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Patterson-UTI Drilling Reviews

Updated January 21, 2019
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Pros
  • "Good pay, good benefits, forward thinking upper management" (in 14 reviews)

  • "Great benefits company truck great life/work balance" (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "Busy time and being away from home" (in 5 reviews)

  • "Time away from home, inclement weather" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Floorhand"

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    Former Employee - Floorhand in Midland, TX
    Former Employee - Floorhand in Midland, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company process went pretty good

    Cons

    They move you a lot from rigs if you are a rig worm


  2. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Floorhand in Midland, TX
    Former Employee - Floorhand in Midland, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent pay, Great schedule (2 weeks on, 2 weeks off)

    Cons

    Lay offs from oil prices

  3. "Roughnecking"

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    Former Employee - Floorhand in Cheyenne, WY
    Former Employee - Floorhand in Cheyenne, WY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of hard work, I mean real hard work! In the snow, rain. Sun and any harsh weather, you are in it working really hard for long hours up to 12.50hrs or even more during rig move.. there’s a lot to learn if you have some good people on your crew! But that is never always the case... you have to be a man and over look a lot of things to survive out there.

    Cons

    Low pay for the hardwork, stay away from home for long period of time usually 2 weeks on.

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay and see how well people do


  4. "floorhand"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Patterson-UTI Drilling full-time

    Pros

    The schedule is good 14/14.

    Cons

    pay is less than my previous job


  5. "Decent Company to Work for"

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    Former Employee - Management
    Former Employee - Management
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Patterson-UTI Drilling full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pay is good and employees are great to work with.

    Cons

    Work life takes up more time than the home life did. Great job if you don't mind sacrificing a little home life.

    Advice to Management

    Management is great!


  6. "Give back what you've taken"

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    Current Employee - Derrickhand
    Current Employee - Derrickhand
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Patterson-UTI Drilling full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The schedule is why I work here

    Cons

    Where do I begin? Been with the company going on 5 years. Currently a derrickhand. Worked before the downturn, then the company started taking things from us. First it was money per hour, then per diem, then bonuses. Made more money as a first year floorhand than I do now 5 years later as a derrickhand. This company claims to care about their employees on the rigs, but that couldn't be further from the truth. Now that things are booming again, they refuse to give us back ANYTHING they took from us before the downturn. Morale on the rigs is at rock bottom. People are just here for a paycheck now. They can't hire enough guys, because they're losing too many people due to frustrated workers. If you truly care about your employees, then give back the things you've taken from us. My God, we can only get one type of coveralls on the website now, which are heavy material and cause you to overheat in the summer. They think we're dumb. We know how many millions you're saving now because of the corporate tax reduction, but you still refuse to give anything back to us. Instead, the company uses that money to purchase stock buybacks to make their shareholders happy. They don't give a damn about the guys on the rigs at all. All they care about is working us to death to make them money. They seem to forget they make that money because of the guys working the rigs, yet we get treated the worst. Here's a hint, if you wanna keep guys happy and stop losing so many people, give us back what you've taken from us, because right now, guys are just going through the motions and don't care at all about doing a good job.


  7. "Motor hand, laborer, equipment operator"

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

    I worked at Patterson-UTI Drilling full-time

    Pros

    Time off, compensation, rig family

    Cons

    Time away from home, inclement weather

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the crews

  8. "You will work hard a."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good pay, time off from work.

    Cons

    Long hours. Really long days


  9. "Broken promises"

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    Current Employee - Derrickhand in Florence, CO
    Current Employee - Derrickhand in Florence, CO

    I have been working at Patterson-UTI Drilling full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Patterson kept me working in the down turn. Also they got me back to a derricks position in a short amount of time

    Cons

    They've broken they're word about helping me get to an assistant drillers position. They would rather promote personel based on how bad of a worker rather than those who are skilled and qualified.

    Advice to Management

    Don't make empty promises. Work to help those who help the company rather than helping those who don't know or understand there position.


  10. "If I could go back I wouldn’t go anywhere else"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Williston, ND
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Williston, ND
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Pay and Awesome Crews. 2weeks off

    Cons

    12-16 Long hours, and 2 weeks on