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Parker Drilling Reviews

Updated April 25, 2017
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  1. "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.


  2. "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.

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    "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.


  4. "Senior Accountant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Family oriented and corporate atmosphere is friendly.

    Cons

    To may directions and too many management level thus slows down urgency of flow work.

    Advice to Management

    Changes are great, but too many at a rapidly pace results insignificant impact and reduce the amount of management levels.


  5. "Review of Parker Drilling"

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    Former Employee - Site Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Site Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I enjoyed working for Parker Drilling. Their Project Management Department was well staffed and provided resources that had not been available to me in the past.

    Cons

    Although a positive business approach in a up-trending market. Operations and maintenance contracts are restrictive in a down-trending market.

    Advice to Management

    None


  6. "Great work Environment"

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    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. "Oil Company"

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    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

  8. "Great company to start out with and gain experience. They hire a lot of new roustabouts."

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    Former Employee - Floorhand I in New Iberia, LA
    Former Employee - Floorhand I in New Iberia, LA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    14 on/14 off rotations. As of 2014... Roustabouts make $17.35, Floorhand 2 - $19.50, and Floorhand 1 - $21.70. Great insurance.

    Cons

    Inland barge rigs. Don't make as much as you would offshore. Older equipment.

    Advice to Management

    A leader needs to be able to motivate their employees. When you've earned the respect of your hands they will go the extra mile. The work environment is way too negative. That is the number one reason people quit.


  9. "Unclear carreer path"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Parker Drilling full-time

    Pros

    Company going through transition. New CEO, new CFO, new VP-HR... trying to find the path between how things were made 4 decades ago and "modern" managament. Good pay, average benefits. Good operations at the rigs.

    Cons

    Unclear carreer path. Not enough challenges. Lots of individual work, little team work. Not a learning culture, little/none training.

    Advice to Management

    If companies exists because of its people, make sure you make your employees grow with the company. Provide and support a learning culture. Let your employees understand the vision and the objectives of their function. Provide a carreer path.


  10. "Semi-Family company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Those that have been with the company for a while treat it as a family company, however those that are newer have a more political environment.

    Cons

    Getting away from a family feeling, stagnant company.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the employees happy, keep more employees.


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