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Hard times for the company, constant layoffs
Purchasing Manager (Current Employee) –  Salt Lake City, UTMay 14, 2017
Typically Boart is a pretty good company to work for. However, they have gone from almost 12,000 employees just 6 years ago, to under 4,000 today. The company has a lot of debt and is struggling to keep afloat.
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good
Drillers Assistant (Former Employee) –  Elko, NVMay 4, 2017
great benefits, great pay. here is nothing else to say since its been a long time. Management didnt micro manage just make sure that you follow all safety rules
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safety rewards
Underground Miner/Driller (Former Employee) –  Carlin, NVApril 23, 2017
check area for any and all possible hazards,maintain drilling throughout shift in a safe productive manner.comorodery between workers was good.managment okay.switch over to nights,was generally tough.do to it being done in a 24 hour time frame.
Pros
paid weekly
Cons
poor morale
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Strategically Lost
Supply Chain Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Salt Lake City, UTApril 20, 2017
Interesting company. Many resources, but senior management hasn't ever been able to articulate the balance that exists between the Products and the Services businesses. Specifically, does the Services business compete with the Products business' customers or does the Products business sell to the Services business' competitors? The answer is yes, but where this becomes a problem that senior management has never been able to effectively address is in the following question. When internal shared resources (IT, supply chain, etc) are constrained, how should the managers of those constrained services prioritize their efforts?
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Hard fast paced job
DRILLERS ASSISTANT (Former Employee) –  Salt Lake City, UTApril 17, 2017
if you like travelling this job could be really enjoyable. The hours are extreme from 12 hour days for 20 days on and 10 days off. very good job for advancement and pay raise and the ability to travel around.
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A great career choice for the hard working and diligent individual.
Senior Helper (Former Employee) –  NVFebruary 22, 2017
Ultimately I have no complaints about this company. They pay well, and the benefits, in my experience, are unrivaled. However, read and understand the job requirements before applying. Many employees do not take them seriously, work for a few months, and then decide that it wasn't what they wanted to do.
Pros
Superiors treated me with respect
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safe and productive environment
Drillers Assistant (Former Employee) –  Elko, NVFebruary 21, 2017
learned how to operate small cranes and drilling rigs. was responsible for maintaining equipment such as hydraulic pumps, water pumps, air compressors, drill rig and backhoes. operated cranes, backhoes, equipment trucks and water trucks.
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awsome work
Drill Helper (Current Employee) –  Elko, NVFebruary 14, 2017
Highly dangerous and extremely labor intensive. Out of any job iv had this one was the most rewarding and made me feel accomplished in I'm job. only working there for 6 months a was moved up to driller where I filled out the remanding 6 months of my stay giving geos quality samples.
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great job
Driller/Miner (Former Employee) –  Phoenix, AZJanuary 20, 2017
A typical day starts at 3am sign in at the mine gates. Hardest part of this job was alot of heavy lifting in freezing weather on top of a mountain with mountain lions above at night. Boart was a great job just hated the layoff.
Pros
salary safety bonuses
Cons
layoffs
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make lots of money
driller/ helper (Former Employee) –  Elko nvDecember 5, 2016
you can make a lot of money but its long hours and even harder work. They don't have a set schedule, the health benefits are good. Management doesn't have a clue what is going on out at the rigs and employees dont get regular breaks or lunches.
Pros
make money
Cons
no breaks or lunches
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no
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Elko, NVOctober 30, 2016
No good.
No work life balance
No time off




Not a good job if you have any type of life or family

Miss birthdays bbq party's anniversaries holidays
Pros
none
Cons
alot
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Equipment availability and strong productivity
Fleet and asset Technician (Current Employee) –  Eritrea,Sierra leone,Ghana.July 21, 2016
Very interesting place and people to work with.
Always ready to provide the necessary tools and materials to meet demand.
Safety first in every activity or any tast you perform.
Pros
Transport, food, accomodation provided
Cons
life insurance and healthcare provided
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Good people to work with, but because of downsizing, people are not feel secure about their job.
Tax Staff (Current Employee) –  Salt Lake City, UTApril 5, 2016
Good people to work with, but because of downsizing, people are not feel secure about their job. and low 401k matching, and not great heathcare package.
Pros
Good coworker to work with.
Cons
low 401k match, high deductible in heathcare, jpb insecure.
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good work place learend more then i could ever imagaine
Walking boss (Former Employee) –  Salt Lake City, UTFebruary 2, 2016
great company to work for treated equal there was plenty of work easy to move up in the company management took care of any issues if any at all great schedule but the hardest part id have to say was the heat in the headings
Pros
best learning exsperince yet
Cons
the heat in the headings
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long hours but well compensated
Driller, Driller Assistant (Former Employee) –  Elko, NVJanuary 11, 2016
All in all Boart Longyear was a good company to work for. Though the hours are long and the time away from home is extensive. The pay is decent and the opportunity for growth is achievable.
Pros
health care, compensation
Cons
away from home for long peirods of time
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boartlongyear
Driller/Miner (Former Employee) –  Phoenix, AZNovember 5, 2015
typical day starts with safety checklist (osha)
management comes around an collects all paperwork good co-workers job was awsome but didnt like the layoffs
Pros
the wages
Cons
not stable
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Disappointment in the treatment of new hired employees
Assistant Driller (Former Employee) –  Salt Lake City, UTOctober 24, 2015
Drove heavy equipment through the mines and with heavy equipment traffic. Handled 200-40 ft. long rods and core sample tubes, boxing the core samples.
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Good People
Analyst (Current Employee) –  South Jordan, UTOctober 16, 2015
Good people, room to move up, fair pay, good benefits. The company culture is lacking but I think it's due to the stress around the downturn.
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Great Training and safety oriented company
Driller/Drillers helper (Former Employee) –  Salt Lake City, UTSeptember 28, 2015
Safety is in Boarts guidelines and having knowledge and proper training of tools and equipment. Having the best training is a plus along with the best equipment in the drilling industry helps.
Pros
Salary and Training
Cons
Long time away from family
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great place
Bit Finishing (Former Employee) –  Salt Lake CityAugust 17, 2015
great place to work management is amazing. the only thing is job advancement is poor but they do alot for their employees
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