Tank Truck Driver (Current Employee) – brooks ab. – 3 February 2014
Day starts off with performing a job safety analysis. We then do a pre trip inspection on the equipment and drive out to location. Once on location we meet with the oil company representative and go over safety paper work and the daily objective. We work with multiple people each day. We perform lease inspections and identify all hazards on location before performing any duties. The toughest part of the job would probably be dealing with the changes in the scope of work and the daily changing weather conditions. The most enjoyable part of the day would be getting the job done safely and returning home to my family.
Maintenace Administrator (Former Employee) – Nisku, AB – 20 July 2017
This place of employment had so much potential until the economic downturn. I never felt pressured in my position, I was afforded the time needed to learn my role and become an active team member, they provided any required training and or advice to seek training. My Manager was always courteous, considerate, and very respectful. They would always communicate with their employee's keeping us informed on where the company stood with regards to safety and how we measured up within the world. I enjoyed the staff and management and miss working there.
Casual, non pressured envirement, friendly staff and Management
Company has always been reasonable under all and any circumstances. Never had any situations with unfair or unequal treatment.
Motorman Derrickhand (Former Employee) – Locations all over western Canada – 5 July 2017
Always punctual always completed all required tasks involving all aspects of a drilling rig. Always enjoyed positive hard working team atmosphere with sense of accomplishment at the of most shifts! Information avalible upon request
Equipment Operator 3 (Former Employee) – Blackfalds, AB – 19 June 2017
This division failed from lack of quality leadership and an understanding of the business they were attempting to start. This sad story is one that could have been prevented with a little more openmindedness.
Driller (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 20 April 2017
Pretty typical of a Canadian drilling company that grew too fast too soon. They bought a bunch of companies in early 2000's and lost their way. The hands became a number and not a face and name any longer.
Shipper/Receiver (Former Employee) – Red Deer, AB – 12 September 2016
Worked at Nabors for just over a year. After they built a new shop in another town, I found it difficult to commute. Received lots of team awards and recognition from my co-workers for taking the lead after my partner, was laid-up with broken ankle for 3 weeks. Hardest part of the job was working with men who thought 'a woman' had no business being in the warehouse. Decided to leave after the driving became too difficult and I wanted to finish my apprenticeship courses, which my supervisor did not approve of.
Field Safety Supervisor (Former Employee) – Nisku, AB – 3 June 2016
Field positions offer a terrible home life balance. Office positions are somewhat political. Culture is led by the operations dept. and the old guys are unwilling to change. Decent pay, perks are mostly for management, some proactive employee programs such as behavioural training and job specific training.
Floorhand/Roughneck (Former Employee) – Nisku, AB – 31 May 2016
I had a short time there but the work was fair to my expectations of rig life. The field staff was good to work with, come across people that were willing to improve my skills and help me to learn to have the potential to move up one day.
Pay, knowledge learned
Long hours/long distance/provide own transportation/fuel
Derrick Hand (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 13 April 2016
My experience with Nabors has been great. Would recommend them as a employer Typical starts at 7 am/pm I have worked up the ranks learning alot of different things. How to be a team player and being able to work in a stressful environment. The hardest part of the job is being away from family