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3.6
68% Recommend to a Friend
Weatherford CEO and President Girish K. Saligram
77% Approve of CEO

Found 468 of over 2K reviews

3.6
68%
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77%
Approve of CEO
Weatherford CEO and President Girish K. Saligram
Girish K. Saligram
199 Ratings

Top Review Highlights by Sentiment

Pros
  • "Good benefits and 401k.(in 148 reviews)
  • "People were great and I made life long friendships fighting for my life(in 129 reviews)
  • "Pay is good but should be better with the amount of time and responsibility expected.(in 119 reviews)
  • "Good salary and a lot of experience(in 47 reviews)
  • "Good work environment and equipment(in 33 reviews)
Cons
  • "Poor management hired from other company and NO chance for theirs on people to grow.(in 139 reviews)
  • "No training for new employees(in 43 reviews)
  • "Also there are 4 managers all communally managing a team which does not work very well.(in 39 reviews)
  • "Poor upper management.(in 38 reviews)
  • "Too many leadership change, constant layoff(in 33 reviews)
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  1. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 8 years

    Good Job - Poor Management

    Oct 30, 2015 - Field Service Technician in San Antonio, TX
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Top notch everything; new trucks, nice equipment, expense account, etc Laid back work environment You don't have to go to the shop if you are not on a job

    Cons

    Poor management as far as you can see up the chain Good ol boy system in place and if you aren't kissing butt then you aren't in the click Lots of unknowledgeable field techs Manager has never run a packer (thinks rigs have elevators so you don't have to use stairs) Manager will work you into the ground to get his commission check up

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  2. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 10 years

    Weatherford International

    May 1, 2021 - Customer Service Representative 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Pay is good but should be better with the amount of time and responsibility expected.

    Cons

    Being on call way to much, very poor management, very long hours, not having what you need to do job, contradicting policies that you follow until it comes time to cover a job.

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  4. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 10 years

    Work Life Balance

    May 20, 2021 - Senior Software Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    High Staff quality, latest technology

    Cons

    Poor Management, No long term vision

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  5. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 10 years

    Oilfield Life

    Aug 18, 2020 - Field Engineer 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Mixture of office, field, and shop work. Worked with good people in the field

    Cons

    Poor management and long hours. Family time not valued.

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    Weatherford Response

    Talent Community Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to express your concerns. At Weatherford, we are proud to celebrate each other’s successes, grow together, and learn from each other constantly. Our Leadership and Management teams strive to provide the coaching, mentorship and guidance needed to setup our organization and employees for success. We appreciate your feedback.

  6. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Behind the Black Curtain

    Mar 27, 2013 - Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good launching point for a career in the Oil and Gas industry but will need to switch companies if you have any ambition. Wft almost never lays off anyone, very seldom will Wft cull the heard of the dead weight, which leaves mediocre employees with no career plan to hibernate their lives away in an office for 20 years without advancement, this is also a big CON depending on your vantage point.

    Cons

    To much focus on external growth instead on internal efficiencies, 1980’s business modeling and poor management treatment of employees; bonus are just rumors (and only the very top managers in the inner circle get them) so don’t count on anything other than your paycheck, which will be on the lower side of market rate. Poor training, often thrown to the wolves’ to figure your job out based on job description hired for. CEU's are nonexistent so save your money to keep your own certifications current.

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    3 people found this review helpful
  7. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 10 years

    Good People, Poorly managed

    Sep 18, 2015 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    The salary and benefits are more than fair. Annual performance reviews happen on time. Weatherford likes to promote from within and encourages their employees to pursue education and professional improvement.

    Cons

    Weatherford likes to restructure every two years or so. This is probably to appease investors when poor management decisions have hurt the profitability of the company. This creates an environment where employees worry about their position's stability.

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    5 people found this review helpful
  8. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Could be better

    May 27, 2014 - QHSE in Houston, TX
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Job stability, great benefits overtime. Easy way to enter the industry. Great coworkers. Break rooms and clean restrooms. Lots of parking spots. Gymnastics and aerobics.

    Cons

    Poor management, slave wages, long hours, no preventative maintenance. Machine keep breaking down and stopping production. Safety quality and production are priorities but not in that order.

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    2 people found this review helpful
  9. 1.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Unethical/Unprofessional

    Dec 4, 2015 - Geoscientist in Houston, TX
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Absolutely some of the best co-workers and colleagues one could ever want!!! Pretty nice place to work if not affected by interoffice politics. Pay is ok...but other companies pay 15-20% more for the same role. However, I would sacrifice the pay to work with my colleagues

    Cons

    Very poor management and pointless middle/sub-management or supervisors. WFT has been financially unstable for a long time. Laying off the money-makers and workers hasn't help...why not try the opposite. Lets get rid of CEO's, VP's, and others that are making the bad decisions! In addition to corrupt management...there is absolutely no training worth anything. It's a "learn as you go" process with little support?

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    4 people found this review helpful
  10. 3.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Weatherford is a great company despite the rumors. Very open and has your back

    Oct 22, 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    CEO actually seems like he cares about being profitable and keeping his team in the loop. Family oriented Great GREAT benefits Good people Lots of product lines

    Cons

    Poor management Hard to get the tools you need Sales who?? They should be paid off strait commissions I’m not about milking the clock I like to work and work hard if the work is there. Losing customers hand over fists leads to bankruptcy 🤭🤷🏼‍♂️

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  11. 2.0
    Former Employee

    Management and culture

    May 24, 2016 - Administrative Assistant in Houston, TX
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    freedom to work and not be micro-managed. Regular employees were pleasant and easy to work with. Good pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Management was hap-hazard and non-structured. Lots of people doing whatever they want without oversight, some even bordered on corrupt. Business suffering from poor management decision, lack of unity, and overspending from my perception.

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