Weatherford

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Weatherford Reviews

Updated March 5, 2015
Updated March 5, 2015
364 Reviews
3.1
364 Reviews
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Weatherford Chairman of the Board, President, and Chief Executive Officer Bernard J. Duroc-Danner
Bernard J. Duroc-Danner
171 Ratings

Review Highlights

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

  • WFT offer a relatively good benefits and compensation (in 16 reviews)


Cons
  • Lack of communication between Dept Managers and Employees (in 9 reviews)

  • no work life balance, senior management- corporate, not well versed as to ground operations (in 8 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    loved working here

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Fishing Tool Supervisor in North Little Rock, AR
    Current Employee - Fishing Tool Supervisor in North Little Rock, AR

    I have been working at Weatherford

    Pros

    benefits,culture,pay. willing to train employees for new jobs

    Cons

    work/life was not a priority

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    when laying someone off offer a real severance package.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Program Manager

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Weatherford full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Good salary
    Many opportunities
    Many locations
    Good Training

    Cons

    Lay off employees
    poor management
    poor retirement
    lack of executive mgmt commitment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Commit to employees

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Tax Intern

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

    I have been working at Weatherford

    Pros

    Good work environment and equipment
    Learn a lot from this internship

    Cons

    Works are challenge and need more employees to do them

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    good ole job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Electronics Technician in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Electronics Technician in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at Weatherford

    Pros

    it was great challenge, very finanically rewarding even at entry level

    Cons

    could have better training, and more oppertunities move up in the company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    weatherford

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

    I worked at Weatherford

    Pros

    Good close work place easy Small mom and pop feel

    Cons

    NO leadership on the middle management level, everything is done by committee or by meeting. Takes too long to get final decisions done without flip flopping back and forth

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    A lot of negativity

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

    I have been working at Weatherford full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Pretty casual environment. Dress code is fairly lax and jeans are common on friday

    Cons

    Laying off a lot of employees. Over extended themselves

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more open with employees. Communication is key.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    A company full of entrepreneurs.

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

    I have been working at Weatherford full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    If you have an idea, you typically have free reign to implement. The culture is used to new initiatives.

    Cons

    That's the problem... too many great ideas, little follow through. ERP system is unstable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use economic downturns to fix process issues.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great

    Current Employee - Mudlogger
    Current Employee - Mudlogger

    I have been working at Weatherford

    Pros

    I learnt so much from everyone I had worked with, everyday teaches me new things. "Life itself is a teacher where we learn both in the good and bad way, all is to make us a better person in life" no regret at all. I learnt to always be yourself, it was a great experience. I loved everyone like I loved myself and my family, everyone cannot be perfect and it is always good to tolerate others.

    Cons

    I wish I saw my being laid-off coming so that I can be much well prepared for it, it took me with a shock because I worked both too hard and too smart because I believe in "what is worth doing at all is worth doing best and not the normal saying that you work smart and not work hard". I did the job like it was my own personal company, I put all my best in it and it hit so hard.

  10.  

    Setting it up to be sold

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

    I worked at Weatherford

    Pros

    Great Pay and Benefits. Awesome co-workers.

    Cons

    Executive Management is in a tail spin... even before the price of oil crashed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pick a segment or division that you are successful in and stay focused...... You have tried to get too big with out the market share to support the expansion.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Finance

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

    I worked at Weatherford

    Pros

    Nice Management, Decent Merit Increases when things are going decent.

    Cons

    During Oil Crisis MGMT panicked leading to rash decisions and no clear direction. I was given 6 hours to make a decision to transfer or to get my walking papers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to sit back and to ride out the storm. Hunker down and minimize knee jerk reactions. Result I left the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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