Scientific Drilling

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Scientific Drilling Reviews

Updated September 12, 2014
Updated September 12, 2014
21 Reviews
3.5
21 Reviews
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  1.  

    It has been interesting to see the poor adoption of company culture by "legacy" employees. They are the worst thing.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Scientific Drilling full-time

    Pros

    Interesting line of work offers exposure to many new technologies.

    Cons

    It is a drag to work at a place where people complain so much yet have so much to be grateful for

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    ditch the legacy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Company has talented management and cutting edge technology

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    Current Employee - MWD Field Engineer
    Current Employee - MWD Field Engineer

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

    Pros

    Management recognizes employees' professional goals. They are willing to advance those who prove themselves worthy. Downhole tools and technologies are state of the art. Great health insurance and benefits.

    Cons

    Lack of formal training. Advancement is a slow process. On the lower end of the pay scale. Company 401k doesn't include full match.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Growing company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Things are pretty calm. People are nice. Flexible management. Easy going.

    Cons

    Office is a little too easy going. Because of this the new changes presented by corporate make it harder for employees to accept.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Scientific Drilling full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good pay and opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    Good old boy system still in effect

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the employees doing the work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Very Pathetic .

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    Current Employee - IT Consultant  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - IT Consultant in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Scientific Drilling as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Except for some good co- workers there is nothing good or worth mentioning about this place called Scientific Drilling.

    Cons

    Higher management at the Corp HQ (IT director), indulges in a lot of cheap politics. Does nothing to help the company but is constantly overlooked by his superiors. Also an outside consultant working on a very big ERP implementation at HTC is given undue importance, he keeps blaming the team for the delay in project and has been getting rid of the team one by one. He managed to get rid of four people (3 consultants and one permanent employee) blaming them for the failure of the project. And got rid of one of the team member because she was pregnant. HE himself is not at all capable of handling such a big ERP implementation. I hope the manufacturing management realizes what he is trying to do and how he tries to blame every other employee. Please Hire a project manager who has real ERP implementation experience, rather than trusting a person with no ERP experience, but can play a lot of politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please open your eyes at least now. And act immediately and save the company money and find a new project manager. Instead of spending on flights and motels for consultant managers who do not deserve it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Politics and Cronyism plus a Franchise Operation Model do not make for a great company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Scientific Drilling for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good technology, when working. Caveat Emptor. Sometimes it isn't. Ops makes failures appear to be successes. Flashy Marketing, but products and technology unequally spread and poorly supported. Corporate putting out major fires with customers consistently. Company makes a great deal of money, but then most reluctant to share - Field Ops paid well, in fear of loss to competition. Pay equity across business is embarrassingly out of balance.

    Cons

    Board is clueless to real issues in company. New talent being brought in at top is weak. Legacy employees are protected by one another and cemented in place with no means to determine their value added. There is constant fight and conflict as company is split between Headquarters and Management team in Hosuton and claims of Headquarters in Santa Barbara/ Paso Robles as shown above. Management unable to merge the companies or the culture.
    Management team appears to be preening the company for sale before the next cycle in the industry that may be a very good thing.
    Ask about how raises are determined.
    Ask about career path. Ask for examples showing advancement.allegedly in
    Ask about revenue per employee.
    Ask about numbers of voluntary and involuntary terminations.
    Ask about whether training and performance guarantees promotions or growth.
    Ask about how long operational field managers district and regional have been in same jobs.
    Ask about how long the performance review system has been in place... and what results come from it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The culture is more go along get along rather than challenge and improve. One might find many employees with long tenure who never raise a question.
    C-Suite must get to field level and listen, variance between regional and district operations is astonishing.
    When have you completed a first quality employee survey? Why?
    Do you really have Mission Vision and Values or are they simply wall posters?
    How is performance management tied to pay at the levels where work for the customer really happens?
    What are you doing about pay equity?
    What about diversity?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Stressful.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Scientific Drilling

    Pros

    There are opportunities for growth and advancement if you're in for the long haul.

    Cons

    HR/management consistently overlooks or protects the behavior of bullies in lower management and seems blind to the hostile work environment this sustains. Too much overtime is a constant drain. Management seems to set unreasonable/unsustainable goals.

    I'm too embarrassed to suggest my friends work here.

  9.  

    My favorite company I have ever worked for

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    Current Employee - Electronics Technician  in  Paso Robles, CA
    Current Employee - Electronics Technician in Paso Robles, CA

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

    Pros

    Colleagues, Management, Interesting Work, HR, Benefits. Opportunity

    Cons

    The pay and benefits are great but they don't go very far in good ol' California.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share more about future endeavors and/or partnerships.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Gyro Surveyor  in  Decatur, TX
    Current Employee - Gyro Surveyor in Decatur, TX

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

    Pros

    Great managment really good place to work.

    Cons

    I wouldn't change a thing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Everything is actually pretty good how it is.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Pathetic

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    Current Employee - Electronics Technician  in  Paso Robles, CA
    Current Employee - Electronics Technician in Paso Robles, CA

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

    Pros

    Health Insurance is the only good thing.

    Cons

    Treated like lower class citizen. Very low pay. Company makes a ton of money but still pays such low wages! No growth opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay people what they deserve

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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