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Oil States International Reviews

Updated January 22, 2017
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Oil States International President, CEO, and Director Cindy B. Taylor
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  1. "I liked it."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Well Tester in Auburn, AL
    Former Employee - Well Tester in Auburn, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Oil States International full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great pay for well testers. Did pay for travel. They pay for your lodging if your in a hotel or staying on location.

    Cons

    Not much of a family life if you live outside of state, but that's a part of it. They give easy jobs to lazy employees.

    Advice to Management

    Most of the time they promote friends.


  2. "Work hard and get paid"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Service Supervisor in Midland, TX
    Former Employee - Field Service Supervisor in Midland, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Oil States International (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of money when busy

    Cons

    Not busy right now, but it will be again soon


  3. "OilStates"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oil States International full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    work/life balance is accepted here more than other companies I have worked with.

    Cons

    Oil & Gas Industry - leadership


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  5. "Engineering Analyst Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, TX

    I worked at Oil States International (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good team work, working environment, work was challenging but not difficult great learning experience.

    Cons

    I do not have anything negative to say about oil states I enjoyed my time there.


  6. "Equipment Operator II"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Equipment Operator II in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Equipment Operator II in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Oil States International full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Pay, great Benefits, the people that you work with in the field are great to work around.

    Cons

    Home time suffers, Management in some locations does not appear to know how to manage personnel or their job scheduling.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in the people and equipment that make you money. Get great leaders in the right places and the people will make the organization a great place.


  7. "Oil States Tulsa (formerly Barlow-Hunt) an awful place to work (culture filled with humiliation and belittlement)"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Oil States International full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    If you are a member (or somehow related) to the Barlow Family life is good. If not, you are less than nothing.

    Cons

    There is not enough space here to list them all. If you are considering working here, please reconsider.

    Advice to Management

    Since I know all advice is rejected off hand, there is little point in completing this section.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Decent company for which to work."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Welder in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Welder in Oklahoma City, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The pay is decent at start. Everyone is friendly. Most positions almost never require working on the weekends. Good place to get your foot in the door for a welding or machining career.

    Cons

    Most advancements go to family or friends of a handful of management employees. Most managers have not earned, nor deserve their positions. Low pay increases without advancing to another position (Max of 4 percent yearly based on biased performance reviews). Childish politics. No bonuses except for upper level management.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to those who are working, not those who do nothing all day except sit in your office shooting the breeze and pretending to be your friend in hopes of advancement (seems to work for them though).


  9. "Growing company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oil States International full-time

    Pros

    Established company that stays on top of current technology. Friendly co-workers that work pretty well together. Company is willing to pay for additional training, etc..

    Cons

    Compensation is a little on the low side.

    Advice to Management

    Lower management is pretty good, the upper management needs to be more involved and set higher standards.


  10. "Nice till upper mangement camein and layed off good people"

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    Former Employee - Fleet Administration in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Fleet Administration in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Oil States International full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people I use to work with were awesome

    Cons

    Too Many Chiefs and not enough Indians. Upper management does what it wants no matter if its wrong or right.

    Advice to Management

    Look at the people that do make a differnce and those in upper management that don't and give the company a bad name.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work and grow....for the first 6 months! OilStates Barlow Hunt tulsaok"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Manager in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Manager in Tulsa, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Oil States International full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A good opportunity to make a good company great if interim GM would step down and hire a professional to lead the organization.

    Cons

    The old BH leadership who was failing was re-instated and all the positive progress has now gone back to the "Old Management Style" and they are failing again.

    Advice to Management

    Get a GM in the role to lead the organization and have measureable deliverables that match up with the Oil State organizational expectations. they could really make money with the proper leadership at the top. Many of the new comers who were hired to transition OSBH have left or are in the process of leaving...even those in the corporate roles assigned to help are frustrated...ask the QA/QC folks how they feel!



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