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Great Company with Bright Future

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Current Employee - Technical Professional in Houston, TX
Current Employee - Technical Professional in Houston, TX

I have been working at Sperry Drilling Services

Pros

Good projects, Great co-workers, good potential to learn

Cons

Too early to notice any downside, but things will become clearer as time goes by

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Too early to notice any downside, but things will become clearer as time goes by. But so far things have been pretty clear from the top management

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  1. The future is ours.

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    Current Employee - M\LWD Engineer in Bakersfield, CA
    Current Employee - M\LWD Engineer in Bakersfield, CA

    I have been working at Sperry Drilling Services

    Pros

    401k and health benefits are among the top in any industries.they drive for advancement is yours.the possibilities for advancement is infinite.

    Cons

    the hours turn to days and months time for family and friends stop short.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    not at this time

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2. An excellent oil\gas career opportunity, for now.

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    Current Employee - M\LWD Field Engineer
    Current Employee - M\LWD Field Engineer

    I have been working at Sperry Drilling Services

    Pros

    The best thing about working for Sperry is that you get a balanced diet when it comes to working in the oil field. It doesn't take away your life; you get good time off compared to elsewhere while maintaining a very good income package, comparable to the highest paid positions in the industry.

    There is also a lot of job security in comparison with similar companies.

    Promotion is directly based on your performance. They have a very flexible system where you decide when you're prepared for a promotion, then you get evaluated and examined, if you pass, you get promoted instantly.

    They are selective of the people they hire and you end up surrounded by civilized educated people which makes communication easy.

    There is a lot of transparency and a lot of the time you get to communicate directly with top management which is satisfying and leaves no room for unfairness or misunderstanding.

    Working for Sperry entitles you to a lot of expensive technical training which is definitely a plus weather you continue to work for them or not.

    Cons

    The oil field is a difficult environment, which is not specific to working for Sperry. However, it sometimes seems that there is a lot that can be done to make it easier for the employee, but Sperry chooses not to, in order to be economic.

    A single field engineer is delegated a lot of responsibility which, while may be satisfying, gives a lot of headroom for human error.

    The tools used are outdated which makes running them a pain, they require lengthy preparation which is done on site, and because of how old they are, its not uncommon to get downtime for a failure.

    As with any corporation involved with oil and gas activity, world economics and politics have a direct effect on job security.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in better tools and R&D. Updated tools will easily leverage service price and guarantee a higher market share. Sperry is losing market share, everyone else is using newer technologies, if Sperry doesn't keep up, it will face a crisis soon.

    Disapproves of CEO
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