Started out as a great place to work and had many great people working there.
FIELD SERVICE MANAGER (Former Employee) – Midland, TX – October 12, 2017
A typical work day was never typical I was the only manager for Wireline in the Midland area who also handled operational set ups, sales, gun loading, meeting, hiring and firing, along with meeting with vendors to order or even get newer products. I learned a lot out of many positions and did anything from being an operator to being the district manager on any given day. The management above the operations manager was very helpful but the operations manager was my first line supervisor. It was a great place to meet many life long friends at the people were great and fun to be around. The hardest part of the job was the unknown the 24/7 job and no days off in more than two years and them still wanting you to do more. The most enjoyable parts were the people that you interact with on a day to day basis.
Field Engineer (Current Employee) – Dickinson, ND – May 19, 2016
Very good company to work with! Survived some of the toughest times in the oilfield in the past 30 years! Continued to provide excellent quality service and were able to beat out most of the biggest competitors in our industry! Dealt with downturn in oil prices better than majority of competitors.
Excellent commitment to quality results!
Rotational schedule is extremely difficult to create a work life balance.
Senior Field Engineer / salesman (Current Employee) – North Dakota – March 8, 2016
A typical day of work first and foremost consists of keeping people safe. We use explosives on a daily basis and safety is always the number one priority. I run a crew of 3-10 people on a daily basis to make sure all tasks are being completed safely and efficiently.
I learned be a leader and how to be patient and efficient supervisor. This job has always kept me on my toes and taught me something new everyday.
Management has always been great. They care about their employees and do whatever it takes to make sure that we are safe and taken care of.
My co-workers can be challenging at times but they always came through for me. They believed in my process and trusted my judgment. I couldn't have asked for a better group of co-workers.
The hardest part of my job was making sure that everyone was being safe. You always have to stay on your toes and make sure that everyone is doing their task properly. One persons mistake could cost someone their life.
The most enjoyable part of my job is the interaction with other people. My crew of guys are like family to me. You spend a lot of time together in close quarters. We share a lot of moments together and learn a lot about each other. We all respect each other and would do anything for one another.
always remote location, close interactions with co-workers, always meeting new people, and getting to see many different places
having to drive to north dakota and be away from my family for two weeks, long hours at times, the distance from my family is the biggest con of all
Senior Operator (Former Employee) – Dickinson North Dakota – April 29, 2015
its an ok place to work. it is a good old boys work place its who you go drinking with kind of thing which is not me. schedules jump around to much you have to work days then nights then back to days all in one week it is hard on your system.
Great benefits but they kept cutting them and taking them away.
Senior Field Engineer (Current Employee) – Dickinson, ND – April 23, 2015
A typical day is 12 hours long, not including the drive to work. The work day can range from nonstop challenges to nothing at all depending on well conditions. Management and co-workers can be a great part of the job as long as you take the initiative to get your hands dirty and earn the respect.
Hardest part is starting a family with a difficult work schedule, and being gone two weeks at a time. This is not Rock Pile's fault, it's the demands of the industry. I have no negative comments against Rock Pile.
The enjoyable part is comradely forged between co-workers.