Scientific Drilling Reviews

Updated July 30, 2015
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  1. Directional Driller

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    Former Employee - Directional Driller in Decatur, TX
    Former Employee - Directional Driller in Decatur, TX

    I worked at Scientific Drilling full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good People, Good Equipment, and good office Support

    Cons

    lack of communication, on issues outside of the scope of the current job, ie: Problems from previouse well theat were not resolved.

    Advice to Management

    if there is a Problem or something you want done differently say so. and give the hands a chance to do it like you want it...... if you don't say anything they wont know that you want something different..... dont tell them for the first time as your sending them down the road. and LISTEN!!!!


  2. MWD/LD Technician

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    Former Employee - Lead MWD/LWD/GMWD/MagTraC Technician in Stony Point, NY
    Former Employee - Lead MWD/LWD/GMWD/MagTraC Technician in Stony Point, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Scientific Drilling (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Truck and fuel allowance

    Cons

    LOT'S of away from home time


  3. SDI is a pretty nice place to work

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    Current Employee - Electronics Technician II in Paso Robles, CA
    Current Employee - Electronics Technician II in Paso Robles, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    If you put in effort you can learn a lot.

    Cons

    Many of the employees complain about anything and everything.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the employees that have been there for 10 years and still don't understand the basics of ther job/ are odviously unproductive and lazy.


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  5. Good Working Environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Scientific Drilling (More than a year)

    Pros

    Stable company with long history.

    Cons

    Too much politics. Needs more upper management involvement.

    Advice to Management

    Go out and talk to your employees. Engineers are like robots.....not very friendly.


  6. Company has talented management and cutting edge technology

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - MWD Field Engineer
    Current Employee - MWD Field Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Scientific Drilling full-time (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.


  7. Interesting

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    They seem to have a lot of expectations from a potential employee --- with respect to the work hours

    Cons

    HR needs to be prepared for questions related to H1b visa sponsorship


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    I enjoy working for them as a MWD/LWD.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Corpus Christi, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Corpus Christi, TX
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The health benefits for SDI are incredibly good. I really enjoy the satisfaction on knowing I'm covered. As well as the opportunity to work with good people is always nice.

    Cons

    Jobs last a bit longer than usual. Sometimes 30 plus days.


  9. Good family oriented company

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly, reasonable salary, good work conditions, Company had a good management structure. Concern for its employees and their wellbeing. Flexible working hours. Good bonus scheme when compared to competitors

    Cons

    Lacking in corporate support. Poor communications across the company. no feedback on work.


  10. An alright place to work but not the best place I've ever worked.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Scientific Drilling full-time

    Pros

    You will be paid a salary and truck allowance regardless if you put in field days. They pay fuel, oil change, cell phone expenses.

    Cons

    Management lacks the ability to plan and are very reactive. Last minute call-outs to jobs. Poor training.

    Advice to Management

    Learn who your top performers are and get their input. Plan ahead and don't treat your employees as expendable.



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