Weatherford Laboratories

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Updated June 19, 2015
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  1. Overall Solid Place to Work For

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Weatherford Laboratories full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good place to get your foot in the door for O&G/core analysis. Nice company to work for, balances fine line between small company and large company mentality.

    Cons

    Low pay, not a lot of middle management - big disconnect between employees and upper management.


  2. Great company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in The Woodlands, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in The Woodlands, TX

    I worked at Weatherford Laboratories

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people home work balance great benefits

    Cons

    No cons everything great


  3. Helpful (1)

    Worst way to get into the industry

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Engineer in Golden, CO
    Former Employee - Field Engineer in Golden, CO

    I worked at Weatherford Laboratories full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lack of any competence among managers means you can basically do what you want. You can wear jeans to work.

    Cons

    Almost every single thing imaginable. Shoddy equipment, bad reputation, no training, no value placed on safety, below standard pay, horrible working conditions, no support from office, almost no actual expertise among 'experts' in the company. Very few individuals are the exception to this norm.

    Advice to Management

    Take a management training class, or read a book, or look on wikipedia what a manager is supposed to do. I'm sure youtube has some nice instructional videos on how to be an effective manager.


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  5. Front-line management very good

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Weatherford Laboratories full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    My immediate manager/supervisor was excellent. Expectations were clear. Good feedback, pro and con. Available and supportive during projects and operations. Benefits are good. Office culture was good.

    Cons

    Senior management extremely political and personal agenda driven. Zero trust. Subordinates were tools for advancement.


  6. Core Evaluation Specialist

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Weatherford Laboratories full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great company to work for; benefits are good, individual offices, relaxed dress code, knowledgeable staff.

    Cons

    They offer Lower than average salaries


  7. Dead In the Water

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Weatherford Laboratories full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work environment, great co-workers, and good benefits.

    Cons

    Low pay, lack of incentive, and no structure for personal/professional growth.

    Advice to Management

    Take better care of you employees with better compensation, raises, bonuses, promotions, etc..


  8. Good company with great aspirations!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Weatherford Laboratories full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Environment is very nice, employees are nice, office/labs are clean, and work is good.

    Cons

    Pay and bonuses are less than most would hope.


  9. A great way to get your foot in the door of the O&G service industry.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Weatherford Laboratories full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits are great and the people are friendly.

    Cons

    Lack of structure and organization.


  10. Helpful (2)

    Underpaid and Overutilizied

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at Weatherford Laboratories full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good place to get your foot in the door. Nice people to work with. good benefits package.

    Cons

    Reorganization happens all the time, unofficially and officially. Salaries and titles are not updated to reflect changes. Inexperienced employees being promoted to mid-level management with not HR or effective management training. Crude environment in some departments.

    Advice to Management

    ALL mid-level to executive management should attend mandatory training in regards to employee relationships, employment law, HR practices, and conflict resolution.


  11. Good place to get your foot in the door for a career in the oilfield.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Specialist, Core in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Field Specialist, Core in Houston, TX

    I worked at Weatherford Laboratories full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Again, A good place to get your foot in the door for a career in the oilfield. I would consider returning to work there if i had to only because i have history and experience there.

    Cons

    This post covers rock shop and field employees. Compensation is not competitive.. limited respect for field personnel Some company vehicles are not dependable for long distance. for example one vehicle had more than 300,000 miles and broke down multiple times. The safe transportation of people and the core(cargo) was at jeopardy many times.

    Advice to Management

    respect is very important for employee moral!!!!!



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