Patterson-UTI Drilling Employee Reviews about "rigs"

Updated Oct 18, 2019

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Pros
  • "Good pay, decently flexible schedule, great insurance and 401K(in 22 reviews)

  • "Great company, great pay, awesome time off(in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • "Being away from home for two weeks(in 8 reviews)

  • "Stacking rigs out and laying off(in 8 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Floorhand"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Floorhand in Midland, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Patterson-UTI Drilling full-time for 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. "Laid off"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Driller in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Patterson-UTI Drilling part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Non to speak of overall

    Cons

    Hard to keep rigs out

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  3. "Ugh"

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Derrickhand in Victoria, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Patterson-UTI Drilling full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    There are no pros with These people

    Cons

    Stacking rigs out and laying off

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  4. "Give back what you've taken"

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Derrickhand 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Patterson-UTI Drilling full-time for 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.

  5. "Floorhand"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Floorhand in West, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Patterson-UTI Drilling full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    They have nice drilling rigs.

    Cons

    They have a time in position policy that hinders an experienced employee from moving up fast

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  6. "Floorhand"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Patterson-UTI Drilling full-time

    Pros

    Day off and the pay

    Cons

    Lazy hands on some rigs

  7. "Drilling east and north Texas region"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Derrickhand/Assistant Driller in Garland, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Patterson-UTI Drilling full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Safety is key and they improved tremendously over the years. Opportunity to advance long as you want to. Nothing bad to say about the company. Get the job done everyone goes home safe. Training has become an important part of the job as well. Most rigs are up to date and in great condition.

    Cons

    Don't get many incentives as other company's offer but long as oil is up you are working.

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    Patterson-UTI Drilling Response

    May 18, 2016Corporate Recruiter

    Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback! Safety is absolutely a priority for this company, and it's great to hear the message is getting through at all levels of the company. Thank you for your hard work, and keep a look out for open positions at www.patenergy.com/drilling/careers. If you have anything else you would like to share with us please contact us at recruiting@patenergy.com with "Glassdoor" in the subject line. We look forward to hearing from you!

  8. "good"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Patterson-UTI Drilling full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    employment, money, time off work

    Cons

    a lot of racism at the rigs

    Patterson-UTI Drilling Response

    October 19, 2015Corporate Recruiter

    Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback and for your time spent working for Patterson-UTI Drilling. We are committed to providing a safe, welcoming and respectful work environment that is consistent with our core values. We have instituted strong policies, training programs and recruiting initiatives to improve workforce diversity and inclusion and have reinforced our commitment to equal opportunity and respectful treatment for all employees. We would love to hear any and all ideas on how we can improve our hiring and management of employees. Please contact us at recruiting@patenergy.com with "Glassdoor" in the subject line. We look forward to hearing from you!

  9. "driller"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Driller in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Patterson-UTI Drilling full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    competitive wage and benefits

    Cons

    switch rigs constantly,inexperienced supervisors,inexperienced employees

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    Patterson-UTI Drilling Response

    July 6, 2015Corporate Recruiter

    Thank you for the feedback! Working at Patterson-UTI Drilling does include competitive pay and benefits, and for high performing employees offers excellent career opportunities. We are always looking to improve our operations, and would truly value any insight you have into creating a better employee environment that addresses your concerns around rig assignments and inexperienced employees as well as improving our training program. Please contact us at recruiting@patenergy.com

  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great while it lasts"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Driller in Midland, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Patterson-UTI Drilling full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great benefits and opportunity for advancement. Continuous training. Good pay. When the price of oil is up, this is hands down the best drilling company I've worked for. I advanced from worm to drill in a little over a year.

    Cons

    Training can feel repetitive after you've been there a while. I didn't want to leave them but we had an unresolvable scheduling issue during a downturn. Work is unreliable during a downturn, as their rigs are some of the first to stack, causing inflexibility for employees.

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    Patterson-UTI Drilling Response

    May 1, 2015Corporate Recruiter

    That is excellent and detailed feedback - thank you! Our company is working every day to become the best drilling contractor in the business, while of course keeping our employee's safety our #1 priority. The opportunities for safe, hardworking, and high performing employees are endless, and it sounds like you advanced up the career track quickly! The market downturn caused many drilling contractors to make very difficult and tough business decisions. Unfortunately with the sharp drop in demand for our drilling rigs our available work schedules became much more limited. We would love to hear more of your feedback on ways to improve our scheduling and anything else we can do to improve any aspect of our business. Please contact us at recruiting@patenergy.com

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