executive management (Former Employee), Mechanicsburg and Lancaster PA – February 23, 2014
Pros: flexible schedule
Cons: do not understand construction principles
The construction department's leader is not qualified in this field, he is a fine engineer, but has no understanding of the construction process. The construction employees are non existent and the division relies solely on sub-contract work. They do not self perform work. The expectations are to find a client with deep pockets and try to sell the engineering – more... part of the design build, then sub contract the entire build process at a 25% mark up. in my professional opinion this company has no business being involved in construction. They are quite capable of engineering services, but not construction. They hire, then lay off and fire people continually after they take what ever knowledge they need from that particular person/position. Beware, not a very ethical company. The construction project manager also has no business in construction. His expertise for the past 20 years has been digging wells and has no real experience in any other form of construction. – less
Great Supervisor and Co wokers locally, out of touch Company
Survey Technician (Former Employee), Sayre, PA – August 16, 2013
Pros: worked with great gear and great people locally
Cons: corporate culture was unrealistic and out of touch
Corporate culture is listed as a family style operation, however that's hardly the case. With more and more involvement with big energy the company couldn't seem to manage funding and everything was always a big secret.
We were forced to develop and accept an almost wartime like thought mode where everything was always last second, and crisis. You – more... will always be expected to work several grades above your title and pay for free.
When complaints were made, you were asked to leave. Dissension was not tolerated. – less
Field Technician (Former Employee), Carrollton, Ohio – January 19, 2013
Pros: easy job, basically could do whatever you wanted since management was never around, thats why half the employees did drugs and drank beer on site(i never did).
Cons: management had no clue, fellow employees were useless, lies.
The General Manager is the biggest lying salesman you will ever meet. That is the truth. His right hand man was useless because he was never on site. Yet another Site Manager was also useless and did nothing but sit in a house they rented all day. The last Site Manager was good. The best manager they had. Yet he was rarely on site and sitting at the – more... house also. Do you get what I am saying here??? We had 4 Managers that did nothing. This is why they never got a Contract with Chesapeake Energy. That and all the lies they told Chesapeake because they was never treating Chesapeakes water properly and doing it within their parameters. Yet they all said we would get the Contract. Only a handful actually knew there was no chance they was getting it. If your smart stay far away from Rettew Flowback. Also I would never use them as a service company in the oilfield industry. – less
CAD Operator- Draw (Current Employee), Mechanicsburg, PA – October 7, 2012
Pros: good people to work for.
Cons: did not pay enough to pay the bills
I learned more here then i did at school. Alot of postive stuff to say about this job. The best part of the day was when i would complete a project. The hardest part of the day would be when i didnt complete a project.
Engineer (Former Employee), Lancaster, PA – August 27, 2012
Pros: flexible hours, laid back atmosphere
A typical day at RETTEW involved lots of coordination between offices, office chit chat and many days of long tough work. I learned a lot about the gas industry and improved my skills at speaking with vendors, contractors and clients.
My coworkers where always there to provide help and assistance when I asked, I had a great group of people as mentors. – more... Management often felt distant and the only times I really interacted with them was for project reviews. – less