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Trican Well Service Reviews

Updated March 9, 2017
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Trican Well Service CEO and Director Dale M. Dusterhoft
Dale M. Dusterhoft
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Pros
  • Good pay, well maintained equipment, good benefits (in 9 reviews)

  • good pay and good people at work (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • some confusion from upper management (in 6 reviews)

  • Long hours for someone not used to it (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great PLace"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - EO3 in Shawnee, OK
    Former Employee - EO3 in Shawnee, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people. Great pay . Great area.

    Cons

    Long hours. Away from home to much. Extreme working conditions.

    Advice to Management

    None at this time. They were all a great group of people to work with.


  2. "Lab Technician"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Trican Well Service full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Values based. Tries to make employees happy.

    Cons

    The upper management wants to focus on employees and make sure they are being taken care of. What I experienced is a lot high school drama and people favoring other people.

    Advice to Management

    If you are values based, then be values based.


  3. "Training Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Training Specialist in The Woodlands, TX
    Former Employee - Training Specialist in The Woodlands, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Family type enjoyment, we all assisted each other. Worked well together especially in training aspect. We wanted to share knowledge as well as experience across the board to new employees. To express Trican ethics and standards, one way. Still continuing to work and run a solid company in Canada.

    Cons

    Same as any energy field employer. If market started to decline it gave all a botomless pit in your stomach. Since layoff nationwide we as a group from around the states attempted to pass onward to assist friends in find in employment.

    Advice to Management

    Dont hire the upper management from companies with a bad track record. Utilize your dollars in going forward for those that ran and exercised proper habits to keep company on its feet.


  4. "Financial Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Cypress, TX
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Cypress, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Trican Well Service (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good culture, challenging work and convenient location for cypress commuters.

    Cons

    None really. There were very unusual circumstances at the time that let to me moving companies.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to who is in lower level management positions.


  5. "Field Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Field Engineer in Brockway, PA
    Former Employee - Field Engineer in Brockway, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Trican Well Service (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Paid well and you were using new well taken care of equipment.

    Cons

    The US division was sold to a competing company.


  6. "Trican Well service"

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    Former Employee - Product Safety & Regulatory Compliance Specialist in Humble, TX
    Former Employee - Product Safety & Regulatory Compliance Specialist in Humble, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Trican Well Service (More than a year)

    Pros

    Professional environment, friendly coworkers, learning atmosphere.

    Cons

    Lots of layoffs an cutbacks due to drop in oil prices.

    Advice to Management

    Be open and honest to employees. Communication across all departments is very important.


  7. "Chemist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kingwood, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kingwood, TX

    I worked at Trican Well Service full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company stands by their core values. Friendly atmosphere

    Cons

    Communication between departments needed improvements


  8. "Too many chiefs"

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    Former Employee - Field Engineer in Mathis, TX
    Former Employee - Field Engineer in Mathis, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Trican Well Service full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits and work/life balance are great

    Cons

    When the oil price goes down, they immediately slash jobs. Turnover is high.

    Advice to Management

    Hire people that are willing to stay committed to projects. If you can get one good person for the price of three okay people, just hire the one and save yourself two layoffs down the road.


  9. "Trican"

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    Current Employee - Senior Logistics Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Logistics Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Trican Well Service full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good for Canadians, lots of talk about 'good people'

    Cons

    Not so good for US. Sell to Keane was handled in a very un-professional way.


  10. "not recomended"

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    Former Employee - Service Supervisor in Odessa, TX
    Former Employee - Service Supervisor in Odessa, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    good pay, good people working there.

    Cons

    unstable company, often not legal with hos, and company will often not get over weight permits for jobs out of state.

    Advice to Management

    do the right thing, be legal and safe


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