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M-I SWACO Reviews

Updated November 2, 2017
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Pros
  • good benefits, pay and training (in 8 reviews)

  • Good people, great place to get a start in the oil industry (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "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.


  2. "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

  3. "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.


  4. "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


  5. "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


  6. "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.


  7. "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.

  8. "Great company to build experience"

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    Former Employee - Drilling Fluids Specialist IV in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Drilling Fluids Specialist IV in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Traveling and exposure to projects makes this company a good start, a lot of training, some good perks and work/life balance is reasonable. Many opportunities to move horizontal but vertical takes time a grade.

    Cons

    Individuals are easly replaceable, no human touch, and as many big companies, one can become just a number.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work on keeping mandatory training, try to update Houston Tech Center Labs and hire people.


  9. "Mud Man"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Pay was great. Insurance was meh. Schlumberger took it over and ruined the best name in drilling fluids.

    Cons

    The invasion of Schlumberger. Hopefully the mighty will fall someday.


  10. "ES Specialist"

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits, safety is important

    Cons

    time away from home and the pay raises

    Advice to Management

    Listen to technicians input


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