SENIOR FIELD SERVICE ENGINEER (Former Employee) – Seminole, OK – January 7, 2019
A typical day requires you to work 14-16 hrs shifts and be on a 10 day on 5 day off rotation for engineers. Management has undergone an overhaul within the past coupe of years. Company is more money driven opposed to earlier years when they were family-oriented.
I was hired over the phone. Pay, and benefits were the best I had ever had. We had a 28/14 schedule. Enough time to make money and enough home time to make it worthwhile. Even though we were based in North Dakota we got to work in Montana, Wyoming and in Colorado. Saw some beautiful country , as well as being paid exceptionally well. I looked forward to coming to work after the end of days off.
Lead Field Mechanic (Former Employee) – Hobbs, NM – October 29, 2018
If you want to feel like a slave with no life and no time off this is the place. You stay on well site for more than 24hours a day and you get to sleep here and there 30 minutes at the time, but hey they expect you to be 100 percent fit for duty. When you get to go to a hotel they put you in the cheapest bedbug hotel there's. You never receive support from your supervisors. They are bothered every time you need to call them for support. Upper management positions are grandfathered in. They don't really look for the persons qualities to be a supervisor. Their pay is the lowest among other service companies for mechanics. There's no schooling time what you learn is what you learn on the field.
Cudd Energy Service provided an excellent opportunity for growth at local level. Upper Management at corporate level does not review employee work performance before making critical decisions. More based on good-old-boy system. With that being said for a local level positions you cannot get a better employer.
Operator (Current Employee) – Mansfield, PA – December 29, 2017
Great coworkers Good place for anyone with good work ethics to start the harder you work the faster you’ll move up Pay in some districts is a little low but they r workin on it. Equipment is reliable as long as it’s maintained They pay for meals and try to get us nice hotels when ever possible
Family is a big priority here even though we are gone a lot when something comes up that u wanna be there for management does everything in their power to get u home, in an emergency case they get u home one way or another ASAP
Field Supervisor I (Former Employee) – Williston, ND – January 15, 2018
Typical day at work - Fracturing - Everyone would meet at the shop in the morning/evening before we would head to location for a pre-trip meeting. Once on location, we would have a safety meeting before changing out with the other crew. We ran 24hr operations. I would spend about 15 min. with the current operator to discuss any problems that may have occurred during the last shift. Between operations I would help others with maintenance tasks after completing my own. What I learned- - Complacency is our worst enemy. You need to have your head in the game at all times and take care of each other to make certain that everyone goes home the same way they arrived. Safety is #1. - Management- - Some days are more difficult than others depending on the weather conditions, type of well, and scheduling. It is very important to keep a team atmosphere and moral high. -Workplace culture- - Crews become very close because trust is important. It's a dangerous business and everyone needs to watch out for each other. - The hardest part of the job - - Time management and getting thing done on time in many different weather conditions while complying with safety rules. - The most enjoyable part of the job - - I have met some of the most incredible people while working in the oil & gas industry.
Electronic Technician Supervisor (Former Employee) – Broussard, LA – September 5, 2018
Going into the office and being the only Electronic Tech at the facility. Teaching the Field supervisors how to use Digital Meters so I could help them troubleshoot problems on jobs. Learned how to become a supervisor and work with people on jobs that don't understand electrical or electronics to troubleshoot their problems while on different jobs. Constantly updating the equipment with setting it up and getting it ready in the shop. The Engineer, Programmer and myself built a fail safe controls for Snubbing Jobs.
New shop nice and clean.
Different calls from different jobs with problems at the same time.
Decent work depending on the market, no home life when work is elsewhere
Frac Equipment Operator (Former Employee) – Canton, PA – July 2, 2018
Most employees are great people, most bear the burden of the work equally. Few are able to slip through the cracks and work less than the rest. Management has been known to screw up good work contracts, not the employees, not the work quality. If work slows be prepared to travel for work. Great for singles, bad for family. Show initiative. Be on time. Learn to swing a hammer.
Good company to get you started in the industry
If you have a class A license chances are you can find better pay
Get buff and a tan! Learn about new cultures languages!
Equipment Operator IV (Former Employee) – Kirby, TX – August 20, 2018
Pay was always right on. Never any games with overtime. They were strait with me, no bologna about what I was stepping into. Real deal oil field good and bad but no crud. You better have a working knowledge of Spanish or Nigerian but everyone was professional. I got a nice tan, safety guys are safety guys some were out of control others knew they're stuff. Cover your rear driving, do a real pre trip and have enough spine to decline if not up to code. Over all good Oklahoma company that tries to do right.
Field Supervisor (Former Employee) – Hobbs, NM – May 21, 2018
This is a place where you make good money, but not because you get paid good but because you put in alot of hours. When we were very busy there was times that if you were lucky you got about 3-4 hours of sleep. No matter how much they were suppose to be safety oriented, the only time safety came up is after an incident. The management does not care about you as a person nor anything about you well being, all they care about is getting the job done no matter what, and if you get hurt they will come back and try to put the blame on you. Damned if you do and Damned if you don't
Cudd is by far the superior in the field. I've been around and really actually miss the place. The downfall is like all the others. Buddy system instead of individual performance and willingness to learn. Other than that their structure when I was there was strong and full of knowledge. Dont plan on having family time tho. If you not popular your pay stay lower and u have to claw to get anywhere
Oilfied Equipment Operator (Former Employee) – San Antonio, TX – August 10, 2018
The san Antonio management just get rid of me for no just cause, the reason they gave for my dismissal was never my fault. The reason i said it was not my fault for not carrying out company policy is this ,as a green hat on location my supervisor were not supposed to give me separate job task without a mentor but they did it made me to lose my job without given second chance ,on location i worked by myself on frac pump by doing packing and tightening of bolts of two different frac pumps which they were not supposed to do but i got fired because i obeyed my superior at the job . Again another reason they gave me was that when i started with the company at their yard they also accused me of not following my mentor and at that point in time i had no mentor and i blamed for not having mentor but my then supervisor was the one i thought that supposed to be my mentor because i new to the system also i was blamed for not having mentor when I barely understand the system. I really don't understand how they really expect me to follow order but the superior employee contradicted the company policy but i was fired for working diligently for CUDD ENERGY SERVICES AS EQUIPMENT OPERATOR SAN ANTONIO DISTRICT. I really don't want to leave the company i love the company i want to continue working for them that's the reason i applied again when i saw another opportunity in Odessa texas. I don't really want to leave CUDD i will be more than happy if i can get my job back. Thanks
8 free hours if anything happens when on location
1 hour break in the yard, always give time to employee that needs it on location
I noticed i was paid lower than most companies in the oilfield. The hours we worked were pretty much almost illegal. 17 hour days weren't that bad after your body adjusted to it. Having only 7 hours to do laundry, eat, please your spouse, and sleep is not cool, but you adapt. They need to stop working these guys 17 hours a day for 2 months and only 4 days off! That's ridiculous. They wonder why the high turnover rate! Its a good company to get your foot in the door, but if you want a life, Cudd is not for you!
job/co-workers are agreeable and one good side of this business. There is very poor to virtually no management. You can never get a straight answer or a professional direct manager at this business. Nepotism is ridiculously high here. If you are not a friend or family memnber then there is no room for advancement and no priority for you on scheduling time off. You will never know schedule, they have had many employees that do not return after days off; so therefore they never let you know when you will have days off and the future schedule is kept very secretive.
Due to employee turnover rate there are always new people, which includes person who would most likely be training you. It is due to this reason that there is not much experience to gain here.
You must pay for your own medical which is very pricey, they cover possibly 10-15% of costs on most benefits.
Work 120+hrs per week
Poor pay, no management, benefits are very low compared to others in this area