Scientific Drilling San Luis Obispo Reviews

Updated Oct 4, 2020

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  1. "Great Company"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Paso Robles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Scientific Drilling full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Your'e not treated like a number.

    Cons

    No Cons about working for Scientific.

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  2. "Good Company but Reducing Workforce"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Engineering Technician in Paso Robles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Scientific Drilling full-time

    Pros

    Hight Tech Company in Small Town California

    Cons

    Low oil prices are forcing cutbacks.

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  3. "Please look elsewhere. Company going under."

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Paso Robles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Scientific Drilling full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    They have or had great benefits and packages that are very good. paid lunches, matched 401k. Holidays and comp expense's. Not much left, the Good employees are leaving and the ones that can't are still here. Decade ago this place was the best place to be and we still hang onto those hopes that it will be again..

    Cons

    Its hard to write cons about a company I have been with for over 6 years. but the cons are far greater then the pros these past years. Looking at the reviews you can immediately tell these are being made by HR or by higher ups. Reason being that no employee would promote a company that's trying to sell itself without notifying employees. The company is trying to sell itself like i said. Public news. we had to find out by a news outlet that they where. Phil later apologized and then confirmed they where selling. Followed with reassurance that we come first... They have prioritized finances to look optimal within the company on paper when things are barely able to get done with the resources they have. After they removed the following. Company profit sharing, yearly bonuses, pay increase, yearly performance reviews, employees, benefit, insurance increases. Pay cuts would be rolled back to original pay, Compensated for the loses this year with possible option for raises. None of this has come back and its looking they want to sell before they have to come clean with their promise before the end of the year so they dont have to. If you notify them your are leaving they wont back fill on their promises and cut you loss. Public lawsuits on pay cuts and fraud are all over the web from this company. This is nothing new for them. Its standard. Direct competitors are looking to buy, meaning they already have manufacturing plants similar to this facility, most likely outside CA. Very good chance this place is closed within several years if they are bought. If they are not, then don't expect the promises to be fulfilled. The good people are leaving and the ones that make to much are being cut, I dont say please stay away because upper management keeps lieing to up employee retention, that is every corporation out there. Suck it up , welcome to corporate america. what i am saying is don't work here unless you like low pay, large workloads no job security, tied to the oil ups and downs from a company that rather hire the desperate for the low wages. No yearly reviews, dont expect a raise and if you do get one, worry that your on the list to be cut. Save the stress for a reliable company. The company is looking to be bought by the end of this year so things may be different then... Good luck.

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  4. "Great place lots of opportunity to learn and grow if you take the initiative. Interesting technology and co-workers"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Electronics Technician in San Luis Obispo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Scientific Drilling full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great place lots of opportunity to learn and grow if you take the initiative. Interesting technology and co-workers

    Cons

    The working be a little monotonous and vague with transitions to a new database systems there's a bit of confusion

  5. "Just, Fine"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Embedded Software Engineer in Paso Robles, CA
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Scientific Drilling full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Interesting projects - Good people - Nice location

    Cons

    - Lots of management - Company doesn't seem to value employees as they should - Workflow is sometimes obtuse with lots of paperwork

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    "SDI"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Paso Robles, CA

    I worked at Scientific Drilling full-time

    Pros

    Enjoyed the people and the challenges

    Cons

    Management leads by intimidation and favoritism "good 'ole boys network".

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  7. "Cyclical Market"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Paso Robles, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Scientific Drilling full-time

    Pros

    Great co-workers and good atmosphere. Ability/freedom to suggest and make improvements. Interesting and challenging technology. Very good work-life balance.

    Cons

    The valleys of the cyclical market can be pretty deep and inhibit employee wage growth for extended periods of time. During the good times, pay is good, but not great, with some opportunities for promotion. Complex organizational structure intensifies vague and changing priorities.

  8. "Paso Robles SDI"

    2.0
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    Electronics Technician in Paso Robles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Scientific Drilling

    Pros

    Benefits Co-Workers Profit Share Schedule Barbecues now and then

    Cons

    Salary Lack of raise Oil industry Poor management choices Engineers on power trips

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  9. "Engineering"

    2.0
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    Engineer in Paso Robles, CA

    I have been working at Scientific Drilling for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Provides a relatively relaxed work environment.

    Cons

    The company is not diverse in its service capabilities. Therefore it does not react well to market fluctuations or recessions.

  10. "Too many silos"

    4.0
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     in Paso Robles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Scientific Drilling

    Pros

    Excellent leadership in Paso Robles, California. Management in Paso Robles lives and breathes the core values, such as HUMANITY. Great company to work for.

    Cons

    Disconnect with Corporate. Executive committee, seems to be nose in the air towards ones.

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