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Universal Well Services Reviews

Updated January 16, 2017
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William A. (Andy) Hendricks, Jr.
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  1. "Review"

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    Former Employee - Business Development Representative in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Business Development Representative in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Universal Well Services full-time

    Pros

    This is a very good organization

    Cons

    None at this current time


  2. "frac pump operator"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pump Operator in Punxsutawney, PA
    Current Employee - Pump Operator in Punxsutawney, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Universal Well Services full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    if you have a positive attitude and no experience you still can get hired, start wage is 14.50 to 15.00 an hr. schedule is usually 5 days on 2 off or 8 days on 4 off. Not really hard work except for rig in an out. The company itself is very positive everyone on my crew is chill, advancement is easy if your willing to stand out from the rest and work alittle bit harder than the rest and willing to shut your mouth and open your ears. Takes a couple weeks to get adjusted to 14-16 hours a day if your not used to it, hotels are paid, transportation is provided from the camp, $35 a day per diem paid end of each month. If you are hired count on a minimum of a month till you actually get in the field to work. They are a big company, with the exception of a few camps that closed, but still has a small company feel, where everyone knows you on a first name basis. Can make a lot of money in this industry if you can handle long hours, all types of weather, and willing to pay attention. Also $200 boot allowance, insurance kicks in after 75 days company match 401k. The good ole boy days are over, everyone for the most part is helpful and respectful.

    Cons

    Gotta meet at the camp and ride in crew van or mini bus, cannot drive personal vehicle to hotel. You need to rely on someone who is qualified to drive if you need to go anywhere. Also, even if you are close to home they tell you that you still need to stay at hotel. You have guys that don't pull there own weight and are lazy, but its over looked. There is favoritism but not as bad as it used to be. Even if you have experience you still start as a green hat, and must go threw SSE training school, and required to take 4 tests before you can obtain your grey hat within 6 months.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the crews together instead of splitting everyone up. Also, I know you know those that are lazy and don't have a team work attitude FIRE THEM, or keep them at the shop. Its very frustrating when its the same 4 or 5 guys rigging up and down a job. But other than that, I enjoy UWS.


  3. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Operator/Laborer in Rossiter, PA
    Former Employee - Operator/Laborer in Rossiter, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Universal Well Services (More than a year)

    Pros

    Competitive pay rate
    Family oriented

    Cons

    Hotels they chose to stay at were the worst


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  5. "In the past"

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    Former Employee - Service Supervisor in Speedwell, TN
    Former Employee - Service Supervisor in Speedwell, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Universal Well Services (Less than a year)

    Pros

    was a great place to work

    Cons

    didn't keep the ideals that created the company

    Advice to Management

    bigger is not always better


  6. "Job"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Meadville, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Meadville, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Universal Well Services full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The company has a small company atmosphere. Managers actually listen to what you have to say. A good company to work for.

    Cons

    Company has greatly down sized since the oil and gas slump started. They shutdown over half of their offices.

    Advice to Management

    During slow times need to keep your talent instead of letting them go. Would be nice if you actually paid severance when laying people off.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Laborer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Frac Hand in Punxsutawney, PA
    Current Employee - Frac Hand in Punxsutawney, PA

    I have been working at Universal Well Services full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Getting to know new people

    Cons

    Don't have any cons right now


  8. "Sales Representative"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Universal has a very talented group of leaders

    Cons

    Nothing that comes to mind


  9. "A great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Driver in Bradford, PA
    Former Employee - Driver in Bradford, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Universal Well Services full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Unlimited overtime, fast growth potential, nice equipment, good benefits

    Cons

    Hours are brutal, but It's the nature of the business

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work


  10. "Good work atmosphere, nice colleagues, laid back environment."

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    Current Employee - Support Technician in Meadville, PA
    Current Employee - Support Technician in Meadville, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Universal Well Services full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The environment at UWS is rather laid back and most everybody knows everybody. All employees are nice and respectful and ones you can see yourself spending time with outside the job.

    Cons

    The benefits and payscale are not the greatest, but something is better than nothing. Advancing is extremely difficult to do too.

    Advice to Management

    Provide better opportunities for employees to advance, better health benefits and competitive pay wages.


  11. "Except for a few isolated events, Universal has been a good company to work for and has treated me well."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Universal Well Services full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The majority of the employees are friendly and good to work with/for.

    Cons

    Benefits are lacking. Paid holidays seem to be at the bare minimum. Vacation schedule is not aggressive enough. There are no incentives for salaried employees. No compensation time for salaried employees that work long hours (60-90+/wk).

    Advice to Management

    Increase holidays and vacation time. Review salary's compared to the industry. Implement more structure and consistency in regards to positions throughout the company.



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