Precision Drilling Employee Reviews

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Not Consistant
Regional Human Resource Manager (Former Employee) –  Rocky Mountain RegionMay 14, 2019
Senior operations leadership is strong but support staff was not very developed.Need more top down leadership accountability. Would not recommend this job for someone new to the Oil and Gas industry.
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Good job to have if you don’t have a family and you don’t mind traveling
Floor hand (Current Employee) –  Chickasha, OKApril 20, 2019
Pays well, you have great time off, and you get to see different parts of the world sometimes, but you definitely have to be independent and smart to make it.
Pros
You work 14days and off 14 days
Cons
Traveling and being away from loved ones
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Good drilling company
Floor hand (Former Employee) –  DJ basinMarch 30, 2019
Great place to work if you’re young, working floors is rough on a PD rig any time but the winter is the worst to be on that rig. It all depends on the roughnecks on the rig, if they work hard and have fun it’s a great place to work. If they are lazy and cry then it sucks
Pros
Pay and 14/14 schedule
Cons
Extremely fast paced, no advancement
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Poor Employees relations/move rig to rig too frequently due to rig shutdowns
Motorman (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXMarch 19, 2019
Very poor treatment of employees. Started as Motorman and moved Rig to Rig without safety gear and forced to take job at lower wages as a floorhand. This is the norm all over Texas.
Pros
It is Employment
Cons
Poor Management
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Upper management communication with employees is non existent.
Rig Manager/Floorhand (Former Employee) –  West, TXMarch 8, 2019
I left a competing company to come on board after PD (tried) to buy out another company but at the last minute was denied or beat out by another company. Was hired on as a Driller and assigned rig in Shreveport La. after a week of trying to call their rediculous HR department recruiters With no answer to emails, text or calls I was called by a lady from Midland Tx telling me the only spot available was a floor job and that their UNFORTUNATELY we’re no drilling jobs. And in her on words when I explained to her that I hired on as a Driller/AD 6 hrs closer to the house she replied with $&IT HAPPENS and it’s take it or leave it. never answers the phone when you try to contact someone for any issues. Process in which check stubs are distributed is a joke and non existent. Over all Bad experiance. You don’t hire someone on board by false promises and not keeping your word. ROUGHNECKS keep office personnel paid.

Crews were good.
Both Tool pushers were good. One from Canada was over the top sometimes but I liked him.

HR and office personnel representing company worse as it gets.
Pros
Drilling programs and rig was easy to operate and well maintained
Cons
You invest in the company but company doesn’t invest in you.
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Worst place I've ever worked
Derrick Hand (Former Employee) –  TexasFebruary 18, 2019
Junkiest rig I've ever been on, it wasn't old, they will only spend money on cleaning supplies. Bandaid or don't fix stuff at all if theres anyway possible to operate without it. Constantly trying to fix stuff while always being told the rig isn't clean enough. What they don't realize is if they'd fix stuff right everyone would have more time to clean. Incredibly negative environment, no one I worked with wanted to be there, all managment only concentrates on any negative things they find so no one ever here's a good job or anything close. Very strong buddy system as well, so if pusher or superintendent have a friend to bring in they will and if you're not a buddy and get brought in to drill you'll be treated bad, felt bad for some of my drillers. Also you never really come back with the same crew bc someone quits every hitch sometimes 2 people. Pay is good here but not worth putting up with the bs.
Pros
Pay is good
Cons
Most negative environment imaginable, buddy system, won't fix equipment, high turnover rate
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Good pay. Cool tool pushers but ignorant driller. Lack of training through mentor.
Floor Supervisor (Current Employee) –  West VirginiaFebruary 14, 2019
Lack of training through mentor program. Told what to do, not what and how to do something. Short staffed can’t keep employees. 28/14 is very bad, you’re away more than you are home. Man camps are very nice and clean.
Pros
Pay
Cons
Management, attitudes and egos
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growth opportunity
Senior Account Representative (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXFebruary 11, 2019
Precision provided necessary support so that the sales staff could perform their job in a fluent way. I cannot fully assess Precision due to the downturn in the industry and company wide layoffs.
Pros
autonomy, culture of sales team
Cons
lack of clear direction and metrics for success from management
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Rig Life
Derrick Hand/Driller (Former Employee) –  U.S. DivisionJanuary 21, 2019
Typical good ol' boy culture; read into that statement as you see fit. Unless you are part of the clique you aren't advancing to any managerial positions. The work is not difficult but it pays to be proactive and a forward thinker. Living with slobs gets old and I suggest for new guys save your money; that way when you see the lack of advancement you have resources to move on.
Pros
Good pay and 2 weeks off usually
Cons
Good ol' boy cliques
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productive and fun workplace with a ping pong table
Rig Manager (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXJanuary 1, 2019
start at 5am, work till 9pm. on call 24 hrs /day
responsible for hands that you are no longer allowed to fire..... in a word.... lame

it's people , it's personal.... is a line of dog excrement that management promotes, and , at the same time discourages. They are pro-active..... as long as it doesn't cost anything !

safety team there was world class at one time..... now it takes a world event to get them from their gilded towers..... no time to train hands.... only to fine them !
Pros
paid reasonably well for a while..... now it's lame
Cons
more safety meetings than work
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Good work place hard work
Floor Hand (Former Employee) –  Cresson, TXDecember 10, 2018
A typical day at work consists of cleaning, and making connections, but at an extreme level and a fast pace. The hardest part of the job would be rigging down and rigging up to move the rig. There’s people out there you don’t typically work with so there’s no flow and it leads to a very long frustrating day. The best part is your coworkers and the connections you make with the people.
Pros
Good money great hours
Cons
Not home very much
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Great Company
Talent Acquisition Specialist (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXNovember 14, 2018
I worked contract with Precision in the Talent Acquisition department for 8 months. I have never worked with a better group of people. Including upper management and the hiring mangers I recruiter for. If the opportunity presents itself I would work for Precision again.
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Operational Intern
Operational Intern (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXSeptember 28, 2018
Rig monitoring using sap and excel
Inventory of rig equipment, data management, and report

daily report and safety meeting. The workers are friendly and willing to help
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Excellent Company to be employed with
Receptionist (Current Employee) –  Williamsport, PA 17701September 26, 2018
You can not put a price tag on working with amazing people. Working here has been such a great experience from the general manager to the shop guys everyone here is pleasant a very easy to work with. I look forward to coming in to work.
Pros
Great company
Cons
hourly rate could be higher
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Great workplace with wonderful equipment
CDL Class A Driver (Former Employee) –  Midland, TXSeptember 20, 2018
Precision drilling has multiple positions from working in the shop to working on triple stack drilling rigs to driving trucks or assisting in rig moves if you don't fit in desired spot they will find a spot that you do fit
Pros
Provides perdiem for nights away from home
Cons
Away from home a lot
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Human Resources Associate (Current Employee) –  Brighton, COSeptember 17, 2018
Responsible for overseeing all recruiting functions, Screen resumes, conduct pre-screens and phone interviews and perform reference checks, coordinate background checks, and drug screen/physicals. Preform data entry in the HRIS System. Assist employees by answering benefit and general human resources questions. Counsel employees on attendance and performance. Work with Managers regarding disciplinary actions. Prepare confidential documentation as required.
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Upper Mgmt and Executive were a challenge
Lead Senior Compensation - International (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXSeptember 10, 2018
There was a large amount of wonderful people to work with in the middle to lower mgmt area, but upper echelons were a bit out of touch. Typical day started with team/mgmt touch base, followed by multiple meetings for several ongoing initiatives. There was not a lot of time for actual work during the normal course of the day, but I did love the challenge of implementing new systems. I also loved guiding the company to a more transparent compensation approach so the employees could understand their total rewards package being offered to them.
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Wouldn't recommend
Welder Helper (Former Employee) –  Flemington, MOAugust 27, 2018
Owner,boss was very rude and abusive. Change of plans wasn't sure what to expect for minute to minute liked what i did,hated the drive and the lack of planning and guidance
Pros
Good pay
Cons
Ignorant boss long travel
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Productive fast paced work. Physically & mentally demanding work.
Motorman (Current Employee) –  Midland, TXAugust 23, 2018
Productive fast paced work. Physically & mentally demanding work. The work hours and the time off schedule is good, I just dislike the distance (12hrs) I have to travel from home to work.
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Unfortunate job closing
Snubbing Operator (Former Employee) –  Williamsport, PAAugust 15, 2018
This was a great place to work. Management worked well with the employees. Had good working equipment at all times. Due to them selling out to a bigger company the snubbing unit was shut down.
Pros
Great people to work for.
Cons
Went out of business.
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