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Rowan Companies Reviews

Updated July 27, 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. "Corporate Training"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Half days Fridays, nine paid holidays and two floating holidays

    Cons

    No movement. Upper management is heavy. There's a lack of communication from the Director level on down.


  2. "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Third Assistant Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Third Assistant Engineer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits, good rotation (21/21)

    Cons

    Very easy to get fired

  3. "Rowan Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Company sponsored events
    Great opportunities for those wanting to work offshore

    Cons

    Lack of communication from management
    Lack of diversification in management
    Company is reactive versus proactive


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Rowan"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant II in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant II in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Some people are incredibly dedicated and willing to help the company and those within it succeed. There are some very genuine employees.

    Cons

    Upper management has little disregard for the people working for them. We are all just numbers, there to make them and save them money.


  5. "Employee"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Function in South Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Human Resources Function in South Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work. Great work life balance

    Cons

    Industry is slow. People are getting laid off


  6. "Payroll Department"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free fruit, paid covered parking, close to shopping and places to go for lunch
    Most of the people were nice. Good salary and benefits.

    Cons

    Leadership in department changed. Director made things very stressful. If something would go wrong, director would call you out in front of everyone. Had favorites and treated them differently than others.

    Advice to Management

    Don't point finger at whoever is responsible for an error made in front of everyone - call them in your office, close the door and tell them. Treat everyone equally even when that person is a favorite of yours.


  7. "IT at Rowan Companies"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Engineer in South Houston, TX
    Former Employee - IT Engineer in South Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rowan Companies (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good Benefits, Employees treated well by the company

    Cons

    Good 'ole boys, bad attitudes are praised and awarded, the worse the attitude is the bigger the promotion.

  8. "Good company overall but lots of politics"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at Rowan Companies (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Family atmosphere in the office
    Good benefits package, employee activities

    Cons

    Family atmosphere - can be very unprofessional
    Knee-jerk decisions by upper management


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company, but Room for Improvement"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Rowan Companies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very friendly and helpful corporate office staff
    Nice salary and benefits
    Good training opportunities

    Cons

    Corporate office should more closely monitor the supervisors and actions which take place offshore. The system of checks and balances needs a lot of improvement to ensure that all employees are treated fairly and never mistreated.

    Too many instances where "bias" or favoritism goes unnoticed by corporate.

    Advice to Management

    The company should be far more transparent in processes, such as determining who is laid off, promotion and other areas of business. The way some things are done gives the appearance that they have been conducted in a way that is unfair and where the "buddy" system was utilized instead of a professional system. That needs to be rectified. Also, while the HR staff is friendly, some of the methods of conducting business need a lot of improvement, especially during the onboarding process.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Company is not the same Rowan"

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    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.


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