Driller (Former Employee) – Peralta, NM – March 30, 2017
Good money but you will be out most of the time. Also the drilling industry trends to be seasonal so learn to properly manage your money. It's drilling so that basically means feast or famine. But if you're good with money then it will be good for you, if you waste your money as quick as you earn it then you are going to be in serious trouble! If you're looking for steady work then I'd suggest you look elsewhere.
Driller (Current Employee) – East – March 26, 2018
Great company ... been in this business a long time and this company is definitely the best one out there. Negative reviews were from former employees who were let go for bad attitudes, poor work and being unprofessional. If that sounds like you.... don’t apply here because you won’t last.
Money, positive attitudes, company always doing more to improve
Employee (Former Employee) – Arizona – March 11, 2018
Poor management, a lot of negativity from management, unwilling to reward or acknowledge achievements. Salaries are not equal, paid based upon if they like you or if they know you. You will be lied to at this company. high demands without direction or proper training. Be prepared to do A LOT of paperwork. Immature managers, demanding to perform outside the scope of professional business practices.
If you know the manager, you can sit around and get paid for doing nothing
If you don't know the manager, you won't get hours and when you do, you work twice as hard as everyone else
Driller/Operator (Former Employee) – New Brunswick, NJ – July 26, 2017
This company is going down hill fast. Recently had a ton of lay offs. Tons of guys quitting. That tells you one thing...the employees are treated poorly. A typical day at work is waking up at 5:00 AM, drive to the shop, pick up your truck and trailer you are using for the day, inspect it, leave for your job site to be on site by 7:30, then work 8-12 hours on a job site with a lot of heavy lifting, then drive back to the shop, clean your truck and do it all over again the next day. Days like this you will be home at 8:00 or 9:00 PM. This job gives you no social life. You are expected to be available for weekends even on short notice. On top of that, not one time did anyone tell me "thank you" or "great work." Instead they point out all the negative things that went wrong on site. Easy to point out and sound like a genius in hindsight. Management will never take the blame for a decision they made. They will always find a way to twist it to make it your fault. You better like the guys you work with because you are stuck with them constantly. The only good thing about the job was the money but at what cost? Totally not worth it. Find another company. If you still decide to work here...you have been warned.
No social life, horrible management, long hours, not rewarding
Do not work here. It's a terrible company. Poorly managed. They are constantly cutting cost at the expense of the employees. They don't care about you. They will work you to death and show no appreciation for your hard work.
Rig Hand (Former Employee) – Las Vegas, NV – November 6, 2015
Often times we where with work due to the strict EPA guidelines. Work started promptly at 6 or 7 am. Very labor intensive labor for often 10 -14 hours a day. We were a small branch of a very large company. Our office employed 4-5 employees so work relationships were very strong and tight-nit. Overall the company held us to high standards that often could not be met. Safety standards were very high and surprisingly enough were easy to accomplish.
Fortunate to have learned a little bit about the drilling industry
Administrative Assistant / Field Work (Former Employee) – Clackamas, Or – October 27, 2014
Usually a busy day to day atmosphere. I became more confident in my job skills at this company and constantly tried to keep them sharp. I started to learn AP/AR an how to bid jobs with oversight from management. The local management was wonderful and were great teachers when learning something new and always tried to make sure that it was a relaxed, professional, safe and fun environment for myself and co-workers. I truly enjoyed learning the new skills like the AP/AR and job bidding.