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Pros
  • Working environment, competitive salary, good benefits (in 6 reviews)

  • Great company to work for, it was the best job I ever had (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Knee-jerk decisions by upper management (in 5 reviews)

  • Oil and gas is in recession right now and not as much opportunity as in the past (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Hi"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rowan Companies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Symbol of standard - Top Management

    Cons

    Unequal pay based on similar position.

    Advice to Management

    Managers should have extensive training about workplace standards, employment rights and EOE.


  2. "A company of friendly people, offering great opportunities"

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

    I have been working at Rowan Companies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Employees and management are genuinely nice.
    The company culture makes employees feel valued.
    Work is varied and stays interesting.
    There is a strong sense of ethics and values.
    The company is growing rapidly, while some positions must be filled "from the outside" the company is also serious about promoting qualified individuals.

    Cons

    The salary is not quite as competitive as some of the larger companies that are also HQ'ed in Houston.
    Since the company is growing rapidly, some departments are understaffed, and employees are swamped.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great company with dedicated hardworking people."

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

    I have been working at Rowan Companies full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunities for advancement, if you are dedicated, hardworking. Lots of upper operations management have many years of experience in the field. Company values are as solid as can be.

    Cons

    No major cons, but like all companies, there are some. If you want better pay, perks, or improvements........look in the mirror, because it's all up to YOU.

    Advice to Management

    Field personnel want to see more of upper management, been that way for many years.


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  5. "Rowan Companies: A Great Place to start; A Great Place to Retire"

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

    I have been working at Rowan Companies (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Safety, Training, Mentorship, Career Growth Potential. Good pay. Good benefits package.Challenging work atmosphere.

    Cons

    Sad that Rowan had to transition to match the rest of the modern industry. The retirement package (pension plan) and lack of lay-offs (decades of history) made it a special "family" to work for and with. I will always be grateful for my time with the company.

    Advice to Management

    Maintain the philosophy of "A Premier Product for a Premier Price". Continue to invest in your employees: not only in compensation packages, but in training and career growth/advancement potential.


  6. "Yard Foreman/Forklift Operator/Crane operator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Yard Foreman/Forklift Operator/Crane Operator in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Yard Foreman/Forklift Operator/Crane Operator in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Rowan Companies full-time

    Pros

    Insurance and safety of the company

    Cons

    19yrs. + and hours cut to 50 a week


  7. "Very pleasant work atmosphere. Great people to work. Great company to work for. Very family oriented."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Designer IV in Houston, TX
    Current Contractor - Designer IV in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rowan Companies as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Team work is a big plus at Rowan. I was always able to go into any department and find answers that i needed without feeling as if I were in a competition.

    Cons

    I really can't say that i had any cons. I had an awesome boss and great colleagues to work with.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work. Rowan is a company that is 91 yrs and growing. Although the industry is hurting right now I see no reason for rowan to fail. they are a strong nit and frugal company and i know they won't take this lightly.


  8. "It's a 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
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a hard working company with good values. One of which is work-life balance.

    Cons

    Maybe a bit reactive in my department. A bit of the chicken little syndrome.


  9. "Great company, office management focused on employees, good benefits and a positive place to work."

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

    I have been working at Rowan Companies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Consistency in policy, shoreside support takes care of guys working on assets, always someone at the office I can talk to to get an answer from. Small time feel company that seems to really care about their people.

    Cons

    Small deepwater fleet for the time being, positional bottlenecks may happen. Travel policy for some guys is not the best.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up! Great change from prior employers.


  10. "Loving it"

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

    I have been working at Rowan Companies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Treated with respect, and I dont feel like a employee number

    Cons

    Limited expansion at the moment


  11. "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.


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