Geographic Information Systems Lead Intern (Former Employee) – Austin, TX – February 8, 2018
DrillingInfo had friendly employees and great management. The work flow was quite slow and there were not many benefits. The job pay was below par, considering the location, tasks, and amount of money the company was making.
Data Engineer (Former Employee) – Austin, TX – August 18, 2017
Drillinginfo is a fast-paced, entrepreneurial place filled with extremely intelligent and competent staff. I worked in a technical role so I interacted mainly with their engineers, but if the rest of the company is like their engineering teams, they are poised for rapid growth and long-term success.
Hand-off management approach. DI is a true meritocracy.
Hands-off management approach. You need to own your role.
You name the measure and DI exceeds. Amazing company. Only challenge is the lack of industry diversification. Declines in oil prices flatten out DI's revenue, but clients still need the information so their excellent management has succeeded in many oil patch cycles.
Hardest part of the job is sitting across the desk from a VP in a major shale player and convincing them to pay more for their subscription during a depressed oil price cycle. But, I did it.
Best part of DI is that they have proven leaders and great sales people who have made it through depressed price cycles and they coach you on placing clients first and getting to win-win.
This internship is a great way to get hands on experience with ArcMap. Upon arrival my manager assigns me leases to plot and I plug in a podcast and focus on my work! The workplace culture is incredible, very good vibes and a friendly feeling around the office. The hardest part of the job is that I can't be there more. The most enjoyable part is working on something and being able to ask any team member for assistance.
Free lunches occasionally, food trucks in the parking lot almost every day
Data Entry (Former Employee) – Grand Prairie, TX – February 22, 2016
This company is a great place to work for. It has great office environment and friendly workers. Everybody is getting along very well. Also flexible schedule and time. The hard part of the job is sometimes you get a long documents and people put pressure on you to get it done within the deadline.
The location... get ready for traffic as it is located at 360 & mopac. The management is very disillusioned into what it actually takes to keep product online. Constant outages every 24-48 hours will ensure that you never get a good night sleep as clients will be calling you at all hours wondering why they are paying top dollar for beta access. Even approaching management with thoughts toward improvement will initiate an immediate "arms crossed" closed minded reaction followed by career ending isolation. This is not an open minded company, get in line and do what your told is the attitude here. Have an idea or working on a project to resolve issues.. better keep your eyes down monkey. This company used to be great, but has slowly eroded over time. Need help from IT? They can be observed watching netflix, loudly cursing, online gaming, taking extended lunches, or generally just walking around doing nothing really; but you can submit a ticket which offers some hope eventually.. maybe.. if they ever get around to it, because just like their management "they are very busy working and under staffed". Hoping to get a raise? Oil is down, so jobs and turn over are high. Bottom line is there appears to be high level disorganization, a lack of understanding at what it takes to keep the lights on.. which is unusual for a software company. There are no real opportunities to make career advances. Oh and the pay is subpar, unless you are management.. they seem to take care of each other if you know what I mean. I would say this company is better than working fast food, but not by much.
Desktop Support (Former Employee) – Grand Prairie, TX – September 3, 2015
I was working in a dead-end position with no possibility to advance. They only give increases on merit no cost of living increases. They only want high performance people. Which I did until I made a bad mistake. With no warning or suspension I was let go.
Production (Former Employee) – Austin, TX – January 15, 2015
Communication is terrible. No one ever knows what is going on. They distract you with a bunch of "perks" like food trucks, ping pong table and occasional lunches but the compensation is terrible and none of the promised promotions ever come. Exes don't actually care about their employees because they know they can easily be replaced.
Business Professional (Current Employee) – Austin, TX – July 6, 2014
Working at DI means you are going to love the people you work with. The work is incredibly challenging in a good way. And the company has been growing constantly for the last 15 years and doesn't look to slow down anytime soon.
The negative: the executive management team does not understand the next level, much less how to get us there. Most of the people in management were promoted from the ranks, which means there is a lot of opportunity without an understanding of how to manage intelligently.
In their defense, they know this is an issue and are taking steps to change it. In 2 years, this is going to be THE place to work.
Data analyst (Current Employee) – Austin, Tx – October 15, 2013
Some people have a fabulous experience working here, others are constantly frustrated and overwhelmed. Which group you work for really determines which of those groups you fall into. Technical teams aren't as supported or lauded as sales and customer facing teams and you sometimes feel you're at their mercy for your variable compensation. When tech teams are mentioned it still very often misses who actually did the work. Communication between departments is often hindered by the guarding on fiefs by managers. Myopic planning and unwillingness to change tact is common. Turnover is a problem, as is compensation. Many groups are paid below market wage and in a city like Austin where cost of living is skyrocketing that's a real issue. This leads to more turnover which disrupts work, which causes undue stress, which makes the hit in compensation no longer worth it, which leads to turnover. Raises and cost of living adjustments aren't present, if you want a salary increase you have to change titles regardless of time in service or supposed 'salary ranges' that, if I'm not mistaking what a salary range is, should be the range with which you can increase compensation without a title change. We are told that salary doesn't keep or attract people, which when you are facing difficulty making your rent payment, is insulting. That being said, many of the people working here are wonderful and if you get in a right group you'll have a manager that not only provides day to day support but also defends you from being overwhelmed by the behemoth and never ending project list. There is opportunitymore... for advancement and department changes and all of that which is nice because the work is great and it is a really awesome product we create.less
flex scheduling (dependent on department), health, dental, and vision plans, open communication from senior management, killer Christmas party, stable company, quarterly all hands lunch meeting
compensation, communication issues, location, low PTO, few perks