Diversified Well Logging Reviews

Updated August 22, 2015
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  1. Mudlogger

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    Former Employee - Unit Manager in Washington, PA
    Former Employee - Unit Manager in Washington, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pays well with per diem also.

    Cons

    Sometimes there are shortages with equipment availability; equipment is rather old/


  2. Company treats employees like crap

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    Former Employee - Mudlogger in Conroe, TX
    Former Employee - Mudlogger in Conroe, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Job that pays money, living accommodations are nice, most of the people I worked with were great

    Cons

    Equipment never works, make empty promises, only let friends work and ignore more qualified people, disorganized, benefits are horrible

    Advice to Management

    Hire people based on their qualifications and don't lay off someone who has a master's degree and keep people with a high school diploma. Get some equipment that works and doesn't break on every job.


  3. Don't work here, unless you have to.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Diversified Well Logging full-time

    Pros

    When things are going well in the oil field, you will make a lot of money.

    Cons

    If you work in the field when it's busy, sometimes you won't go home for MONTHS. In the field you are an hourly employee with DWL. When there is no work or none for YOU, you don't make money at all. The communication lines between management and the main office is horrible. Communication between the field employees and the office is horrible.

    Advice to Management

    Take some management classes.


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  5. Slum lords

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It's better than unemployment, you should be looking for another job the entire time you are here though.

    Cons

    It's owned by basically slum lords. If you impress one or two clients management is so stupid they promote you into a management position. There is no structured training at all. They claim to train you but its all pencil whipped paperwork. Most management are too job scared to buck the system they all just want to either retire or get promoted so real issues never make it above a certain level. Homemade equipment is a joke the chromatographs are all fabricated data. Try it yourself calibrate it with the blend then put the 20% on it the difference in the readings are astronomical. If noob hires screw up data then it gets refabricated in the office before it goes to a client. Sweep it under the rug should be the motto at this company.

    Advice to Management

    Just stop with all the BS and start over. Seriously clean house get educated people running the company and real equipment.


  6. ok

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Monahans, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Monahans, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It's a job that can get your foot in the door of one of the oil companies. They like to hire people with a BS in Geology.

    Cons

    The pay is low for someone with a degree in geology. The hours are long. They get a body in the logging unit and they are done with you. They don't want to relieve anyone for any reason. The equipment is problematic, no formal training, it's all on the job. The will not pay overtime. There are too many non-degree mudloggers who don't have a clue about formation evaluation or simple lithology. The hours are too long. The supervisors are over worked, and often run around for more than 24 hours for a small yearly salary.

    Advice to Management

    Have a formal training classes. Hire more supervisors to cover 5 logging units each. Update the computers , hotwire, and chromatographs. Hire more techs. If you're going to have a office make right and have it fully staffed. The people there now should be replaced, and get out of the mobile home office. You won't hire good people unless you office and shop look professional.


  7. Bad Working Environment at DWL

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    Former Employee - Senior Mudlogging Engineer in Kingwood, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Mudlogging Engineer in Kingwood, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, good folks in the field.

    Cons

    Terrible schedule, incompetent office staff, no understanding of logistics.

    Advice to Management

    Get a clue!


  8. Well logging

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Diversified Well Logging full-time

    Pros

    Lots of over time if working in the field. Laid back atmosphere. The company is small.

    Cons

    When cut backs are made, the first ones hit are the lower paid employees who need the money the most.

    Advice to Management

    Do not complain on how much money they are loosing when cut backs are made in front of the employees who are struggling to make ends meet.


  9. former employee -D.J.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Diversified Well Logging full-time

    Pros

    The money was pretty good.

    Cons

    The administration is very disrespectful and racist they don't know how to talk or treat employees right.

    Advice to Management

    Treat all employees with respect not just ur favorite buddies who u give more raises then others


  10. Good Company / Sacrifice Personal Life for Excellent Pay

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Unit Manager in Corpus Christi, TX
    Current Employee - Unit Manager in Corpus Christi, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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.


  11. Helpful (1)

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

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    Current Employee - Onsite Geosteerer and Mud Logger in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Onsite Geosteerer and Mud Logger in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    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.



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