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Fesco Reviews

Updated June 9, 2017
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  1. "Well Tester"

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    Former Employee - Production Well Tester
    Former Employee - Production Well Tester
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great company to learn from. Gives you a decent schedule you can make plans around a very rarely will they make you work over, they will ask and for the most part its up to you

    Cons

    Very little room for advancement into supervisor or management rolls.


  2. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Fesco full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great place to learn from experienced tenured engineers and senior operators. (Before they left).

    Cons

    They pay less than most companies, and act like they're doing you a favor.
    Nepotism.
    When Bill Findley was heading the company, he always valued the employees, and distributed profit sharing bonuses. Since Steve Findley took over, bonuses disappeared, but they spend millions of company funds on aircraft like a private plane, and a P-51 Mustang. Then parade them around at the employee appreciation events, so everyone can see where their "apprecition bonuses" are going.
    Poorly ran since management drove most of the 20-30 year employees away.

    Advice to Management

    Stop running the company like a "good old boys" club. Start valuing your employees like FESCO did when Bill ran the company.

  3. "Assistant Office Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alice, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alice, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Fesco full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, overtime acceptable, great management

    Cons

    no cons, FESCO is a great company to work for


  4. "Good place if you're single and looking to make good money"

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    Former Employee - Production Tester in Refugio, TX
    Former Employee - Production Tester in Refugio, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good pay, good work atmosphere

    Cons

    Training is terrible, everyone has favorites, will work you like a dog and not even remember your name.


  5. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Fesco full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, loyal company, yearly bonuses, organized, family atmosphere, great hours, steady raises, able to grow and move up

    Cons

    Like any oilfield job they can't promise that you will always have a position, but they will try to make it work and give you other options before letting you go.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. You have done a great job by trying to keep people employed even when the economy is low.


  6. "N/A"

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    Current Employee - Report Processing in Alice, TX
    Current Employee - Report Processing in Alice, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Fesco full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people you work with become like family it helps when your in the office to have a positive work environment.

    Cons

    Not any cons to say right now work is slow and the town I'm in isn't doing so well. So looking for a future job.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Good entry into oilfield"

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    Former Employee - Well Tester Operator in Bryan, TX
    Former Employee - Well Tester Operator in Bryan, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    They will hire you without any experience and you will make good money as a bottom hand. Sometimes I would come back from working weeks on end and have 3 to 4 checks waiting on me. Per diem/day bonus/paycheck. Made about 100k my first full year but that was when the oilfield was busy. And you got to travel and see most of the state and other states sometimes.

    Cons

    All depends on price of oil! You have no life outside of work because you are working so much. Most I worked was about 2 to 3 months straight with a few days off here and there sometimes 48 hours straight rigging up. You have to prove yourself to your district manager to start taking weekends off and vacation which thankfully I was on his good side. They always bragged about never laying anybody off but recently they have had plenty of layoffs.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more per hour so when it is slow people can survive off those checks. Fesco lost plenty of good people to better hourly wages or other salary jobs. Show more appreciation for your employees that do good work (Corporate I'm talking about).

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Worker"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Fesco full-time

    Pros

    Good work in the oilfield.

    Cons

    Old tired company that does not have a clue.


  9. "Production Tester Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Production Tester Assistant in Corpus Christi, TX
    Current Employee - Production Tester Assistant in Corpus Christi, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Fesco full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    We a have a decent safety program. Oil field is slow and they won't hesitate to pick up a job. After 40 hours you will be sent home.

    Cons

    Private company that grew way to quickly during the boom. Would rather keep employees that have tenure than those who have knowledge.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with employees and grow a set.


  10. "Fesco review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Midland, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Midland, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Fesco (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent compensation when oil is on the rise.
    Maintains an average amount of hours during downturns.

    Cons

    Micro management can occur and some hands take their job title too seriously.


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