M-I SWACO

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M-I SWACO Reviews

Updated February 1, 2015
Updated February 1, 2015
51 Reviews
3.1
51 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The salary is fairly decent and this place is a good place to start in oil and gas if you are a recent grad with a bachelors (in 2 reviews)

  • Some of the field employees are fun to work with, committed to working safely and developing other employees (in 2 reviews)


Cons
  • Some of the positions at M-I are going to have you away from home A LOT (in 3 reviews)

  • Small opportunity for growth and development (in 2 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    I had a great experience working at Miswaco.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Drilling Fluids Specialist in Williston, ND
    Former Employee - Drilling Fluids Specialist in Williston, ND

    I worked at M-I SWACO full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The schedule was great. All managers were easy to communicate with and training was efficient. Very good support structure. Excellent benefits

    Cons

    The only cons that I can think of were the long hours and the large amount of driving that was required to move to and from rigs.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great Job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at M-I SWACO

    Pros

    Great job with awesome benefits and oppurtunities.

    Cons

    No cons as of now

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Great opportunity to learn and grow

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Sales in Houston, TX

    I worked at M-I SWACO full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Many resources to draw from for knowledge and experience

    Cons

    NO clear direction from management
    Seemed to change expectations quarterly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give your management team an opportunity to settle in and do the job requested of them

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Corrupt management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at M-I SWACO

    Pros

    An international company and a part of Schlumberger. May look good on the resume if pursuing career in this field.

    Cons

    The appearance is false. There are certain sectors and management groups in the HQ that operate as independent entities using HR as a cover up. They openly suppress talents and deny promotions. contrary to the normal practices in the US, initiative and expertise can be dangerous criteria. Many incompetent managers with shaky credentials promoted as a result of their connections within upper echelons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are in a self-destruction mode

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Negative review

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    Former Employee - Field Service Manager in Casper, WY
    Former Employee - Field Service Manager in Casper, WY

    I worked at M-I SWACO

    Pros

    good benefits, company truck for to and from jobs.

    Cons

    If you are not in middle management, the wages are terrible considering the industry they are in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay the employees out in the field making the money a little more to build up employee moral!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    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 a 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
  10. 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 a 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
  11. 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 a 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

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