Diversified Well Logging Reviews

Updated January 9, 2015
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  1. Good Company / Sacrifice Personal Life for Excellent Pay

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Unit Manager in Corpus Christi, TX
    Current Employee - Unit Manager in Corpus Christi, TX

    I have been working at Diversified Well Logging full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent Compensation. Recognition from Management for Skills, Knowledge, & Experience

    Cons

    There's not enough Time in a day to do the work required for some Clients. This can interfere with basic requirements for obtaining annual raises. Must carefully balance your time and set priorities. As a result, someone will lose something.

    Advice to Management

    Work Schedules! The lack of knowing when you will work and when you will be home makes it quite difficult to plan for basic activities in Life.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Did it for the money and geosteering experience but didn't enjoy myself.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Onsite Geosteerer and Mud Logger in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Onsite Geosteerer and Mud Logger in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at Diversified Well Logging full-time (more than a year)

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

    Pros

    - Good pay, if compared with other cheap and similar sized companies like Empirica and Horizon.
    - Plenty of work.
    - Separate work and living spaces, absolute luxury in Texas.
    - Good geosteering training, expenses fully paid by DWL. No strings attached for training reimbursement.
    - Supervisor-on-call number that you can call 24/7 for help.

    Cons

    - Expenses reimbursement is a joke. They never pay you what you requested and fighting for it won't get you anywhere.
    OBM premiums? Yeah forget about those too. DWL doesn't charge the operator for OBM until who knows when which leaves you hanging.
    - Management is very poor. Hardly get told about any executive decisions prior to effect, like the surprising mileage reimbursement cut or the failed Weatherford merger. Field supervisors call you to the job in less than 24 hours. Getting to the rig is a matter of how well you know the freeways and roads and follow verbal instructions, rarely get given coordinates.
    - Unit managers think they are night loggers' bosses and act incredibly rude. Most of them are old experienced folks who want stuff done one way and one way only - theirs. Basically, don't expect to make any friends within the company.
    - No company provided housing.
    - No company provided FRCs, had to get my own and didn't get reimbursement for them.
    - No allowed time off at all in your first year of employment. All you get is the rig move.
    - Their equipment is outdated and doesn't work. I'm talking about Windows XP OS and 80s gas chromatography systems that you have to regularly recalibrate with no support reps to call. The 1 or 2 field techs are working 24/7 in between all rigs with failed equipment and 50% of the times, even they can't fix the problems permanently.
    - Timesheets where you only clock in once a week are filled out by the unit managers. Every once in a while they mess up stuff and you don't get paid the right amount. The pay stubs have a decent breakdown of total regular vs overtime pay but can't be checked against the timesheets because timesheets only show hours.
    - Little company contribution to medical plan making it very expensive.

    Advice to Management

    See cons section.

  3. Helpful (1)

    Not good

    Current Employee - Mudlogger in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Mudlogger in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at Diversified Well Logging full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Easy work once you learn everything and pretty devlcent money

    Cons

    You work too much no set schedule, never want to give you days off, checks come up short all the time management doesn't care about you

    Advice to Management

    Start taking care of your employees put them on a schedule then you wouldn't have such a high turn over rate

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  5. Good pay and a foot in the door

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mud Logger in Corpus Christi, TX
    Former Employee - Mud Logger in Corpus Christi, TX

    I worked at Diversified Well Logging full-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The pay is awesome.
    There are some unit managers that are amazing mud loggers with years of experience.
    Some field supervisors really work with you to get time off.
    Lot's of work if you want it.

    Cons

    Really outdated equipment.
    No structured training program at all, trial by fire outlook for employees.
    Work own tour way too quickly with no raise or compensation.
    Some unit managers really don't care at all.
    The milage / day rate policy is not good at all.
    Company is biting off way more than they can chew right now, extremely stretched for employees
    Getting supervisors attention can be difficult.

    Advice to Management

    Get a structured training training program.

  6. Good Employer in NE USA

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Unit Manager - Mud Logger in Washington, PA
    Former Employee - Unit Manager - Mud Logger in Washington, PA

    I worked at Diversified Well Logging full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Management responsive to scheduling; usually can accommodate conflicts and (sometimes) fill a need for additional work.

    Cons

    Just the cons concerning the drilling business - sometimes are slow and sometimes extremely busy. Might work some site in east Ohio one day and reassign to central PA to work nights the next.

  7. Okay. Lots of hours away from family and friends.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mudlogging/Geosteering Geologist in Eighty Four, PA
    Former Employee - Mudlogging/Geosteering Geologist in Eighty Four, PA

    I worked at Diversified Well Logging full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The pay is pretty good, but you will be putting in lots of hours to earn it. Up to 84 hours per week.

    Cons

    Not adequately staffed to provide needed breaks to field personnel. Equipment was, at the time, clunky and difficult to maintain.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more time-off and breaks for individuals that want/need them. Communicate with them occasionally and ask them how things are going. Equipment needs updated.

  8. Overall good

    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Diversified Well Logging

    Pros

    Good salary. Worked a lot of days and weeks at a time.

    Cons

    Long hitches. Hardly saw family.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more experienced employees

  9. This has been an enjoyable, rewarding place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mudlogger Unit Supervisor in Reserve, LA
    Current Employee - Mudlogger Unit Supervisor in Reserve, LA

    I have been working at Diversified Well Logging full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There is plenty of work with good state of the art equipment.

    Cons

    no cons to point out at this time overall life has been good and I have been paying the bills and seeing new areas of the US

  10. Geosteer/Mudlogger

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Geosteer/Mudlogger in Eighty Four, PA
    Current Employee - Geosteer/Mudlogger in Eighty Four, PA

    I have been working at Diversified Well Logging full-time (more than 3 years)

    Positive Outlook
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good Money, Long hours, outdoors

    Cons

    Long Hours, work outdoors, away from home

    Advice to Management

    More active

  11. Helpful (1)

    Work/Life Balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mud Logger in Washington, PA
    Former Employee - Mud Logger in Washington, PA

    I worked at Diversified Well Logging full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay and you can work as much as you want to make it very profitable

    Cons

    Hard to balance a life outside of rig sites. Usually had trouble with them taking money off of expenses and pay checks. Very difficult and frustrating to try and recover said money. They would usually blame it on job vouchers even when they were filled out correctly. Also felt like this job hurt my professional credibility more so than helping me advance my career. Overall it was good experience.

    Advice to Management

    Need more office personal in the HQ and field offices to make field employees feel like they have support for there hard work.

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