Leam Drilling Systems

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Leam Drilling Systems Reviews

Updated September 16, 2014
Updated September 16, 2014
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  1.  

    Leam is a great starter job for the oilfield.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - MWD Engineer  in  Conroe, TX
    Current Employee - MWD Engineer in Conroe, TX

    I have been working at Leam Drilling Systems full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Leam is a great starter job for anyone looking for Oil and Gas operational experience. I have personally stayed tool long. I would advise anyone with an engineering or science degree to stay at most six (6) months and then begin looking for a job with a more established company (Halliburton, Baker Hughes, Weatherford, Scientific, etc.).

    Cons

    Lack of training. In most cases trainees are hired on spend one day going over HR paper work and immediately sent to a rig. Most do not even know what MWD means before heading to the field.

    Leam regularly violates several OSHA regulation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect your employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Stay away, not worth it, find the exp. some where else

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    Current Employee - Motor Tech  in  Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Motor Tech in Oklahoma City, OK

    I have been working at Leam Drilling Systems full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    hire with no experience, some over time

    Cons

    They start you out at 13 dollars an hour, there is basically no training they just tell you to go watch the guys build the motors and ask them questions, but the guys that are building the motors are not willing to help out very much because they are so busy, they'll just tell you go put the ramp down, or go get the 36' but never actually take the time to explain the process of the build or why is being built so is difficult to become knowledgable, they ask you to clean internals, but they throw you in the "swamp" where you have about a half of foot of grease, dirt water that won't drain and they want you to power wash the internals as fast a possible other wise they start cussing you out and screaming because they are so understaffed that they need you in the build. the quality guys are lazy, they don't like to do their job, you sometimes have to actually take the parts without being inspected because its been a couple of days and they are still sitting in the bucket, the motor techs play around all after noon and then they want to push you and work as fast and hard as you can during the night because they want to get out of work but end up being there until 2, or 3 am. at the location I was working, there was on the job drinking at night, which I did not agree with, even the tool coordinator would bring a cooler full of beer, they don't care about safety at all, they just ask you to wear their safety glasses but they fog up with the heat, sweat and moisture that is in the shop, the gloves that they provide are not heat resistant but when you have to break down the motor you have to heat it up with the torch and unless you try to grab some rags, or another pair of gloves you will be burnt.
    if they don't like you, they'll run you off by making you do things that no one else does, cleaning up areas that no one else cleans or even worse, making you clean the whole shop while everyone hangs out in the front office, but they say that the best thing to do is to break you, and if you are still there then great, if not, then you weren't meant to be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    13 dollars an hour for a job this hard is ridiculous, this is the reason why there are short in staff, most people come in to get a few months of exp. then move to a better paying company where they are treated better, get rid of the alcoholic management and avoid accidents at work, train your employees better, teach them the right ways to do things so they don't throw out their backs or hurt themselves, overall, the company needs a whole new crew in OKC

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    A fast paced environment, with a steep learning curve.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - MWD Field Engineer
    Current Employee - MWD Field Engineer

    I have been working at Leam Drilling Systems full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    LEAM is a leader in the industry and has an increasing foot print in the market. Anyone looking to start a career in the petroleum industry will gain valuable experience and knowledge that will help propel their career. Starting in a fast paced environment will help prepare you for increasing opportunities. Culture and people are truly exceptional, LEAM is able to keep a small business attitude with close knit relationships at all levels. Communication is easy and encouraged.

    Cons

    The growing pains of a small company to keep up with such a large market is very evident and places stress upon the employees to meet the demand. Expect to work for extreme lengths of time and travel frequently. Entry level pay is the lowest, but will increase over time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Incorporating a manageable business plan to account for the assets you currently have, without the expectation of future assets will allow you to grow into the market more comfortably. Knee-jerk reactions to oil field boom/bust environments is stressful enough, without the added friction of a company trying to grow too fast. HR, Pay, Training, and Admin: A dedicated person throughout the training process would streamline curriculum, as well as mentor preparation to ensure everyone has consistent training, Clear pay terms.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Great place to get your foot in the door.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - MWD Field Engineer  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - MWD Field Engineer in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Leam Drilling Systems full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Decent pay, people in New Iberia office seem to genuinely care about employees. Conroe will hire anyone who is willing to learn.

    Cons

    No time at home, Conroe office tries to "strong arm" employees, and adds substantial work duties almost every month, while cutting pay. DD side will flourish, but MWD side will loose the majority of experienced employees to companies that pay better and take care of their employees. I foresee MWD being staffed by inexperienced people that are only there to get JUST enough experience to move on to another company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Conroe office should treat employees like humans, not slave animals. Try mirroring DD side of ops, they get paid a little less than industry standard, but have a low turnover rate and seem to be genuinely happy with their management.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    LEAM Drilling Systems LLC

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    Current Employee - MWD Engineer  in  Lindsay, OK
    Current Employee - MWD Engineer in Lindsay, OK

    I have been working at Leam Drilling Systems full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The salary is one good thing that comes from this job.

    Cons

    You have to be on drilling site for over a month at a time with as little as a couple of days to a week off between wells.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Good place to start a career in Oil and Gas

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - MWD Field Engineer  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - MWD Field Engineer in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Leam Drilling Systems full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    One of the biggest pros is that they will higher you without any oilfield experience. Most all of the employees are easy to work with and they offer a decent benefits package.

    Cons

    You work ALL the time. You are on call 24/7 and expected to answer when called on. You have to do a lot of driving to job sites at all hours of the day and often times spend 20-30+ days on a rig before getting days off. When you do get days off it may only be for 2-3 days, no matter how long you were just at work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    No work life balance.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - MWD Engineer
    Current Employee - MWD Engineer

    I have been working at Leam Drilling Systems full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The coordinators try to take care of the hands but they're growing too fast so you end up working nonstop.

    Cons

    No work life balance. High turnover rate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more qualified MWD hands and make the pay more competitive with other companies. You can't keep experienced people if your compensation isn't competitive and you work everyone to death.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Not pleasant if you want any life for yourself.

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    Current Employee - MWD Engineer  in  Williston, ND
    Current Employee - MWD Engineer in Williston, ND

    I have been working at Leam Drilling Systems full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lots of work okay pay for entry level.

    Cons

    No time off. Not treated well. Low pay. you can go work for another company after 6 months and make a lot more. No time off. A fight if you want to take vacation time. They treat there employees like slaves.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See what the DD side does and copy them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Forget your family and friends

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - MWD Engineer  in  Dickinson, ND
    Current Employee - MWD Engineer in Dickinson, ND

    I have been working at Leam Drilling Systems full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    They don't require any previous experience in the field and will give you the experience needed to go elsewhere in the future. The people out in the field are very nice to work with.

    Cons

    The pay is very low compared to other industries. They don't give the night hands bonuses and pay them very poorly. You have no time for friends and family. You never know when you will go home. When you are home you cannot go on vacation because they will never tell you when you need to be back out in the field. You average 2-4 days off a month if you are lucky.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate the people who sacrifice everything they have; friends, family, marriages, and anything of enjoyment. If you overwork people and pay them below the industry standard they will find employment elsewhere. Employ more MWD's than you think you need so you can relieve people that have been working for extended periods of time. Pay the poor night hands a fair wage or at least give them gamma bonus.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    leam

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - MWD  in  Conroe, TX
    Current Employee - MWD in Conroe, TX

    I have been working at Leam Drilling Systems full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    the pay is pretty good

    Cons

    the time off is limited

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    good job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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