I have been working at Horizon Well Logging - Oklahoma full-time (Less than a year)
I have worked for this company for just over 6 months, and feel that I have gained a lifetime of experience in my current capacity. This has been an awesome company for which to work. There is almost a familial type feel. There is a good chemistry between employees, and I find management to be very approachable. It was a pleasant surprise when I asked for time off, they found a way to schedule it for me. I was surprised, because we are currently short handed and have more work than we can handle. It has been expressed on several occasions that Horizon is turning down work, because they can't hire people fast enough to keep up with demand. This translates as rapid upward mobility as long as you are willing to do more than the bare minimum. Another pro about the company being small is you get a lot of face time with people around the company. At Horizon, you are more than just a number. I can say, earnestly, that Bryan Blew knows detail about my life, and he talks to me like a person rather than an employee. Horizon Well Logging really knows how to take care of their people.
The biggest downside is being on the rig for weeks at a time, though this could also be a pro. It honestly depends on your home life situation. It is very difficult to make plans to do much with family. On that note, however, I was able to request time off for my son's birthday, and it was happily scheduled, and my supervisor bent over backwards to make it possible. It just wouldn't be feasible to expect every weekend off, or anything. Another con is the living arrangements are very cramped. It has been said the trailers are being upgraded, so it will become more spacious. After growing accustomed to these accommodations, any additional space would be welcomed.
Advice to Management
Keep doing what you are doing. You are doing a great job. It would be appreciated to get more communication, however. Maybe a weekly "Newsletter" by email?
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Horizon Well Logging - Oklahoma.
1.5 hour phone call. It was very easy for me because of my education. They tried to convince you that this will open many doors for you, but my peers that worked for HWL disagree.
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