Senior operator (Former Employee), Fort St John, BC – March 3, 2014
Pros: good people, decent pay, lots of hours.
Cons: long tours of duty, can be in camp/far from home, isolated work areas.
Operating in the Frac Flow Back division is a healthy blend of physical and mental tasks. Setting up and tearing down the equipment is physically demanding while the operation of the testing equipment is mentally challenging. Troubleshooting problems and recognizing the effects/physics of flowing gas/oil wells through testing equipment can keep one – more... on one's toes. All traing is on the job and all essential skills and knowledge is learned while performing duties day to day. Both teamwork and unsupervised work are expected depending on the size of the crew ranging from 2 man to 10+ man crews with day and nightshifts. – less
Marketing (Current Employee), Philadelphia, PA – April 10, 2014
Very traditional, old school company, going through unstable times. Not suited if you are looking for diversity (or belong to a diverse group). Not many opportunities for growth or internal development. OK benefits.
Human Resource Intern (Former Employee), Stephenville, TX – March 26, 2014
I worked next to the Recruiting Coordinator at FMC. I took on the daily tasks of on-boarding all new hires which included scheduling their physicals and drug screens. I took care of their employee personnel folders and got everything ready for orientation. I also assisted with the annual open enrollment during the month of October. My co-workers were – more... the best group of people. They know how to make the work environment enjoyable. Going to work every day was something I wanted to do not something I had to do. I really enjoyed the organization it took to get new hires on board. Scheduling their appointments, meeting times, and getting all their paperwork together for them so their first day goes smoothly was something I really enjoyed doing. I'm a very organized and "list making" person so getting to do a few of the things I love to do and I'm good at was quite rewarding. – less
Frac Flowback Operator (Current Employee), Pennsylvania – March 25, 2014
While there are chances for advancement to a certain degree, and the compensation is excellent for those with limited education and skills, the overall structure typically puts a heavy strain on the worker's personal life.
Assembly Technician (Current Employee), Houston, TX – March 21, 2014
Cons: healthcare benefits
Everyday I was able to learn something new about our product to our costumers. Working with Management team, Engineers, 3rd party, PC's and PM's was sometimes challenging but always a great learning experience in the process. I was able to learn a lot about what it takes to get oil out of the ocean floor. The most enjoyable part of the job for me was – more... the new knowledge I was able to gain each day and working with some great co-workers. – less
Intern (Former Employee), 上海市, C23 – March 12, 2014
Pros: quiet atmosphere
Cons: complicated spreadsheets
A typical day at work would be me going to the office and start working on Microsoft Excel spreadsheets. I learned how to better analyze spreadsheets. The management was good and the co-workers were very nice to me. The hardest part of the job was where some of the spreadsheets were somewhat complicated for me. The most enjoyable part is the quiet atmosphere
Research & Development Mechanical Tech (Former Employee), Erie, PA – February 28, 2014
Cons: no communication
Job was busy at times and very physical, especially for me I was the grunt of the three shift crew. I bench press 500lbs so was called to duty a lot when it came time to get heavy work done. I was always safe doing it, that is way my boss like me doing it more then others. I dealt with costumers a lot and they liked dealing with me cause I skip the – more... Engineer talk and told them like it was. They come back they ask for me to test there meters. I learned a lot of computer skills at FMC and knowledge from engineers when they were in the lab. I handle a lot of PM in our lab.If it broke down they called me. I had to be very aware of my surroundings and my equipment. I ran at times 1100hp turbine pumps to push 43,000bph(barrels per hour) of oil to test meters for the field. – less