Sperry Drilling Services
4.0 of 5 9 reviews
www.sperrydrillinginc.com Berlin, PA 16 to 50 Employees

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An excellent oil\gas career opportunity, for now.

M\LWD Field Engineer (Current Employee)

ProsThe 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.

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The tools used are outdated which makes running them a pain, they require lengthy preparation which is done on site, and because of how old they are, its not uncommon to get downtime for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

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    Pros: Good benefits and experience is top notch. Cons: Management does not communicate well with those below them. … Advice to Senior Management: Talk to the people at the bottom, you'll be surprise what they have to… More
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    Houston, TX

    I have been working at Sperry Drilling Services

    Pros: helpful coworker and decent salary Cons: long drive to work place and a few holiday /… Advice to Senior Management: great work experience. would be more appreciated if paid more… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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