SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS Employee Reviews

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Great company to work with
EHS Oil Field Consultant (Former Employee) –  Minot, NDOctober 3, 2017
Safety Management Systems is a great company to work for. They search for high paying jobs for their employees and place you in a position that will set you up for success.
Pros
Great communication network
Cons
Possibly you will be located great distance from main office
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Off shore work environment
Remote Medic and Safety Specialist (Current Employee) –  Lafayette, LAAugust 1, 2017
As a contract employee on an oil rig, the work environment has its challenges. Fitting in and camaraderie are the key components to making the job work well. You are required to work in this field, no slack offs are accepted or tolerated which is good. You must pull your own weight, others will help you if you are having difficulty, but they are not there to carry you.
Pros
Work schedule
Cons
Being away from home for long periods of time.
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Awesome
West Coast Operations Office Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Bakersfield, CAJuly 20, 2017
Loved working here! It was unfortunate to be laid off in a time of slow business. I'd go back here anyday! Great place to be!

Move to Louisiana and you'd have a great shot with them!
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Oil
Site administrator (Former Employee) –  Pecos, TXJune 3, 2017
Great pay, away from home for 2 to 4 weeks at a time. Not very steady, it relies on the total cost of barrels to maintain a job. It can be dangerous at times but there are checks and balances that ensure work safety.
Pros
Great pay.
Cons
Away from family for long periods of time
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enjoyed the people I worked with
Senior Instructor in Major Emergency Management (Former Employee) –  houston, txMarch 28, 2017
Worked with oil and gas personnel on a daily schedule providing them with courses in safety and emergency mgmt. Trained with other employees to keep our training up to date.
Pros
tight group of coworkers
Cons
Management was not as supportive as need be in furthering advancement
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NIce set up for the location
Remote Paramedic (Former Employee) –  Baytown, TXMarch 13, 2017
job itself was okay. Good pay. Very long hours with hardly any days off. Lack of communication with other staff members. Had good EMS equipment for responding to emergencies. Good on the job training.
Pros
Good on the job training.
Cons
working days and hours too long
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Could be.
Hazmat Technician (Former Employee) –  Lafayette, LAFebruary 3, 2017
Could be a great company, probably is for some, but I'll never work for them again. Guys getting heat exhaustion and being stuck in the field. I, personally, was stuck in the field with a severely abscessed jaw, when a doctor visit finally said minor surgery was needed, I was left in a motel to burn with a 102 fever for 3 days before shift change happened. Multiple logistics errors, hotel not being booked, supplies not being on job site. You name it and it probably happened.
Cons
lunches you wouldnt feed your dog, hydration problems from running out of supplies, running out of safety materials.
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I worked with SMS on multiple projects with in Shell.
HSE Advisor (Former Employee) –  Lafayette, LAJuly 5, 2016
My typical day was to either be on one site or multiple to help teach the crews about safety and coach them on creating the culture.
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good company to work
Off-Shore Remote Medic (Former Employee) –  Lafayette, LAMay 28, 2016
Good company to work for offshore or in oil and gas in general. They have a pretty good reputation and treat their employees fairly. I would work for them again.
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I learned a lot working with SMS
HSE Advisor (Former Employee) –  Lafayette, LAJanuary 18, 2016
As a new worker in the Health, Safety and Environmental field Safety Management Systems is a great place to start. They provided all the training I needed to start my career as a safety professional.
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Decent employment if you have a supplemental income.
Remote Paramedic/ Safety Technician- Offshore (Former Employee) –  Gulf of MexicoJanuary 11, 2016
Overall a decent enough company to work for. The downturn in the Oil and Gas industry has hurt many companies and eliminated many jobs. SMS has kept many of their employees working. As with any company they aggressively pursue contracts to provide their services for but pay their employees a small fraction of a wage.

Work schedules range from 14/14 to 28/28. The time off is nice but you are not paid while you are off. This leaves two options, work a part time job or budget your earnings over two months.

Project demands vary from project to project. Some projects are very administrative heavy where others have minimal administrative tasks.

Patient care is strictly "mother may I" for any invasive skill and medication administration above an OTC medication.

Projects can be stopped anytime and you will be left out in the cold. You will be put into the labor pool and be expected to drop everything at a moments notice to run to a new assignment if an opening comes up. If you do not take the assignment you may find yourself sitting at home waiting for an assignment for MANY weeks sometimes. This is where a supplemental income is helpful.

Most of the employees are older more settled paramedics who are looking to keep busy after a career on the fire department or ambulance. This is not the place for young, hungry, or inexperienced paramedics. SMS may hire you, but you'll die of boredom.

Upward mobility is non-existent currently. If you wanted to use this job as a stepping stone to branch out into safety, there are no avenues that the company will explore.
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The benefits are "OK" but the premiums are pretty high. The pay is terrible and they took away paying out vacation accumulation quarterly. They will show you that you will make 55K per year on paper, with all the incentives and perks built in. The reality was that you might make 45K. Bottom line, you take home about 200.00 per day. They will pay you up to 300.00 for mileage or airfare to get to and from work. But they will not pay your travel days, this is not the industry standard.

Not a bad place to start out if you want to work offshore, not a bad stepping stone, and not a bad place if you are looking for semi-retired work.
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Pros
Work schedule, time off.
Cons
Pay, flexibility, security, upward mobility, benefits, advancement.
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Project Management Professional (Former Employee) –  Melbourne, FLNovember 9, 2015
Army Fleet Support was an excellent Company which provided Aviation Maintenance Supplies and Services for the Army's Flight School at Ft Rucker, Alabama. While I was there I was a Field Manager responsible for 350 plus employees working 24X7, 365 days a year. Additionally, I was a Strategic Planner who managed the Organization's Balanced Scorecard, and Process Improvement efforts. A typical day started at 0630 and ended after 5:00PM. While I was there I learned how to manage a Unionized work Force, and began my Lean Six Sigma professional Development.
Pros
Excellent Work Force (people I worked with)
Cons
Long hours, difficult and challenging environment
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H.S.E. Field Tech (Current Employee) –  Lafayette, LASeptember 24, 2015
Monitor all Health Safety and Environmental aspects on the job site. Hardest part of the job was working as a stand alone employee with long hour days.
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Great experience
Safety Officer / Paramedic (Former Employee) –  Lafayette, LAJuly 17, 2015
Working offshore for this company was a great experience that I would love to have the opportunity to do again in the future. They have their own facility for all training and a great staff teaching you.
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poor stability. Not really full employment
Safety Specialist, (Current Employee) –  Gulf of MexicoApril 10, 2015
Not really a stable employment company. Contract work without the money. Assignments are varied and time between is without compensation
Pros
good rates
Cons
short assignments and long periods if no income
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Rocky Mountain Region Field Support Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Denver, COFebruary 26, 2015
I would never work for this company again. They don't hold their employee accountable for anything. The good employees go unrecognized. You have to be in the good ol boy club to make it anywhere.
Pros
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Cons
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fun
Instructor (Former Employee) –  Lafayette, LAFebruary 23, 2015
great place to work. fun, exciting, never a dull moment. get to meet lots new people everyday. Each day is something different
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Do not recommend
Safety Paramedic (Current Employee) –  LAFebruary 8, 2015
This company will lead you in with lies and sign on bonus , but never see them, no job security, management never on the same page and is never around when you need them, benefits are a joke!!! Do not work for this company, THEY ARE ACADIAN RAN!!! LIERS!!
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HSE Technician (Former Employee) –  pennFebruary 5, 2015
Responsible for all Health Safety and Environment (HSE) on all Drilling activities. Work with all aspects of the drilling industries. Ensuring compliance with DEP/DEQ (Environment) OSHA and API standards. Working for Oil Company, oversee personnel on location with direct contact with Company Representative. Account for hours, JSA’s, Travel, and Safety. Run Reports.
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Roles and Responsibilities
HSE REP (Current Employee) –  Lafayette, LANovember 5, 2014
Starting with the daily safety meeting reviewing safety issues that we may have or discuss in new issues.we might have. Operate within design and environmental limits Operate in a safe and controlled condition Ensure safety devices are in place and functioning Follow safe work practices and procedures.
Pros
The satisfattion of knowing that everyone is safe
Cons
The uncertany of not knowin g if someone has the right tranning
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