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Scientific Drilling Reviews

Updated July 10, 2014
Updated July 10, 2014
23 Reviews
3.5
23 Reviews
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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Politics and Cronyism plus a Franchise Operation Model do not make for a great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Scientific Drilling (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good technology, when working. Caveat Emptor. Sometimes it isn't. Ops makes failures appear to be successes. Flashy Marketing, but products and technology unequally spread and poorly supported. Corporate putting out major fires with customers consistently. Company makes a great deal of money, but then most reluctant to share - Field Ops paid well, in fear of loss to competition. Pay equity across business is embarrassingly out of balance.

    Cons

    Board is clueless to real issues in company. New talent being brought in at top is weak. Legacy employees are protected by one another and cemented in place with no means to determine their value added. There is constant fight and conflict as company is split between Headquarters and Management team in Hosuton and claims of Headquarters in Santa Barbara/ Paso Robles as shown above. Management unable to merge the companies or the culture.
    Management team appears to be preening the company for sale before the next cycle in the industry that may be a very good thing.
    Ask about how raises are determined.
    Ask about career path. Ask for examples showing advancement.allegedly in
    Ask about revenue per employee.
    Ask about numbers of voluntary and involuntary terminations.
    Ask about whether training and performance guarantees promotions or growth.
    Ask about how long operational field managers district and regional have been in same jobs.
    Ask about how long the performance review system has been in place... and what results come from it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The culture is more go along get along rather than challenge and improve. One might find many employees with long tenure who never raise a question.
    C-Suite must get to field level and listen, variance between regional and district operations is astonishing.
    When have you completed a first quality employee survey? Why?
    Do you really have Mission Vision and Values or are they simply wall posters?
    How is performance management tied to pay at the levels where work for the customer really happens?
    What are you doing about pay equity?
    What about diversity?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Stressful.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Scientific Drilling

    Pros

    There are opportunities for growth and advancement if you're in for the long haul.

    Cons

    HR/management consistently overlooks or protects the behavior of bullies in lower management and seems blind to the hostile work environment this sustains. Too much overtime is a constant drain. Management seems to set unreasonable/unsustainable goals.

    I'm too embarrassed to suggest my friends work here.

  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Pathetic

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Electronics Technician in Paso Robles, CA
    Current Employee - Electronics Technician in Paso Robles, CA

    I have been working at Scientific Drilling full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Health Insurance is the only good thing.

    Cons

    Treated like lower class citizen. Very low pay. Company makes a ton of money but still pays such low wages! No growth opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay people what they deserve

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    It was OK at first, then it's a downward spiral from there on.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Doha (Qatar)
    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Doha (Qatar)

    I have been working at Scientific Drilling full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Job is relatively easy. Relaxed working environment. Shorter time spent on rigs.

    Cons

    Average to poor salary. No clear company policy. No career path.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not discriminate against race.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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