Cons: management is very stand offish to employees
Not a good work environment. Supervisor is rough around the edges and does not train well. She is good at what she does, just doesn't allow workers to work to their full potential. Micro manages even though she claims that she doesn't. Manager rarely engaged with employees. "teachers pet" mentality with employees.
Can be an ok place to work; depending on the section you work in
Research Engineer (Former Employee), Houston, Texas – May 16, 2014
Pros: facilities are new
Cons: management had tendency to be disdainful and disrespectful to employees.
I am a former EES employee and I worked in the R&D Engineering section as an Engineer. My comments apply specifically to the section I worked in:
Management had a tendency to be disdainful and disrespectful to employees and not to listen nor consider technical input of employees. Too much focus and time was spent traveling outside of the office that – more... was not truly necessary. As a result there was insufficient focus and time given to completely do engineering projects.
If the same management is running the R&D section, then I do not recommend the company's R&D section as a place to work. – less
Great place to work and grow as a professional. The hours were flexible making it convenient for me to come and not stress about traffic. The manager there was very helpful and knowledgeable with the job and their expectations. The salary was one that I looked for and appreciated. In all honesty this was one of the best work places I have had the pleasure – more... of going to work. – less
Oil Rigging Crew (Former Employee), Craig, CO – August 7, 2013
rig up truck to oil rig roll pipe on to jacks and then rig down truck depending how deep the hole was we could be there for hours or day and depending if anything broke and how long it took to fix great pay great bosses
Health, Safety Environmental & DOT Specialist (Current Employee), Montgomery, PA – May 11, 2013
Pros: company has its own safety school where new employees learn needed safety and jobskills
Cons: there is no fast burner program where exceptional workers are reconized.
- Typical day at Express is very busy with HSE/DOT job requests like audits, accident investigations and employee refresher training. - I have learned about how complex the oil and gas industry is and how to effectively help managers solve problems and implement cost effective solutions. - Management and co-workers work well together in the Company – more... and employees are free to give inputs to process improvement through our observation program. - The hardest part of the job is dealing with people's negative attitudes especially when they want to complain about the job instead of fixing the problem. - The most enjoyable part of my job is when I train an employee so they understand the risks of the job and how to reduce these risks so they don't get hurt. This is most enjoyable for me knowing that I saved someone's Dad, Husband and friend to a family member. – less
Secretary (Former Employee), Cleburne, TX – April 15, 2013
A typical day would be making p.o.'s inputting them in the computer, answering phones and transferring calls, coping, filing, taking messages, dispersing the mail, filling out expense reports, and keeping the office running smoothly.
Pros: great group of guys working for me, my office is not too far from my children's daycare, and great pay.
Cons: micro manager for a boss that leads by fear, bonuses not available as promised, shorted a week of promised vacation.
My typical day at work is very busy and demanding. Every week I have a project update meeting with each one of my product line experts/engineers to line out the week and prioritize their tasks and projects, then throuhout the week keep them headed in the right direction. At Express, I've learned another side of the oil and gas services industry, that – more... I was not previously exposed to (ie. Casing, pump trucks, well testing, etc.). The senior leadership team (VPs, SVPs) and the executive leadership team (EVPs and CEO) are all great people that you can easily talk to when needed. On the other hand, the current reporting structure of my group, the Sustaining Engineering Group, reporting to the Quality Director is holding up progress in a lot of areas where my group's technical expertise is much needed. Deadlines are occassionally missed due to the inefficient approval process of projects that come out of my group having to be approved by Quality for somethings as simple as formatting a document. I've asked for a technical writter to be added into my budget, but it was denied. My group and I make suggestions with objective evidence as to why, and if the Quality Director is not interested nothing with happen. This in a sense is or could give leadership at Express a bad outlook on my group, and make me seem ineffective as a leader. I'm micro managed, and have been told to micro manage my group, when that is not required. Another difficult part of my job is that when too many field hands are laid off by operations, the VPs look to the resources in my group to cover those jobs, and regardless of the guys working out in the field the Quality Director still expects them to work because they have their cell phones and laptops, that's hard to do out on a very dangerous job site. The stress from this job placed on me by my boss the Quality Director is not healthy, I often do not have an appetite, and it's beginning to affect my family life. The most enjoyable part of my job is dealing with the great guys that make up my group, and seeing them succeed, even with the difficult situations we often face. – less
PROJECT MANAGER (Former Employee), Valencia, CA – November 30, 2012
Pros: company van, phone, and expenses paid for
Cons: traveling in traffic, contract ended
Typical day was going to worksites and installing ballasts and lights through an effort to save energy. Managed the crew and signed off on their electrical work. Management was amazing and provided for all out our needs to perform our job well. Co worker were respectfull and motivated. Hardest part of the job was knowing it would end soon. The other – more... tuff part of figuring out some pretty intense electrical problems. Lots of wires.The most enjoyable part of the job was giving direction to a willing team ready to work. – less
Administration/Training Coordination (Current Employee), Houston, TX – May 1, 2012
I enjoyed the opportunity to learn about a new industry but the management in charge loved to play games and try and treat us like puppets. If you played into their games to succeeded. It was a really busy job, which was good, because there was always something to keep busy with. Most of my coworkers were fabulous and I enjoy working with them.