derrickhand/driller (Current Employee) – Drayton Valley, AB – 1 May 2012
I work out of Drayton Vally Ab. I am a derrickhand starting to learn to drill. We usually work 10-12 hours days. The job is very physical. which I enjoy. The people are the reason i work with Nabors. Great bunch of Family men.
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