Apprentice mechanic (Former Employee) – Bonnyville, AB – 20 September 2017
The workshop floor was completely disorganized; equipment was broken or damaged; the shift manager strolled around all day absorbed in his Crackberry. A typical day started at 7:00am with a meeting to assign the day's work. Management were for the most part absent, and so the general attitude was "see no evil, hear no evil". The hardest part of the job was dealing with the horrendous working conditions -- it was a true challenge to NOT get injured. There really was nothing enjoyable about this sweatshop, other than lunch (not provided).
Coveralls provided (different each day, and usually too big or too small)
Long hours, heat and mosquitoes, dirty and dangerous shop floor, no respect from fellow workers or managers
Senior Data Engineer/Unit Manager (Former Employee) – Sub Sahara – 3 September 2017
Weatherford help me to build my career. Excellent trainee. Weatherford help me to mix with different race, culture, religion, colour, tribe. My salary and benefit were paid regularly. I wish to continue working with Weatherford. Medical is an excellent just to mentioned view. Working environment is compare to none. There is free flow of communication. Safety culture is super.
Uncertain Culture - Senior leadership has lots of turnover
Inventory Manager, Canada (Former Employee) – Nisku, AB – 21 August 2017
It was great working with Weatherford, but there are some serious challanges. Senior leadership is changing quite often, that leads to the change in direction quite often. This helps create uncertainty in teams.
Group Operations Manager (Current Employee) – KW – 19 August 2017
Things have gradually turned for the worst for this company, as they have been struggling with internal issues well before the oil price crash in 2014, which further exasperated their problems. This led to massive cost cutting, headcount reduction, and extreme stress for those of us left.
Well Test Operator (Former Employee) – Grande Prairie, AB – 16 July 2017
I worked here for 4 months. During those 4 months I was home for about 6 days, the rest of the time I was working 6 hours from home in the middle of the bush on oil leases. These leases are covered in toxic and explosive gases. We laboured for 14 hours a day and then would have a safety meeting both at the end of the day and the beginning of the day. By the time I got home, there was usually just enough time to microwave a meal and pass out before having to get back up and go back to the lease. The temperature on night shift would drop as low as -50 degrees Celsius, so if you took your gloves off your hand would turn black in a few seconds. All my coworkers were uneducated and judgemental. My supervisor hadn't even finished high school. I almost died about 30 times.
MWD Supervisor (Former Employee) – Nisku, AB – 17 May 2017
It was a great place to learn, great place to see the world and a great place to meet a lot of people. It was an overall good experience. Having no schedule sucked but the money more than made up for it.
Was a productive role in a challenging environment
Human Resources Business Partner (Former Employee) – Qatar – 26 April 2017
Location of my office was in a tough industrial zone - quite a challenge Was assigned to implement a high level of compliance to company policy. Good achievement on HR projects and was able to implement complimentary change after a short time. Enjoyed the challenge
Operator (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 20 April 2017
Horrible management....blind leading a blind. If know someone and like butter up to better advance your career by all means this is a great place to work for. Present quote of the company is " You are fortunate to have a job". That includes no shift differential, 10% wage roll back, as they state about rrsp ...present that's been taken away and no overtime. If some accident happens, you going for drug test and suspension on top of it.. while investigation hasn't been finalized. IF it was faulty equipment by all means its safety ..... but after a while nothing happen to rectify the problem because company has no money to invest back. I am surprised how this company manages to keep afloat....research there financial record since its publicly traded company. Good luck hope you make rite decision for you career.
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) – Peace River, AB – 19 April 2017
loved my job , customer service, duties included create buyouts, purchase orders, sales orders answering phone calls and create packing slips for customers to be signed also email the customers to receive a signed copy back.
Challanging job with opprotunity to travel and experience new technology
Senior Operator (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 4 April 2017
This is a company were the staff & management make the work place a great place to work. That being said this job requires a lot of traveling and being away from home especially in the winter months! Permanent full time is tuff now due to budget cuts during break up! very busy in the winter were you may stay in camp or travel the highways going rig to rig...
Senior Data Specialist (Current Employee) – Hibernia Platform - Offshore NL – 3 April 2017
Great organization who seems to always put the employee first. I have learned how to be a better person, both to my co-workers and at home. I am a strong believer in family first and Weatherford is as well.