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Rowan Companies – Why Work For Us?

Rowan Companies is a global provider of offshore contract drilling services in the ultra-deepwater and shallow water market with a fleet of 34 offshore drilling units, including four ultra-deepwater drillships, three of which are currently under construction, and 30 jack-up rigs, 19 of which are rated high-specification. The Company's fleet is located worldwide, including West Africa, the Middle East, the North Sea, Trinidad, Southeast Asia, the Mediterranean and the Gulf of Mexico.

Operating on the principle that people are more important than machines and tools, we back our state-of-the-art equipment with an experienced leadership team and highly-skilled operating crews. These dedicated employees are the power behind the Rowan legacy of operational excellence that spans over 90 years.

The Future

With our exceptional team of employees and strong operational reputation, our market leading position in high-quality equipment and our strong balance sheet, Rowan is designed for success and prepared to face the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

Our Mission Statement

To be recognized by our customers as the most efficient and capable provider of demanding contract drilling services.

Our Values

We treat each other, our customers and suppliers with respect, commit ourselves to an injury free workplace, uphold the highest standards of integrity, protect the environment, and create a culture of continuous improvement.

Rowan Commitment To Shareholders

Our shareholders have entrusted us with significant wealth, and we are committed to managing the company for their benefit.


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Rowan Companies President and Chief Executive Officer Thomas P. Burke
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    Great company with dedicated hardworking people.

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    Current Employee - Barge Engineer  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Barge Engineer in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at Rowan Companies full-time for more than 10 years


    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.


    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.

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

    Positive Outlook
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Rowan Companies Interviews

Updated 15 Jul 2014
Updated 15 Jul 2014

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX (US)
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    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Rowan Companies.

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    Having completed an online application I was contacted within a week or so with an invitation to come for interview. Interview was very informal. It was more of a discussion about the job than competence based interview. Verbal offer was made on the day.

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Rowan Companies Awards and Accolades

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Houston's Top Workplaces, Houston Chronicle, 2012
Houston's Top Workplaces, Houston Chronicle, 2013
100 Fastest Growing Companies, Fortune, 2008
The Houston Chronicle 100, The Houston Chronicle, 2008
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Additional Info

Headquarters Houston, TX
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1923
Type Company - Public (RDC)
Industry Oil, Gas, Energy & Utilities
Revenue £500 million to £1 billion (GBP) per year

Rowan Companies is a global provider of offshore contract drilling services, founded more than 90 years ago on the principle that “people are more important than machines and tools.” We are focused on three priorities: highest customer satisfaction, strong financial returns, and making this the best place to work in our industry.

We are a market leader with one of the...

Mission: To be recognized by our customers as the most efficient and capable provider of demanding contract drilling services.

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