Senior Toolpush (Former Employee) – Middle East – January 18, 2019
WDI employment was a decision that was made during slowdown in Canada. It was a job, but was sent to Lybia, and Iraq. Working in Iraq was not a pleasant experience for myself as the rig was in close proximity of the war torn happenings.
Manual Machinist (Former Employee) – Schriever – January 17, 2019
Management was a joke and from what i hear still is they have they buddy buddy system and target others as outlaws coworkers were always friendly and good people quick changes every do many months on things that dey had no clue how would work out after being stupid 8+ years im being blessed to get out of dere n living my best life
MACHINE OPERATOR (Current Employee) – Big Spring, TX – January 17, 2019
A day at work usually consists of producing what seems to be a minimal amount of components. Management doesn't let you work ahead and will often throw stuff in your workday last minute saying they need it immediately. I don't think Weatherford is a bad company, but the Big Spring branch isn't run well. Pay is pretty good if you want to work six days a week.
Painter (leaderman) (Current Employee) – Houma, LA – January 10, 2019
I loved working at Weatherford for the years I’ve been employed if it wasn’t closing I could see myself retiring with the company. My fellow employees I enjoy working with we’re like family and that’s what I tried to bring to a company because I spend most of my time with them.
Working with a great group of people that I can learn from and having great benefits
Supervisor (Current Employee) – Houston, TX – January 3, 2019
There's not much to describe here, take a look at the stock and past management. They are a reflection of how this place is operated. Health benefits are top notch, there's not much to say about the rest.
Wireline Field Engineer / Radiation Safety Officer (Current Employee) – Broussard, LA – January 2, 2019
I have always wanted to start my career in the field. Weatherford gave me the opportunity to learn this industry from the ground up. Wireline challenges me everyday, from job to job. Although we may run the same tools for most of our clients, every job is different. We have to plan every job from start to finish, with the constant help from other engineers when needed. I work with a group of well experienced engineers that have helped turn me into the engineer I am today. The hardest part about wireline is knowing how to handle a job when it doesn't go according to plan. We have to stay in constant contact with the company man, geologist, and management to make sure the job gets done in a safe manner. Those jobs may make it tough, but they are also the most rewarding. The most enjoyable part of the job is definitely the people I have been given the opportunity to work with. Constantly meeting new people is something I will always look forward to for the rest of my career.
Days off, Benefits
Unknown of job call outs, working through the night on occasion
Under Balanced Drilling Field Specialist (Former Employee) – Pearland, TX – January 2, 2019
Loved working out in the field with all the talented individuals at WFT. The company made sure we were well taken care of, all accommodations paid for by them when we were on the road. Made saving up a pretty penny easy.
Management (Current Employee) – South Texas – December 19, 2018
Weatherford is no different than other companies that seek continuous improvement. If you aren’t willing to better yourself, do better for the company, take pride in your work, then you’ll struggle wherever you go. It’s a great place to work, great market share, plenty of work and growth opportunities.
Quality Control Inspector (Former Employee) – Schriever, LA – December 18, 2018
Management and the ones that they care about will get away with almost anything while consistently pushing their workloads off on anyone else that they can without doing it themselves. These people will constantly tell you to do things that they need with no regard to what you already have going on and will do nothing to help themselves in the matter even if they are capable of doing so. They have little to no understanding of their own position's functions, but they will try to dictate yours. Being severely underpaid and stressful situations make this a place you will never want to return to. They like to tell you how good you have it here and what you'll miss out on if you leave but do nothing to retain good employees.
Short lunches, unobtainable goals, management favoritism