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Parker Drilling Reviews

Updated January 24, 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great Atmosphere"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Site Manager in Cypress, TX
    Former Employee - Site Manager in Cypress, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I've been in the oilfield for over 30 years. I have lived through the down turns since the early 80's. I have no resentment to management for the steps they had to take. Just wish it wasn't me, just like everyone else let go on the first and second rounds.
    If management keeps the current work philosophy PKD will be a great company to work with for years to come.

    Cons

    Top heavy on the executive leadership level.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Current Employee"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Parker Drilling - Beware"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • 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.


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  5. "Derrick Man"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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. "Senior Accountant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  7. "IT Engineer at Parker Drilling"

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

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

    Pros

    Great family atmosphere. Excellent perks like free coffee, sodas, snacks and comfortable work environment. They will invest in furthering the educations of it's employees.

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement for those who aspire to move into management or senior positions.
    Pay is on the lower end for the oil and gas market

    Advice to Management

    Pay closer attention for market conditions


  8. "Review of Parker Drilling"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  9. "Best job I could ever have"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Roustabout in New Iberia, LA
    Former Employee - Roustabout in New Iberia, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They look out for there people and they make sure they have a safety meetings every day before work for thirty minutes

    Cons

    There are no challenges at parker drilling they are a great company they are all about safety and they want to make sure there hands are taking care of


  10. "Great work Environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


  11. "Oil Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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



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