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Updated 17 Sep, 2014
Updated 17 Sep, 2014
6 Interview Reviews

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    Electronics Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Paso Robles, CA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Paso Robles, CA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 months - interviewed at Scientific Drilling.

    Interview Details

    Quite a messy operation there. HR is out of touch with the needs and desires of those they are trying to fill jobs for. They work off a structured template of money and experience and would rather leave a position open for years than give someone a chance to grow into the job. Run from their Houston office which dictates structure and treats new employees like a commodity. Cold and heartless and incompetent at the same time.

    Interview Questions
    • How little will you take in compensation?   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    Poor communication with HR and never felt comfortable with the company culture. It went from a family operation to an insulated corporate giant run by human robots without any heart or passion.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    In Houston Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX (US)
    Interview Details

    Unstructured and unorganized. Poor communication with HR.

    Three interviews with increasing manager levels. Each less effective and more incongruous. None prepared.

    On boarding very poor except for IT. Onboarding assistance non existent by and large. Limited to no Operations or HR support.

    Background check made following acceptance as expected also typical drug tests.

    Interview Questions
    • Standard questions. Interviewer unprepared. Nothing challenging. Standard to twenty questions from internet with a few technical questions added.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    VERY DIFFICULT, Firm salary offered lower than previous. and excused by generous benefits. Some slight salary, move but begrudgingly. No match on previous vacation experience. No leeway on benefits. Process very slow.

    Take it or leave it impression with no attempt to convince why offer good. Discovered once inside others with less experience making more. Very disappointing.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Survey Management Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Scientific Drilling.

    Interview Details

    We discussed my experience and technical knowledge and then we discussed pay. After that I went through the new hire process and was ready to go. It was a very easy process.

    Negotiation Details
    I said what I wanted and they matched it.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    CAD Drafter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Scientific Drilling in July 2013.

    Interview Details

    Two interview. General questions about yourself, customer service, likes and dislikes, express your character. Where do you see yourself 5 years from now. What are your full-time goals. Why are you leaving your former company? What can you offer to the company? What is a difficult situation that you have handled? How would you describe yourself?

    Negotiation Details
    I should have negotiated some vacation time. You don't obtain vacation until after a year. The initial offer was great.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Project Engineer and Other Electronic Engineer Related Positions Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Scientific Drilling.

    Interview Details

    Just had the 1st round, pretty much HR stuff.......Interviewer was friendly and was quiet accommodating in re-scheduling telephonic interview.....

    I am not sure if the company sponsored H1b and neither was the HR. They said that they would find out and get back to me.

    Interview Questions
    • They seem to have a standard template i.e what is the most challenging situation that you have been in, how to do respond to change etc   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    MWD Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Bucharest (Romania)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bucharest (Romania)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Scientific Drilling in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    I applied by sending the CV and Cover Letter to HR representative.
    Interview was about 20 minute, in the hotel reception room, at the table for 2.

    Interview Questions
    • No difficult questions.
      -Do you have a girlfriend?
      -Do you have a driving licence and if you have a own car?
      -What is your current salary? ("if you can't do this, maybe we couldn't do the proper offer for you.." )
      -Do your employer have provided the food on the Rig for you?
      -When you want to promote from MWD to DD?
      -Other simple questions
        Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

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