Calfrac Well Services
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Compensation is less than competitive. The benefits are acceptable. Culture is what you accept. Opportunities for advancement/raises depend on your supervisor but I've been lucky. The upper management is a joke.
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Productive

Cool place to work if you don’t mind working long hours in different weather conditions staff is cool people are nice mangment is friendly just too much for me
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  • Fair pay for job
  • Ability to learn new things
  • Clear sense of purpose
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Fun place to work and learn. 4am start time, to close at 7pm

Politics is everywhere you just have to manage it. Be prepared to learn new stuff. Good co workers nonetheless . New equipments ,team work and comrade.

Pros

Money

Cons

Politics
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Crews

If you get on the right crew you get a sense of brotherhood .Based on horsepower, Calfrac is one of the largest hydraulic fracturing companies in the world with a combined fleet of 1.3 million horsepower.

Pros

Crews

Cons

Work life balance
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I had a productive work experience

My experience there was excellent and I will recommend anyone who wishes to join Calfrac Well. The work ethics was very good and everyone was on board when you need help

Pros

Had a great time there
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People out for themselves

The environment at CalFrac is great if you are part of the clique, if not you get stepped on. The managers don’t care about their employees. The Smithfield office was not a great place to work.

Pros

None

Cons

A lot
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Ok company to work for.

They’ll work around your home life. Lots of work and hrs to make. Pay is better then most. Management is like most. It’s a great company to work for.

Pros

Great pay.

Cons

6 days off
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Many advancement opportunities

Strong company, with a great foundation for its future, in oil and gas! This com I any continues to invest with in its self and its people, also th community it works in!

Pros

Travel expenses

Cons

None!
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Tough long days with people I dont like

A great paying job that was a terrible grind. Folks that were in it for themselves. Arbitrarily implented safety rules and just a toxic work environment in the field.

Pros

Money

Cons

Many condescending arrogant coworkers
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All about who you know

Not much to say besides its about who you know. If you're in the in crowd its fine. If you work hard expect to be abused and treated like dirt to boot.

Pros

Decent schedule

Cons

Cutthroat
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Good hours but you have to be ready for oilfield work

14.5 hr says min to 17 max, depending on pad location. If there is no work, you'll be limited to 40hrs a week in the yard. If you're used to frac life, seems like people from every other frac company end up here until they're done with the oilfield. Even then, many return. Many processes and equipment are outdated compared to elsewhere, but safety and spill record and service quality beats everybody else's and secures contracts. If you're new to the oilfield/frac, you'll have to wait until things boom again to get hired in Smithfield. Grand Junction and Williston are doing well. All districts train and pay for CDL in good times. Bosses are easy to get along with and co-workers are the best I've had. Have been all across the country with this company, so they do strive to keep you working when things slow down in your district. That can be good or bad depending on your outlook.

Pros

Pay exceeds other places, they try to keep you working

Cons

Home only 1/4 of the year, tough work for what you make considering now work/life balance
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Not a bad gig

Its the oilfield, when oils up its good and when its down it is what it is. Save your money for the slow times and enjoy the week off after 2 weeks of work. Help out and ask questions, show up when theres work to be done and make the best of it. Pay is the best in the region for completions so thats a plus.
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Its frac

Just like the others same stuff different color. Decent pay. You get to sometimes visit different states and work there. Very valuable if you have a hazmat. Only con is the buddy system to move up. It's stupid such a great company with awsome pay and benefits but hard to move up because of "the big scary layoffs"

Pros

Pay

Cons

Buddy systems, hard to move up
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Good pay and benefits.

Was laid off due to Covid and never called back even though I had seniority, excellent reviews and no down time. They follow good old boy policies instead of their own processes. Overall not to happy with them but they forced me to find a better job so it's ok.

Pros

Good pay but not consistent.

Cons

Long hours and no trucks or tools provided for etechs, Not enough time off for the hours worked, Management mostly incompetent.
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All about who you know

Not much to say besides its about who you know. If you're in the in crowd its fine. If you work hard expect to be abused and treated like dirt to boot.
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Good company, overall.

Good company, great guys overall. If you’re from out of state of traveling quite a distance to work, the schedule isn’t good, but good to make money!

Pros

Most

Cons

keeping up with logs
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Oilfield

Good oilfield company. Typical frac job, lots of hours and good pay. Gone from home a lot. Good management. Make some good friends along the way which is nice

Pros

Pay

Cons

Gone fromHome
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Great place to work... But it is the oil field

I liked the work a lot. I liked the 19 and 9 days work schedule. I liked the 10 to 14 hour work days and after 19 days in a row the 9 days off were great for just unwinding at home or to actually going somewhere on a mini-vacation. But it is the oil field. Oil prices drop and layoffs happen. So take some of that good money away. You most likely will need it.

Pros

Interesting work

Cons

Oil field can shut down without warning
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Not what it used to be

Lots of change has ruined the culture at this company. Nothing feels secure and you're constantly reminded you're just an employee, you give up birthdays and holidays for a management team that plays favorites in everyway possible.

Pros

Pay

Cons

Kills work ethics
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Good people and not so good people

Good when there was work... Too much time at the yard. Didn't split up the work load to all the crews evenly. Some crews worked so much and were doing so well, employees could afford to take time off, while other crews were starving for work, and couldn't even afford to take vacation.

Pros

Good when there was plenty of work

Cons

Too much favoritism.
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Can be a great place to work. Can be demanding at times.

Pay & benefitsMy pay and benefits at Calfrac Well Services are ok. Pay wasn't bad but the benefits weren't the best.Job security and advancementIn terms of job security at Calfrac Well Services, I don't think there is any. Highly volatile industry.
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Overall rating

Based on 414 reviews

Ratings by category

3.2 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.9 out of 5 stars for Compensation/Benefits
3.0 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
3.1 out of 5 stars for Management
3.5 out of 5 stars for Culture

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