TETRA Technologies

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TETRA Technologies Reviews

Updated September 19, 2014
Updated September 19, 2014
9 Reviews
3.0
9 Reviews
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  1.  

    I have been treated very well

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - PTS OPERATOR in Riverton, WY
    Current Employee - PTS OPERATOR in Riverton, WY

    I have been working at TETRA Technologies full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The pay, the vision, and dental insurance are the pros.

    Cons

    The challenges include alot of moving around, lifting heavy pipe, and not being able to rat as right because of living in hotels.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to pay for plane tickets, and give raises.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Unorganized, unprofessional and unsuccessful!

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

    I have been working at TETRA Technologies full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You are giving the opportunity to work 100+ hours when there are contracts and work deadlines.

    Cons

    There are few to no contracts in Denver and Wyoming so if you are looking for stable work and live on the western slope then go else where!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Experience is a great attribute, however schooling and education will allow employees to go above and beyond.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Big Talk and Very Little Walk

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Junior Operator in Midland, TX
    Current Employee - Junior Operator in Midland, TX

    I have been working at TETRA Technologies full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Decent equipment with experienced field operators. As a Junior Operator, there are opportunities to stay decently busy rigging up and rigging down with the rare production job, frac flowback, or drill out

    Cons

    Patronage is crazy rampant with managers giving work out where it should not be given.
    When I was first hired, I was told that they had more work then they could handle and that I would spend no more than a few days doing shop work on between jobs. After my first two months of working at the shop and rigging up occasionally I was sent on a production job that lasted 3 days. All the while new hands were being hired in weekly. Just not enough work to be considered a real Flowback job.
    Based out of Midland Texas

    Also, new hires are paid 18 hours instead of the standard 24 hours when on extended stays on location.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't sell new hires the loads of crap you sell about keeping people in the field because it just is not true. Don't reward people who are run off locations and who show up late to jobs with more work and assigned vehicles. Instead, reward those who show up early and do the job right.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Tetra is like a family.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - P&A Supervisor in Houma, LA
    Current Employee - P&A Supervisor in Houma, LA

    I have been working at TETRA Technologies

    Pros

    Tetra allows you the opportunity to advance if you take advantage of the opportunities. You have to WANT, nothing will be given to you.

    Cons

    The pay could be a little better. TETRA tends to keep the "Warm Bodies" around to long. Not just TETRA, but the oilfield in general is making the younger generation very soft. If you hurt somebody's feelings or break somebody's heart, you will have to answer for being so mean.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase the pay, you will see an increase in "qualified" applicants.

    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Learned a lot while there but never moved up from the same position.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in The Woodlands, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in The Woodlands, TX

    I worked at TETRA Technologies

    Pros

    TETRA has good benefits and activities for their employees.

    Cons

    Maritech salaries are based upon TETRA's (Service Company) numbers which is not at all comparable with other E&P Companies. There is no room for women to move up at all and it's just a "Good Ole' Boy" Company!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do a Glass Ceiling Review! Remember that without women - your company couldn't make it! Reward them and promote them into management but most of all - treat them with respect!

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    gained alot of experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Blacksburg, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Blacksburg, VA

    I worked at TETRA Technologies

    Pros

    get to meet alot of different people

    Cons

    You have to know spanish.

    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Valuable experience in Completion Fluids Engineering

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Fluids Engineer in Khobar (Saudi Arabia)
    Former Employee - Fluids Engineer in Khobar (Saudi Arabia)

    I worked at TETRA Technologies full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Leader in Completion Fluids. Good reputation worldwide.

    Cons

    Lack of training for new hired people. Difficult to get promoted even with high skills and good performance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Very glad when I finally left.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Wireline
    Former Employee - Wireline

    I worked at TETRA Technologies

    Pros

    Good support group when we were based out of Broussard.
    Good group of field personnel.
    Good place to start - just make sure you leave, there are tons of better opportunities

    Cons

    Zero Support when we worked out of Belle Chasse and now out of Houma
    Office management is horrible. HR department was disappointing.
    Small raises were more a slap in the face.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Watch your managers.
    Don't hire family to work together
    Pay your guys, at least step up to the average pay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Many change have occured in the past 2 years within upper management which I feel has slowed the growth of the company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Supervisor
    Current Employee - Field Supervisor

    I have been working at TETRA Technologies

    Pros

    Tetra is a great company to be employed by for the most part. Tetra provides a very good benefit package and have many hard working field personal, as a supervisor i have worked with many different people from different locations and on a 1-10 score of the field people i worked with i rate the employees at a 9.

    Cons

    I have more then 10 years service with the company and have seen good times and bad times. During the past few years i have seen many bad choices for management positions, we have managers running our field operations who have no ideal what we even do in the field and have never had any field experiance. As an Ex District Manager I started from the bottom and worked my way up. Even as a District Manager i went to the field checked on my jobs, employees, and helped rig up jobs as well. Overall i think Tetra as a strong company with growth abilities should recognize and offer promotion to the experianced and hard working employees who really know the job and provide the bread and butter for the upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management, You should do a field survey to each facilitiy and see a few reasons why Tetra as a company is on a slipping down fall the operation management positions you have choose at some facilities is a major problem. I have worked in 5 different locations in my 10 years with the company and seen so much waste and unnessary spending. Some of these facilities need so much housekeeping I would be ashamed to bring one of my customers in for a walk around. As a manager i would not allow these things to occur at my place of operation.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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