Boart Longyear
2.8 of 5 52 reviews
www.boartlongyear.com Salt Lake City, UT 5000+ Employees

Boart Longyear Reviews

Updated May 28, 2014
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2.8 52 reviews

                             

57% Approve of the CEO

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Richard O'Brien

(14 ratings)

38% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Global company with opportunities, but it is in cost cutting mode"
    in 3 reviews
  • "Good compensation, higher end in SLC"
    in 3 reviews
Cons:
  • "Mining industry with the usual up down times"
    in 3 reviews
  • "Lack of communication when procedures and practices are changed"
    in 2 reviews
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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsCompensation, travel, benefits, technology, world-class products, mid-level employees care for the company.

    ConsInconsistent direction and leadership. Politically toxic.

    Advice to Senior ManagementShrink management levels.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Long hours, very political, opportunities to learn

    Business Systems Analyst (Former Employee)
    South Jordan, UT

    ProsNice facility in South Jordan, talented colleagues, experience working in corporate environment of multinational company, good compensation for Utah

    ConsVery political environment, a lot of people are really smart but don't actually do any real work, top heavy, long hours, constant restructuring due to financial instability

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Not a stable company.

    Supply Chain Specialist (Former Employee)
    Salt Lake City, UT

    ProsMid level management people were good to work with.

    ConsUpper level management did not communicate well.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    10 + years in drilling services and products management and operations

    Manager (Former Employee)
    Salt Lake City, UT

    ProsOpportunities for growth, The company is progressive in the fat money times.

    ConsVery top heavy in management. Decisions and direction made by people that are trying to conform the market to the product. Very aggressive at downsizing.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry not to loose all your experience

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    I worked with operations. Great people!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsDown to earth, hard workers.

    ConsIt can seem top heavy at times.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf you don't have experience in the industry, then listen to, and respect, those who do.

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    Bad Culture, Lack of Good Management

    Director (Former Employee)
    Salt Lake City, UT

    ProsGlobal Exposure, Ability to work with multiple functional areas

    ConsBad culture, Not enough Planning, Long work hours, low recognition

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    They give a lot of room for thinking outside the box.

    Fulfillment Specialist (Current Employee)
    Salt Lake City, UT

    ProsA lot of freedom to do projects based on own ideas. Strong mid-level managers that encourage new ideas and thinking from their employees.

    ConsUnstable market and frequent fire and hire cycles. The company has no loyalty to long-term employees. I have seen so many talented long-time employees let go just because of a bad economy.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your hardworking employees and mid-level managers more.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.

    Graphic Designer (Former Employee)
    South Jordan, UT

    ProsGreat work and family balance. I worked with a great team of artists. The projects were great and the other departments that I worked with were very understanding and will to educate so you could get your job done.

    ConsNot knowing anything about the mining industry it is a big wave length, years of plenty and years of famine. It was because of the lean years that my position was downsized. I really don't have anything bad to say about the company, just learn as much as you can about the mining industry to prepare yourself for the feast or famine business cycle.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBalance your capital to be ready for the lean years, you know they show up every two to three years.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Challenging

    Project Manager (Current Employee)
    South Jordan, UT

    ProsThere is a great group of people to work with and the opportunity to get global experience is a plus. There are lots of locations that you can call home and the pay is very fair for the industry.

    ConsThe company hire/fire cycles are crazy. You never know who you might be working for or if you will even have a job tomorrow so there is no stability and thats a hard way to live.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou say people are #1, so try and make that true. Invest in your employees and their careers.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    One of the most global companies...real operations in 40 different countries

    Director (Current Employee)
    Salt Lake City, UT

    ProsThe most global company I have worked for...and that includes 2 Fortune 100 companies

    ConsVery cyclical business...$1B revenue swings.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on the business

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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