Assuring Well Integrity

Weatherford – Why Work For Us?

undefinedImagine the resources and opportunities you’ll have in a company with over 50,000 people in more than 100 countries. At Weatherford, you’ll find opportunities to work on hundreds of different products and services that assist customers in all aspects of their well. These products and services cover everything from planning and drilling a new well, using new ways to see what’s really happening inside, actually getting a reservoir to produce more oil, to shipping that oil off for refinement.

You’ll work in a dynamic, high-energy environment where many groundbreaking, award-winning advancements in oilfield technology are being made. You’ll have lots of support, encouragement, room to grow and responsibility. You’ll get to learn new skills, work with people all over the world and launch a high-powered career.

You’ll find help in mapping a dynamic career path and access to some of the industry’s best training facilities and instructors.

Are you ready? We are. So let’s get started.

undefinedMany opportunities for growth and advancement

Your generation enters the oil and gas business at a very exciting and challenging time. There are new frontiers to be explored, new worlds to conquer. New technologies are continually being developed to meet the extreme demands of finding and producing hydrocarbons located in ultradeep, ultrahot, ultraharsh environments.You’ll work closely with team members in providing responsive and effective services to our clients. And to that end, you’ll be helping us blaze new trails into new frontiers with groundbreaking product and service ideas.

undefinedWhat We Need

We are looking for bright, innovative and resourceful men and women from around the world who approach work with intensity and a commitment to error-free execution. We’re an organization that empowers you to make decisions, which means you’re empowered to make mistakes as long as you learn from them and continue to develop.

We need people in all of the engineering and geoscience disciplines to work on the planning, evaluation, construction, production and maintenance of oil and gas wells. We also have 87 manufacturing facilities around the globe, which are constantly growing to support our thriving business. As a result, we are continuously looking to fill new positions to ensure the smooth running of these facilities.

Additionally, we need graduates for many other business support opportunities ranging from finance to legal to IT to human resources.

undefinedContinued learning and development is a key priority at Weatherford. It is the reason we are able to support our growth.

We also believe that the responsibility for employee development rests both with the employee and the company. The company’s responsibility is to provide many learning and development opportunities. Employees must make learning a priority in their careers. With these tools, you are in charge of your own career development and you can create your future.

That’s why we have sophisticated world-class training centers and on-the job training to help you reach your full potential. You’ll have the advantages of working with some of the industry’s leading authorities, using the very best technologies.

Weatherford nurtures a culture of lifelong learning. Continuing education includes internal and external courses that cover all aspects of business, from soft skills to technical training, entry level to supervisor, and up through senior level management training. 

Additionally, our talent management system is focused on helping you make the most of your career while helping to best utilize your talent. We help you assess your skills and identify your strengths and weaknesses on an ongoing basis so you can build your skills, knowledge, competence and confidence. You’ll find our programs offer flexibility and choice.

Solid career planning, direction and training are yours with Weatherford.

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    Former Employee - MWD Field Engineer III in White Oak, Allegheny, PA
    Former Employee - MWD Field Engineer III in White Oak, Allegheny, PA

    I worked at Weatherford (More than 3 years)

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    Pros

    I found that it is a much better environment than some of the other leading service companies. I always was paid well and when I asked for work or time off, usually got it with little or no issues. I wish I could still be working for them, even if I am just on the sidelines waiting for work for a month.

    Cons

    like any oil field job, it can be taxing being away from home for long periods of time. Field jobs can also be a notoriously dead end, sure the pay and benefits are great, but what else is there as you get older. The industry is in much disarray and Weatherford is very much in disarray, frankly I don't know what the long time future of the company is or their end game is. They are making some positive moves, but I just wonder what took so long for them to implement these changes as the company has not have the strongest revenue the last 5-10 years compared to its competitors. I feel they are certainly lagging behind technological wise as well, if the board would invest in technology and field personnel instead of hopping countries so they can avoid taxes and compensate themselves more for cutting those who generate the revenue, who knows how well they could be weathering this storm.

    Advice to Management

    More notice could be given to families about impending layoffs, better education and training programs. I like the progress the company is making in eliminating the bureaucracy and selling off of less or non-profitable components of the company, as well as focusing on building cash flow. They could be doing themselves ill when things do rebound. If they don't decide to just to sell off, they will be a definite, lean, mean, fighting machine.


Weatherford Interviews

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    Supply Chain Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Accepted Offer
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    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Weatherford (Houston, TX).

    Interview

    Was brought on by a friend, so my interview was very minimal. I was a previous vendor that assisted Weatherford for years so my skills and support grabbed their attention.

    Interview Questions

    • Would I be willing to transition to a purchaser role?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Easy, the first offer was more than triple I was making at the time.

Weatherford Awards & Accolades

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America's Top Companies, Forbes, 2009
Barron's 500, Barron's, 2009
The Houston Chronicle 100, The Houston Chronicle, 2008
Barron's 500, Barron's, 2008
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Additional Info

Website www.weatherford.com
Headquarters Geneva, Switzerland
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1941
Type Company - Public (WFT)
Industry Oil, Gas, Energy & Utilities
Revenue $10+ billion (USD) per year

Weatherford is a Swiss-based, multi-national oilfield service company. The company is one of the largest global providers of innovative mechanical solutions, technology and services for the drilling and production sectors of the oil and gas industry. Weatherford operates in over 100 countries and employs over 70,000 people worldwide. Today’s Weatherford is the result of internal growth and innovation, as well as the consolidation of 250+ strategic acquisitions over the past 13 years. From a strategic standpoint, Weatherford has two key objectives—efficiency and... More

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