Canrig Drilling Technology Reviews

Updated April 19, 2015
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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
  • Pay and bonus amounts are lacking compared to the parent company (in 6 reviews)

  • 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)

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  1. Intern

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Canrig Drilling Technology

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very friendly co-workers, especially to the interns. Many events for interns and mentors were always looking for real projects to assign.

    Cons

    IT was low quality for a company of its size

  2. Great chance to learn with experienced mudloggers

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    Former Contractor - Geologist in Taft, CA
    Former Contractor - Geologist in Taft, CA

    I worked at Canrig Drilling Technology as a contractor (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    I learned most of what I know about mudlogging while working at Canrig. There were a number of experienced loggers who were friendly in teaching a large group of young, green college graduates the finer points of how things work on the rig.

    Pay was decent for entry-level (very hard to get a raise though, even after proving yourself). And days off were somewhat flexible - 2:1 work/off ratio. Would have preferred a more standard month-on/off schedule, but no real complaints.

    Cons

    Gas equipment was old and unreliable. Computer software had some gaping flaws that could easily corrupt an entire database worth of drilling data. Upper management was very slow in addressing employee concerns.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in some new equipment! And when half of a division goes up in arms over an issue they feel strongly about, at least fly out to meet with them and discuss.

  3. Frustrating and stressful

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    Former Employee - Management in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Management in Houston, TX

    I worked at Canrig Drilling Technology full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Able to work with cutting edge drilling technology and some real smart people.

    Cons

    No direction. No consistency. Management by fear. Constantly changing priorities and deadlines make almost impossible to finish a project.

    Advice to Management

    Address management structure and enter the 21st century by treating employees with trust and respect.

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  5. Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Canrig Drilling Technology full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good team work, flexibility and innovative place to work at. Treated well.

    Cons

    At times, it gets to be stressful.

  6. Helpful (2)

    2.5 yrs

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Canrig Drilling Technology full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good people. Somewhat flexible work hours. Interesting projects. There is very little accountability, so as long as you are liked and seem marginally productive your job is safe.

    Cons

    Poor planning and implementation. "Get 'r done" attitude sabotages many projects. R&D means "We've already sold this hypothetical project so build a 'prototype' that is actually a production model and we need it yesterday"

    Advice to Management

    Better planning. Follow through on implementation. New ways of doing things aren't always bad. Leadership in the manufacturing facility is a bunch of guys who ran an elevator company into the ground and have no business having the power that they have been granted.

  7. Learning while Earning.

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    Former Employee - Java Developer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Java Developer in Houston, TX

    I worked at Canrig Drilling Technology

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

    Pros

    Excellent work environment. Deadlines are perfect and results are effective. Treats employees in a professional way, assigns works as per real time needs.

    Cons

    Lack of proper planning.Project seldom goes as per planning. Poor in communicating with employees.Requirements and project environments changes often.

    Advice to Management

    Better planning gives better results.Should not be confused with change in requirements. Better to finalize most of the requirements before coding starts.

  8. Decent work experience.

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    Current Employee - Mudlogger in Anchorage, AK
    Current Employee - Mudlogger in Anchorage, AK

    I have been working at Canrig Drilling Technology full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    They pay for flights, baggage ect.

    Cons

    poor job security when markets get tight.

  9. Good place work but needs improvement

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Canrig Drilling Technology

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Nice place work. Less stress. Decent management.

    Cons

    Need to invest more to improve innovation within the organization. The projects needs to be invested for future rather and doing patches.

    Advice to Management

    Have clear goal and visions for the team.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Hit or Miss

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    Current Employee - Software Specialist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Software Specialist in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Canrig Drilling Technology

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

    Pros

    Really depends on what you do. You can find yourself doing nothing or everything.

    Cons

    Not at all straight forward with employees

    Advice to Management

    Please do not lie to your employees.

  11. Great option for entry level that want to gain experience.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good Pay. Competent front office. Very available office.

    Cons

    Long hitches. Work is sporadic at best.

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