get to work out doors with like minded people- not for the weak
Assistant Drill Operator (Former Employee), Peoria, AZ – July 14, 2014
Pros: good bonuses
Cons: long drives to remote regions
long weeks but at the same time they give perks and plenty of time to recover. I would go back if they called me up. advancement is there if you are hungry for the challenges faced. Safety is paramount!
Supervision and Communication amongst work groups lame
Supply Chain Specialist (Former Employee), Salt Lake City, UT – March 4, 2014
Pros: free coffee
Cons: gossip in the form of negative overtures.
I remember coming into the company as a cold experience. People thought I was going to supplant them and they would have no duties thereby being eliminated. Although I did not propitiate this process personally, I did see this happening time and time again. People were very tentative to open up and provide counsel freely. Management rarely trained their – more... employees upon arrival, similar employees would train new co-workers then be fired! There was no incentive to share info freely with new employees as I had experienced first hand. Plus, there was almost no recognition provided for a job well done! This culture lead most people into a bunker mentality where they just took care of their own set of responsibilities and avoided joining into work teams; work groups rarely interacted voluntarily. This caused me great angst due to my formal training in Lean Six Sigma and my desire to do my job efficiently as well as strengthen the company using strategies I had learned. My emphasis on workplace cooperation and communication integration with the customer gradually diminished. Eventually, I sought work elsewhere that valued these traits including my highly tuned skills sets In the supply chain sector as advantages to my employer. – less
Door Builder (Former Employee), Elko, NV – February 9, 2014
Drilled holes for gold samples for mine. Long shifts and always on feet. Very physical job. Moved from site to site setting up drill rig and truck to drill holes. PPE required. Managed and ran crew while driller was drilling. Enjoyed working with and running crew.
When I was hired to accomplish my duties and responsibilities of a clerk, the training was not formal nor accurate for the processes that were immediately and constantly ever-changing. While flexible, there was no proper training or process put into place. My original workload became a 3-4 person job with multiple tasks. I was trained by an employee – more... for one specific task, who was immediately let go after she had been replaced by her trainee, being myself. I learned that a large company ran by inexperienced males who are disorganized, unprofessional, and have little integrity do not intend the work to be a success, let alone their employees. Co-workers were often over worked, with little or no direction and overwhelmed. Hardest part of the job was communicating with supervisors to ensure processes were being put into place. The most enjoyable part of the job was working with the employees and seeing positive outcomes from all of the hard work being put in. – less
NW - Operations Manager (Former Employee), Wilsonville, OR – January 13, 2014
• Operations Manager in Oregon with revenue in excess of 12 million. • Direct contact for client’s relations to provide great customer service. • Assist NW Corporate Zone Manager in budget and forecasting. • Manage multi-site drilling services operations to ensure that executions of projects are in compliance with contract terms and conditions –budgets. • – more... Review field equipment orders, modify and expedite. Assess project needs and deploy resources to best effect project needs. • Ensure that daily reports are accurate and consistent complete billing and sign off with clients. • Improved area safety recordable from 13.6 the first year to 0 for the next 23 months with no recordables. • Responsible for a fleet of over 73 pieces of equipment along with 45 employees. • Highly experienced in all aspects of core drilling & geotechnical drilling. Strong strengths in exploration drilling – bidding and estimating. • Capable of working in team in accordance with tight schedules, budgets and strict safety regulations. – less
Employee (Former Employee), Salt Lake City – January 4, 2014
I enjoyed working with them for 20+ years. I worked with many divisions of the company both Products and Drilling Services. They have gone through a significant downsize and have had financial issues that have had a affect on the company globally.
Drillers Assistant (Former Employee), Peoria, AZ – August 12, 2013
add rods, pop the core, and mix mud. leaned new skills. the most difficult part of the job was maintaining hole conditions and the most enjoyable part of the job was the working side by side with my other crew members and feeling accomplished after a hard days work.
Driller's Helper (Former Employee), Salt Lake City, UT – May 29, 2013
Pros: you make a ton of money
Cons: management is shady, long hours 14-18+, and back braking work
We would all wake up extremely early. head to the truck to head to go to the bus that heads to the job site. When we got there it all depends on if your tripping in or tripping out drilling rods. would mix drilling fluids the deeper we went into the mine.when were done with a hole we would plug the hole with cement.
I learned to work a fork lift, sky – more... track, backhoe, wench lines, and how to assist a driller.
Management was a bit unethical.
My co workers were great help out whn your starting great team work and look out for one another.
The whole job was the hardest part, but if i were to say anything was the hardest i would say tripping in or out.
The most enjoyable part of the job was ending a hitch. – less
Continuous Improvement Intern (Former Employee), Salt Lake City, UT – April 4, 2013
Pros: benefits were good, even for an intern
Cons: graphite dust covers everything
As I have payed some attention over the years since I worked there it appears they follow a hire then fire cycle. When sales are up they hire a lot of employees, when sales drop for whatever reason they fire a lot of employees. It seems like the company creates a high turnover rate. Other than that, the company was fun to work for while doing my internship.