Parker Drilling Company Employee Reviews

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El Ambiente muy bien en el campo
Rig Mechanico supervisor (Former Employee) –  Mexico, MOMay 19, 2017
Siempre en el campo tratamos de hacer todo lo mejor posible para que todo saliera muy bien y un ambiente de trabajo agradable
Pros
Asistencia medica muy efectiva
Cons
Siempre teníamos un bree para tomar cafe
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Fun work i learned alot
Roustabout, Deckhand, Roughneck (Former Employee) –  New Iberia, LAApril 26, 2017
Met alot of good people and made decent money... had a great schedule but was dangerous and they didn't have good communication skills other than that good company
Pros
Free food
Cons
Short breaks
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The work was always at a very fast pace an you always had to think an learn all the time
Floor Hand (Former Employee) –  New ilberia laApril 3, 2017
I liked the job it was always something to do an something​ to learn it was very stressful at times but I always dealed with it an became a leader there an was respected there
Pros
It was good money
Cons
If you wasn't always on your toes you could get behind are get hurt
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Good Working Environment
Accountant II (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXMarch 30, 2017
Parker is a good place to work for, its diverse and full of opportunity. I have learned a lot thru exposure of the work I do, the management is understanding and flexible.
Pros
Fun working environment
Cons
Long Drive commute
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Do not work in the corporate office
Corporate Accountant (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXMarch 30, 2017
Operationally the company has all around great work environments, and personnel love to work for them in the field. the corporate office is a different story, everyone was unhappy with management and their job direction, the controller used people to gain job growth and treated her staff poorly, you cannot teach a person how to be a manager, especially when they are only looking out for themselves and think of themselves as smarter than everyone. The owner of the company is amazing and very personable.
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Manager (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXMarch 29, 2017
Small family culture type, affecting business decisions. Sometimes lack of leadership on treating employees.
Great office location.
Lot of "old school boys"
Leadership team lacking of female representation.
Fox news running all-day on tv monitors, they should display company related info.
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Great Culture
Document Control Specialist/ Regional Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXFebruary 26, 2017
Loved the culture of the company with being active in benefits and charities along with team building. Unfortunately got caught in a downsize. Somewhat relax atmosphere.
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Awesome place to work!
Motorman (Former Employee) –  Anchorage, AKFebruary 14, 2017
Its been a great place to work, with great people. I would highly recommend this employment to anyone. Everyone has a good positive attitudes for each other. Other employees are all friendly and helpful to others. It makes you want to get up and go to work everyday!
Pros
every thing was always great about working at
Cons
I have no cons.
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Hard work but rewarding
Floorhand/Roughneck (Former Employee) –  Goleta, CAFebruary 6, 2017
Work 14 days on/ days off. Hard manual labor on the offshore rigs. Lay pipe, use rigs tongs, run in the hole or out of hole, change out BOP, transfer fluids, mix chemicals, basic cleaning of the rig and rigs equipment.
Pros
Food and clothing paid for.
Cons
Long hours and days away from home
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Comment – April 14, 2017

My son worked their too! He loved it and would like to go back in Goleta. He's a hard worker

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Good place to work, When there IS work.
Routabout (Former Employee) –  Prudhoe Bay, AKJanuary 28, 2017
Would love to go back to work for this company, I enjoyed the job and found it rewarding. Hoping the Oil Industry turns around soon.
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Great small company
Project Controls Lead (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXJanuary 2, 2017
This company is the most friendly job environments I could find in my career. Great leadership and family oriented business that values work-life balance.

The great recession of 2008 hit this company badly but the management is managing to stay afloat.

Some groups are good and some are not so good, just like everywhere else.
Pros
Great Work-Life Balance
Cons
Below average pay
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Excellent Company
Structural Designer (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXDecember 21, 2016
Parker Drilling gets 5 stars in my book.
They offer competitive compensation, they know what they are doing and do it well. They believe in the end result which is designing and building excellent rig packages at competitive pricing to the end user and at the same time, taking care of their employee's.
Pros
Many
Cons
Not too many
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Challenging Place to Work - Do your Homework about Company
Document Control (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXNovember 9, 2016
A typical work day was filled with passing the buck and challenging to supervision. Much interference from managers within other departments. Managers tend to micro-manage and gossip is rampant. Managers tend to not be confidential, oftentimes passing on what should be private, sensitive and confidential information onto subordinates.

Layoffs are performed in a very inhumane manner. Employees are gathered together first thing in a.m. and told of impending layoffs. Subsequently, employees are directed to stay at their desk in the event that they are a part of layoff. For several hours this process takes place and employees are on pins and needles waiting and watching to see if HR appears at their desk or at co-workers desk.
Pros
Work conditions were bad, culture is unusual
Cons
Location was fairly good
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Only worked contract for 1 year, no issues.
Expeditor (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXOctober 12, 2016
Worked on a large project at a clients location on a contract basis, was a great group of people no real issues. Project Manager was great and fair, enjoy my time on assignment.
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Great Place to Work
Document Control Spec. III- Records Management (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXJuly 12, 2016
Great Management, Friendly Co-workers, very knowledgeable personnel on Rig Data, hours are flexible and parking inside building is available in some cases.
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Strong team of experience personnel
Site Quality Manager (Former Employee) –  Brownsville, TXJune 29, 2016
It was a pleasure working with Qualified personnel with many years of experience and very helpful.

Excellent place to work and learn new things daily

Excellent support from our team in Houston during the Rig Build in Brownsville, Texas.
Pros
Benefits
Cons
No backlog of work to go to once you finish a project
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good work
VFD ELECTRICIAN (Former Employee) –  Anchorage, AKJune 15, 2016
The job was good, i would return there and work again for Parker drilling. they have good working conditions. if you can get past the cold and the time away it is a good carrer.
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Old Regime is hard to deal with
Sr. Warehouseman (Former Employee) –  Brownsville, TXJune 12, 2016
If you are new you will probably be harassed, cussed, slandered and lied to about your future with Parker. There Corporate attitude is that the field level people work for them.
Pros
Nice pay and benefits.
Cons
Not much room for new employees
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Good Company, not diverse enough
Document Control Spc - Records and Retention Mgmt (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXApril 15, 2016
Good Company, not diverse enough. Good Benefits. Provides transportation. Longevity. Too set in old ways. Some extremely knowledgeable persons, some not.
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Good Work Environment
Senior Financial Analyst (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXApril 7, 2016
This company has great work life balance. Great group of people including management . Management is understanding of work/life balance and encourages advancement in ones career.
Pros
Great group of people
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