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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Weatherford

Pros

safe to work wont get fired

Cons

slow career growth, no formal product no formal training

Advice to ManagementAdvice

formal training program
career growth program

Approves of CEO

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    I thought the grass was greener here, how wrong could I have been.

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    Current Employee - Mudlogger
    Current Employee - Mudlogger

    I have been working at Weatherford

    Pros

    The pay is only good when you are regular on the field. But then, that isn't often. You get to travel to different countries.

    Cons

    Top management seem not to have records of employee which means promotions are done on requests, good friends or nationality with top management. In a world where nothing is perfect, you get no protection or support from management when the client starts being angry and field staffs are often left to face the brunt of the client alone. The field staffs are always to blame for most negative things on the field when management has failed to give enough support to field staffs. Training is poorly organized and most of the time you have to literally beg for it. You are expected to perform magic when you don't have all your tools.
    Whenever you send mails to your boss especially when you are home and activites are low, your boss hardly responds to your mails. Top management have more trust in the client and what the client says than in their own employees. Switching departments is almost impossible, I wonder how the phrase "one weatherford" was coined.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should understand that those who work under them are employees like them and thus should be treated with respect. Without these people he/she wouldn't be in a job. Their communication skills should improve cause its been terrible. Give honour to whom honour is due and stop favoring your friends and nationals for promotions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    Doing the work as an operator and an engineer and being paid less than both.

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    Current Employee - Junior Field Engineer
    Current Employee - Junior Field Engineer

    I have been working at Weatherford

    Pros

    Opportunity for advancement is good if you don't get burned out within the first 6-12months. The training school in Ft. Worth is very good imo. If you don't have a college degree, the school will be a bit more challenging. Your manager will want you to breakout as soon as possible, so you need to absorb and push your mentor(s) to allow you to do tasks to help you learn and advance.

    Cons

    Typical oilfield atmosphere, make sure you have though skin. Long hours, if you have a family prepare for this. Random work days, some JFE's get put on a schedule and some do not. Your manager wants you to get in as much experience as possible, so you will be catching a lot of jobs. Compensation, you essentially do the work of an operator and an engineer when on the job, so the work can be frustrating especially knowing you're not being compensated as well as the operators or engineer on the job. Sure your salary when broken down to an hourly rate of a typical 8 hour day is decent, but the hours you put in will diminish your hourly rate to that equivalent to those flipping burgers. Some districts I believe get field bonuses for JFE's, so request that in your interview and make sure it's in your contract...and if it is in your contract make sure you get paid!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Adhere to contract or review it before sending it to prospective employee. Offer a set schedule 10-4, 15-6, so the employee doesn't get burned out...asking someone to work 6months without designated time off is frustrating...kiss your social life goodbye.

    Approves of CEO
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