Frank's International Employee Reviews

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Good 'ol boy middle management screwing the company
nobody (Current Employee), LouisianaJune 30, 2015
Pros: I see a lot of people take a dump for 45 minutes in the a/c i guess thats a pro for them
Cons: Everything unless your the guy sitting on the toilet
Skilled trades paid lower than anyone else in the industry bar none. Starting pay at other oilfield companies is higher than top pay at Frank's. Management looks out for themselves, not the people who fund their paychecks. Complaints are ignored. Very high turnover rate. The execs have no clue whats going on lower level but you get roadblocked by a buddy buddy system of middle management if you try to make it known. Almost everyone in a management position is somebodys relative or high school classmate, including the outside vendors, so just adds to the problem. Good luck getting a raise or position unless you fit the above description. No loyalty to their lower level employees, i.e., the working man at all. Management will put their phone on mute to scream at you for looking at your phone. 3 office personnel to one hand that actually makes the company money. OK benefits such as vacation and sick/personal time but nothing spectacular and definitely not worth all the extra b.s. you put up with.
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too corporate
OPERATIONS MANAGER/ SALESMAN (Former Employee), texasJune 18, 2015
Pros: good benefits
Cons: poor managerment
Became too corporate and employees became a number not an asset to the company. The company did not care about the employee or their family just what money could be made
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Culture Change
Corporate Benefits Manager (Current Employee), Houston, TXJune 14, 2015
Was a great company to work for, after going public the culture has changed. The company has high turnover and with new management comes new challenges.
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Learned a lot
Draftsman (Former Employee), Lafayette, LaJune 1, 2015
Pros: big corporation with a lot of experience to be had
Cons: poor employee attitude & treated as a number
i learned a lot at Frank's but the environment isnt the best and the management is below average. They want you to work hard and expect a lot but have trouble even rememering your name.
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Great place to advance, leave and grow
Office Supervisor - Machining Center (Current Employee), Lafayette, LAMay 12, 2015
Pros: Flexible, employees are always come first
Cons: Layoff
Everyone works together as a team to complete task. We supply the oilfield, world wide with services that will have keep the oilfield moving better safer innovative ways. Fast pace and much of a challenge. I enjoy working with Frank's.
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Challenging work filled day
Dispatcher (Former Employee), Bossier City, LAMay 11, 2015
Pros: being in the oil and gas industry
Cons: long hours
I worked 2 weeks on and 1 week off. I averaged 84-87 hrs per week. The company is well respected in the oil and gas industry. Great benefits and a very professional HR department. I learned as a dispatcher you have to deal with all types of attitudes and people. The job was stressful but enjoyable. Some days it seemed I managed an adult daycare. All in all it was a very satisfying career.
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Hard-working, well-paying oilfield job
Relief Operator (Former Employee), Oklahoma City, OKMay 9, 2015
You're on call 24/7. You drive to well site and run anywhere from 500 to 20,000+ feet of casing into the ground. You can work anywhere from 40 to 100+ hours a week.
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Excellent company to work for
Q.A. Coordinator/ Inventory Team Lead (Current Employee), Evanston, WYApril 8, 2015
Each day at work is a new challenge.
I have learned to multitask and come up with ideas to save the company money utilizing time management.
My co-workers are very friendly and easy to get along with and work with,
the hardest part of my job is occasionally the 24 hour on call.
Most enjoyable is working with the employees i work with.
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great company
Cam technician (Former Employee), Oklahoma City, OKApril 7, 2015
learned much about oilfield procedures. wonderful co-workers who will go out of their way to insure your success. hardest part of job is being on call 24/7/365.
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Solid company with good potential.
COURSE DEVELOPER (Current Employee), Lafayette, LADecember 2, 2014
People are good. Team is transitioning through a challenging time making improvements to processes in light of recent IPO and aligning activities to SOX compliance.
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Great place to learn and get a start in the industry
Operation Manager (Current Employee), Massillon, OHOctober 28, 2014
It is a great place to start in the oil and gas industry because of their safety orientation, You can learn the ropes of running casing and all the tools involving the job while learning the other things that make up this industry as well.
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Recently IPO'd
Analyst (Current Employee), Houston, TXJune 11, 2014
Pros: room for growth
Cons: segmented work environment
Restructuring, high stress, segmented workforce, light on benefits, no structure. People are great, company has lots of potential with the right leaders.
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More Paperwork and Micromanaging Than the Government
CAD Drafter (Former Employee), Lafayette, LAMay 28, 2014
Pros: yearly bonuses, decent wages
Cons: micromanaging, stricter than needed working environment
Frank's as a whole tends to always have work and upcoming jobs. While I can't speak for all departments, the Engineering/Drafting in Lafayette are way too micromanaged, knit-picky and expect all work, all of the time. If you're into lots of overtime and putting aside your personal and home life, Frank's is the place. Saturdays? They expect at least half a day. Holidays? Unless it's a big one they'd like you to work.

What would be simple procedure of revising drawings at other companies, you spend more time filling out the paperwork than the actual revision at Frank's. The Drafting manager doesn't take time to show you proper protocol of paperwork or a tour of the facilities as there are many shops and divisions. He is quick to remind you of your mistakes caused from his own misinformation. Most of the Engineers, including the V.P. of Engineering, Drafting Supervisor and Sr. Drafter have Jekyll and Hyde personalities; one day being friendly, the next hardly noticing you're there or just outright being rude. If the engineer you're working under gives little work, you become the fall guy for lack of production. It's not a place to discuss the Sunday game on Monday morning or expect an email telling all to get to work. This is not an exaggeration or fabrication, I assure you.

My recommendation is to gain experience working at Frank's and find a job with a better working enviromement else where.
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Productive and positive environment.
Intern, S.O.G. (Assembly) (Former Employee), Lafayette, LAMay 26, 2014
Pros: customer interaction and occasional free lunches.
Great environment that allows for freedom to work and positive reinforcement. Supervisors and bosses were clear and concise with directions and very interactive.
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Very time consuming interesting place to work
Dispatcher (Former Employee), Bryan, TXApril 3, 2014
Pros: very interesting business
Cons: don't like the idea of sleeping 3-4hrs a night
Frank's is a good place to work if you live close by and can tolerate people abusing the system
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Fun except on the micromanaging level
PSA/AR (Current Employee), Houston, TXFebruary 14, 2014
Pros: free lunches
Cons: too many people act as if this is the only company in the world. it is not healthy.
I learned different accounting procedures. Management was good until I was promoted which then became all about micromanaging. Co-workers are great! Hardest part of the job is biting my tongue, and going about the job I am paid to do. Most enjoyable part is the family atmosphere.