Dispatcher (Former Employee) – Cresson, TX – October 5, 2018
Managers are terrible. Everyday it seems like someone was trying to get you fired. The turnover rate there is god awful. They promote people based on the good old boy system,if you know someone that is running something you get put in charge of a bunch of stuff even though your lack of knowledge on the entire oil field is visible and the other employees are way more qualified for that position than the one currently running it.
Management of sand tanker division is the worst I have ever experienced. The money is good IF you have working equipment and the wells are active and you stay busy, otherwise it is terrible in just about every way. Extremely hard to contact dispatch, many times will not answer or will hang up on you, and they never do what they say they will so you have to constantly call and remind them, if you can get ahold of them. No system to keep equipment and documents in working order. poor maintenance or no maintenance is a constant issue, spend more time getting equipment fixed then driving. Very poorly run with little regard to drivers and equipment. Other drivers always complaining about same issues. 30 hired every week, 14 quit every week.
In the tanker division, training was beneficial to my truck driver experience. The tanker trailer handles differently from a normal 53', in such a way that it requires years of experience to achieve the proper trailer balance at 70 mph . At stevens tanker division the balance was achieved through proper training techniques.
the danger of crashes is more apparent while driving
Logistics Coordinator (Former Employee) – Texas – May 24, 2018
The work was fast paste, chaotic at times, and stressful. That being said, the team would make the best of it. There were always jokes and stories to perk up the environment. The laughter was always the best relief. Being close to the team members and working together was something to look forward to.
Family, Friends, Feeling accomplished by the end of a shift
many overtime hours, high expectations for the overloaded amount of work to be done by only a few workers
Dispatcher/Customer Service (Current Employee) – El Reno, OK – May 16, 2018
The day starts early dispatching, so you need to be ready to go & full of positive energy at 5AM!
Management truly cares about the success of the company, so they are constantly asking questions & offering advice.
The most difficult part is adjusting to all the different personalities and situations you are involved in on a daily basis, but that is also the most rewarding part about the job, figuring out how to make it all fit together!
Positive Environment, Job Stability
Long Hours, High Pressure (not a con if you can handle it:)
great place for oil and gas/transportation and logistics career
Night Dispatcher (Current Employee) – Dallas, TX – May 16, 2018
great place to work...growth is encouraged as the tanker division is growing at an extremely rapid pace...this is definitely a place to launch a career or to start a new one...stevens has no history of layoffs so the job security is unmatched!
Dispatcher (Current Employee) – Dallas, TX – May 16, 2018
This is a fast pace environment each and everyday which makes the day go by quickly . You must be able to think outside the box to get the job done at times . Being able to work a seven on seven off schedule is a big plus for me so I can spend time with my family on my week off .
Driver (Current Employee) – Stockdale, TX – May 15, 2018
Didn't know anything about working in the oilfield. Stevens was a great company for me to start with and have been here now 2 years. Very happy. A lot of companies recruit in the field and the grass isn't always greener. I've seen many drivers leave based on what a recruiter told them from another company only to come back to Stevens. No company is perfect but Stevens is a place you can have a career and not just a job. They really care about their drivers and safety.
Stevens Tanker is a great place to start in the industry- not just for a driver but for office positions as well and there's always room to grow. Family oriented and family owned. Management is patient and show their appreciation with breakfast/lunch every now and again. Pay and benefits are good. Work place can be fast paced but laid back. Everyone is friendly and always willing to help one another. Again, a great place to start off and grow with!
Night Manager Dispatcher (Former Employee) – Stockdale, TX – May 4, 2018
Typical day work starts very stressful. Learned that even if you try too be a team player no one would help you. Management seemed kind of racist. Always making fun of other races. Seemed like the Hispanics were not good enough for administration only for hard labor.
I lost days of work just trying to find out WHO to talk to about expired cab card, ins card, and ifta permit. Dispatch didn't have a clue. Had more lost time trying to get a pm done, 2 days, because dispatch didn't have a clue. Harassing phonecalls from dispatch "trainees" while i was sleeping, on days off, or even unloading. They wanted updates on when I'd be ready for my next load. Overall, you are set up to fail with faulty equipment and extremely poor, lazy, 'not-my-job' management.
Dispatch (Former Employee) – Stockdale, TX – March 7, 2018
Operations Mgr knows only how to arm chair quarterback and isn’t even good at that. Freeze on pay increase for 5 years and micromanagement for ever task. Drivers constantly violate policies and are perpetually written up knowing that they won’t be terminated. This is because Stevens salaries aren’t competitive enough to hire replacements who’ll stay longer than the time it takes to train them. Given that, if you work here, you’re required to meet goals with a fleet of insubordinate drivers and field supervisors who aren’t prone to assist only to earn a wage. Insurance cost are so expensive it’s almost worth it to get insurance on your own.
Sand Coordinator (Former Employee) – San Antonio, TX – February 2, 2018
if you love waiting for over 6 hours to unload and want to make 900 per week working 18hours a day 7 days a week your welcome. They want you here they have a lot of trucks they don't care about you they want big numbers for them no you You'll be unloading at anytime rainy cold nighttime if you want to Make money First week you be marking 400 later on depends on how fast you are learning and unloading FRAC SAND If you making 800 per week wherever you are now stay there believe.