Weatherford Laboratories

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Weatherford Laboratories Reviews

Updated October 27, 2014
Updated October 27, 2014
16 Reviews
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16 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worst way to get into the industry

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    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    no career development

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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

    Doesn't Recommend
  3.  

    Temp job. ignored me. Did not use my talents or tap my extensive work experience.

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

    I worked at Weatherford Laboratories as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Short commute. One lab analysis was easy.

    Cons

    Ran the same lab test over and over and over, and over.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Horrible

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Weatherford Laboratories

    Pros

    Parking spot located in the building

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Working here is only slightly better than working retail

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lab Tech in Golden, CO
    Former Employee - Lab Tech in Golden, CO

    I worked at Weatherford Laboratories as a contractor (less than an year)

    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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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Weatherford Laboratories full-time (more than an year)

    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)

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

    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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    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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

    I have been working at Weatherford Laboratories full-time (less than an year)

    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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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at Weatherford Laboratories full-time (less than an year)

    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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