Crew Lead (Former Employee) – Cibolo, TX – November 19, 2015
Its an oilfield job and right now the industry is struggling. Its affecting their ability to grow so theres only so far you can go until the price of oil picks back up. Work life balance is rough because of the 15 on 6 off schedule but thats to be expecting when entering this kind of industry. Managment is great, with teh right attitude and a keen attention to detail they will learn to respect and listen to your opinion. Sanjel is still a new contender in the frac game so thyere still learning how to make it works for them. They probably have one of the best safety records industry wide. I dont have any thing negative to say albiet trivial vexes.
Family enviroment, you feel they care for you and your safety
Pay adn advancment is rough in a struggling indusrty
Overall, this is a good company to work for in this field. Salary and benefits were good. This is a very young corporation that is going through growing pains. Upper management needs more training on how to handle themselves and employees. Unless you are part of the "buddy" system, you will advance slower.
Coil Tubing/Crane Operator/Driver (Former Employee) – San Antonio, TX – April 7, 2015
Great benefits.Biggest liability is management.Great co workers for the most part you always have a few but they are weeded out fast at Sanjel.Hardest part of the job is the uncertainty of hours in Coil Tubing.It's a roller coaster ride.The most enjoyable part was the benefits you get 2 weeks paid vacation accrued when you start.6 sick days and some others.After your second year you get 3 weeks vacation accrued over a year.
Good pay, Great Benefits
Management is CYA. Pass there mistakes onto lower tier
Responsible for keeping our crews in the field and arehouses supplied with hte chemicals needed to complete our services.
CHEMICAL BUYER (Former Employee) – Miles City Montana – October 19, 2015
I loved my job at Sanjel. The atmosphere was full of energy and the people were so positive and easy going. There are allot of responsibilities that came with the buyer position, failure was not a option, ever. The oilfield industry is very high paced and ever changing. One must be able to multi-task, work well under pressure, and be able to prioritize. Sanjel is a great company, unfortunately with the oil prices at an all time low, many companies in the industry have been forced to down size to continue to be profitable.
Constant challenges that had to be solved, supportive co-workers and vendors, and a company that provided opportunity to grow in your career.
Long days, no control over schedule, inflexible, 24/7 mentally.
Operator (Current Employee) – Williston, ND – April 25, 2013
Will not work with employees to get time off to go home. Management thinks that the answer to the housing cries in the oil field is corporate housing and man camps. Don't care if your being worked into the ground. Will send you out reguardless of weather conditions. 24/7 mentally results in very long work days with no relief. Management is always trying to find ways to pin the blame on employees for any accidents. Some co-workers are fun and upstanding, but others are just plain low lifes as the company is scraping the bottom of the barrel to find workers. I don't know that is a part of the job that is enjoyable.
My time with Sanjel has been very good. During our busy, productive time this job was exactly what I was looking for. Challenging yet fun and rewarding work. In such a demanding job, safety was always the number one goal.
Operator (Former Employee) – Cibolo, TX – February 5, 2015
First oilfield job I had and I learned a lot with the training from the other employees that worked there. The equipment was well maintained and the company was well structured to the needs of all the employees had. At first the hardest part was waking up so early and working long hours to complete a job but it got better down the road and got easier to withstand everything that came with the job title.
Worked 15 days on, 6 days off. I want to only be gone away from home maybe 2 - 3 nights a week if at all in my future job.The workday was nonstop up to 17 hrs a day in all weather conditions. I learned what a handworker I can be and all safety aspects in the daily workplace, The money was very good but I want to see my family more.
Supervisor (Former Employee) – Miles City MT – June 22, 2014
A normal work set is 15 days on and 6 days off with an average of 14 to 16 hours a day. I had the bonus of starting with older equipment and had a very hands on approach which gave me a huge advantage in frac equipment knowledge over the newer computerized equipment. The direct management and co workers are great. This job is not for everyone though the time on the road away from family and friends can be hard but most crews bond together and become families themselves.
Chem Van Operator (Current Employee) – Miles City, MT – February 21, 2014
Alright place to work, most of the crews are decent but every crew has a few weak links that every one else has to pick up the slack for. They reserve nice rooms for you to stay at while you're in the field. Poor communication between upper management and the field, be prepared to redo the same task over and over again because management cant make up their mind on how they want it done. Other than that they're an alright company to work for
All outside work. Rigging up and rigging down are the only two parts that keep you busy. Other than that it is boring, long hours. I learned how to operate and maintain pumps. Good group of guys for the most part. Hardest part is putting up with the slow/cold times. Most enjoyable is rigging up and rigging down.