Great job to launch career after college.
Field Engineer (Current Employee) – El Reno, OK – June 12, 2016
I started with Weatherford directly after college, and it is a great way to start your career. At Weatherford, you will work long hard hours to help advance Weatherford service company hydraulic fracturing line. When starting, there was great benefits offered- per diem, company truck, bonus, and a salary, all enticing perks of the job.
However, there is limited mobility within the company when starting off as a field engineer. There is not much advancement as District Engineers don't often relocate and other opportunities are difficult to come by. Look outside the company for career advancement.
Perhaps the hardest part of the job comes with the fact that this is an oilfield job, subject to booms and bursts. I feel that Weatherford could have done a better job at protecting its employees in this current bust. Most perks were cut, swapped me from salary to hourly, forced furlough on us, change my hourly rate multiple times, and then limited my hours so that it drastically cuts my yearly income.
Management is dedicated to providing a better service to the customers, even at the expense of the employee at times.
Regardless, they will give you experience in not just oil field, but in customer relations, fiscal management, data entry, personnel management, and other tasks.
Great for starting out, with good salary, demands a lot of personal time and effort to be put in.
Great starting career
Time, Driving, Oil Field Culture