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Pason Systems Reviews

Updated February 20, 2015
Updated February 20, 2015
43 Reviews
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Pason Systems President & CEO Marcel Kessler
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    One of the few jobs where you will make more than $60k your first year with just a high school diploma

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Field Technician
    Former Employee - Field Technician

    I worked at Pason Systems full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    As a field technician a Pro would be the Perks, you get a top of the line, 4x4, 4 door pickup with a tool box topper, field expense credit card, they pay for the fuel you use and let you drive the company truck on your time off, give you a panasonic toughbook, a company smartphone, if you have your work done and have prioritized well then you have no set work schedule, manager stops by about once a quarter and takes the local region out to eat for a Q&A session. Pay is pretty good, considering.

    Cons

    Management is difficult to work with, this is to include HR. There are only 3 people running HR for the USA division but truly on one guy is in charge of HR for about 500 individuals and he has little man syndrome. They all say to use the "Pason Culture" in difficult times when dealing with a co-worker or a manager, but really it means nothing, and is just the perception pushed to the employees that you have rights and that you will be heard. But sadly when you speak up about inequalities and favoritism and the workload, prepare to have your workload increased because you made your regional manager look bad and well if you burn out no big deal, they have people lined up to take your position. The hardest part is dog eat dog culture of the field techs, if you don't bow down to a senior tech's "experience and know-how" just plan on being shunned from the group. Then when you are getting slammed with work, no one comes to your aid. A field tech is on call 24/7 and is expected to go out on the route when there are no calls and visit with the customer and check on the installed equipment, then after being out 4-8 hours you are expected to take all the night time phone calls and usually usually an emergency call out. When and if you get back to your house with getting another phone call you get a couple hours of sleep and your day starts all over again. The big problem here is getting enough sleep while you are on call for 14 days straight, thats right you heard me right 14 days of 24 hrs a day. Then yo get about 3-4 days off then another 14 days straight. Housing is always an issue in the oil field, and their monthly compensation for cost of living in the boom towns is far below what it takes to live up here, so you end up spending a lot of your income to take this job. Again small man syndrome is in charge of that decision.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Practice what you preach, quit worrying about the bottom line so much, we are making millions $$$ in profit for you every month. Quit trying to track us with GPS and giving us reprimands for going 10 mph over the speed limit when we are trying to pass another vehicle on a two lane hi-way.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    It's a not a good place to work for if you are self-driven or motivated.

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

    I have been working at Pason Systems

    Pros

    Good benefits - health, dental, vision.
    Perks are okay, but some departments have better than others.

    Cons

    Nothing is based on merit. It's based on who gets along the best with their manager and higher ups. No growth opportunity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People who are driven and motivated will get crushed by management until you have no soul left. If your manager does not like you as a friend, you have very little chance of being happy at work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awful

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Field Service Technician in Midland, TX
    Former Employee - Field Service Technician in Midland, TX

    I worked at Pason Systems full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Decent pay and guaranteed days off is a plus. Work on your own at your own pace. Company provides labtop, cell phone and truck. Also provides you with P card for food and tools used for the job. Bonuses can be good as well.

    Cons

    Even though you work at your own pace most days last longer than 12 hrs. It is salary and you do not get overtime. Usually work more than 70 hrs a week. Have to deal with unruly oil field workers on a daily basis. No family time because you do nothing but work until your days off. Claim to be a family oriented company however i was just let go do to one broken policy that cost me a broken leg. Instead of giving second chances they just throw you to the street. I had worked very hard and long hours for this company and they didn't take one look into how much time i spent busting my butt for them! I DO NOT recommended this company to anyone that wants to spend time with their family. I also don't recommend them because they would rather have employee's that lie about their duties and skip out on work than have employees who do their job with no complaints and tells the truth. This is what i did and because i was honest i got let go.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Really look at your employees and see what they have to offer to the company. Learn that mistakes happen and letting someone go after one mistake sometimes is not the smart thing to do. Thats how you lose the good employees! Good luck running this company in the future because yall will need it. As far as this job in the Permian Basin....its going downhill fast!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Pason rewards their employees for working hard

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Service and Sales Technician in Minot, ND
    Current Employee - Field Service and Sales Technician in Minot, ND

    I have been working at Pason Systems full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits & Pay. The job can be tough on you physically and mentally but the yearly bonus makes you feel like your hard work is being appreciated.

    Cons

    As a field tech you work outdoors in all types of weather conditions. When it busy or we are shorthanded It's not unusual to work all night or be gone several days in a row.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I don't have any. Only company I know that has a open door policy and actually acts on issues brought to managements attention instead of sweeping them under the rug.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    A great place for beginners to start in the Oilfield

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Service and Sales Technician
    Current Employee - Field Service and Sales Technician

    I have been working at Pason Systems full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    For a young person starting out in the Oilfield, this is great. The system is simple and easy to learn and install. The job gets you out on many different rigs, and meeting many people. The 'Pason Culture' is a good model for autonomous workers.

    Cons

    The Management doesn't really live by the 'Culture' that they promote. There is little to no room for growth. There is no reward for excellence. Most of the compensation package is in an 'end of year bonus', which is never as big as you are led to believe. The wages are the lowest around. The demands on a field tech average 90-100 hrs per week, at all hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Read the reviews, and live by the Culture. Promote from within rather than to keep hiring more and more management from outside. Change your wage scales to a performance based scale.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not a solution oriented organization

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finance Department in Golden, CO
    Former Employee - Finance Department in Golden, CO

    I worked at Pason Systems full-time

    Pros

    100% employer paid health benefits and employer paid life insurance

    Cons

    Representatives of the company will state that Pason encourages personal growth, but if you call them out on it, their solution is for you to resign your position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When an employee comes to you with a problem and is seeking some suggestions on how to handle it because when they took the initiative to address it with a supervisor and the result was less than professional, use your brain and brain storm other possible solutions, do not suggest resignation, because what you are suggesting to the employee is that they aren't an asset to your company, or worth investing in, which raises the question, why did you hire me? Be realistic. If training takes 3 months than it takes 3 months, stop trying to rush it. Learn to respect peoples individual learning styles and when they come to you asking for feedback a few weeks into the position so they know what they need to get a stronger grasp on, be respectful and realistic, don't expect someone after 3 weeks to have obtained 3 months of knowledge. Learn patience. Also, be aware that some of the individuals you place so much faith and trust and confidence in, are just as capable of making the same errors and mistakes as the new guy, and hiding behind a medical condition, with the exception of a TBI, is NOT taking responsibility, nor is it professional, becoming or a positive reflection of your organization. No one becomes immune from errors and mistakes just because they have been with Pason Systems for 1.5 - 2 years. Get real!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Software Engineer-Intern

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

    I have been working at Pason Systems as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Awesome work culture!
    Excellent peers and good work-life balance.

    Cons

    Nothing I could think of. Absolutely excellent experience so far

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    I was a legacy employee at a bought-out company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Field Service and Sales Technician in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Field Service and Sales Technician in Houston, TX

    I worked at Pason Systems full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Awesome benefits, especially compared to the legacy company

    Cons

    Management says they listen to employees and an open door policy. Pure BS. They will cut your throat to save a nickel. Rigid narrow minded thinking, failure to adapt to business conditions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Still haven't penetrated the offshore market and you won't until you change your thinking. Just because your business model is rental only doesn't mean that's your customer's business model...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Company as a whole is good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Command Center Geologist in Golden, CO
    Current Employee - Command Center Geologist in Golden, CO

    I have been working at Pason Systems full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Fruit, nuts, and goodies in break room, chair massages, and ice cream Fridays.

    Cons

    No opportunity for advancement, poor compensation compared to industry standard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    poor shift management, under-staffing, and poor compensations makes people want to leave.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Lost in Merger

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Geology Sales Account Manager in Golden, CO
    Former Employee - Geology Sales Account Manager in Golden, CO

    I worked at Pason Systems full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Company provides good benifits and the work assingments are well defined

    Cons

    Situation when i was released was a type of cut throat enviroment. When i began working for Pason, a family type enviroment was present. Everyone was willing to help others when needed. This changed as the company grew and it became a lookout for yourself atmosphere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a hard look at the real feelings of your employees in the field. Try to bring the family atmospher back. This will increase productivity and decrease employee turnover

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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