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Weatherford Laboratories Reviews

Updated July 10, 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Worst way to get into the industry"

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    Former Employee - Field Engineer in Golden, CO
    Former Employee - Field Engineer in Golden, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lack of any competence among managers means you can basically do what you want.

    You can wear jeans to work.

    Cons

    Almost every single thing imaginable. Shoddy equipment, bad reputation, no training, no value placed on safety, below standard pay, horrible working conditions, no support from office, almost no actual expertise among 'experts' in the company. Very few individuals are the exception to this norm.

    Advice to Management

    Take a management training class, or read a book, or look on wikipedia what a manager is supposed to do. I'm sure youtube has some nice instructional videos on how to be an effective manager.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "QC Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Quality Control Specialist I in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Quality Control Specialist I in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really the only pro with this company is that the work load is light.

    Cons

    Poor salary. Poor management. People without degrees are given promotions, while people with degrees are stuck in the same position for years. Managers get disgruntled and try to sabotage you if you apply for another position within the company. No raises or bonuses. Good employees are punished for good work by being asked to take over the bad employees work load as well as their own.

    Advice to Management

    When a supervisor can't keep good, qualified employees for any extended period of time, it time to start looking into the supervisor's abilities and consider letting them go versus promoting them and giving them more responsibilities.

  3. "Look elsewhere for an oil/gas career"

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

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

    Pros

    Laid back work environment, tuition reimbursement, generally a good place to work if you don't mind the tedious work, if you know anything about computers you are an asset as management is old and generally not computer savvy. Not sure if it's a pro, but Weatherford Labs is a sinking ship that a lot of companies want nothing to do with, and work is dwindling. Odds are you won't really have to do any work.

    Cons

    ridiculous micromanagement by managers who don't know what they're doing, plus the fact that 90% of the managers are not management material and seriously need some sort of management training, processes are made up on the fly, low pay, subpar benefits, lots of nepotism and favoritism. Minorities are subjected to training videos with a racist slant, including racial slurs and admonishment 'not to use those words'

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate the employees who work instead of the lazy ones who kiss up. CEO makes bad decisions. Stop losing radioactive material. Stop the racist trainings. Stop acting like cowards.


  4. "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.


  5. "No where to go..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Golden, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Golden, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, nice, competent co-workers.

    Cons

    There wasn't anywhere to go up in the company. They are very unwilling to discuss title or pay changes although they are happy to have you work well outside of your title/responsibilities.

    Advice to Management

    Compensate employees appropriately.


  6. "Unpleasant work experience"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Anaheim, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Anaheim, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Weatherford Laboratories (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good place to learn various aspects of a very particular part of the Oil and Gas service industry, if you go out of your way and out of your assignment to learn what you can. Great Christmas parties.

    Cons

    No to very little training or description of what is expected or job requirements, but very high expectations of performance. Very political atmosphere, and closed door, back-biting,underhanded deals by management. Wages below industry standard, with very limited/ small incremental raises when they do happen.


  7. "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

  8. 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.


  9. "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.


  10. "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.


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