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Parker Drilling Reviews

Updated April 25, 2017
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  1. "HSE Advisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - HSE Advisor in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk (Russia)
    Former Employee - HSE Advisor in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk (Russia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Parker Drilling (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Professional Team. Excellent Safety Culture.

    Cons

    Office relationships and communication could be improved.


  2. "VFD & SCR RIG ELECTRICIAN"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - VFD & SCR RIG ELECTRICIAN in Erbil (Iraq)
    Former Employee - VFD & SCR RIG ELECTRICIAN in Erbil (Iraq)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    BIG COMPANY. It's a very good salary, making you feel comfortable is a big family, everyone is respected and grow personally and professionally, THERE IS MUCH TRAINING.

    Cons

    Nothing bad. I was more than 20 years in Parker Drilling and hope to return soon.

    Advice to Management

    Hopefully soon resume the operations, to return to job again con Parker Drilling.


  3. "Site Controller"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Parker Drilling (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Career growth and a great management that listen to the employees.

    Cons

    Indecisive at times, which result in loss of business opportunties

    Advice to Management

    Better succession planning


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  5. "Rig Chief Mechanic"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Rig Chief Mechanic in Români (Romania)
    Former Employee - Rig Chief Mechanic in Români (Romania)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Parker Drilling full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I enjoy working for Parker

    Cons

    I don't have any downside for Parker Drilling

    Advice to Management

    Very good Management


  6. "Family atmosphere and people work well together in teams, growing company, making positive changes."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    New people in key positions making positive changes. Company is good to the employees and has a relaxed environment, where we can have fun and still get the work done.

    Cons

    Company doesn't always understand what value some of their employees can add and limits career growth of those employees as a result. Company doesn't pay as well as others in the industry.

    Advice to Management

    Value the contributions your employees can make and promote them to the appropriate roles for their expertise and experience and pay them accordingly for the value they will be providing in those roles.


  7. "Great Company. One of the best I worked for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Scheduler in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Project Scheduler in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Small company with easy access to Senior Management.

    Cons

    Newer Senior management doesn't have the vision or experience of past teams

    Advice to Management

    Please retain well experienced VPs and above.


  8. "Great job opportunities with chance to get ahead"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Attorney in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Attorney in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Parker Drilling has a long history, but it feels like a place where even new employees can help to make a big difference in the way business is done. If you are willing to work, and you care about your results, you can go far in this company.

    Cons

    Not as many corporate events as I would like where employees can blow off steam and get to know each other outside the office.


  9. "Good company, Not completely together"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Rig Mechanic in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Rig Mechanic in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company with friendly employees. Very trusting in the ability of their people. Decent compensation and benefits, Rotation is standard.

    Cons

    Tend to put the cart before the horse and I don't think that some of the people put as much into work as they should on behalf of the employees.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your people happy


  10. "Not easy but worth it"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Parker Drilling full-time

    Pros

    There was god opportunity for advancement. It was a small company, so you could experience more.

    Cons

    Limited workspace and lots of overtime. There was always an expectation that when you left you were available to work from home. If you were working for the right person, the opportunity for advancement was there but there was no official review program so hard to make it unless part of the in-crowd. Small company trying to be bigger so seemed to be slowly forgetting about the importance of keeping its people happy.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Nice work environment!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, good work-life balance. Nice family oriented culture. Nice co-workers. Good learning opportunities. It was a good experience to work for PKD.

    Cons

    Not many growth opportunities. Many changes and some rotation just because the industry is booming. Management is busy doing their thing and not really paying attention to the lower structure. They have cancelled nice perks they were giving.

    Advice to Management

    Listen more to the needs of your employees. Employees eager to grow and take more responsibilities/challenges.


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