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Weatherford Laboratories Reviews

Updated January 30, 2017
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  1. "Machinist Journeyman"

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    Current Employee - Machinist Journeyman in Champaign, IL
    Current Employee - Machinist Journeyman in Champaign, IL

    I have been working at Weatherford Laboratories full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good work environment decent pay.

    Cons

    None to add at the present time.


  2. "No better or worst than any other corporation"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great first-line leadership, standard benefits for a large company

    Cons

    Not a lot of upward mobility or cross-training


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    "Former employee"

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

    I worked at Weatherford Laboratories full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    stable job for 9 years and a great learning experience

    Cons

    upper management would only promote you through personal favoritism and happy hour cliques not through technical experience or credentials


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  5. "Not the great company it used to be"

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

    I worked at Weatherford Laboratories full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Was a great company to work for prior to the Weatherford integration.

    Cons

    Management does not seek or value the opinions of staff. No raises have been given in 2 years, regardless of success in assigned role.


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    "Absolutely Horrible"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Weatherford Laboratories full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    There are genuine people there who work hard and who are proud of the world they achieve. There is a sense of camaraderie among the working class that is admirable because everyone will help anyone out regardless of their assigned tasks. Unfortunately it comes from a 'we are all oppressed' mindset. The growth of the company was fantastic to be a part of, but no one at the top wanted to share that success with anyone for any reason.

    Cons

    The company was little more than a pyramid scheme for the four people at the top who controlled everything. The factory environment at the bottom was run by managers who had very little interest in developing anything except their pension plan. There was no professional growth unless someone jumped ship to a major for 20% more or was fired to cover up a mess or to placate a client. Absolute fear ran the company and the engineering group held all the power. In certain circumstances, improving services to a client upset the balance of 'power' and the people at the bottom who were creating the solutions lost their jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Replace your entire management and engineering staff with people who actually know how to run a business by looking at a balance sheet, not through office politics and fear. Stop treating your technicians as slaves and stop worshiping people with letters after their names.


  7. "Comfortable"

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

    I worked at Weatherford Laboratories full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Easy going work environment and very friendly

    Cons

    Needs better management. Managers there are afraid of conflict and nothing ever changes. Good employees become burnt out because bad employees are able to get away with murder


  8. "Field Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Field Engineer in Amarillo, TX
    Former Employee - Field Engineer in Amarillo, TX

    I worked at Weatherford Laboratories full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I was able to travel the world and had a great level of responsibility. Everyone was very friendly as well.

    Cons

    The schedule was very erratic. It was very hard to plan any personal time. I did enjoy the work very much.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. The schedule could be improved. Also, when traveling abroad the pay and the security could be better.


  9. "Software Engineer"

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

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits. Very nice co workers

    Cons

    Terrible organization from top to bottom

    Advice to Management

    Invest more on employees' successes


  10. "wellsite geoscientist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    pay was great and management was productive and provided great constructive criticism. I felt like sometimes safety was put on a back burner.

    Cons

    the industry is very up and down so during the down period it seemed like the people who were laid off were based on a popularity contest in some cases.


  11. "I had a great experience despite the layoffs."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Weatherford Laboratories (More than a year)

    Pros

    Management at Weatherford Lab's was great and very nice place to work.

    Cons

    I did';t have hardly any cons except the layoofs.

    Advice to Management

    None



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