Weatherford Laboratories

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Weatherford Laboratories Reviews

Updated June 19, 2015
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  1. 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.


  2. Horrible

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

    I worked at Weatherford Laboratories

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

    Pros

    Parking spot located in the building

    Cons

    Great if you're looking to shorten your life span from mercury exposure.

    Advice to Management

    Replace current management with people who have business background, not random people who have worked there for a long time


  3. no career development

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lab Tech in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Lab Tech in Calgary, AB (Canada)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    I would say stability, job security, pension, some overtime and benefits

    Cons

    No career development, seen people doing the same job for years, if any vacancy comes up no chance to fill it internally Basic Pay No advancement,

    Advice to Management

    I think over all lots of management staff comparing to the number of employee, secondly they should give more chance to internal employee the opportunities to advance and develop in their career


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Weatherford Labs - Good place to work as long as that is all you want to do.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Core Hand - Technician in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Core Hand - Technician in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Weatherford Laboratories

    Pros

    I do like working for the company - the people are great. The familiy feeling you get is hard to beat. We do work hard. When we get time - we play hard too.

    Cons

    When you get hired on - ESPECIALLY SALARIED POSITIONS - You are working 24-7. Your phone becomes a leash and you don't have a life away from the job. Asking for time off is - well - almost impossible. You get two weeks a year - why can't you use it? Asking for it is like sitting on pins and needles. Even when you get it - they try to make you stay and work instead. Management otherwise is pretty decent. Not sure the money is competitive.

    Advice to Management

    These people (most of them) that work for you are pretty die-hard.You already have our loyalty. It would be nice to get some more recognition for what we do and compensated appropriately (monetarily and vacation).


  6. 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!!!!!


  7. 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.


  8. 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.


  9. 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..


  10. 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.


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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Field and Lab Technician in Brisbane (Australia)
    Current Employee - Senior Field and Lab Technician in Brisbane (Australia)

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

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

    Pros

    Good to work there and nice facilities and equipment

    Cons

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



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