Sperry Drilling Services

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Updated August 14, 2015
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  1. Do you have the pulse of the working bees?

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - PGL in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - PGL in Houston, TX
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits and experience is top notch.

    Cons

    Management does not communicate well with those below them. Managers need to be trained on how to be effective managers.

    Advice to Management

    Talk to the people at the bottom, you'll be surprise what they have to say about the middle managers and what the middle managers are not telling you.


  2. Great money, mediocre schedule

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Money, Benefits, and Time off

    Cons

    Lack of a real schedule


  3. Intern review

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Intern in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Software Intern in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    helpful coworker and decent salary

    Cons

    long drive to work place and a few holiday / off days

    Advice to Management

    great work experience. would be more appreciated if paid more attention to intern


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  5. Helpful (1)

    An excellent oil\gas career opportunity, for now.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - M\LWD Field Engineer
    Current Employee - M\LWD Field Engineer
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The best thing about working for Sperry is that you get a balanced diet when it comes to working in the oil field. It doesn't take away your life; you get good time off compared to elsewhere while maintaining a very good income package, comparable to the highest paid positions in the industry. There is also a lot of job security in comparison with similar companies. Promotion is directly based on your performance. They have a very flexible system where you decide when you're prepared for a promotion, then you get evaluated and examined, if you pass, you get promoted instantly. They are selective of the people they hire and you end up surrounded by civilized educated people which makes communication easy. There is a lot of transparency and a lot of the time you get to communicate directly with top management which is satisfying and leaves no room for unfairness or misunderstanding. Working for Sperry entitles you to a lot of expensive technical training which is definitely a plus weather you continue to work for them or not.

    Cons

    The oil field is a difficult environment, which is not specific to working for Sperry. However, it sometimes seems that there is a lot that can be done to make it easier for the employee, but Sperry chooses not to, in order to be economic. A single field engineer is delegated a lot of responsibility which, while may be satisfying, gives a lot of headroom for human error. The tools used are outdated which makes running them a pain, they require lengthy preparation which is done on site, and because of how old they are, its not uncommon to get downtime for a failure. As with any corporation involved with oil and gas activity, world economics and politics have a direct effect on job security.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in better tools and R&D. Updated tools will easily leverage service price and guarantee a higher market share. Sperry is losing market share, everyone else is using newer technologies, if Sperry doesn't keep up, it will face a crisis soon.


  6. Great Company with Bright Future

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Professional in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Technical Professional in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good projects, Great co-workers, good potential to learn

    Cons

    Too early to notice any downside, but things will become clearer as time goes by

    Advice to Management

    Too early to notice any downside, but things will become clearer as time goes by. But so far things have been pretty clear from the top management


  7. Im enjoying my time with sperry.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Geo Pilot® Technician III
    Current Employee - Geo Pilot® Technician III
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sperry Drilling Services full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Time value for family Fair money distribution Clear opportunity/access on international assignment. NetBenefit (obviously)

    Cons

    Promotion especially in SEA. you hardly get promotion even your job performance (PPR) show otherwise. I've been working with this company for 5 years now and the promotion rate is really slow and selective. The technology is outdated. Too much paperwork and technology notice. Acceptable on why Halliburton choose Baker Inteq over Sperry drilling.

    Advice to Management

    Please consider R&M as a human being..they need fair amount of attention in terms of bonus sharing with operation team.


  8. Friendly Culture, Fickle Industry

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Sperry Drilling Services full-time

    Pros

    While working at Halliburton, I met some excellent people that I can now call close friends. Its a great company for upward movement if you work hard and learn who to connect with. Networking is key, and there are always openings for those who put the effort in to stand out. I was an L/MWD field engineer, and the nature of the work was often challenging and stressful but rewarding in the end. Great pay if you can sacrifice the time from your home life.

    Cons

    If in the field, schedule is inconsistent at best, extremely long hours and mostly thankless work environment. There are good managers, but there are bad/seemingly incompetent ones as well. It will make your time in the field worse if you have the latter. I was lucky to have great people always in my corner, so its important for you to keep an eye out and learn how to do your job well (watch your own back) and recognize who your leaders are quickly.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure you learn how your local group works and where they fit. Take care of your employees, as they rely on you for support and backup out of the field. Your field engineers will want to work harder if they know it's for a manager who cares and steers the ship competently through industry and corporate storms.


  9. Directional Driller

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Directional Driller in Berlin, PA
    Current Employee - Directional Driller in Berlin, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sperry Drilling Services full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great Opportunitities to work overseas, advanced technology used, excellent people to work with. Join Sperry - See the world!!!

    Cons

    Reorganizational changes in Halliburton, indefinite future in the market

    Advice to Management

    Be more focused on people who work and earn money standing next to the well!!!


  10. Sperry is just Halliburton

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - M\LWD Engineer in Stavanger (Norway)
    Current Employee - M\LWD Engineer in Stavanger (Norway)
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The pay and time off ... but only because it's Norway. Anywhere else and it would jsut be the oilfield. But thanks to the SOCIALIST Norewgian government - its different. Better py better conditions, better time off.

    Cons

    Lack of "career"... keep you in the position you're in.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to workers... call them!


  11. A Challenging Career for a Challenging Inividual Who Want to Grow

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development in Dammam (Saudi Arabia)
    Current Employee - Business Development in Dammam (Saudi Arabia)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I studied physics and the work I do is very relevant to my education. The company is also able to financially support your graduate studies if this is something you would like to pursue. I emjoy my job, even though it is stressful at times. There are plenty of opportunities for growth and expanding your career at SDS. Since Halliburton is a very large organization, there are also opportunities to change your career if you would like tol. There is a great deal of awareness that young professionals are crucial to the growth of the organization.

    Cons

    The work never finishes no matter how hard you work, so you have to manage time effectively. At times it is difficult to align your goals with the organization's goals.

    Advice to Management

    Young professionals are the future, please continue to guide and mentor them.



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