Weatherford Laboratories

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Weatherford Laboratories Reviews

Updated October 27, 2014
Updated October 27, 2014
16 Reviews
3.2
16 Reviews
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  1.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Pros

    The benefits are great and the people are friendly.

    Cons

    Lack of structure and organization.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Underpaid and Overutilizied

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 a 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
  3.  

    Horrible

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
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  5.  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Great place to work, but bad compensations

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

    I have been working at Weatherford Laboratories

    Pros

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

    Cons

    The pay is not great at all.

    Recommends
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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 ManagementAdvice

    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).

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