Floor Hand (Former Employee) – Victoria, TX – January 11, 2017
Job was extremely physical, required thick skin common sense, intelligence and muscle endurance. This is not a job for the light of heart I have seen grown men cry, throw up and quit in just a few days. I have also seen a 140 lbs woman do everything that I did, pressure washers, wrenches, hand tools and hammers.
Field Instructor/ motorperson (Former Employee) – Midland, TX 79706 – December 12, 2016
I was very fond of working with this company, for being a woman 'Joe' gave me the chance to 'prove' myself out there on the rig and I loved every minute of the hard work! This company has great values and safety standards set into play.
Good learning experience from plugging wells to drilling
Floor Hand/Derrick Hand (Former Employee) – Midland, TX – November 15, 2016
I went from plugging wells to drilling at Paterson uti very fast pace and good insurance benifits good pay the only reson I left was because my father passed away and I had to go take care of my mother
Derrickman (Former Employee) – Victoria, TX – November 2, 2016
Great job to have when the economy is good. Make enough money as an entry level than most. Tough environment to work in, most dont last long. Building a trust level with my coworkers, we are accountable for each other.
No room for advancement, nor any pay increases, stagnant
Field Technician (Former Employee) – Texas – October 5, 2016
Decent pay if you work 140 hours in 10 days. Hard to balance life and work. Asked to work illegal hours but document them so they do not appear to be illegal. No room for promotion (unless you're from Texas or prior military). False promises of a pay raise. Constant reminders that you're lucky you still have a job due to market conditions. No clear expectations on the day to day duties. Goals constantly changing depending on what Houston thinks is important at that moment. When the market crashes the company doesn't cut day rates and sends its employees home to stay out of the red. Shady leadership and management.
Building relationships with rig employees
Shady leadership, no incentives to perform, military biased
driller (Former Employee) – Snyder, TX – September 30, 2016
Made sure rig was ran efficiently and safely. Kept machines running efficiently. Serviced regularly. Made sure hands worked safely and efficiently. Filled out daily reports and solved mathematical problems
Floor Hand (Former Employee) – Woodward, OK – August 23, 2016
When i started working here, there was no days off. They did begin adding an additional member to each crew, and added another crew to start a days off schedule. They offered good wages and benefit packages.
Good wages and benefits, started working a schedule that allowed days off
Floorhand (Former Employee) – Eighty Four, PA – August 10, 2016
I worked for Patterson for 2 years and i loved the job. It was hard work, Great pay and awesome benefits. There was always great team work and my coworkers became family. Hoping to get rehired since the layoff.