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Weatherford Laboratories Lab Tech Reviews

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Working here is only slightly better than working retail"

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    Former Contractor - Lab Tech in Golden, CO
    Former Contractor - Lab Tech in Golden, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Weatherford Laboratories as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Lab techs and non-management are generally down-to-Earth and easy to work with
    -Limited opportunities to learn about the oil industry as a whole
    -Management was laid back and do not try to micromanage unnecessarily
    -Lots of mobility within the company
    -Good springboard to other companies

    Cons

    -Lots of mobility within the company (high turnover)
    -Disturbing amount of management has never been to college and that's reflected in their work ethic and mindset
    -Favoritism runs rampant
    -Very below average compensation
    -Not a single person outside of management was interested in staying at Weatherford long term
    -Worker safety very weakly enforced. For example, certain employees smoked 5' away from barrels of flammable solvents and others even welded next to the barrels.

    Advice to Management

    Re-evaluate the lower management.


  2. "Temp job. ignored me. Did not use my talents or tap my extensive work experience."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - PVT Lab Tech in Golden, CO
    Former Contractor - PVT Lab Tech in Golden, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Weatherford Laboratories as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Short commute. One lab analysis was easy.

    Cons

    Ran the same lab test over and over and over, and over.

  3. "no career development"

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    Current Employee - Lab Tech in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Lab Tech in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    I would say stability, job security, pension, some overtime and benefits

    Cons

    No career development, seen people doing the same job for years, if any vacancy comes up no chance to fill it internally
    Basic Pay
    No advancement,

    Advice to Management

    I think over all lots of management staff comparing to the number of employee, secondly they should give more chance to internal employee the opportunities to advance and develop in their career