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M-I SWACO Reviews

Updated April 23, 2018
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Pros
  • Good pay and benefits, safety is important (in 8 reviews)

  • good benefits, pay and training (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • time away from home and the pay raises (in 7 reviews)

  • The pay is not competitive, they will work you like a dog with no work life balance (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Operation Manager"

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    Former Employee - Business Operations Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Business Operations Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent policies and benefits. try to focus always in the client

    Cons

    It was absorbed by Schlumberger as a segment and now is more focused in making money than in taking care of the business and the client

    Advice to Management

    Try to continue on same line than before, where all operators went to M-I SWACO for what they were


  2. "operator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Smart people and brilliant locations

    Cons

    Working with difficult people and some schedules

  3. "Awesome"

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    Former Employee - Environmental Solutions Specialist in Scott, LA
    Former Employee - Environmental Solutions Specialist in Scott, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at M-I SWACO (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    benefits, great people, management is very knowledgeable, good pay

    Cons

    long times away from home, oil prices dependant


  4. "Ability to multitask in a fast paced environment."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at M-I SWACO full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work.

    Cons

    I honestly don't have any cons about the company.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  5. "filtration tech"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    great salary and benefits good 401k

    Cons

    never know when your going to work


  6. "Tech"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at M-I SWACO full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Decent pay. Decent hours. Decent location.

    Cons

    Horrible communication from management.


  7. "Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at M-I SWACO full-time

    Pros

    Good balance sheet and company will not go under anytime soon.

    Cons

    Very poor management and very little empowerment to employees.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing to add

  8. "Utility Operator/Packer Operator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at M-I SWACO full-time

    Pros

    Outstanding Coworkers, friendly management, excellent location, and great safety program.

    Cons

    Shift work, dusty work environment, and better communication with employees.

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  9. "Project"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at M-I SWACO full-time

    Pros

    Great company before Schlumberger bought Smith International (former parent company).

    Cons

    Schlumberger decimated the spirit of M-I.


  10. "Work at M-I SWACO"

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    Former Employee - Global Sales Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Global Sales Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Working with the team of people that many had been there for their entire careers in the oilfield.

    Cons

    In the current market they are too quick to layoff employees and then have to turn around and hire untrained staff.

    Advice to Management

    Joe Bacho has not been the CEO in the past two years.


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