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Rowan Companies Reviews

Updated August 16, 2017
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Rowan Companies President and Chief Executive Officer Thomas P. Burke
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Pros
  • This is a good company to work for with good benefits and better than average salaries (in 9 reviews)

  • One of which is work-life balance (in 4 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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    • 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. Helpful (2)

    "Marine Department"

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    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.

  3. "Offshore Network Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - OFFSHORE NETWORK SPECIALIST in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - OFFSHORE NETWORK SPECIALIST in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rowan Companies (More than a year)

    Pros

    Oil Industry was doing great
    Excellent management
    High Morale

    Cons

    Current Oil market and job security


  4. "Excellent Company"

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    • 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.


  5. "Good company"

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    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


  6. 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.


  7. "Great company, much to learn on the deep water operations"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rowan Companies full-time

    Pros

    Super company. Willing to work with you regarding family (births, deaths and emergencies). Pay competitive. Internal promotions and movement. Do everything they can to prevent layoffs despite economic downturn in the gas oil industries.

    Cons

    Inexperienced staff when it came to deep water rigs moving out. A lot of scrambling to appeal to client needs. Unorganized.

  8. "Rowan"

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    Former Employee - Master Data Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Master Data Coordinator in Houston, TX

    I worked at Rowan Companies (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Working environment, competitive salary, good benefits

    Cons

    Oil and gas is in recession right now and not as much opportunity as in the past.


  9. "A great offshore drilling contractor!"

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    Former Employee - Subsea Technical Writer/Document Controller in Spring, TX
    Former Employee - Subsea Technical Writer/Document Controller in Spring, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rowan Companies full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Competitive salary, generous benefits, driven colleagues, serious focus on continuous improvement

    Cons

    Job insecurity during the industry downturn.

    Advice to Management

    I think management is on the right track leading the company the way they have been. Continue cutting costs, but try harder to retain talent. We're not just in the midst of a downturn, we're in the midst of the Great Crew Change, and you risk losing talent permanently if you let them go.


  10. "Good company, bad time"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The people at Rowan are amazing to work with.

    Cons

    Struggling mid-sized drilling contractor feeling the impact of lower oil prices


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