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Rowan Companies Reviews

Updated August 16, 2017
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Pros
  • This is a good company to work for with good benefits and better than average salaries (in 8 reviews)

  • One of which is work-life balance (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Subject to fluctuations in oil and gas industry, but this is no fault of the company (in 4 reviews)

  • Upper management has little disregard for the people working for them (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Good Salary and competitive Benefits"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Senior Programmer/Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - IT Senior Programmer/Analyst in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rowan Companies full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Competitive Salary and Benefits, work life balance.

    Cons

    Lot of layoffs due to downturn in oil market.


  2. "Senior Dynamic Positioning Operator"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Dynamic Positioning Operator in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Dynamic Positioning Operator in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rowan Companies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They try very to retain their employees in a horrible time for the industry.
    They do their best to not have a high turnover rate.

    Cons

    The schedules change constantly due to the nature of the industry

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing your best it is showing

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Marine Department"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Rowan Companies full-time

    Pros

    Started out as a small company that cared about their people and the way they treat rig crew.
    Good on site rig management
    Teambuilding during shipyard period
    Safety focused

    Cons

    Communication and agenda deteriorated massively once ship lost contract. Office personnel either know nothing or will not tell crew what plans are. Unaware or do not care how decisions affect crew morale.
    Poor planning during anchor period, short notice for crew changes

    Advice to Management

    Realize that the rig crew sacrifice their time with family and at home to keep the rigs running - the money is made on the wells. Stop treating employees like a number where cost savings is the bottom line.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Rough Industry and Declining Culture"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good Benefits, competitive pay, decent advancement opportunity

    Cons

    Organizational Culture is in free fall and management does not appear to be aware of this fact.


  5. "Excellent Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Rowan Companies full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Management creates a continuous improvement culture and promotes growth within.

    Cons

    Due to the down market, several positions have been eliminated.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to look for ways to use individuals in different capacities.


  6. "Good company"

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

    Pros

    Pro family and with lots of good people

    Cons

    nothing to give this time

    Advice to Management

    nothing


  7. Helpful (1)

    "OK to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Roustabout
    Current Employee - Roustabout
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits
    Time off is awesome
    Paid training

    Cons

    Work ethic is not important for advancement (could be a pro for some), mainly rely on buddy/relative system for advancement. Poor leadership in first line supervisors. Though the company promotes high safety expectations, this is rarely followed at the job site.

  8. "Happy Employee persuing career goals"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - HSE Advisor in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - HSE Advisor in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Rowan Companies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very good Company,, Industry is just slowing down. Don't really want to leave but looking at other options.

    Cons

    Our HR department is in control of Pay and position replacement , making it difficult on our installations

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good job. we know you care about us.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Company is not the same Rowan"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Safety Advisor
    Current Employee - Safety Advisor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Rowan Companies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Rig level management is outstanding!

    Cons

    The deepwater division, rig manager and up, lead using poor leadership skills and horrible management skills. HR chooses who gets laid off or transferred without any input from rig leadership. Some of the worst rig managers I have ever dealt with are in deepwater. Pay cuts come about every 3 months, and insurance has gone up.

    Advice to Management

    Bring the Rowan mentality that made this company so great to work for to the deepwater division.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "A Good Company, Affected by the Downturn"

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    • 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
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rowan Companies full-time

    Pros

    *Friendly coworkers
    *Competent middle management - technical supervisors are familiar with the work being done by direct reports
    *Senior management is (relatively) accessible
    *Honesty and ethical behavior are expected
    *Safety culture is preached without cease, and we're seeing positive trends in LTIR and TRIR numbers
    *Company is fairly well positioned to survive the downturn

    Cons

    Drilling contractors have been hard-hit by the low oil prices, Rowan has responded by cutting costs, which included reductions in "perks," and lay-offs.
    Remaining staff are working to perform tasks that were previously handled by multiple employees. A lot of people are doing the work of two people, without any additional recognition or compensation.
    There have been no raises for 2 consecutive years.
    It's a tough time to be in oil.

    There is a bit of nepotism here; if you know the right people, and are one of the favorites, you get more opportunities, which result in more promotions, and better pay.


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