Weatherford

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Weatherford Reviews

Updated December 12, 2014
Updated December 12, 2014
343 Reviews
3.1
343 Reviews
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Weatherford Chairman of the Board, President, and Chief Executive Officer Bernard J. Duroc-Danner
Bernard J. Duroc-Danner
160 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.  

    Great company with amazing people & exposure.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Manager in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Dynamic Environment
    Diverse Culture
    New Ideas will be taken into consideration

    Cons

    Certain departments do not have a team friendly environment
    Sales driven Organization but just understanding importance of Supply Chain

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    2nd year mudlogger

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mudlogger in Dickinson, ND
    Current Employee - Mudlogger in Dickinson, ND

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

    Pros

    Long breaks off work during rig moves, office personal are easy to work with, you get to work out in the field, and you work with multiple lead hands who all expertise in something different giving you a wide range of training.

    Cons

    If you don't have a set schedule, it's impossible to know when you will have days off. The job makes it tough to plan anything outside of the job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to make a universal spreadsheet that everyone uses, so if you have to fill in for another lead hand you don't have to learn a whole new spreadsheet.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    IT in the Oil Business

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Oracle BPM/SOA Developer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Oracle BPM/SOA Developer in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Unlike a lot of large companies, this one allows 100 percent telecommute in IT assuming you have the right skills. Pay is competitive, stress is low, and resources abundant. The culture, 401K, holidays, and health benefits are great, among the best I've encountered in 20 years. I've seen regular pay raises over the 4 years I've worked there. It would take a lot for me to give up this job for another.

    Cons

    Like many large companies, team silos can be a problem--you have to work sometimes at getting the responses needed to get your projects up and running. Starting vacation is only 2 weeks but you can take unpaid time off if needed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should continue to work at fostering cross-team knowledge transfer mechanisms.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Company on a Downward Trend

    • 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 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits package, although starting to trend down in terms of what is offered for out of pockets.

    Cons

    No advancement.
    Salary cuts.
    Inconsistent management practices. No centralized "Weatherford" way.
    Silos.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider the impact when cutting take home pay. While it looks good on the bottom line, it is financially very hard to stay with a company and want to be engaged to work every day.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hopeless Career Ladder

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

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

    Pros

    - Work and time off is a good balance

    Cons

    - Forget about moving up in the department or company, managers will try their best to hold you in the same position
    - Management has no sense of professionalism and ethics
    - No proper training given for new technologies
    - Communications when things go wrong in the field is practically avoided by manager

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more attentive to employee growth and needs. Especially in training and promotion.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to learn things

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - R&D Scientist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - R&D Scientist in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Good and safe working place. Nice people here. Free uniform laundry.

    Cons

    Employees' welfare isn't good enough. No sign on bonus. New employee has no vacation before first 6 months. Average salary is lower than other oil service companies.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Working at Weatherford

    • 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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, decent pay, good people. Good benefits and vacation time. I've really enjoyed my time working for this company.

    Cons

    I havent run into anything too bad. It gets busy when jobs build up but besides that its been really nice here.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good company to work for but need improvement to stay in big 4

    • 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

    Laid back environment and very diverse workforce. Plenty of opportunities

    Cons

    Large organization with different cultures in different location. Business is shrinking compare to other big 4 oil and gas

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Top management needs to be changed. CEO remains his position for 30 year which is rarely seen in any industry especially the company is downsizing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Go somewhere else

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

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

    Pros

    Company offers good pay and decent benefits. You get a paycheck every two weeks. Those are pretty much the only positives.

    Cons

    People are openly miserable at every level (directors, managers, seniors, staff) and it is a known fact that your peers and bosses are actively looking for employment elsewhere. The recurring joke was that no one would be left next year due to voluntary turnover. When they hire someone, they promise certain things but they never follow through, they are conveniently forgotten, or swept under the rug due to "changes in the organization." HR is completely worthless and non-existent. There are other O&G companies that are more established, have better pay/benefits, and treat their employees like human beings - do not come here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open your eyes - people are not happy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    It was a great learning experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Equipment Operator Lll/Outside Supervisor in Buckhannon, WV
    Current Employee - Equipment Operator Lll/Outside Supervisor in Buckhannon, WV

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

    Pros

    To be able to learn different pieces of equipment and use it as a stepping stone to build your career.

    Cons

    Management and lack of communication.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate more with the EO's and have more of a hands on with your employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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