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Tough long days with people I dont like

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A great paying job that was a terrible grind. Folks that were in it for themselves. Arbitrarily implented safety rules and just a toxic work environment in the field.

Pros

Money

Cons

Many condescending arrogant coworkers
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All about who you know

Not much to say besides its about who you know. If you're in the in crowd its fine. If you work hard expect to be abused and treated like dirt to boot.

Pros

Decent schedule

Cons

Cutthroat
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Good hours but you have to be ready for oilfield work

14.5 hr says min to 17 max, depending on pad location. If there is no work, you'll be limited to 40hrs a week in the yard. If you're used to frac life, seems like people from every other frac company end up here until they're done with the oilfield. Even then, many return. Many processes and equipment are outdated compared to elsewhere, but safety and spill record and service quality beats everybody else's and secures contracts. If you're new to the oilfield/frac, you'll have to wait until things boom again to get hired in Smithfield. Grand Junction and Williston are doing well. All districts train and pay for CDL in good times. Bosses are easy to get along with and co-workers are the best I've had. Have been all across the country with this company, so they do strive to keep you working when things slow down in your district. That can be good or bad depending on your outlook.

Pros

Pay exceeds other places, they try to keep you working

Cons

Home only 1/4 of the year, tough work for what you make considering now work/life balance
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Not a bad gig

Its the oilfield, when oils up its good and when its down it is what it is. Save your money for the slow times and enjoy the week off after 2 weeks of work. Help out and ask questions, show up when theres work to be done and make the best of it. Pay is the best in the region for completions so thats a plus.
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Its frac

Just like the others same stuff different color. Decent pay. You get to sometimes visit different states and work there. Very valuable if you have a hazmat. Only con is the buddy system to move up. It's stupid such a great company with awsome pay and benefits but hard to move up because of "the big scary layoffs"

Pros

Pay

Cons

Buddy systems, hard to move up
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Good pay and benefits.

Was laid off due to Covid and never called back even though I had seniority, excellent reviews and no down time. They follow good old boy policies instead of their own processes. Overall not to happy with them but they forced me to find a better job so it's ok.

Pros

Good pay but not consistent.

Cons

Long hours and no trucks or tools provided for etechs, Not enough time off for the hours worked, Management mostly incompetent.
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All about who you know

Not much to say besides its about who you know. If you're in the in crowd its fine. If you work hard expect to be abused and treated like dirt to boot.
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Good company, overall.

Good company, great guys overall. If you’re from out of state of traveling quite a distance to work, the schedule isn’t good, but good to make money!

Pros

Most

Cons

keeping up with logs
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Oilfield

Good oilfield company. Typical frac job, lots of hours and good pay. Gone from home a lot. Good management. Make some good friends along the way which is nice

Pros

Pay

Cons

Gone fromHome
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Great place to work... But it is the oil field

I liked the work a lot. I liked the 19 and 9 days work schedule. I liked the 10 to 14 hour work days and after 19 days in a row the 9 days off were great for just unwinding at home or to actually going somewhere on a mini-vacation. But it is the oil field. Oil prices drop and layoffs happen. So take some of that good money away. You most likely will need it.

Pros

Interesting work

Cons

Oil field can shut down without warning
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Not what it used to be

Lots of change has ruined the culture at this company. Nothing feels secure and you're constantly reminded you're just an employee, you give up birthdays and holidays for a management team that plays favorites in everyway possible.

Pros

Pay

Cons

Kills work ethics
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Good people and not so good people

Good when there was work... Too much time at the yard. Didn't split up the work load to all the crews evenly. Some crews worked so much and were doing so well, employees could afford to take time off, while other crews were starving for work, and couldn't even afford to take vacation.

Pros

Good when there was plenty of work

Cons

Too much favoritism.
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Can be a great place to work. Can be demanding at times.

Pay & benefitsMy pay and benefits at Calfrac Well Services are ok. Pay wasn't bad but the benefits weren't the best.Job security and advancementIn terms of job security at Calfrac Well Services, I don't think there is any. Highly volatile industry.
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Good long hours were provided

Good company to work for and will learn a lot of their equipment by troubleshooting. It would be nice to still be working with that company but like any oil field job, the work is not stable.

Pros

Long hours, overtime

Cons

Not a stable workplace
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When Prices are up... Calfrac is the only place to be!

Great Company. Great people. Just a horrible economy, mixed with a little covid and a election. It's a bad time to work in the patch especially for people in ND.
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It was was a great place to work.

I was a great place to work and the management was good to all of us, never had to worry about family life cause we knew that it would be taken care quickly.The pay was awesome and so was the benefits
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Good supervisor

I had a pretty good time working for cal frac well Services, specially for my supervisor. But unfortunately it's the oilfield industry, not job security at all.

Pros

Good money

Cons

Unstable industry
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Great company

I enjoyed the team work leadership equipment conditions benefits work schedule the work was fair safety was put first. Management was all was present employee's were kept emformed

Pros

Great equimpment

Cons

I have non
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It was a good learning experience

It was a good learning experience for job safety, it had decent pay but with a cost of long 16 hour shifts you would work 15 days and have 6 days off
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Good people oblivious management and supervisors

The crews are hard working good people. Difficult to become part of the team, very closed off to new people. Training is good and available but learning the specifics on the job, you will find few if any mentors.

Pros

Fair pay

Cons

Slow advancement and oblivious management
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Company tanking

Management is going down hill fast. Have to do work that is above your employment level and dont get paid for it. Never get credit for the good work, but management has no problem telling you how bad of a job you're doing.

Pros

The views from location

Cons

Management, pay cutes, cant move up unless you're apart of the buddy system, the list is end list
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3.7

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