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Updated October 30, 2017
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Precision Drilling CEO and Director and Director Kevin A. Neveu
Kevin A. Neveu
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Pros
  • A great company to work for even during tough times (in 5 reviews)

  • Great pay and benefits and good equipment to work and train on (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours, hard work, lots of time away from home (in 5 reviews)

  • They have taken benefits and bonuses away from the people who need it the most rather than looking at the compensation of upper management (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Avoid it if you can"

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

    I worked at Precision Drilling full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great salary and location. Some upper management is okay, but most need training. Ok starter job but not a long term career.

    Cons

    Tons of office politics. Many employees are not trained properly due to incompetent management. Favoritism is definitely used when people are promoted, and is not based on their actual skill level in some departments. They are constantly getting sued for not paying employees their proper overtime pay among other things. Human Resources is a joke here, avoid at all costs.

    Advice to Management

    Hire management that actually knows what they are doing and are well trained.


  2. "Dont think so..."

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    Former Employee - HSE Training Coordinator in Humble, TX
    Former Employee - HSE Training Coordinator in Humble, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Precision Drilling (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Salary and benefits are ok

    Cons

    the rest of it is not there....

    Advice to Management

    Cut the bull

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Just a job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Humble, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Humble, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Precision Drilling (More than a year)

    Pros

    Executives are really nice. Fellow employees are nice and make the workday pleasant. Great starter job. Descent company sponsored events.

    Cons

    The company lacks growth opportunities from within. Mid-level management consist of mindless work horses. Great place to work if you just need a job.

    Advice to Management

    Get a clue.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Difficult culture"

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

    I worked at Precision Drilling full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits and good starting salary. Opportunities to learn on the job.

    Cons

    Not much opportunity after the first year. The culture is difficult - very Canadian oriented and carpetbagger mentality. The Canadians have mobility, the locals don't. Bad communication top down, and clickish. Top management make erratic decisions, or at least, not explainable. No buy-in from the staff is needed.

    Advice to Management

    More communication and buy-in to develop more loyal employees and to retain good employees.


  5. "Equipment Tech"

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    Current Employee - Equipment Tech in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Equipment Tech in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Started off great, but numerous changes in upper management as lead to a overall free fall in employee moral, and attitude.

    Cons

    No additional training, upper management is awful. No clear leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Think outside the box.


  6. "VP Operations"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Precision Drilling full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great mid level staff, very knowledgable about core business

    Cons

    Hiring outside executives with no industry experience

    Advice to Management

    Your core business is drilling so make decisions accordingly, surrounding yourself with long term drilling industry executives, HR is a great support function as people are your best resource but keep it simple to support within growth or you'll loose your industry lead


  7. "Millwright"

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    Former Employee - Millwright in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Millwright in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Precision Drilling (More than a year)

    Pros

    It's a job and they pay you

    Cons

    Poor air quality the expect to many hours from one employee

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring thieves on night shift

  8. "Limited Opportunities"

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

    I worked at Precision Drilling full-time

    Pros

    Benefits and if you worked in the downtown office, you got an extra 1/2 day for a long weekend

    Cons

    Not much in the way of advancement opportunities for office workers and then it was very much based on your connections and not your quality of work.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Not the company it once was"

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    Current Employee - Office
    Current Employee - Office
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Precision Drilling full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Precision has done its best during the downturn to retain it's employees. Has an excellent set of Core Values - if only they conducted their business with them as they once did.

    Cons

    I don't think the company even believes in their Core Values anymore. They have taken benefits and bonuses away from the people who need it the most rather than looking at the compensation of upper management. Even massage benefits were taken away recently which is a standard part of most other company's packages. There is absolutely no succession planning or career progression even for long term employees. Precision used to be a family oriented place to work. Now it seems like everyone is out for themselves and their own agenda. Morale is extremely low and it almost seems like they have used the downturn to kick us knowing that there aren't jobs to go to in the industry. There is nothing to attract and retain employees anymore.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Looks good on the resume"

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    Former Employee - A/P
    Former Employee - A/P
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Precision Drilling full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Loyal long term employees
    Learned alot

    Cons

    Very sexist
    Too many friends & family = favoritism
    Too many managers

    Advice to Management

    Internal audits of middle & lower management & their cliques. Clean up the corruption, abuse of position and PD name. Being employeed should be earned not cause you are liked.


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