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Leam Drilling Systems Reviews

Updated April 6, 2017
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  1. "Good stepping stone for someone with no experience"

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    Current Employee - MWD Field Engineer in Conroe, TX
    Current Employee - MWD Field Engineer in Conroe, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Will hire with no experience. If you are new to the oilfield you will make pretty good money. You will always have work.

    Cons

    No truck allowance, No gas card, Low pay rates, Working 300+ days a year. The max you will make is about 120,000

    Advice to Management

    Need to increase the pay so the good hands don't leave. Also need to train new hands better so they can learn faster


  2. "MWD Field Engineer"

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    Former Employee - MWD/LWD Field Engineer
    Former Employee - MWD/LWD Field Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    No hassle company. Perform the duties of the job punctually and professionally and you will work all that you want.

    Cons

    When there is work, you don't see much of home.

    Advice to Management

    Drill more holes.

  3. "HSE Director"

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

    I worked at Leam Drilling Systems full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work environment that allows you to take care of the work how you see fit.

    Cons

    The long time supervisor had no accountability.


  4. "MWD Field Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Lead LWD/MWD Field Engineer in Conroe, TX
    Former Employee - Lead LWD/MWD Field Engineer in Conroe, TX
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Will bring you right off the street without any oil field experience. Treated much better if you make it to Directional Driller. Learned a lot (only reason for 2 stars). Survived

    Cons

    Most of the time did not provide with all equipment to get the job done. Had to scramble around to other rigs to get equipment. Run used tools from other jobs as new turned tools. Treated MWD field hands like disposable commodity.

    Advice to Management

    Coordinate to give better heads up when going out for jobs. Strive for better work/life balance. Treat MWD hands better.


  5. "Good place to learn."

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

    Pros

    RTV tools good. Motor were good. APS tools were junk.

    Cons

    If you're not from Louisiana you might want to apply elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your better directional men & weed out the dopeheads & alcoholics.


  6. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Lead Shop Technician in Conroe, TX
    Current Employee - Lead Shop Technician in Conroe, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Leam Drilling Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Close to home, able to move up within the company, good work environment, easy to communicate, overtime, work schedule is easy to work with.

    Cons

    Work has slowed down due to the oil industry not being at its peak. Money hasn't been the same because we don't work as much as we use to.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with workers more often.


  7. "Great Company to gain experience"

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    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Lafayette, LA
    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Lafayette, LA

    I have been working at Leam Drilling Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    This company has some of the best people to work with. Its a great place to gain experience in the directional drilling field.

    Cons

    This job requires some tenacity, work and life balance is heavily weighing on the work side. In other words you will be traveling a lot.

    Advice to Management

    Effective communication, an open mind, and a little more consistency will help this company get to the next level.

  8. "Long Hours"

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    Former Employee - MWD Field Engineer
    Former Employee - MWD Field Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good pay, but below market rate for industry. Will train hires with little to no experience. Job skills are transferable to other service companies.

    Cons

    Pay is below market rate. Poor human services report with field staff. Payroll was constantly unable to keep up with pay rate changes.

    Tenure rate is extremely low for those working in the MWD field. This is because promotions are extremely slow to process and the company will not hire enough staff because it is always afraid of over paying for labor. I have seen field personnel wait 6 months or longer for increased pay after they have taken over increased job responsibilities in a more senior role. Additionally, it is not uncommon for field staff to be gone on a job for 2 or 3 months only to be told they need to go back out on another job almost as soon as they get home. It is extremely hard on an individual to live at an oil rig site with no reprieve because there are simply not enough personnel to go around. This nickel-and-dime mentality causes the staff to be highly inexperienced as the better ones tend to leave as soon as they have some basic training.

    Advice to Management

    Since the pay has switched to an hourly rate from a salary pay system in the last couple of years, the company would be better off to hire enough MWD's to cover the work and still give some amount of time off. If you cannot compete with pay with larger service providers, then you have to find a means to give your employees a morale boost without costing yourself additional expenses. This should also cut down on overtime.


  9. "Leam Drilling Systems"

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    Former Employee - Directional Driller in Hurst, TX
    Former Employee - Directional Driller in Hurst, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Leam Drilling Systems (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good people to work for.

    Cons

    Not able to work closer to home.


  10. "Directional"

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    Former Employee - Directional Driller in Conroe, TX
    Former Employee - Directional Driller in Conroe, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good people (on the directional side), small directional co.

    Cons

    Sub-par equipment
    Childish on the MWD side


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