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Layne Christensen Reviews

Updated October 19, 2017
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  1. "Anylitical Chordinate systems manager"

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

    I worked at Layne Christensen full-time

    Pros

    Was a really good company to work for. Good benefits.

    Cons

    CEO fired and moved the entire division to Denver Colorado to out source our work to his wife's company HIS


  2. "not bad for time"

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    Former Employee - Driver in Lansing, MI
    Former Employee - Driver in Lansing, MI

    I worked at Layne Christensen full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    pay and bonus structure were good

    Cons

    hours were long but would be home for weekends

    Advice to Management

    listen

  3. "Not great."

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    Former Employee - Helper in Orleans, IN
    Former Employee - Helper in Orleans, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Layne Christensen full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    None at this time at all.

    Cons

    Too many to count, far too many.


  4. "HR"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Layne Christensen full-time

    Pros

    Great company, great staff, just good.

    Cons

    Nothing really negative, it is a great place to work.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Toxic culture"

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    Former Employee - Driller in Fort Myers, FL
    Former Employee - Driller in Fort Myers, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Layne Christensen full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The benefits were above average.
    Fair per diem policy

    Cons

    Very cliquish and condescending culture. Outsiders not welcome. Overbearing temperamental man-child for in a certain management position. Relative to the rest of the country, very low pay for drilling.
    New hire paperwork is literally more voluminous than a phone book.

    Advice to Management

    Not everyone is limited by the sparse opportunities in Southwest Florida, and as a result will be intolerant of abusive rig managers/operations managers. Clean house and get some professionals in there. Right now it's literally lord of the flies. You have people in management that call former employees AFTER they have resigned just to belittle and bombard them with profanities. That is harassment. One day that'll get Layne sued. You will never retain talent with the current "old boys club" in place. Perhaps that's why the Florida division is so unproductive? Why not make the division something better than a boys club that serves to tide oil field hands over during busts?


  6. "HR"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Humble, TX
    Former Employee - Consultant in Humble, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Layne Christensen full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Allowed me to do my job and provided me with the tools I needed.

    Cons

    Unfortunately that was a time where the company had to begin layoffs in all departments, just as many other employers were. Wish them the best.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Former employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mission, KS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mission, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    No one bothers you if you do your work

    Cons

    Loss of communication from employees to upper management

    Advice to Management

    Include employees in

  8. "Love working here, people are cool"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Coworkers are all cool,even the higher ups

    Cons

    I can't think of any cons


  9. "Supervisor/installer"

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    Former Employee - Field Supervisor- Installation Technician in Chandler, AZ
    Former Employee - Field Supervisor- Installation Technician in Chandler, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Layne Christensen full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Company has long history so it will be around for awhile.

    Cons

    If there is no work or slow you get sent home. So you could have 50hrs one week and then 20hrs the next week.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your employees working at least 40hrs a week or you will be losing good people.


  10. "Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Layne Christensen full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Large company offers multiple locations in multiple companies. Great people within the company. Multiple opportunities exist.

    Cons

    Bigger projects on a global scale means travel. Expect an average of 55-65 hours per week depending on project location and details.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to keep in mind it is the field employees that make the money and take care of them first. Safety is key.


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