Sperry Drilling Services

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Sperry Drilling Services Reviews

Updated 28 August, 2014
Updated 28 August, 2014
10 Reviews
3.8
10 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great money, mediocre schedule

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sperry Drilling Services

    Pros

    Money, Benefits, and Time off

    Cons

    Lack of a real schedule

  2.  

    Quite good job to earn money

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - M\LWD Engineer  in  Khobar (Saudi Arabia)
    Current Employee - M\LWD Engineer in Khobar (Saudi Arabia)

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

    Pros

    Fair salary, understandable management for social life

    Cons

    Salaries are not as much as SLB, bad rotation in KSA (2 months on - one off), difficult to get promotion, old technology

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of research and development to bring back high end technology

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great Company with Bright Future

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Professional  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Technical Professional in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at Sperry Drilling Services

    Pros

    Good projects, Great co-workers, good potential to learn

    Cons

    Too early to notice any downside, but things will become clearer as time goes by

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too early to notice any downside, but things will become clearer as time goes by. But so far things have been pretty clear from the top management

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    A Challenging Career for a Challenging Inividual Who Want to Grow

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Development  in  Dammam (Saudi Arabia)
    Current Employee - Business Development in Dammam (Saudi Arabia)

    I have been working at Sperry Drilling Services

    Pros

    I studied physics and the work I do is very relevant to my education. The company is also able to financially support your graduate studies if this is something you would like to pursue. I emjoy my job, even though it is stressful at times. There are plenty of opportunities for growth and expanding your career at SDS. Since Halliburton is a very large organization, there are also opportunities to change your career if you would like tol. There is a great deal of awareness that young professionals are crucial to the growth of the organization.

    Cons

    The work never finishes no matter how hard you work, so you have to manage time effectively. At times it is difficult to align your goals with the organization's goals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Young professionals are the future, please continue to guide and mentor them.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Drill. Log. Live. LIVE.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - M/LWD Field Professional  in  Jakarta (Indonesia)
    Current Employee - M/LWD Field Professional in Jakarta (Indonesia)

    I have been working at Sperry Drilling Services

    Pros

    Very attractive remuneration package compared to competitors, friendly and relaxed working environment and colleagues, global career opportunities, clear and unbiased assessment of skills and competencies.

    But i must say, one of the most appealing factor working in Sperry Drilling Services is the good and more relaxed nature of it's people, unlike some of the competitors.

    Cons

    Lack of schedule management, and overall management and development of people weren't so good.
    (as a field professional, the work schedule isn't the normal 5-2 in a week, but rather spending several weeks working field, and about couple of weeks spending time off in town. Due to lack of people, the balance of time-on and off is a little bit exhausting)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We need to focus more on people development, most of our people get their knowledge from unverified source, sometimes this leads to confusion and failure.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Sperry is just Halliburton

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - M\LWD Engineer  in  Stavanger (Norway)
    Current Employee - M\LWD Engineer in Stavanger (Norway)

    I have been working at Sperry Drilling Services

    Pros

    The pay and time off ... but only because it's Norway. Anywhere else and it would jsut be the oilfield. But thanks to the SOCIALIST Norewgian government - its different. Better py better conditions, better time off.

    Cons

    Lack of "career"... keep you in the position you're in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to workers... call them!

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    The future is ours.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - M\LWD Engineer  in  Bakersfield, CA (US)
    Current Employee - M\LWD Engineer in Bakersfield, CA (US)

    I have been working at Sperry Drilling Services

    Pros

    401k and health benefits are among the top in any industries.they drive for advancement is yours.the possibilities for advancement is infinite.

    Cons

    the hours turn to days and months time for family and friends stop short.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    not at this time

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    An excellent oil\gas career opportunity, for now.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - M\LWD Field Engineer
    Current Employee - M\LWD Field Engineer

    I have been working at Sperry Drilling Services

    Pros

    The best thing about working for Sperry is that you get a balanced diet when it comes to working in the oil field. It doesn't take away your life; you get good time off compared to elsewhere while maintaining a very good income package, comparable to the highest paid positions in the industry.

    There is also a lot of job security in comparison with similar companies.

    Promotion is directly based on your performance. They have a very flexible system where you decide when you're prepared for a promotion, then you get evaluated and examined, if you pass, you get promoted instantly.

    They are selective of the people they hire and you end up surrounded by civilized educated people which makes communication easy.

    There is a lot of transparency and a lot of the time you get to communicate directly with top management which is satisfying and leaves no room for unfairness or misunderstanding.

    Working for Sperry entitles you to a lot of expensive technical training which is definitely a plus weather you continue to work for them or not.

    Cons

    The oil field is a difficult environment, which is not specific to working for Sperry. However, it sometimes seems that there is a lot that can be done to make it easier for the employee, but Sperry chooses not to, in order to be economic.

    A single field engineer is delegated a lot of responsibility which, while may be satisfying, gives a lot of headroom for human error.

    The tools used are outdated which makes running them a pain, they require lengthy preparation which is done on site, and because of how old they are, its not uncommon to get downtime for a failure.

    As with any corporation involved with oil and gas activity, world economics and politics have a direct effect on job security.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in better tools and R&D. Updated tools will easily leverage service price and guarantee a higher market share. Sperry is losing market share, everyone else is using newer technologies, if Sperry doesn't keep up, it will face a crisis soon.

    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Do you have the pulse of the working bees?

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - PGL  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - PGL in Houston, TX (US)

    I worked at Sperry Drilling Services

    Pros

    Good benefits and experience is top notch.

    Cons

    Management does not communicate well with those below them. Managers need to be trained on how to be effective managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk to the people at the bottom, you'll be surprise what they have to say about the middle managers and what the middle managers are not telling you.

    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Intern review

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Intern  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Software Intern in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at Sperry Drilling Services

    Pros

    helpful coworker and decent salary

    Cons

    long drive to work place and a few holiday / off days

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    great work experience. would be more appreciated if paid more attention to intern

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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