Canrig Drilling Technology

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Canrig Drilling Technology Reviews

Updated October 11, 2014
Updated October 11, 2014
60 Reviews
2.4
60 Reviews
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46 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Lots of time off (I mean Lots, especially if you are laid off) (in 2 reviews)

  • No micro management in software engg (in 2 reviews)


Cons
  • Constant layoffs due to poor management, and a president whos either complicit, or dubiously unaware of whats causing the loss of profits (in 6 reviews)

  • Middle management listens to upper management without questioning any poor decisions (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    Lowest paying company in the Bakken in electronic technician work scope position.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Electronic Technician in Williston, ND
    Current Employee - Electronic Technician in Williston, ND

    I have been working at Canrig Drilling Technology full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Above average team cooperation coming from supervisory coordinators and employees. Quality tech support from Houston home office. Management non-existent in monitoring employees production.. Canrig provides housing and per diem during 3 week on one week off rotation. Cutting edge technology is best in monitoring directional drilling rigs creating job security.

    Cons

    Management is uninvolved so upward mobility is unavailable although promised during hire. Lowest paying electronic monitoring position in the Bakken. Nabors company requires steps through home office in order to make pay raises but does not make it happen for the hired, regardless of past work experience. Implication is good place to start in the oil patch but retention of quality people due to these practices. Constantly having to train new people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need management monitoring employees production to create consistent step increase goals as promised . Missing out on new rig watch customers from a sales perspective.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    An alright place to start

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mudlogger in Anchorage, AK
    Current Employee - Mudlogger in Anchorage, AK

    I have been working at Canrig Drilling Technology full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The pay is decent
    Travel expenses are covered
    PPE provided
    Per diem for field persionnel
    Nice microscopes

    Cons

    Ancient and buggy gas equipment
    Minimal training
    Raise obstacles (CAMS)
    No rotation schedule
    Management based on buzzwords

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upgrade your equipment or you will soon lose all your bids. All the employees know they need to keep their options open. Canrig is a stepping stone to something better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Would not recommend

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

    I worked at Canrig Drilling Technology full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good play with alot of room for overtime, flexible schedule.

    Cons

    micro management. long hours and no future. no opportunity to advance. managers have no experience. as long as the upper management does not have a problem they don't care what your concerns are. they pick and choose what rules and policies to follow when its convenient for them

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    upper management does not have a problem they don't care what your concerns are. they pick and choose what rules and policies to follow when its convenient for them

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Not bad as far as first time internships go.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Canrig Drilling Technology

    Pros

    Internship program is run by an extremely involved and extremely competent supervisor who takes good care of his interns.

    Cons

    The facility in general seemed to be rather disorganized and not overly high performing. A lot of room for improvement in virtually every department.

  6.  

    Canrig Is a Rewarding place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Specialist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Software Specialist in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    I love working here. The pay is good. The work is rewarding and challenging. The people are friendly. You can grow your skill sets through training offered by the company. There is a lot of room to grow within the company. Most supervisors in software development started out as programmers, the IT supervisor started as an Imaging guy and there are many field managers that started as techs. Despite the recent layoff, Job security is good. If you have a good attitude and do your job there is nothing to worry about.

    Cons

    Turnover, I am not privy to the reasons why people leave but many good people have left over the last couple of years. I am a little overwhelmed with work.(hence the job security). While the pay is good I felt somewhat lowballed when I came to work in my current position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fix the turnover. Weather it's personality conflicts, pay, or stress. We have to stop losing people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Engineering

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Canrig Drilling Technology full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Dysfunctional Management
    Little to no raises
    No job advacment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop treating people as part of the furniture, but rather treat them as part of team.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Run don't walk AWAY

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Minion in Tomball, TX
    Current Employee - Minion in Tomball, TX

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

    Pros

    Almost impossible to get fired. Clearly... because the majority of folks are barely working when they are at work.
    Pay is good... cause no one would work there if there wasn't a "bonus" for doing it.
    Convenient location... if you never plan on going to Houston for any reason and don't mind the threat of having your car broken into or being mugged.

    Cons

    Management is completely out of touch with reality. Fad of the day jumping from one pop-management technique to another. Have no concept of project management. Mode of operation is to argue with everyone about everything, say yes to anything you don't want to argue about and then do as little as possible each day. Large portion of engineering and development are people devoted to fighting fires... and to lighting them often so there are always fires to fight. Some of the upper level folks are living in an ego-driven fantasy world. Anyone who ranks Cantrig above a 3 works for the company... yes, I wouldn't put it past them to post fake reviews since there are no reasons for good reviews from any sane person.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get new management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Get Out If You Can

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

    I worked at Canrig Drilling Technology

    Pros

    Friendly people
    Stable paycheck

    The employees are friendly and generally easy to work with, and paychecks are received regularly and are on par with market conditions. Other than that, there really are not many pros.

    Cons

    Disorganization
    Safety Program
    Poor Management
    Lack of Direction
    Poor Communication

    About 20% of the employees like working at Canrig, 40% cannot get a better somewhere else, and 40% are too ambitionless or lazy to look elsewhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please resign, or move to another company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Middle Management At Its Worst

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Service Technician in West, TX
    Current Employee - Field Service Technician in West, TX

    I have been working at Canrig Drilling Technology full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    It is a steady pay check, and you may receive some training. The expendable people at the bottom are supportive of each other and caring.

    Cons

    A completely incompetent middle to higher level management that does not have even basic managerial skills. They have no concept of how to treat people as respect or show appreciation for the people that ACTUALLY do something. The entire management seems to be rotten to the core and are always asking themselves why it is they have such a high turnover rate. LOOK IN THE MIRROR YOU ARE IT.

    Even with not paying the industry standard, people would stay if the management were even half way functional.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This is easy.

    Stop hiring people that have waited around long enough and kissed enough butt to become a slug in the office, just because he has been with the company X amount of years. Do you really think you need a manager that knows the product, or a manager that can actually manage people?????

    *********** This one will get instant results, Tie the bonus that your incompetent managers receive to the turnover rate. Then they may actual have an incentive to treat their expendable employees that actually do something like human beings!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    top heavy, very reactive company, management keeps cutting cost in the wrong areas-starting with w/technicians.

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

    I have been working at Canrig Drilling Technology

    Pros

    move up quickly if you are part of the "good ole boys clan". Good way to get in the Industry and move on.

    Cons

    make up new policies on the fly. inconstant, reactive planning instead of proactive. runs there techs in the ground and then wants to cut their hours and look for duty cycle infractions. speaks before the think. Higher management without prior experience in the industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    clean house and start over. Get rid of the Epoch management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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