Nabors Well Services

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Nabors Well Services Reviews

Updated January 12, 2015
Updated January 12, 2015
13 Reviews
2.6
13 Reviews
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  1.  

    Pay is below Average FOR OFFICE STAFF

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Office Administrative in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Office Administrative in Houston, TX

    I worked at Nabors Well Services full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Local Management was great! Benefits were good, and the work environment was very comfortable and casual. Stable company with long history.

    Cons

    Office staff is paid hourly but expected to work approx 60 hours a week, and although the Drivers and Rig Hands are some of the highest paid in the industry the office staff are some of the lowest in the industry. Just before leaving Nabors to relocate I was offered a position from a local competitor for the same position for around $1600 more a month than I was making there. I know some of that was based on my reputation, but I know from experience and other's stories that the Nabor's starting pay for my position was about $500 less than we were starting New Hires at.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your office people are just as important as your employees in the field.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Mismanaged

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nabors Well Services

    Pros

    Benefits and hours are decent

    Cons

    Lack of communication, favoritism, mismanaged at this yard

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good for training but not for a career.

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    Former Employee - Driver Vacuum in Iraan, TX
    Former Employee - Driver Vacuum in Iraan, TX

    I worked at Nabors Well Services full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    You can be a rookie and be hired at Nabors.The training is good and it's a good way to get your foot in the door in the oil field.The trucks and the equipment are just okay in Iraan Tx yard but some other yards the trucks and are a lot better.The benefit are good,but ins is a bit high if you have a family.Some locations do have trailers to live in for free for 3 months and you don't stay for the 3 months they can charge you rent (Read all paper work before signing) After 3 months you have to find your on place to live which it's not easy in small boom towns and if you do find a place to rent it is way to high because of the greed of people. Ask employees to see if they like working at that yard and find out if there's a turn around of employees and if there is it's because the management isn't any good.A real good part of the company is that if you need time off they will work with you. If you have a problem with a boss don't go to the local office about it,because it will just stay there,but call the headquarters because something will be done about it.And I should know I got a manager fired for harassment.Right before he came a yard manager.He had other complaints for harassment but it was at the local office and nothing was done about it.

    Cons

    They will promise a raise to try to keep you,but won't get one. You will have a room mate at the free trailer and the bad thing is the person might be very odd. Hard to find housing in small towns.You will have to block your wheels put out safety combs wear hard hat in a empty field with nothing around and wear flash proof clothes with long sleeves all the time while on the clock,real fun when the temp is over 100.On each job you have to fill out a JSA,which is stupid!!! because they want you draw pictures and write down every thing you did from starting the truck and everything in between till that job is finish.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop lying about giving people raises. Stop hiring people that has no idea about the oilfield as managers.Get a lot better equipment and stop getting hand me downs.Build employee housing in small towns,then you might not have such a big turn around.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    keep hoping it will get better,but serious doubts

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    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Midland, TX
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Midland, TX

    I have been working at Nabors Well Services full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    to much confusion for the manegment,so they leave us drivers alone if you are liked if you have a target on your back they will make you want to leave,hi turnover rate.

    Cons

    wage cap.been there six years,and hav"nt had a raise in two years.....4 days on 1 day off is to much blue cross ins is ok.401k 1for1 up to 3 percent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get I.t. out of the picture,change the training program,we have new hires pulling weeds,really nabors. if your customer doesn't pay you don't come back and take it from our checks.thats just wrong...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Good company to work for!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nabors Well Services

    Pros

    career advancements & good benefits

    Cons

    Sometimes it's hard to truly accomplish "work/life balance."

    Recommends
  7.  

    good company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Crew Worker
    Current Employee - Crew Worker

    I have been working at Nabors Well Services full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    good company to grow with

    Cons

    your rig can be shutdown

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Don't expect much because you definitely won't get it.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Nabors Well Services full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    -flexible work hours
    -laid back dress code

    Cons

    -poor management
    -zero communication
    -IT runs the company yet is completely inept
    -questionable accounting practices
    -brown nosing more important than hard work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit or step down. A complete management overhaul is the only thing that can help this company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Good Experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Analyst in Houston, TX

    I worked at Nabors Well Services full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good people that work hard

    Cons

    Located in a rough part of town

    Recommends
  10.  

    To many corporate people with their hand in the cookie jar

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Truck Supervisor in Midland, TX
    Former Employee - Truck Supervisor in Midland, TX

    I worked at Nabors Well Services full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    great benefits, ok equipment, nice facilities

    Cons

    corporate up top has no idea whats going on and does not try to change old ways into new ways... Guys it is 2014, lets get with it!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    tighten up!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    It's been good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nabors Well Services full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The benefits are very good

    Cons

    There is little communication with management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    better communication with management

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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