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Cactus Drilling Reviews

Updated May 10, 2017
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  1. "Floorhand"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Odessa, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Odessa, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cactus Drilling full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Per Diem and the Potential Bonuses

    Cons

    Travel from home to the locatoin

    Advice to Management

    I've only been employed two months. Not much interaction with management


  2. "Terrible way to treat employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cactus Drilling full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Decent bunks, per diem, decent equipment, i'm not sure what else to say bc i'm not that happy with them. Oh good insurance

    Cons

    Telling your employees one thing and others another. Don't leave them hanging when you could find them other work. Go look at the buddy buddy system your supervisors have in place.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your word.


  3. "Better for a single person"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK

    I have been working at Cactus Drilling full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Ok pay. Full benefits for insuane.

    Cons

    Unstable work for lower level workers (Layoffs). Pay is low to be separated from family half of the time compared to other companies. No suplamental income for clothing. No vacation time or sick leave. Many days with out breaks even when mandated by upper management and reenforced by news letters about heat stress.


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  5. "Playground politics"

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    Former Employee - Floorhand in Carlsbad, NM
    Former Employee - Floorhand in Carlsbad, NM
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, insurance, and solid rigs.

    Cons

    Took over a year to start receiving bonuses.
    Like others have said, if you aren't in the click, you might want to start looking for a new job. They will fire you without any reason, because someone don't like you. Even with a positive, clean record. It's worse then playground politics. And the front desk will give you the runaround when you try to talk to HR.

    Advice to Management

    Need to lose the politics and get to drilling.


  6. "Great safety oriented company."

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    Former Employee - Floorhand in Ardmore, OK
    Former Employee - Floorhand in Ardmore, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company, great benefits, new office, up to date rigs and equipment. Good coworkers. Room for advancement if you are a hard worker. Opportunity for extra work. Safety. Strong drug/workplace policy. 7 on 7 off, 87,5 hour work week, per diem, oil base mud pay.

    Cons

    Having to come in on off weeks during rig move occasionally, but it was not that big of a deal.


  7. "hard work"

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    Current Employee - Floorhand in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Floorhand in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends

    Pros

    Leadership is very honest.
    Pay is good.
    Lots of overtime.
    Exotic desert locations.

    Cons

    Employees can be fired for no reason.
    Its a dog and pony show.


  8. "Contractor of choice"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cactus Drilling (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great family oriented focus on safety

    Cons

    There are no down side to working here

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  9. "A Great Place To Work If Your From Marlow or Related To Upper Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Good pay. Good benefits. Nice Equipment

    Cons

    The amazon women that looks like the landlord from King Pin will take your bonus away every chance she gets.

    Advice to Management

    Would be nice if everyone was treated the same. Not one set of rules for friends and family and another set for everyone else


  10. "Only 4 months"

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    Former Employee - Floor Hand
    Former Employee - Floor Hand
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cactus Drilling (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Pay, days worked and off

    Cons

    Well if you're not in with a "click", you can best believe that your time with the company is over! Then when you try to talk to them to find out what you did wrong, you are given the run around. You don't actually find out that you're fired until the health insurance company sends you a statement saying that " we are no longer able to give you coverage because you have been terminated.

    Advice to Management

    Be willing to listen to ALL of your employees. And when you have orientation, don't preach that there is "no harassment policy" because that's a lie. Also maybe they need to look at the WHOLE PICTURE! You let a man go that would go to any rig and work, come in extra on days off yet not train him how CACTUS states that they will be trained! Your orientation is nothing but lies!!


  11. "Not a company that cares for employees."

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    Former Employee - Motor Man
    Former Employee - Motor Man
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cactus Drilling full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The benefit package is good.

    Cons

    If a supervisor takes a personal dislike to an employee the main office will not speak to the employee to hear his/her story.

    Advice to Management

    The rig hands are who keep the company going, just keep that in mind is all.


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