Technical Service Coordinator (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – April 2, 2014
This was my first job in the Drilling Industry. I really enjoyed the exposure to new technology and challenges to maintain good client relations. I learned a lot about mechanical, hydraulic and motion control systems. The work environment was great. While there were challenges between different departments everyone worked together to solve the challenges of the company. The hardest part of the job was troubleshooting equipment failures (this was also one of the most enjoyable parts of the job). Extremely long hours in remote locations with not overtime compensation. With Electrical, Mechanical, Control System, Hydraulic, Programming and Telecommunication all wrapped up into on piece of equipment. The experience I gained from the troubleshooting was impeccable.
operator (Former Employee) – Red Deer County, AB – January 16, 2016
worked there for 5 years got passed up for a promotion 4 of those five years to people who were hired long after i had worked there, only reason was my manager said i was to young for the position. Even though eveyone else in the shop vouched for me saying i was better at the job than anyone else. lowest paying wireline company compared to any other employees from other companies i talked to. no loyalty all you are is just a number to them. no issues laying off people the first sign of work slowing down.
one time they gave us a safeway gift card for christmas.
horrible managers, worn down equipment, talk a big safety game but as soon as its expensive or inconvienent safety goes away really fast.
Engineering Technician (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – January 1, 2016
I have worked most of career for Weatherford and i found great friends and experience from this company. The company allowed me to do many different jobs in various fields and allowed me to see parts of the world I never expected to see.
Wireline Field Engineer (Former Employee) – Estevan, SK – December 26, 2015
Crooked company proven to be corrupted Only focused on investors They'll expect you to be able to work after days without sleep They'll never take responsibility on their actions I fired the company for their low ethics and profesionalism
Worst wireline manager in the oil patch, hands down.
Former field employee (Former Employee) – Sherwood Park, AB – December 11, 2015
Open hole manager only likes and plays favorites to whomever laughs at his humor. Has faithfull followers but they do it to keep their jobs not out of respect or honour. Old manager should of never left, current one is an incompetent clown.
it is a good place to work, if you enjoy a life away from home.
Senior Operator (Former Employee) – Grande Prairie, AB – September 28, 2015
The Job is a great one to have, people were great, I have learned a great deal about the meaning the job tittle. Unfortunenly the 3 week on, one week off schedule did not work well with me and my spouse. A two week out, one week home would be more suitable for us if applicable.
Directional Driller (Former Employee) – Nisku, AB – September 2, 2015
A new side of the oil field from applying the work on the rig to deciding what work needs to be done and how the project would be conducted. As a Directional Field Supervisor there was a large amount of responsibility on me but with the help of field and office staff the projects were always completed safely and on time.
Assembler (Former Employee) – Nisku – March 8, 2015
At Weatherford Ampscot we assembled pump jacks. My position was to put the crank arms on the gear box and load them onto trucks for shipping. Equipment was heavy but manageable with plenty of cranes and hoists to assist. The job itself was rather boring but the coworkers were great.
Principal Geoscientist (Global Products Manager) (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – February 19, 2015
• Provided expertise for Geoscience, research and development team in term of Imaging and Geological applications. • Built advanced answer products and introduce it to internal sales and external clients. • Develop brochure and identify sales strategy for advanced integrated solutions. • Built and presented geology business strategy and answer products for internal stake holders. • Interact with different team members when required as well as with experts in operations and R&D for wireline, LWD, SLS and Labs. • Work closely with the petrophysical software team to define the requirements for new software platform. Provide guidance on design specifications, workflow and functionalities. • Identify and take action on hardware and software issues, new technologies and techniques, future areas of interest for development. • Play an active leading role in Automated & Value Added Image Analysis and the feasibility studies. • Initiate the development of quantitative analysis of boundaries, fractures, and textures analysis • Provide technical expertise to WFT petroleum consulting teams in all regions. • Identify techniques to integrate various logging and lab measurements to generate comprehensive answer products. • Document the processes, workflow and results and communicate them internally and externally as required through training seminars and courses. • Participate in internal and external forums and publicize new techniques and technology. • Provide software training for geological applications for Petroleum consulting analysts. • Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to maximizemore... the benefits to the company customers • Coaching a new hired geologists and building their professional development careerless
Decent place to work with advancement opportunities, but has a disfunctional management system.
Operator (Former Employee) – Grande Prairie, AB – February 16, 2015
During my time at Weatherford I had some good times and bad. The first few weeks were full of training and safety orientation and quite boring, but the start of most jobs are. After that I spent a couple of weeks in the shop with the other new guys learning and maintaining equipment. I enjoyed it very much and liked the people I worked with, but it slowly started to go downhill. Once I got in the field I worked with a racist crew and requested to be placed with another one but the manager refused me and said "You go where I say you go" and "I do not believe they are racist since I am friends with them". This is when I realized the company had severe favoritism and I decided to quit. If you enjoy hard work qnd don't care about the management then this is the perfect company for you. (I had hours of discussions with the trainers about the management system and they said it was like this for the past couple of years, so my desicion to quiy was not based off 1 event)
Quality Assurance Inspector II & NCR Specialist (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – January 29, 2015
A typical day at work would be routine. Learned much about PDM pipes. Management was not what I expected. Co-workers very diversified. Lots to learn in a short period of time - challenging. Believed in safety, very reassuring and educational.