The salaries and time off working on a drill ship is excellent if you can get on. Working 28 straight days and having matching time off. Getting assigned to a good dedicated team where you can further advance and enhance your skills are key.
Being away from family an home for an extended period. Not having a skill matrix to further advance your skills and career.
I applied through an employee referral. The process took a week. I interviewed at Pacific Drilling (Houston, TX).
Interviewed with 5 managers from different functions that the position would work with. The interview was very good until the VP. He asked a tough case study question that not everyone would know how to answer off the top of their head if you're not trained in a finance type background.
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