Weatherford Laboratories
3.3 of 5 11 reviews
www.weatherfordlabs.com Houston, TX 150 to 499 Employees

Weatherford Laboratories Reviews

Updated May 31, 2014

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Chris A. Bechtel

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67% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Weatherford Labs - Good place to work as long as that is all you want to do.

    Core Hand - Technician (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsI 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.

    ConsWhen 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 Senior ManagementThese 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).

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    Great place to work, but bad compensations

    Core Hand - Technician (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

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

    ConsThe pay is not great at all.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

    Field Specialist, Core (Former Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsAgain, 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.

    ConsThis 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 Senior Managementrespect is very important for employee moral!!!!!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Horrible

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsParking spot located in the building

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementReplace current management with people who have business background, not random people who have worked there for a long time

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Underpaid and Overutilizied

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Houston, TX

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

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

    Project Manager (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsThe benefits are great and the people are friendly.

    ConsLack of structure and organization.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company with great aspirations!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

    ConsPay and bonuses are less than most would hope.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

    PVT Lab Tech (Former Employee)
    Golden, CO

    ProsShort commute. One lab analysis was easy.

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A great place to work!

    Lab Tech (Current Employee)

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

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

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    Dead In the Water

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake better care of you employees with better compensation, raises, bonuses, promotions, etc..

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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