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drillinginfo CEO Jeff Hughes
Jeff Hughes
23 Ratings
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  • "great but not the best) will occasionally lead to high turnover and a bit of brain drain(in 6 reviews)

  • "Lack of diversity: Most minorities are located in Data Ingestion, in entry-level work(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Those who are looking for high growth thrive"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at drillinginfo full-time

    Pros

    High growth high reward. Tons of opportunity for those who are up for the challenge. Many promotions and people rewarded for work well done. Innovation in product. Opportunities abound.

    Cons

    Some aren't up for the challenge. It makes sense for them not to be here. It makes sense that some people aren't a fit for the fast pace of this amazing company

    Advice to Management

    Communicate well about the growth of the company and the opportunities that are available. Your best people want to be a part of the future. Keep recognizing that.

    drillinginfo Response

    March 5, 2019VP Marketing

    Thank you for this review. Your experience mirrors many in the organization and your advice is something we are working on actively. I hope you have the opportunity to share your experience with others.

  2. Helpful (2)

    "delusional invictus"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at drillinginfo full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    the company spends a good amount of money on marketing and their offices' setup, plus offers great benefits

    Cons

    bro culture, amateurish and arrogant leadership, robotic personalities permeate all levels of the company and tend to be favored for promotions and accepted as the norm, do not be fooled by the "unlimited vacation policy" - if you are in sales, you will be contacted by the many layers of managers during your time off to make sure you are on top of your quota, and if you have already made your quota, then you are still...

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    Advice to Management

    diversify your culture focus much more on people vs. money & buying more companies hire managers that are naturally good with people instead of robotic rule-followers

  3. "Opportunity and Growth"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at drillinginfo full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    upward and lateral mobility, talented and fun team members, growing company, open PTO, flexible hours, not overly corporate

    Cons

    fast paced, short term priorities, large start up mentality

    Advice to Management

    choose one direction or technology and stick with it, communicate more than you think is necessary, be consistent with company led reviews and surveys

    drillinginfo Response

    March 5, 2019VP Marketing

    Good feedback. Particularly about communicating more than we think is necessary. I appreciate that you recognize the potential for upward and lateral mobility and talented team members. We can always improve communications. I think you'll be excited about our direction there. Please ...

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  4. Helpful (3)

    "Used to be great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at drillinginfo full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Amazing software solutions and some really stellar employees.

    Cons

    CEO and his team are padding their pockets each time we acquire a company but have seemed to forgotten that you can't take on more work without more resources. 70 to 80 hour weeks are pretty common and will just keep getting worse.

    Advice to Management

    Invest money to right-size your teams. Understand a day in the life of someone that works a few levels below you. Don't let your team act like jerks . There is so much potential here but it's quickly becoming a high-stress environment.

  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good Work, Great Value, Best People"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at drillinginfo full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    The company is growing without cost to company values. The challenges keep coming but I keep learning and getting opportunities to grow. The culture is second to none.

    Cons

    Because of the acquisitions, things keep changing but I am okay with it

    Advice to Management

    Keep focusing on people. Invest more in tech internally.

    drillinginfo Response

    February 11, 2019VP Marketing

    Thanks for the review and it's great that you are enjoying the culture and are learning. You are right high growth with acquisitions means a lot of change. Growth is exciting; change can be challenging. If you have ideas about how we can improve, we'd love to hear them!

  6. "The future is bright"

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    Current Employee - Client Services Manager in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at drillinginfo full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    This is not a place for people to come and just exist; its a place for those that want to have a meaningful career and impact but want to work for it. I love seeing people advance that really deserve it rather than those that get the benefits for just being an employee. Drillinginfo is going through some rapid growth, and with the expected challenges, but the overall direction and leadership is fantastic. The people...

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    Cons

    Going through a lot of acquisitions can be challenging and it is, but they are the right decisions and when integrated will be hugely impactful.

    Advice to Management

    Continue the push for more open communication.

    drillinginfo Response

    February 11, 2019VP Marketing

    Your review is accurate and should be helpful for people who are looking for a challenging career. Your comments are thoughtful. I'd agree communication can always be better. I also agree lots of acquisitions can be challenging but appreciate that you recognize what the benefit is ...

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  7. Helpful (21)

    "Avoid"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at drillinginfo full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Nice view if you're in main Austin office. I got to wear jeans.

    Cons

    Very poor compensation. Weak communication. (Always vague and generic.) Little room for growth or advancement, promotions or bonuses. Boys' club. Almost no diversity. At best, technologically, an unorganized mess with crummy legacy. Products lack focus and quality because they're all cobbled and hacked together without a coherent vision, constantly changing directions, architects, and requirements. Acquisitions are not...

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    drillinginfo Response

    January 30, 2019VP Marketing

    Unfortunately, this review just isn't truthful. Good candidates look at Glassdoor, read this and it biases their view from proceeding and making their own decisions. It's too bad Glassdoor becomes a forum for disgruntled employees rather than a space where a candidate learns constructive ...

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "bright future"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at drillinginfo full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    great work life balance, plenty of growth opportunities, good managers

    Cons

    pay is low compared to other SaaS companies

    drillinginfo Response

    October 15, 2018VP Marketing

    We really really do believe that highly engaged employees is a critical key to success. It sounds like you are there... and it would be great to spend some time with you so that we can continue to improve. We recognize the opportunity to be clearer about compensation and have more ...

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  9. Helpful (19)

    "Disappointing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at drillinginfo full-time

    Pros

    The view from the Austin office is unbelievable if you get to go there and most of the people are good to work with. If you're just coming in to work a single job and don't want to move up it's probably ok to start. The company probably will stay around.

    Cons

    Exec management changed a couple of years ago and the company started running on fear, stress and emotion. There's no clear focus on products or strategy, they're buying companies without a good way to fit them in and they're just throwing darts at features to change the older products without understanding the industry or what's going to drive revenue. Management is dysfunctional. It's a boys club like other reviewers...

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    Advice to Management

    Figure out which products you want to focus on and integrate them, get rid of the yes men and people who are there just because they're friends with other people, and hire new ones who know how to build a product and an org. Manage your managers and come up with a way to review people and manage careers that applies to everyone, not just low level folks. Fix it so emotion isn't driving a roadmap and killing work-life...

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    drillinginfo Response

    October 20, 2018VP Marketing

    Thank you for the input. All feedback that we receive is appreciated. We’re always learning from our employees past and present. We understand that with change comes uncertainty. With the changes over the past few years, we have aimed to communicate our strategy with transparency. ...

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  10. Helpful (18)

    "Business development"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at drillinginfo full-time

    Pros

    great team members decent pay

    Cons

    Horrible management, they will straight up lie to your face to cover their tracks. They will mislead you with promises of quick promotions and high pay. Do not be fooled do proper research into this company and what they actually do.

    drillinginfo Response

    October 28, 2018VP Marketing

    We truly do want to reward great people with paths for growth which could include promotions. It seems like you might be in our business development department which has been a great training ground with many employees moving into sales and some of them subsequently moving into leadership ...

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