Lead Tech Sand Coordinator (Current Employee) – Morgantown, WV – November 10, 2018
very stressful, when I first started it was a good place to work but in the last 6 months has went down hill.... they add paper work to you every day , rules come out one day and then two days latter they change and god forbid if you forget the rules ( because they change so often) you get wrote up or fired...
Sandbox was bought out by US Silica. US Silica starting firing a lot of the upper management and bringing in their own people. Once the new people came in people like me had to train the new manager and was then fired because I was a threat.
Owner Operator Truck Driver (Former Employee) – Karnes City, TX – October 18, 2018
I gave them a try and lost money in the process. They expect you to dead head long distances for a load (200 Miles) and cannot tell you where you should expect to get most of your loads. As an O/O it’s imperitive to know where the loads are coming from on a regular basis so we can cut down on fuel expenses and dead head. This was unacceptable to me so I moved on to greener pastures. Maybe it’s better for company drivers?
Work night shift, (7:00PM- 7:30AM), workload fluctuates, depending on Manager and Field Coordinator needs. Field is in the Oil/ Gas Industry, supporting, supporting Fracking process. Company is getting ready to close in this area. Although, I enjoy the work, and my team members, I am forced for personal reasons, to seek work elsewhere.
Close to home, short drive
Company Stability, possible closure in the near future
Yardhand (Current Employee) – Dilley, TX – September 6, 2018
This job is a great job. I learned something new everyday. It’s a hands on, outside job. Love being outside and doing new things. It’s very relaxed and slow-pace for people who like to take they’re time
Driver (Current Employee) – Waverly, NY – September 3, 2018
Honestly a great place to work, Field Coordinators are very helpful when it comes to learning the process. Management is supportive and understanding, they invest in their employees with training. Always seem to promote from within. Safety driven company and is driven down from upper management. Very decent salary and home every night. All new equipment, very well maintained.
Driver (Former Employee) – Kenedy, TX – August 11, 2018
Guaranteed pay was eliminated and replaced with a bonus that drivers never received even though they met the the requirements. Expected/required to wait for a load without compensation. It appears that the company is in a downward spiral. New hires would last 1-3 days because of false promises. Look elsewhere!!!
Easy work when available
Culture of disinformation and no respect/appreciation for drivers.
Lead operater (Former Employee) – oil field – July 27, 2018
Started off being a good place, then it went south. Us that started with Sandbox from the beginning profited 1 million dollars in OK. Now since they got rid of all of us and scrambled positions it will never do that again.
Driver/Operator (Former Employee) – Houston, TX – July 24, 2018
show up at 5am hve safety meeting then check with dispatch, dispatch then sends you a load to your phone you then inspect your tractor trl you go pick up sand and deliver to location. the job iself is very easy nothing hard about it. they have a lotof safety rules though
not bad when you have work
theres no job security, they dont pay for dowtime when wells arent running
Safety Trainer/Admin (Former Employee) – Greeley, CO – July 19, 2018
I really enjoyed working at SandBox, and only left because of a new opportunity that I couldn't pass on.
The business is relatively simple, load sand and take to well site, repeat. But like anything, there are always challenges and twists, and the management team sincerely puts in every effort to keep those things from effecting the employees in the field.
The field staff is comprised of interesting and hard working people, and the office folks are passionate and innovative. The culture is truly that of a family, and there is a monthly potluck that is really fun. If you come in and do your job as best you can, you will do well and have a great new group of people to share your work life with.
Family culture, work-life balance, relaxed environment
Would have liked a little more challenge, growth opportunity is slow
Young immature management. With minimal trucking experience.
Sand Hauler (Former Employee) – Waverly, NY – July 17, 2018
The waverly, ny branch is run by young immature paycheck collectors.. With minimal trucking experience. They're more concerned with puffing their chests out then actually being productive. They constantly look for the smallest thing to terminate employees. Which leads to a huge revolving door. Coordinators cant even manage to show up on weekends for an hour for shift change. They expect drivers to drive trucks with the entire dash lit up like a Christmas tree. Very cut throat management. Don't even think about trying to go third party. If they catch wind of it they will contact that third party and tell them not to hire you. Regardless if you take the proper avenues to go third party. If you like smoke blowers this is your company. Oh yea as of 07/17/18 they took the 40 hour a week guarantee away from the sand haulers. Company is joke! If your looking to haul a box I'd recommend looking into haliburton or Aeros west.
Forklift Operator (Former Employee) – Greeley, CO – July 8, 2018
The job and operating the forklift was fun, yet when it came to the managment and supervisors it felt like they didnt care what you as an employee did to keep things going in full operations. So in my opinion, that place is only good for money, management is horrible, some of the leads are pretty bad as well, lazy, they want to sleep all the time and very unsafe.
No pros. Just cons.
no over time pay, just flat rate.paid almost $400 a month for benefits
Driver (Former Employee) – Houston, TX – July 4, 2018
You can make some great earnings when things are running well in the field. There will be slow days, but overall it is a decent driving job. Their healthcare is not very good, but staying local made the job worth it.
Driver (Former Employee) – Enid, OK – June 6, 2018
Typical corporate scam artists. They don’t value the drivers who bring in all the money. You don’t get paid anything close to a living wage but management and investors are making hand over fist. Best to stay away. Should be a crime what they pay drivers.
Driver (Former Employee) – Greeley, CO – May 12, 2018
I left 1 star because I couldn't leave no star. The pay is great for the first week or two to keep you coming back. The management does not operate like an oilfield company. They think appearance is more important than productivity.