I had good experience with the work life at Weatherford because I had a great manager.
Supply Chain / Procurement Manager (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 30 September 2017
Overall it is a company that offers good salary and benefits however the company culture varies from branch to branch. Depending on which team you are working for the management can be quite different.
As international company the team culture needs improvement.
Administrative Assistant II (Former Employee) – Red Deer County, AB – 4 May 2017
Great company. I really enjoyed the people most of all. Training was always offered and they had their own internal training. Unfortunately the company suffered with the economy downturn and there were a lot of layoffs.
Motor technician (Former Employee) – Nisku, AB – 21 April 2017
taking motors appart , washing and inspecting them and if passed inspection then they were put back together and painted and ran through a diagnostics machine that would let us know if they could withstand field pressure .
no life, work and sleep sometimes 17 hours a day impossible to have a life
East Coast Mechanic/QAQC (Former Employee) – Paradise, NL – 16 March 2017
Weatherford is a great company to work for, and there is some limited opportunity for advancement. Their safety culture is very well known through the industry.
The work life balance was decent, though not always great.
The compensation, especially over the last few years was good, but never once increased. No bonuses or even so much as a card at Christmas.
After 6 years of very loyal service going above and beyond numerous times at the expense of my family and my own money, when things slowed down, jobs were cut and I was given the mandatory 2 weeks pay for my years of service, and not a cent more.
Great people on the ground, good focus on safety and reliability.
Poor management, absolutely no loyalty or appreciation for employees.
Mail Room Clerk (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 14 December 2016
Not really a high pressure environment, and everyone was easy to get along with. Never many hard to solve problems after a reorganisation of mail room.Oil & Gas industry plunge turned out to be harder on company than anticipated - so was laid off.
Project/Quality Coordinator (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 19 July 2016
Not all entities pulled the same weight regarding Quality Management, employee advancement, engineering expertise. Their size allowed them to bid on most contracts that came up and had the equipment and personnel to successfully fulfill the contract.
They were able to procure good contracts worldwide
Canada Region Sales Manager (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 23 June 2016
Some of the best group of peers/professionals I've had the pleasure of working with and for. We were mainly left to our own as professionals are, guided as necessary and given the latitude to do the right thing and make decisions that were both congruent with Weatherfords direction.
Mailroom Clerk & Assistant Facilities Manager (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 25 May 2016
Sorted incoming mail and couriers, while preparing outgoing mail and couriers during the day. Provided reception coverage for breaks, vacation or absent, while training temporary employees. Prepared security passes, helped coordinate contractors, ordered supplies and kept a secure and safe work environment.
Enjoyable work environment with a fair bit of trust.
Field Mechanic (Current Employee) – Macklin, SK – 15 February 2016
A typical day at work consisted of doing pre job travel paperwork, picking up parts, fueling truck, and heading out to work area, servicing or repairing approximately 4-8 engines. I learned to improve my efficiency, keep stock successfully, and report in regularly. Management was pleasant and good to call when a serious decision had to be made, such as if an engine was to be removed from service and replaced. My co-workers for the most part were excellent, with some turn over.
Hardest part of the job was ensuring our regular run of service(up to 300 engines) was serviced on time and in order while still repairing and keeping all other clients equipment working .
The most enjoyable part of the job was dealing with the clients and knowing they trusted me to do my job well, as I had proven to them that I could, and had their best interests in dealing with their equipment.
HSSE Specialist (Former Employee) – Nisku, AB – 8 February 2016
Excellent place to work! The job was extremely challenging leading to extreme growth. Working with my fellow co-workers lead to an excellent understanding of process and procedure, in which I was able to work with management to further develop and correct.
Management is driven to ensure that only the best quality product and customer service is delivered to their customers without hurting anyone.Thier safety commitment is apparent in every procedure they do and the workers support and buy has been the best that Ihave been exposed to during the years I have worked.