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Good place to start a career

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - R&D Engineer in Houston, TX
Former Employee - R&D Engineer in Houston, TX

I worked at Pathfinder Energy Services

Pros

PathFinder (before acquisition by Smith and later by Schlumberger) used to have a very positive R&D environment. Management was committed to attracting and retaining talents and the compensation package showed. There was minimal bureaucracy. Management process was kept personable. People were friendly and satisfied.

Cons

At times engineers might feel they were held too tightly to tried-and-true methodology. Also, being a "small" company ("small" compared to Schlumberger, Baker Hughes, or Halliburton) with no more than a few new projects at a time, sometimes staffing was underutilized.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Come up with longer term technology plan to utilize your talents and afford them more freedom. Give them more feedback and engage them more into thinking more about their own career development path.

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    Good for career growth

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Pathfinder Energy Services

    Pros

    The company offers competitive salaries and benefits. Opportunities are good and challenging. Team work opportunities are plenty and customer interaction is well promoted.

    Cons

    Career growth is slow. performance is evaluated based not only on individual but also team output, which may be detrimental for your personal growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer more transparency and communication between upper and mid-level management to improve expectations. Better focus is also needed on retention.

    Approves of CEO
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    Small company mindset

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at Pathfinder Energy Services

    Pros

    small group, things happen fast.
    opportunity to take on responsibilities.

    Cons

    no plan for employee's career advancement.
    many position is hold by old guys who are afraid to change and new technologies.
    compensation is below industry average.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    sharing the company growth benefit with employees.

    Approves of CEO
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