Directional Driller (Former Employee) – Nisku, AB – 2 September 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.
Great place to work with exeptional benifit program
Service Labourer (Former Employee) – Grande Prairie – 17 August 2015
Very safety orientated company with low acceptance of hazardous employees. Pay was more than reasonable. Medical was very easy to deal with. Most shops allowed a family orientated life style. Management on a large scale seems poor and quick to react to failures in a employee negative way. Too many times in a year were employees asked what the company could to do improve and it appeared as though their comments or concerns were ignored or swept away. Shop manegemnt was organized and fair more often than not. Overall with the right coworkers it was an enjoyable atmosphere to work in and if something seemed unsafe or could be done more efficient your concerns were brought up prompt.
Technical Service Representative (Former Employee) – Lloydminster, AB – 11 March 2015
I was very happy working for Weatherford, I learned a lot. Had a wonderful group of guys to work along side. I really hoped I could have prolonged my employment but unfortunately with the economy as it is right now they had to down size and restructure.
Process Lead (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 11 March 2015
The environment is nice and the management its ok.but sometimes employees get frustrated about the way things are handled there.its doesn't matter what you know but who you know,which is not really good for a Company like that.i can say that its good as long as your getting paid.no room for advancement.
Assembler (Former Employee) – Nisku – 8 March 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 – 19 February 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-disciplinarymore... team to maximize 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 – 16 February 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)
Assistant manager (Former Employee) – Red Deer, AB – 4 February 2015
My typical work day consisted of starting at 730 in the morning holding daily safety meetings with staff discussing daily work activities and up coming jobs,
I did learn a lot with Weatherford, they are a very safety orientated company to work for lots of training is provided and the courses that provide are very useful no matter where or what you plan on doing in the future
Upper management do provide lots of mentorship witch is very helpful but being a big company you are just another body, job security is a problem as it seemed they do go through office personal very often rather it be they don't fit in with all the company's politics or they get let go due to changing in company directions,
My co workers were great people everyone always got along and shared stories
The hardest part of the job was seeing personal getting terminated over financial reasons, it was a family felt company
The most enjoyable part of the job was the feeling of helping someone out and completing tasks that at first felt unreachable
Quality Assurance Inspector II & NCR Specialist (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 29 January 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.