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Rowan Companies Reviews

Updated 20 April 2015
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  1. Chief Electrician

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    Current Employee - Chief Electrician in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Chief Electrician in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at Rowan Companies full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits.
    Competative salary.
    Expanding fleet.
    Paid training.

    Cons

    Rowan must have the most racist employees I have ever met in the oil field.
    The management have are safety concious until budget gets in the way.
    They expect a mile from its employees but wont give an inch.
    Not the company I thaught it was needs to remove useless uneducated unqualified persons from the maintenance dept, crane ops do not make good Electricians.

    Advice to Management

    Loose the buddy system for hiring and promoting. Get some real talent.

  2. Some management has let their power go to their head

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Electrician in Al Ḩamar (Saudi Arabia)
    Former Employee - Senior Electrician in Al Ḩamar (Saudi Arabia)

    I worked at Rowan Companies

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Insurance was good. Paid training. The good old buddy system is abundant, so, if you know some one or married into someones family, or from Quitman, Ms. You could become part of the click. Affectionately refereed to as the 601 club.

    Cons

    Trust no one, you do not know who is related to who. Internal clicks exist. Demand too much from employees on the rigs. Safety is number one until it interferes with operations or the rig managers budget. .

    Advice to Management

    Practice your own ethics training, I continually complained that written safety policies were not being followed and maintenance parts were being cut from requisitions. I was terminated seven days prior to the two year bonus pay out. Not one penny was I paid. Was that ethical? When employees are treated poorly..... that will bleed over to customer relations. Surely the Rowan brothers are rolling in their graves!

  3. New Hire 3rd Assistant Engineer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Third Assistant Engineer I in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Third Assistant Engineer I in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at Rowan Companies

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Benefits outstanding salary compensation very friend work atmosphere and committed to safety

    Cons

    Tough conditions at times, Long work days, stressful work

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  5. Loving it

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Third Assistant Engineer in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Third Assistant Engineer in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Treated with respect, and I dont feel like a employee number

    Cons

    Limited expansion at the moment

  6. Great company, office management focused on employees, good benefits and a positive place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Second ENGINEER in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Second ENGINEER in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Consistency in policy, shoreside support takes care of guys working on assets, always someone at the office I can talk to to get an answer from. Small time feel company that seems to really care about their people.

    Cons

    Small deepwater fleet for the time being, positional bottlenecks may happen. Travel policy for some guys is not the best.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up! Great change from prior employers.

  7. This place used to be a great place to work. Now they try to hard to become just like Transocean, which is not a good thing.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rowan Companies

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Team mindset from rig personnel.

    Cons

    People in the office creating no value added work to offshore employees.

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget that you built this company with good people. This is Rowan, not Transocean.

  8. It's a good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rowan Companies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It's a hard working company with good values. One of which is work-life balance.

    Cons

    Maybe a bit reactive in my department. A bit of the chicken little syndrome.

  9. Very pleasant work atmosphere. Great people to work. Great company to work for. Very family oriented.

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    Current Contractor - Designer IV in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Contractor - Designer IV in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Team work is a big plus at Rowan. I was always able to go into any department and find answers that i needed without feeling as if I were in a competition.

    Cons

    I really can't say that i had any cons. I had an awesome boss and great colleagues to work with.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work. Rowan is a company that is 91 yrs and growing. Although the industry is hurting right now I see no reason for rowan to fail. they are a strong nit and frugal company and i know they won't take this lightly.

  10. Corporate Training

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rowan Companies

    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.

  11. Yard Foreman/Forklift Operator/Crane operator

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Yard Foreman/Forklift Operator/Crane Operator in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Yard Foreman/Forklift Operator/Crane Operator in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at Rowan Companies full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Insurance and safety of the company

    Cons

    19yrs. + and hours cut to 50 a week

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