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Scientific Drilling Reviews

Updated July 24, 2017
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  • Time spent away from home, dangerous, dirty, stressful, lack of support from direct management, lack of information on changes within company (in 4 reviews)

  • The declining oil industry brought eminent staff reductions (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Good company to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - MWD Field Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - MWD Field Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Scientific Drilling full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good money, good people and co-workers, good training when you first start out

    Cons

    you spend a lot of time away from home, out in the field. long shifts,which is normal for the oil industry but you can't go home at night/morning.


  2. "General"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Director in Houston, TX
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Scientific Drilling full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Medium Sized Independent Family owned Company

    Cons

    Transitioning to Big company systems is awkward in a downturn

  3. "?"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    People are great. I love my team.

    Cons

    O&G is in a down turn.


  4. "Great team effort, very good on benefits. Great coordinators."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - MWD/LWD Field Engineer in Shafter, CA
    Former Employee - MWD/LWD Field Engineer in Shafter, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really make good money, good benefits. Great tools , top of the art mwd tools. Great mwd programs, great people to work with.

    Cons

    If u like the money then u will be missing home, never have a set schedule.

    Advice to Management

    Schedule would be nice


  5. "Great benefits"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - MWD Operator in Lafayette, LA
    Former Employee - MWD Operator in Lafayette, LA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    This job has great benefits with a descent base salary.

    Cons

    Away from home a lot.


  6. "Well Planner"

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

    Pros

    Freedom to perform duties without too much executive oversight.

    Cons

    When oil is up, it's good. When oil is down, you're out of a job.

    Advice to Management

    Keep looking to provide stability for employees.


  7. "Well Planner"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Well Planner in Odessa, TX
    Former Employee - Well Planner in Odessa, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great People, Great Culture, Supportive Company. SDI is a company where company values ring true throughout. There is many a unique person in that family, and as a whole, make for an excellent employment experience.

    Cons

    Downturn was more destructive than expected. Many good employees were lost.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be visible. Leading by example is a powerful tool. Inspire those around you.

  8. "Directional Drilling"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Directional Driller in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Directional Driller in Oklahoma City, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They have paid well in the past and others benefits made for comfortable living.

    Cons

    The declining oil industry brought eminent staff reductions. Corporate office in Houston, Texas started moving staff into our district.

    Advice to Management

    Thanks to those earned our respect. None to those who did not.


  9. "Senior Design Engineer"

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

    Pros

    The work content is great and I enjoy my fellow employes

    Cons

    Very poor management and downstream communication. Great example of the Peter Principle


  10. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Directional Driller in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Directional Driller in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Scientific Drilling (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for before the oil crash.

    Cons

    None that I can think of other than alot of the great original management are now gone. But I'm sure the new team will be great too. Hope to get back to work there soon when things pick back up again!


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