Pathfinder Energy Services Reviews

8 Reviews

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Pathfinder Energy Services Chairman & Chief Executive Officer Schlumberger Limited Andrew Gould
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  1.  

    Awesome place

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pathfinder Energy Services

    Pros

    Small company but great place for learning

    Cons

    Limited resources and personnel for tests

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

  2.  

    Merger acquisition

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pathfinder Energy Services full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Career Development, Global opportunities, and Technology Leader

    Cons

    Excessive data management, micromanagement, poor HR practices

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Good place to start a career

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    • 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.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    Small company mindset

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    • 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
  7.  

    OK comapny to work for.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - DD4  in  Midland, TX
    Former Employee - DD4 in Midland, TX

    I worked at Pathfinder Energy Services

    Pros

    Good upper level management and operations.

    Cons

    Local management leaves something to desire.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get ride of local manager.

  8.  

    Good, highly competitive experience.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pathfinder Energy Services

    Pros

    Growth-oriented company having a globally competitive environment

    Cons

    Schlumberger bought Pathfinder 2 years ago, which caused some discomfort-ability.

  9.  

    A very good environment to grow with your co-workers

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - MWD/LWD Field Engineer  in  MacaĆ© (Brazil)
    Current Employee - MWD/LWD Field Engineer in MacaƩ (Brazil)

    I have been working at Pathfinder Energy Services

    Pros

    Good balance between work and life out ot job

    Cons

    Need more advanced tools in Brazil

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Very good leadership, with very good professionals leading the Company

    Recommends

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