Weatherford Reviews

Updated October 13, 2014
Updated October 13, 2014
322 Reviews
3.1
322 Reviews
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Weatherford Chairman of the Board, President, and Chief Executive Officer Bernard J. Duroc-Danner
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155 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexibility / work life balance (in 9 reviews)

  • WFT offer a relatively good benefits and compensation (in 14 reviews)


Cons
  • Lack of communication between Dept Managers and Employees (in 8 reviews)

  • As some have noted, the work-life balance is pretty poor (in 7 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Interesting work. Short duration. Great Boss

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst/Data Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Business Analyst/Data Analyst in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Weatherford as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great boss. Satisfying work. Liked taking park and ride to and from work. I was let off in front of the building.

    Cons

    Contract didn't last long enough

    Recommends
  2.  

    Good people, great opportunities for a career minded professional

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lwd Field Engineer in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Lwd Field Engineer in Fort Worth, TX

    I have been working at Weatherford full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    New and exciting opportunities for those willing to chase them.

    Cons

    Same as with any global company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing and keep your field employees happy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Understood the principles and different technologies to lift fluids from the reservoir

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Weatherford

    Pros

    culture and diversity, open door communication

    Cons

    they have the best working environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Safety first

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  5.  

    Big Up and Big Downs

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Asset Management in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Asset Management in Oklahoma City, OK

    I have been working at Weatherford full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Has a good pool of people
    mostly relaxed

    Cons

    A few really bad apple spoil the bunch
    favoritism played a big role

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick with a new policy for more then 6 months
    Be fair to all employees

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Average

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Weatherford full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Co-workers, flexible work environment, approachable management

    Cons

    lack of personal development, conservative culture, strong influencers in training function and decisions relating to it have no background in it, lack of strategy & manpower planning.

  7.  

    Generally good experience, good work life balance

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Weatherford

    Pros

    work life balance, office culture

    Cons

    work can be monotonous at times

  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great starting job for new graduates looking to get into the petroleum industry and supervise drilling operations.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - SLS Geologist in Dickinson, ND
    Former Employee - SLS Geologist in Dickinson, ND

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

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits. Typical schedule, if you are lucky to get on one right away is usually 4 weeks on and 2 off.

    Cons

    High Turnover Rate. The SLS operations management team is too laid back and has no managment experience. They were grandfathered in after being "shop" hands, fixing and calibrating the equipment we use. They need to take some management classes and appreciate their job, before they can appreciate what we do in the field. A lot of money is spent on new hires due to turnover rate, if middle management was smart they may be able to save Weatherford money by keeping the already trained professionals from quitting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    SLS Operations management needs to be more professional, (not just going through the motions), and work more with the business sales manager to discuss better opportunities in relation to number, value of employees, negotiation contracts, and future growth for the service we provide. They need to be PROACTIVE rather than REACTIVE to situations that may arise.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    A place where employees can be empowered to make a difference

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Weatherford full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Every employee at Weatherford has the ability to make a difference if they want to. Employees at every level of the organization can contribute.

    Cons

    Sometimes the matrix organization can make it difficult to get things done.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Weatherford is a good company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Weatherford

    Pros

    They have a good pay scale, good opportunity for advancement. Good people to work for and with in a team.

    Cons

    The only problem I had with the company was that the job was located in Williston, North Dakota. If you have ever been there then you know why.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    good company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Executive Administrative in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Executive Administrative in Houston, TX

    I worked at Weatherford full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    good pay, benefits, hours,,environment, gym

    Cons

    Management, environment, advancement, stability, pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Needs better mangement

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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