Weatherford Reviews

Updated August 31, 2015
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Weatherford Chairman of the Board, President, and Chief Executive Officer Bernard J. Duroc-Danner
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Pros
  • Flexibility / work life balance (in 9 reviews)

  • Good benefits and vacation time (in 16 reviews)

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

  • There was no work- life balance (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Machine Operator

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    Former Employee - Production Worker in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Production Worker in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Weatherford full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits up to date work facility

    Cons

    Went through three GM's in a four year period

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the workers


  2. 10 years with Weatherford

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    Former Employee - Field Service Technician in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Field Service Technician in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Is a good company to start with in the Oilfield. Many knowledgeable professionals with decades of experience at the company.

    Cons

    Nothing to share at this time.

    Advice to Management

    Ask for reasonable expectations from district managers. Can not squeeze blood from a turnip.


  3. It was great while it lasted

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Weatherford full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, extensive training, lots of product lines

    Cons

    Oil is a roller coaster industry

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the hands. We know that capital efficiency and costs are important, but listen to us from time to time.


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  5. Sr. Directional Driller

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    Former Employee - Directional Driller in San Marcos, TX
    Former Employee - Directional Driller in San Marcos, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Weatherford (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Tools Great People Great Company

    Cons

    Have Trouble Keeping Steady Work Due To Price of Oil

    Advice to Management

    None


  6. Ok

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    Former Employee - Wireline Field Engineer in Casper, WY
    Former Employee - Wireline Field Engineer in Casper, WY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Good pay - You get to know a lot of people from over all over the world. - You get to see places that most people would even know that they exist.

    Cons

    - Little chance to get out of the field (7+ years) - Middle management is inconsistent sometimes you see a great leader or the complete oposite - Do not expect to much time free.

    Advice to Management

    Please, follow by example!


  7. Service tech

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    Former Employee - Service Tech in Gretna, LA
    Former Employee - Service Tech in Gretna, LA

    Pros

    I'm a hard worker and always a company person first .i have 18 years in the oilfield and have good company skills well versatile in the wellhead valve repair industry.

    Cons

    Really don't have anything bad with me always on time and on task don't have any problems to complain about.

    Advice to Management

    If you give me a shot to come work on your team you won't be sorry I'm a very hard working very dependable person .


  8. Overall nice place to work

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    Former Employee - Technical Sales Representative in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Technical Sales Representative in Houston, TX
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits are some of the best I have ever seen, and insurance is very cheap with great coverage and small deductibles. Lot's of perks.

    Cons

    They monitor EVERYTHING. They keep the place locked in like it was a top secret holding facility. Don't loose you electronic key tag or you won't enter or leave the facility on a weekend.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  9. HR

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    High pay and good benefits

    Cons

    lots of incompetent people in upper level positions


  10. tech

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Weatherford, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Weatherford, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Weatherford full-time

    Pros

    great place to work, hours are good pay is good as well

    Cons

    leadership skills is not good, mangement doesnt follow up well

    Advice to Management

    listen to your workers, they know whats going on


  11. Good as a start for the O&G service companies

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    Former Employee - Coorporate in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Coorporate in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Weatherford (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good people to work with

    Cons

    Salaries are low and too many chiefs

    Advice to Management

    Empower your employees



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