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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. "Well Planner"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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.


  2. "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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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!


  3. "Operations IT Support, Southern United States"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmond, OK
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmond, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Scientific Drilling (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good company reputation in the oil and gas industry.

    Cons

    Not promoting from within for Senior Management positions.


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  5. "Great Place to Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Service Engineer in The Woodlands, TX
    Former Employee - Technical Service Engineer in The Woodlands, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Scientific Drilling (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Benefits, and a great atmosphere!

    Cons

    No Cons to list, Great place to work!


  6. "Great place to work!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company culture is very much like a family. Everyone always treats everyone with respect and you can talk to any C-Level executive. If you travel to any districts, it feels like a family.

    Cons

    The salaries are not the best.


  7. "HSE Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - District Safety Manager in Cleveland, TX
    Former Employee - District Safety Manager in Cleveland, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Scientific Drilling (More than a year)

    Pros

    Schedule freedom, cooperation, salary, teamwork, travel, team support, innovative, training and education, vacations, room for quick advancement, insurance and benefit package

    Cons

    Time spent away from home, dangerous, dirty, stressful, lack of support from direct management, lack of information on changes within company.

    Advice to Management

    Be more supportive and include all of necessary information.


  8. "MWD/LWD"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - MWD Field Engineer in Casper, WY
    Current Employee - MWD Field Engineer in Casper, WY
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Good company, Family Oriented

    Cons

    No way of moving up


  9. "My favorite company I have ever worked for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electronics Technician in Paso Robles, CA
    Current Employee - Electronics Technician in Paso Robles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Colleagues, Management, Interesting Work, HR, Benefits. Opportunity

    Cons

    The pay and benefits are great but they don't go very far in good ol' California.

    Advice to Management

    Share more about future endeavors and/or partnerships.


  10. "Great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Gyro Surveyor in Decatur, TX
    Current Employee - Gyro Surveyor in Decatur, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great managment really good place to work.

    Cons

    I wouldn't change a thing.

    Advice to Management

    Everything is actually pretty good how it is.


  11. "Scientific Drilling encourages me to grow professionally as an employee and respects that I have a family as well."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - MWD Engineer in Midland, TX
    Current Employee - MWD Engineer in Midland, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They respect you and take care of you and your family.

    Cons

    I do not have faith in the Directional Drilling Department to hire experienced MWD Engineers from within the company.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage advancement from MWD to Directional Driller.


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