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    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is ok.
    Free Food.

    Cons

    No direction.
    No room to grow at all.
    Several Senior Analyst without degrees, so good luck to you.
    Try to avoid, could be a worst decision of ones life.

    Advice to Management

    Step up your game, and provide respect. Respect is a two way streak!


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