If you are working in the field be prepared to put in 15-16 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you are being paid hourly it may be worth it because of the massive amount of overtime pay that you will receive.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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