Diversified Well Logging, LLC Employee Reviews

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If you are living in your parent's basement at 26 years old this is the job for you
Mudlogger / Geosteerer (Current Employee) –  APRFebruary 2, 2018
-Mudlogging/Geosteering

-Company bought out 3 years ago. New management only cares about bottom line at the expense of field employees.

-You are expendable. No regard is given for experience or a job well done. They'll just hire an over educated college graduate for $10/hr. to replace you.

-Cut pay during the last down turn. Since the industry has picked back up management balks at restoring previous wages and benefits.

-Payroll will arbitrarily cut pay and expenses and you have little to no chance of recovering what you were actually due.

-Equipment is substandard and most dates back to the early '90s or later. Who still runs Windows '98?

-Inadequate tech support to keep the antiquated equipment running. Management refuses to send necessary supplies to complete the required tasks.

-Bottom line. It's the oilfield and you are going to work long hours and be away from home for extended periods of time. But people do it for the money. Save your time because the money/benefits/quality of work life aren't with this company.

It's unfortunate because this used to be a good place to work years ago. The current management is running it into the ground, which is reflected in the morale of the field staff.

If you see a good review of his company, chances are better than not it was written by someone in the main office.
Pros
No repercussions for not doing your job
Cons
Poor pay and benefits, Management simply doesn't care about you other that being a warm body in a chair.
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UNIT MANAGER (Current Employee) –  Midland, TXNovember 7, 2017
Diversified Well Logging is a great company to work for. However, 70% of the company was purchased from the original owners awhile back and the new majority owners have changed some things up, including pay. While DWL is a great company to work for the pay is a joke, and one of the reasons allot of their experienced loggers leave the company.
Pros
The people and relaxed work enviroment
Cons
Not the greatest paying company
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Don't plan on staying long!
Geo-Steering Geologist (Current Employee) –  Eighty Four, PANovember 7, 2017
If you're looking at getting a job out of college this place can be there for you. However that is where the good ends. Every employee here is mistreated in one form or another. Wages have been lower than they have ever been in 3 years. A person who stocks shelves at night likely makes more than the started salary or hourly wage at DWL. Management is a joke and career advances aren't going to happen. Plan on making it as far as geosteering after 6+ months of mudlogging for a low wage. Managers don't care about your home life and will make you work until you drop. Benefits are nearly non existent and 401k matching was dropped over a year ago because of the "down turn". Don't believe anything that this company tells you because it is indeed a lie. Come here for experience and plan on leaving after 3 to 4 years. All I can say is you are now warned, apply at your own risk.
Pros
Very little paid expenses
Cons
Too many to list
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Very difficult company to work for
logging geologist (Former Employee) –  Offshore LousianaOctober 30, 2017
On top of 84+ hours work per week. Lucky to get relief after 2 weeks. No possibililty of advancement despite promises from management. Regretted to this day that took the initial offer to work for DWL. Wont budge to accomodate my experience and knowledge. Was getting sicker and sicker with no compensation while being sick. Sat for 5 months waiting for desired advancement. Then quit. Yet they put down that I didn't give reason for resigning. Job rivals say dont mention their name in interview.
Pros
50 cents raise
Cons
Heathcare, advancement, low morale
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The worst job I've ever had.
Mud Logger (Former Employee) –  Eighty Four, PAOctober 4, 2017
Awful place to work. Incompetent family members are put in charge, and they are rude and disorganized. They switched my shift from daylight to midnight without even a days notice and wanted to move me to a rig 2 hours away from my hotel without even getting me another hotel. Long term loggers look like they have been smoking crack because they never sleep. Some stay on the rig sites for 10 or 12 weeks without leaving. You'll make money but trade your life away in the process.
Pros
You'll make some money
Cons
Long, ridiculous hours, poor management, nepotism, disorganized, dishonest
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Steady Paced
HSE Manager, North America (Former Employee) –  Reserve, LASeptember 15, 2017
Balanced overall job. Typical off work but also had field duties. Employees knowledgeable about the jobs they do. My duties were in line with my experience.
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Fair Pay, Poor Life-style
Mudlogger (Former Employee) –  Monahans, TXSeptember 11, 2017
84 hours a week work schedule (12 hours a day, 7 days a week), till the job is done. If you have no children, spouse, family, friends, etc, then this job is great for you. Work length is typically however long the drilling will last. Don't expect to come home often.

Equipment used was also sketchy and faulty at times, with little indication that upgrades would be instated.
Pros
Per-Diem, LOTS of overtime pay
Cons
No home life
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Good job but hours are completely dependent upon business client needs so there is no routine
Mud Logger Trainee (Current Employee) –  Midland, TXJuly 15, 2017
Good job for young person with not much family life. Hours are not routine and job requires a lot of travel. Management is difficult to reach at times.
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No more than an average mud logging company
Unit Manager (Former Employee) –  West and South TexasJanuary 4, 2017
It was a struggle to be able to do each job for the most part. Management talked a lot of support but seldom provide such support readily. The equipment was usually sub par and I wound up spending precious time away from the job repairing equipment that should have been in good stead upon arrival at the site. The pay was never up to the level of the skill set being required.
Pros
Autonomy. Management seldom interfered with day to day operation.
Cons
Very little support and resistance to health care claims.
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Good People to work with.
Technical Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Midland, TXNovember 14, 2016
The Sales Support Staff was top notch. It was a very difficult time to be selling oil services to the O&G industry. I developed great relationships with many geologist in the Midland. I hope for all that the industry will continue to strengthen.
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Work is plentiful whem industry is good.
Field Geologist (Former Employee) –  Washington, PASeptember 11, 2016
Have to be in the clique to keep your job. A lot of personnel has no geology background just knew someone. Other than that good paying job before slowdown.
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Better than Most
Unit Manager/Geosteering Analyst (Current Employee) –  West, TXSeptember 3, 2016
While there has definitely been an improvement recently, there are still a few things that definitely leave a bit to be desired about working here. The opportunities for advancement are honestly few and far between and seem to be almost unattainable or you have to fight tooth and nail to prove you should at least be given a chance for even a minimal advancement, while opportunities seem to be handed to people who prove to be less than fit for the position. While the compensation is definitely better than a lot of the companies out there, some of the co-workers are less than dependable relief and leave you wondering what you will have to fix when your shift starts the next day.
Also, if you want a home or personal life, this line of work, whether here or with another company is most definitely not for you. We work long hours on remote locations for long periods of time and it makes social life and personal relationships difficult at best.
Pros
Decent pay
Cons
Questionable competency of co-workers, Little Chance for Advancement, Long Hours
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The best mud logging company I have ever worked for.
Mud Logging Geologist (Former Employee) –  Reserve, LAAugust 31, 2016
Learning the software took some time. But after I was put with the right unit manager, It was simple. Lots of traveling. I had problems sleeping during the day in motels as, there was lots of noise. Very rarely did we stay on location. That is what I preferred. Staying in motels instead of on location, means you are eating out ALL time.
Pros
Great benifites, great pay
Cons
Eating out all the time. Staying in motels.
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Negative atmosphere. Loud, yelling managers.
Logging Geologist ("Mud Logger") (Former Employee) –  Reserve, LAJuly 21, 2016
Supposedly the pay scale is good compared to the industry standard. I would not know as I have not worked for any other company in a similar position. They do not work 2 weeks on and 2 weeks off like most logging companies. You're out there until you buckle. Management was harsh and rude. Equipment seemed to always be breaking down.
Pros
Your job is an adventure.
Cons
Negative atmosphere.
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Mud Logging
Geologist / Mud Logger (Current Employee) –  Gulf Of MexicoMay 30, 2016
Fast pace, detail oriented position requiring multi-tasking. Observation of rig parameters and down-hole monitoring and assessments while keeping client(s) informed via Internet, logs, phone, and meetings.
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Over-all Positive
Unit Manager (Former Employee) –  West and South TexasMay 27, 2016
It was a hard life, but good considering life in general in the oilfield industry.The lower level management was good, while upper management would be unreasonable in demands.
Pros
Made a good income.
Cons
Many many hours to do it.
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Good pay -Poor benefits
Drilling Data Engineer (Current Employee) –  New Orleans, LAMay 17, 2016
Like the job, it is easy but you are always away from home. The medical benefits is a joke, compared to other oil companies.
Pros
Working offshore=Free food, low expense. Good pay(work a lot of hours or 3 weeks per month)
Cons
Always away from home, poor medical benefits, no room for advancement. Poor Management.
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The lower end of the drilling world.
FIELD GEOLOGIST (Former Employee) –  Eighty Four, PAApril 18, 2016
Extremely organized, very "who you know" crowd. Puts idiot family members in management positions they clearly are unqualified for.
Pros
Drilling rig money.
Cons
No set breaks in work; 3 months no days off, 1 month no work.
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Good place to work
Executive Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Corpus Christi, TXMarch 28, 2016
The company was enjoyable while the business was booming. When it got slow the workers became scared of losing their job. I enjoyed getting to work with everyone.
Cons
employees began to feel unimportant
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Amazing Company
Well Site Geologist (Former Employee) –  Corpus Christi, TXMarch 4, 2016
While I was employed at Diversified Well Logging I experienced tremendous growth! You are away from home quite a bit however, when a rig would perform a move, you are at home with money for a mini vacation of sorts. Excellent opportunity for a person to take care of their family.
Pros
Pay, benefits
Cons
away from home (not for everyone)
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