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  1. "Senior Accountant"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "Review of Parker Drilling"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  3. "Great work Environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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.


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  5. "Oil Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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


  6. "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.


  7. "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.


  8. "Semi-Family company"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  9. "They try hard"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Like a family
    Most employees aren't expected to work more than their 40 hour work week
    Flexible office hours in Houston

    Cons

    Little room for growth
    Changes in the way the company does things are extremely difficult to implement
    The overall professionalism of the company is low (still a lot leftover from the "mom & pop" days)

    Advice to Management

    It's not high school, there's no need for the "cool kids" to push the others down. If the company has failed in several locations and certain people were involved with each location...maybe it's time to cut the cord.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "The team is like family."

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    Former Employee - Human Resources in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    A small company with a family feeling but no family love.

    Cons

    Senior Management gets raises but not the little people. The little people are given excuses as why a raise is not foreseeable for the third year in a row yet Sr. Management receives bonuses and raises. No room for growth since Parker is such a small company. The only promotion you would receive would be your Managers job and they are in fear of losing their's so there's definitely no rooom for growth.

    Advice to Management

    Stop forming cliques and treat everyone as equals instead of step-children.


  11. "Floorhand I Parker Drilling"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Floorhand I in New Iberia, LA
    Former Employee - Floorhand I in New Iberia, LA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    week on week off schedule

    Cons

    wait until the last minute to evacuate for hurricanes

    Advice to Management

    Start rigging down sooner for hurricanes, evacuate sooner so employees can tend to their homes and families. Keep more rigs working, provide more/better tools and equipment.



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