Cactus Drilling

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Cactus Drilling Reviews

Updated February 25, 2015
Updated February 25, 2015
8 Reviews
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  1.  

    I was an Intern from the University of Oklahoma, they work you as a roughneck on one of their training rigs.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Summer Intern in Ardmore, OK
    Former Intern - Summer Intern in Ardmore, OK

    I worked at Cactus Drilling as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    They actually care about you, they make that very clear. They higher quality people and the opportunity to move up on your crew is there if you show them that you are interested.

    Cons

    Your training is on the job, not that it was a surprise it is the oil field. there really was not a drawback to working here they seem to treat people fairly. I will say that if you are not interested in your job or you don's show initiative you will probably be let go. They do not put up with crap, your there for a reason.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Playground politics

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Floorhand in Carlsbad, NM
    Former Employee - Floorhand in Carlsbad, NM

    I worked at Cactus Drilling

    Pros

    Good pay, insurance, and solid rigs.

    Cons

    Took over a year to start receiving bonuses.
    Like others have said, if you aren't in the click, you might want to start looking for a new job. They will fire you without any reason, because someone don't like you. Even with a positive, clean record. It's worse then playground politics. And the front desk will give you the runaround when you try to talk to HR.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to lose the politics and get to drilling.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    A Great Place To Work If Your From Marlow or Related To Upper Management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cactus Drilling

    Pros

    Good pay. Good benefits. Nice Equipment

    Cons

    The amazon women that looks like the landlord from King Pin will take your bonus away every chance she gets.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Would be nice if everyone was treated the same. Not one set of rules for friends and family and another set for everyone else

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5.  

    Not a company that cares for employees.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Motor Man
    Former Employee - Motor Man

    I worked at Cactus Drilling full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The benefit package is good.

    Cons

    If a supervisor takes a personal dislike to an employee the main office will not speak to the employee to hear his/her story.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The rig hands are who keep the company going, just keep that in mind is all.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Only 4 months

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Floor Hand
    Former Employee - Floor Hand

    I worked at Cactus Drilling (less than a year)

    Pros

    Pay, days worked and off

    Cons

    Well if you're not in with a "click", you can best believe that your time with the company is over! Then when you try to talk to them to find out what you did wrong, you are given the run around. You don't actually find out that you're fired until the health insurance company sends you a statement saying that " we are no longer able to give you coverage because you have been terminated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be willing to listen to ALL of your employees. And when you have orientation, don't preach that there is "no harassment policy" because that's a lie. Also maybe they need to look at the WHOLE PICTURE! You let a man go that would go to any rig and work, come in extra on days off yet not train him how CACTUS states that they will be trained! Your orientation is nothing but lies!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great safety oriented company.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Floorhand in Ardmore, OK
    Former Employee - Floorhand in Ardmore, OK

    I worked at Cactus Drilling full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great company, great benefits, new office, up to date rigs and equipment. Good coworkers. Room for advancement if you are a hard worker. Opportunity for extra work. Safety. Strong drug/workplace policy. 7 on 7 off, 87,5 hour work week, per diem, oil base mud pay.

    Cons

    Having to come in on off weeks during rig move occasionally, but it was not that big of a deal.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    hard work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Floorhand in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Floorhand in Oklahoma City, OK

    I have been working at Cactus Drilling

    Pros

    Leadership is very honest.
    Pay is good.
    Lots of overtime.
    Exotic desert locations.

    Cons

    Employees can be fired for no reason.
    Its a dog and pony show.

    Recommends
  9.  

    Not very pleasant.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Floorhand
    Current Employee - Floorhand

    I have been working at Cactus Drilling

    Pros

    Good bonuses, lazy front line supervisors

    Cons

    How the employees are treated

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