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Sanjel Reviews

Updated August 12, 2017
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Pros
  • Good pay, good people, good experience, fun job (in 13 reviews)

  • Really good people to work with (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Extreme disconnect from the people and the ground to upper management (in 8 reviews)

  • Limited advancement into management, worked long hours (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "I really enjoyed my time here."

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    Former Employee - Field Service Technician
    Former Employee - Field Service Technician
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly people that cultivated a nice work culture. They demonstrated more pride in their equipment than any other company that I've worked for in the industry.

    Cons

    Not too much to say. I believe that the downfall of the company was caused by trying to grow too fast and not instilling the same level of pride in new employees.

    Advice to Management

    Don't listen to outside consultants. Don't leverage the company so much.


  2. "Sr Client Solution Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Client Solutions Specialist in Midland, TX
    Former Employee - Client Solutions Specialist in Midland, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sanjel (More than a year)

    Pros

    Decent pay, and great coworkers.

    Cons

    No freedom to make local management decision.
    Poor mileage reimbursement.

  3. "Technical specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sanjel full-time

    Pros

    Pay, environment, teamwork, extracurriculars, safety

    Cons

    Management, processes, inconsistent standards, micromanagement, uneducated people in management positions


  4. "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Sanjel full-time

    Pros

    Good pay but rapidly fell apart with the oil bust, great for engineers starting out if you dont mid working crazy hours

    Cons

    the hours and time put in to your job will be your life. Be prepared to not do anything else but work.

    Advice to Management

    I had a really high opinion of the management here up until the end with the selling of the company and all the dirty details that came out. In the end it was just business and we were all expendable on the bottom end.


  5. "Sorry you are gone"

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    Former Employee - Supervisor I in Spokane, WA
    Former Employee - Supervisor I in Spokane, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sanjel (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, crews were like family.

    Cons

    Out of business, poor work schedule


  6. "I guess the fat lady sung"

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    Former Employee - Pumping Services Operator in Williston, ND
    Former Employee - Pumping Services Operator in Williston, ND
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sanjel full-time

    Pros

    The pay was good. The benefits where excellent. The equipment and maintenance where very good. I enjoyed working with my crew. Most people working in the field where class acts, great band of brothers. I liked the adventure and feeling of accomplishment from jobs well done. Too bad it had to come to an end after all the hard work by so many.

    Cons

    Management was out of touch pushing safety aside to get jobs done. Some coordinators did not have the people skills they needed. Got to be too corporate and rule bound to be an enjoyable place to work. No planning for rainy days.

    Advice to Management

    Well I guess not having a plan for industry downturns was the same as planning to fail.


  7. "Anonymous"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Family oriented business and cares about their people. Pay is fair, maybe a little low, but it hinges on you position I guess.

    Cons

    A good deal of favoritism in all camps. The higher up in management you go, the more politics plays a part in everyday functions.

    Advice to Management

    Control cost and spending. Work with everyone on the same plane and adapt the "fairness" policy.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Working at Sanjel was fun, challenging, interesting, and provided some career advancement tools. A stepping stone."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Williston, ND
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Williston, ND
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sanjel (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pay seemed to be slightly above average, benefits package included health, dental, vision, and 401k investment opportunities as well as supplemental life insurance.
    Some of the best crew members around!!

    Cons

    Extreme disconnect from the people and the ground to upper management. The head did not have a clue what the tail was doing.
    Management cared more about their hidden bonuses rather than the people who made it for them.
    Major disconnect between US and Canadian safety and policies. Sanjel USA was a fake it until you make it operation. Rules were only written to be broken or discarded.
    You want to move up in the company, just kiss rear end, make mistakes, and screw your brother over, and learn nothing on your way up!!

    Advice to Management

    Sanjel no longer exists with the 2016 bankruptcy and sale to Liberty Oil Field services. My advice to former Sanjel and new Liberty, listen to your guys with experience. Stop catering to the ones that fail you or can be dangerous to the company, and really listen to what really happens out on location before judgement. Not all company men tell the truth!!


  9. "Sanjel USA"

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    Former Employee - Accounts Payable Assistant in Pasadena, CA
    Former Employee - Accounts Payable Assistant in Pasadena, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sanjel (More than a year)

    Pros

    Really good people to work with. Casual atmosphere and some fun company events throughout the year.

    Cons

    Wished there was more time to meet with teams to improve processes.


  10. "They are broke now and closing the doors on Monday 13th, 2016."

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    Current Employee - Technical Specialist in Williston, ND
    Current Employee - Technical Specialist in Williston, ND
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Minimal micro managing. They were good to me and they would pay every thing if I am on the road.

    Cons

    They are bankrupt now, Liberty bought the USA assets which didn't include the employees. A lot of employees are now unemployed.

    Advice to Management

    :(


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