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Weatherford Laboratories Reviews

Updated July 10, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Overall Solid Place to Work For"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Weatherford Laboratories full-time

    Pros

    Good place to get your foot in the door for O&G/core analysis. Nice company to work for, balances fine line between small company and large company mentality.

    Cons

    Low pay, not a lot of middle management - big disconnect between employees and upper management.


  2. "Employee in Houston"

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

    Pros

    Good work environment, with strong sense of purpose and accessible management.

    Cons

    Hours can be long, and limited advancement possibilities.

    Advice to Management

    Involve rank and file in more decision making and vision sharing.

  3. "Project Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Intern in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They have a variety of projects and very interesting place to work.

    Cons

    their salaries were good, but for interns they didnt pay like other big companies do

    Advice to Management

    Better packages should be offered for interns


  4. "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.


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

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    • Senior Management
    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


  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. "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

  8. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Weatherford Laboratories full-time

    Pros

    Great company, great job, always

    Cons

    nothing, great company to work


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Weatherford Labs - Good place to work as long as that is all you want to do."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Core Hand - Technician in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Core Hand - Technician in Houston, TX

    Pros

    I do like working for the company - the people are great. The familiy feeling you get is hard to beat. We do work hard. When we get time - we play hard too.

    Cons

    When you get hired on - ESPECIALLY SALARIED POSITIONS - You are working 24-7. Your phone becomes a leash and you don't have a life away from the job. Asking for time off is - well - almost impossible. You get two weeks a year - why can't you use it? Asking for it is like sitting on pins and needles. Even when you get it - they try to make you stay and work instead. Management otherwise is pretty decent. Not sure the money is competitive.

    Advice to Management

    These people (most of them) that work for you are pretty die-hard.You already have our loyalty. It would be nice to get some more recognition for what we do and compensated appropriately (monetarily and vacation).


  10. "Good place to get your foot in the door for a career in the oilfield."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Specialist, Core in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Field Specialist, Core in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Again, A good place to get your foot in the door for a career in the oilfield.
    I would consider returning to work there if i had to only because i have history and experience there.

    Cons

    This post covers rock shop and field employees.
    Compensation is not competitive..
    limited respect for field personnel
    Some company vehicles are not dependable for long distance. for example one vehicle had more than 300,000 miles and broke down multiple times. The safe transportation of people and the core(cargo) was at jeopardy many times.

    Advice to Management

    respect is very important for employee moral!!!!!


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