Boart Longyear

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Boart Longyear is a good international company but it can be a bumpy ride

(Former Employee)

ProsA truly international company

Those who stem from the drilling industry and have been with the company for a while are amongst the best in the business

Real "team work" environment created by high caliber coworkers and even customers (excluding senior management)

"Fun factor" is evident in local day to day work

ConsSince going public, BLY has most certainly become a "hire and fire" company.

Everything is on a "need to know" basis

When times are more difficult you start looking over your shoulder and dread losing your job

No effort whatsoever is made to keep talented or experienced work force within the group

Every top level decision is taken with only a "short term" outlook in mind, even if the opposite is claimed

HR is out of tune with the business

Advice to Senior ManagementHire internationally orientated, experienced managers from the drilling business instead of expensive "theoretical motivational speakers"

Lead by example not fear

Listen to your people, don't ignore their existence

Make an effort to keep your talented and experienced staff within the group. (Is it a coincidence that many past BLY employees are working for your competitors and very successful in these companies at that?)

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Interesting, a lot of knowledge, good people

    Wannabe (Current Employee)

    I have been working at Boart Longyear


    Pros: Team mates, friendships, attitude as if were the best at what we do..cuz we are.. HA! … Cons: HA! Too many to list ;) ... but who cares? Oh ya.. people with bad attitudes...… Advice to Senior Management: Boy would I tell you... if you would ask More
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    Strange Place with No Communication

    (Former Employee)

    I worked at Boart Longyear


    Pros: Great Compensation Nice Facilities (if you work in the headquarters) Good people… Cons: Huge lack of communication Poor Management Strange HR practices No way of knowing… Advice to Senior Management: Its best to keep communication open and honest. People want to know how they are doing and have a chance to improve if it… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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