Weatherford Laboratories

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Weatherford Laboratories Reviews

Updated August 15, 2014
Updated August 15, 2014
14 Reviews

3.4
14 Reviews
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    Core Evaluation Specialist

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

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

    Cons

    They offer Lower than average salaries

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    A great place to work!

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    Current Employee - Lab Tech
    Current Employee - Lab Tech

    Pros

    Weatherford is a large company and is not as strict as other employers that do the same line of work. Very relaxed environment.

    Cons

    There seems to be issues with communicating but that's present in every company I ever worked for.

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    Good company with great aspirations!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to work, but bad compensations

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    Current Employee - Core Hand - Technician  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Core Hand - Technician in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Environment is great, as well as the people. Management is very knowledgeable about industry.

    Cons

    The pay is not great at all.

    Recommends
  6.  

    Working here is only slightly better than working retail

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    Former Employee - Lab Tech  in  Golden, CO
    Former Employee - Lab Tech in Golden, CO

    Pros

    -Lab techs and non-management are generally down-to-Earth and easy to work with
    -Limited opportunities to learn about the oil industry as a whole
    -Management was laid back and do not try to micromanage unnecessarily
    -Lots of mobility within the company
    -Good springboard to other companies

    Cons

    -Lots of mobility within the company (high turnover)
    -Disturbing amount of management has never been to college and that's reflected in their work ethic and mindset
    -Favoritism runs rampant
    -Very below average compensation
    -Not a single person outside of management was interested in staying at Weatherford long term
    -Worker safety very weakly enforced. For example, certain employees smoked 5' away from barrels of flammable solvents and others even welded next to the barrels.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Re-evaluate the lower management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Front-line management very good

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Management's good, Work flexibility good and great employees to work with

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    Current Employee - Senior Field and Lab Technician  in  Brisbane (Australia)
    Current Employee - Senior Field and Lab Technician in Brisbane (Australia)

    Pros

    Good to work there and nice facilities and equipment

    Cons

    No roster and the money could be better for a person with experience

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Dead In the Water

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

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

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    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX

    Pros

    The benefits are great and the people are friendly.

    Cons

    Lack of structure and organization.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Underpaid and Overutilizied

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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