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Pacific Drilling CEO Bernie G. Wolford Jr.
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  1. good company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pacific Drilling full-time

    Pros

    small company, you're not just a number

    Cons

    little room for growth, no career path

  2. third engineer

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    Former Employee - Marine Engineer in Flo, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pacific Drilling full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    to executes prevent and corrective maintenance, repairs of hydraulic, pneumatic and mechanical component

    Cons

    work under the supervision of the chief engineer

    Advice to Management

    focus on safety and management system

  3. Used to be a good company to work for!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pacific Drilling full-time

    Pros

    Promotions are frequent due to turnover

    Cons

    Frequent turnover in senior management

    Advice to Management

    Says that they care about employees but actions don't support that

  4. Operations

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Pacific Drilling full-time

      Pros

      Small drilling contractor, easy to contribute.

      Cons

      Going through Chapter 11, future uncertain.

    • Not an overall bad place

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Pacific Drilling full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Training pay, performance bonus, exciting

      Cons

      Over analytical, too many chiefs

      Advice to Management

      None

    • PumpHand

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Pacific Drilling full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Great Company Great Pay Great time off Great group of people

      Cons

      28/28 in the GOM is definitely a con!

    • Watch your back

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Pacific Drilling full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Salaries are pretty decent for the industry.

      Cons

      Don't trust the Human Resources department, a bunch of backwards, back stabbing, less than qualified individuals who keep their jobs because they know the right people. This company needs to be shut down or completely cleaned out and start all over. I feel bad for the guys in the field.. they are hard workers, but given terrible management. Lots of overpaid pointless positions. Lots of managers and supervisors with...

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      Advice to Management

      Quit your jobs and let people more qualified come in.

    • Circling the drain

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Pacific Drilling full-time

      Pros

      Hardly any work to be done in the office, if you’re into that. A handful of people know what they are doing, so if you follow their example you can accrue experience needed for when you inevitably apply elsewhere. If you are employed now, welcome to the skeleton crew. They can’t really afford to lose you until they get bought out. There is not much micromanaging, due to the buddy system.

      Cons

      They will pay you pennies, especially if you’re hard up for work. This was, honestly, the most nepotistic environment in which I have ever participated. People are allowed to manage groups with which they have zero knowledge or experience and bring equally low work ethic or morals and face no consequences because of relationships within the highest management. Projects take triple the time because the ineptitude sprinkles...

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      Advice to Management

      Dust off those resumes with the inflated titles left vacant by your predecessors and enjoy hoarding the free money while you can.

    • AB

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Pacific Drilling full-time

      Pros

      Great people and crew to work with

      Cons

      Disconnect between office and offshore

      Advice to Management

      Better communications

    • Bosun

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      Current Employee - Bosun in Houston, TX
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Pacific Drilling full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Good co-workers. Safe company good pay.

      Cons

      Work away from home. Oil markets current situation

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