M-I SWACO

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M-I SWACO Reviews

Updated December 22, 2014
Updated December 22, 2014
48 Reviews
2.9
48 Reviews
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  1.  

    Flexible, laid-back atmosphere.

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    Former Employee - Logistics Analyst II in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Logistics Analyst II in Houston, TX

    I worked at M-I SWACO full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great co-workers and management team.

    Cons

    Maternity leave is not great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow more flexibility to new mothers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Selling 6 months of your life a year for the lowest pay on the slope!

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    Former Employee - Waste Injection Operator in Anchorage, AK
    Former Employee - Waste Injection Operator in Anchorage, AK

    I worked at M-I SWACO full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The operators are good people and all care about each other and safety.

    Cons

    The pay operating and maintaining technical equipment starts out lower than a day one rig hand hired to paint the stairs and hand rails. As you gain more experience you are never given a raise and usually offered a promotion that includes a higher level of responsibility for the same pay (seeing a trend here). Offered a lot of opportunity to receive training and become certified through classroom instruction but instead was given on the job training and never sent to any schooling.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start investing in your employees with education/training and begin a published plan based on time at the company and completed training/position in order to maintain a consistent advance in compensation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    My experience was not very positive.

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    Current Employee - Flowback Operator in Wharton, TX
    Current Employee - Flowback Operator in Wharton, TX

    I have been working at M-I SWACO full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The money was great. The company that contracted MI Swaco were fabulous. They always provided us with plenty of food and water.

    Cons

    I had two kidney stones in two months and my grandfather died several months later. I was told that I was not going to get large jobs for a while because I wasn't dependable. Mind you I had two kidney stones because of the heat and the fact that I would have to rig up and down by myself. When I did get a long job, I went to pick up the trailer at five in the morning and upon inspection, realized the lights on the trailer were defective. I was faced with driving and getting a ticket or getting to the job sight late. The manager did not answer his phone. He lived in an area that did nod get good cell reception. I left him a voicemail telling him he needed to pick up his damn phone and was fired the same day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When someone is fired, it would be nice if you talked to the fired person. i filed for unemployment and got it because management did not even return the phone call from the unemployment headquarters.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    SINKING SHIP

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    Current Employee - Pt-specalist in Pleasanton, TX
    Current Employee - Pt-specalist in Pleasanton, TX

    I have been working at M-I SWACO full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Get a free truck and get to drive it on personal time with a gas card
    start and end your day when you want
    make your own hours

    Cons

    There is no growth.
    There is no management to depend on for answers
    Very little experience in the field as far as co workers
    Schlumberger polices are a joke and make it harder everyday to do your job
    Pay scale is ok but very low on being competitive with other companies
    They say you will get quarterly bonus but never know when we make it or not

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out from under schlumberger and learn how too manage what you have now to keep the little business that we do have

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    The compensation is extremely low-end for Alaska. If you don't believe it, do some research.

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    Former Employee - ES Operator in Prudhoe Bay, AK
    Former Employee - ES Operator in Prudhoe Bay, AK

    I worked at M-I SWACO full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great employees and fair local M-I management. Schlumberger management needs a reality check.

    Cons

    It seems that Schlumberger is purposely trying to ruin this company. Had to often work 3 weeks straight to sustain an income that would support my family.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A real retention plan with real reasonable means of achieving set training goals would save this company. SLB needs to let M-I SWACO manage themselves.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great starter company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Chemist II in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Chemist II in Houston, TX

    I have been working at M-I SWACO full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    3 weeks vacation, 7 personal days and 2 holidays per yr.
    Depending on the Department, there is great learning opportunities including classes to become IFE and IWA certified. Friendly and professional environment.

    Cons

    Schlumberger is a service company not an operator.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good global company with opportunity and career development

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at M-I SWACO

    Pros

    Great opportunities on global scale.

    Cons

    Haven't run into any cons that would be unique to this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    The money is not good at all compared to other service companies in the state.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operator in Prudhoe Bay, AK
    Former Employee - Operator in Prudhoe Bay, AK

    I worked at M-I SWACO full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Some of the field employees are fun to work with, committed to working safely and developing other employees.

    Cons

    Don't expect to make a great wage, or expect to receive anything more for working hard. The laziest employees don't get fired, they get moved from one job to the next to become someone else's problem.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit adding more obstacles to employee advancement and compensate them for the value they add to the company. Many of them feel used and cheated while SLB does nothing to promote better wages and they try to discredit anyone who speaks against their short-sighted business strategies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    the place was excellent

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at M-I SWACO

    Pros

    there is great opportunity for advancement

    Cons

    There are no cons at all working here

    Recommends
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Terrible to work for.

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    Current Employee - Operator in Kilgore, TX
    Current Employee - Operator in Kilgore, TX

    I have been working at M-I SWACO full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The schlumberger benefits are great. Insurance was the best I ever had. Awesome att phone discount available to employees 23%.

    Cons

    Hours and locations are terrible. They act like any time off is a personal favor. No order to the chaos. Management is very combative they want control over your whole life even where you stay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your underlings as human beings for a start.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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