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Superior Energy Reviews

Updated May 15, 2018
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Superior Energy President and Chief Executive Officer David D. Dunlap
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  • Communication between upper management and lower management is very unclear at times (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Hard worker"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service6 in Roseville, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Service6 in Roseville, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The employees were great

    Cons

    Communication needs to be better. Communication between upper management and lower management is very unclear at times. Environment is not as laid back as most Oil & Gas companies.

    Advice to Management

    When someone is working hard show them and tell them that they are she's trash


  2. "Smoke in Mirrors"

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

    I worked at Superior Energy full-time

    Pros

    For the Corporate employee in Houston, gernerous compensation and benefits package, pristine ivory tower setting, everyone has their own office.

    Cons

    Elitist, good old boy culture. Company Holiday party is only for the "select" who are invited, not for everyone. Little to no diversity in staff or thought.

  3. "Administrator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great culture. I absolutely loved working at Superior Energy.

    Cons

    Quite a bit of employee turnover.


  4. "Good Company Overall but Lacking Culture"

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

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

    Pros

    Pay was at market, nice facilities, and people were nice.

    Cons

    I wasn't there long enough to learn a lot of the cons because I was laid off in under 6 months.

    Advice to Management

    The traditional office environment needs to be shaken up. Many people come to work, do not speak, and go home. There was nothing fun, exciting, or challenging about my experience here.


  5. "Nice people"

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

    I worked at Superior Energy full-time

    Pros

    Excellent Benefits, Pay, and Travel,

    Cons

    very high turnover, and management


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Look elsewhere"

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

    I worked at Superior Energy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fair pay, co-workers are nice while they last.

    Cons

    Horrible management, HR is deplorable. Zero sense of direction from any level.

    Advice to Management

    Lose the buddy system and good old boys style of management.


  7. "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

  8. Helpful (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.


  9. "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


  10. Helpful (4)

    "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.


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