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Roughneck (Former Employee) –  Cold Lake, AB21 September 2018
Precision is a good place to work if you like hard work and 12 hour shifts. They have lots of work and the money is good. its typical drilling rig job
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good steady work
Derrick Hand (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB8 September 2018
I enjoyed my time working for PD, and would recomend them to anyone. they will always help shuffle people around to ensure theres some work for you as long as you're willing to take some jobs below your normal position for a few weeks.
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Bad culture
Sr. Network Engineer (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB23 August 2018
Like working in a mafia family, only friends and family culture, out sliders will be treated badly. HR does a great job hiring the good people but in operations they will keep who they know I was discriminated at in broad day light and the manager ignored all my complaints
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Oil Patch
Driller (Former Employee) –  alberta9 August 2018
two weeks in and one week off rotation. Hard work, not for the lazy or soft skinned individuals. takes a certain type of person to succeed and enjoy the lifestyle of out of town work.
Pros
good money
Cons
mangament is pro production not safety
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Good place to work
Roughneck/Floorhand (Former Employee) –  Nisku, AB2 August 2018
Great safety culture and great place to learn new things, tends to stay busier then most drilling companies but must be willing do drive up to 24 hrs to get to work
Pros
safety
Cons
long drives to work
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Hard dirty work.
Motor Hand (Former Employee) –  Nisku, AB15 June 2018
Drive to remote destination and work for 20 days 12 hours a day. It’s very fast paced hard physically demand dirty work. Safety is always priority but it is still a dangerous job if your not constantly aware of what’s going on.
Pros
Decent money
Cons
Quality of life
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Not for Me
Senior Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB11 June 2018
Worked there for a long time made lots of great business contact and wish continued success for all the companies employees and share holders. As a large brand they will have continued success in the current climate.
Pros
Free Lunches
Cons
Long Hours
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Good learning experience
Roughneck (Current Employee) –  Nisku, AB8 June 2018
Was a roughneck with precision drilling for 6 months , working in extreme weather conditions, good workforce and great guys to work with. Work was consistent
Pros
Good salary
Cons
No cons
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Staff are polite
Data entry of Drilling Rig equipment (Former Employee) –  Nisku, AB5 June 2018
This company is high on politics and Management are not a empathetic.
Datra entry was my main duty of tasks and filing. I enjoyed the new building environment.
Pros
Nice Staff
Cons
Management are culture political
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Good when oil prices are high
Derrick Hand (Former Employee) –  Fort St. John, BC20 April 2018
I liked working for Precision in the beginning of my 5 years. When oil prices were high, the pay was good and they treated us with respect. If you weren't an idiot you could advance fairly quickly.
But when stuff got slow they started treating the employees more like numbers than people. I understand that the company could be in trouble as well, but at least treat your employees with the respect they deserve.
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riggin! making real lots of fast hole!!!
Rig Technician-Driller (Current Employee) –  alberta/sask18 April 2018
well good company to work for when its slower, lots of Riggs to choose from. Not so good when its real slow, just like every where else. all in all a descent company to work for.
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office is overrun with snakes and you are a number
Derrick hand (Former Employee) –  Alberta16 April 2018
every rig is different. some have good guys and others are jerks. most often seasonal work. nothing is a garauntee. your rig could shut down or someone might decide to fire you on a whim.

save your money, don't load yourself with payments. be prepared to be without work for 2 moths at all times.
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Seasonal Rig Operations
Floorhand/Roughneck (Former Employee) –  Multiple Locations9 April 2018
Drilled oil and gas wells
monitored and maintained drilling fluid
trip pipe
calibrate drilling instruments
repair and maintain mud pumps
supervise roughneck and motor hand
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Great group of people
Driller (Former Employee) –  Nisku, AB9 April 2018
Great company to work for. Very serious safety program. Required
First line ticket
H2s
Fall Arrest
Boiler ticket
First Aid
Training was important lots of traveling
Pros
Salary
Cons
Driving all over the place
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long hours hard work
Driller (Former Employee) –  Nisku, AB22 March 2018
Long hours always away from home, heavy lifting, working in every type of weather possible, training new hires, working with others, somedays fast pace, other days slow pace
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Good People
Directional Driller (Former Employee) –  Nisku, AB21 March 2018
A typical day at work would consist of having a crew handover meeting. Learn what that crew did for their shift. Management was always fair and very approachable. I learned a lot of problem solving skills while being employed with this company.
Pros
Good Pension plan
Cons
Working away from home
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Hard working fun industry
Derrickhand (Former Employee) –  Nisku, AB14 March 2018
Great company, one of the best drilling companies I have worked for or been on location with. Their iron is far superior to many drilling companies and the company included pension and great benefits which is rarely found within the industry.
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Wireline division
Intermediate Field Engineer (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB14 March 2018
Computalog is no longer in business as it was bought by Precision Drilling, rebranded then sold again in 2004 and is now part of Weatherford. Tools and technology combined with others.
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No work life balance
HSE Superintendent (Former Employee) –  Nisku Alberta11 March 2018
Lots of promises of big bonuses and ritzy dinners and weekend getaways. In reality, you literally sign your life over to PD and they own you. On call every other week and no overtime pay. They pay you salary, but you work on average, 12-15 hour days....
Pros
company expense card and a truck
Cons
long hours, no overtime, tiny bonus, work weekends, no family life
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ok
Motor hand (Current Employee) –  NISKU8 March 2018
work your but off, at the end of the day your replaceable, no breaks no real government of Canada labor laws in effect. Many days none stop work with a few easy days in between. always feeling like your job is on the line. speak safety but as long as it doesn't cost more money. having to hear at least once a day that if u mess up ur going home.
Pros
you get payed good money to miss out on your home life.
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