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Weatherford Laboratories Reviews

Updated November 9, 2017
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  1. "Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Weatherford Laboratories full-time

    Pros

    get to learn about the processes in each lab

    Cons

    get blamed for everything wrong


  2. "Great place"

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    Current Employee - Analytical Chemist in Champaign, IL
    Current Employee - Analytical Chemist in Champaign, IL

    I have been working at Weatherford Laboratories full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Laid back atmosphere
    Good coworkers
    Fair benefits

    Cons

    No cons I can think of, it has been a great place to work so far

  3. "Anonymous"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Weatherford Laboratories full-time

    Pros

    Co-workers are a joy to work with.

    Cons

    There's no direction or willingness to mold and develop employees. It is very much a "good 'ol boy" mentality which works out for some people. The training is sub-par.


  4. "Not a great experience"

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    Former Employee - Sales Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Weatherford Laboratories full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good working hours and good health benefits.

    Cons

    The whole company was a good ol' boy network. Everyone was related or in some kind of relationship with one another. They focused primarily on their sales staff and didn't think of many others.


  5. "Great Company"

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

    I have been working at Weatherford Laboratories full-time

    Pros

    Family environment, close group, caring employees

    Cons

    Management changing, don't know who to trust in management


  6. "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.


  7. "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

  8. Helpful (2)

    "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


  9. "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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "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.


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