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Superior Energy Reviews

Updated September 15, 2017
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Superior Energy President and Chief Executive Officer David D. Dunlap
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  1. "Payroll"

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

    I have been working at Superior Energy full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great group of individuals all around

    Cons

    it can be a stressful job at times with deadlines but that should be expected also


  2. "Odd structure"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Superior Energy full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pleasant co-workers, interesting job. The compensation was competitive.

    Cons

    Things that had nothing to do with the Louisiana location, like purchasing a new keyboard for an employee in Texas, had to be okayed by Louisiana. This slowed down work and led to a great deal of frustration.

  3. "Employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Superior Energy full-time

    Pros

    There would be potential for the company to do great things...However, they are resistent to change...though they attempt to attract talent by promising growth potential and opportunity to contribute to major growth initiatives.

    Cons

    Growth initiatives are non-existent. More interested with seat warmers...no honing of skills, not interested in utilizing the abilities newcomers have to offer. Nothing changes...no one is willing to promote change and progression. Very antiquated and behind in terms of industry standards.

    Advice to Management

    Do no exaggerate growth potential ...be honest about the reality of progression within the company. Be honest when attracting potentials for your org.


  4. "Captain"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Superior Energy full-time

    Pros

    Good.company, great benefits, good.managnent

    Cons

    Travel a lot, sometimes work.in bad weather conditions


  5. "Administrative Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Lafayette, LA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Lafayette, LA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Superior Energy (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Like the people I work with, good benefits.

    Cons

    No growth, terrible compensation, no raises, been on pay cut


  6. "Engineer 10 plus Yrs"

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Houston, TX
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Superior Energy full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    They have Decent salary, slightly below that of industry averages. There is good peer cohesion. Good upper management, VPs, etc...

    Cons

    Terrible middle management. Give their workload to subordinates, take credit to upper management. Uninvolved and do not back their own groups. Only get involved in their employees when they need to answer to upper management or to CYA, then suddenly become micro managers. Bad at both ends of the spectrum. Throw their own under the bus, tend to have high turnovers within their groups. Unfortunately, they get the final say who's right or wrong, who stays or goes, when they are the ones who should be cut loose.

    Some are good ppl, but they have no clue nor business managing ppl. Younger employees scared to discuss issues, older employees know better than to do so. Some are the biggest sources of office gossip and politics, feel empowered because they are in-the-know, and spread the dirt on their underlings.

    Mid management is definitely the weak link in SES's chain.

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring mid management based on the buddy system. They are some really well qualified ppl in the company that could be great managers, yet they get stuck in the dead-end positions simply because they weren't the best of friends with the right ppl or they hadn't worked with certain ppl as long as the one promoted had.


  7. "Horrible place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Superior Energy full-time

    Pros

    stock use to be worth something

    Cons

    Horrible management, overpaid for all aquisitions dating back to 2009

    Advice to Management

    resign

  8. "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Dispatcher in New Philadelphia, OH
    Former Employee - Dispatcher in New Philadelphia, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Superior Energy full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good health insurance, holidays, bonus pay

    Cons

    Downturn of oil and gas market trimmed a lot of the benefits

    Advice to Management

    None


  9. "An ok place to start your career"

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    Current Employee - Accountant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Accountant in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Superior Energy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good manager, laid back culture, learn a lot

    Cons

    Underpay, ok benefits, top-heavy company, little opportunity to move up

    Advice to Management

    Need to raise your pay to keep good people. Have seen a lot of good people left because of inadequate pay and very little opportunity to move around.


  10. "Ok"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good health benefits and other benefits packages

    Cons

    No increase in pay even after few months of trila period

    Advice to Management

    sorry that you guys had to shut down plant


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