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.
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.
Field Service Specialist (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 12 June 2015
My Coordinator was not good on leadership skill and personality. It was very long driving distance from base to working location usually. But It was very good time to work with, and met lots of good co-workers. It was enjoyable and safe company to work.
Senior Field Technologist (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 2 June 2015
Organization is well-managed, there is a culture of dedication and hard work that reciprocates between lab staff and management. In turn, staff is generally satisfied with work loads, and there is a good balance between home life and work life.
Work unsupervised, fair and honest management, flexible work schedule
Joined it during the recession time so had to work myself up.
Field Supervisor (Former Employee) – Grande Prairie – 23 April 2015
Was introduced to the core oil field experience and I must say my exposure has been generous. It is hard work if you fail to balance work it is a typical home breaker. the money was good until recent with the oil fluctuation prices.
If you are a good worker then you are guaranteed work.
MWD Field Supervisor LVL. III (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 21 April 2015
The work life balance is horrific, but the returns are worth it. Definitely be sure you want to live to work should you decide to apply for a job with any weatherford division. The management pushes you to work but for the most part are understanding as most have move up from positions in the field. The hardest part of the job was the extremely long shifts sometimes over 24 hrs. The best part is knowing your doing a good job and things are running smoothly on your side of things.
Excellent rate of pay and sense of accomplishment
Being away for extended periods of time, Extremely long shifts
Drilling Engineer (Former Employee) – Field work – 31 March 2015
Weatherford is a great company to work for and the management is great in the way they treat their employees. But due to the nature of their business, the schedule can be extremely tough and demanding, hard to manage family life and work.
Somewhat flexible work schedule
you can be asked to leave for work on a moments notice.
Accounts Clerk (Former Employee) – Bonnyville, AB – 20 March 2015
- as soon as you start you receive full health insurance - company is highly safety oriented - there is lots of room for growth within the company - sales manager is unprofessional at the specified weatherford branch where i was employed. - safety meetings are held once a month - excellent branch manager
Directional Drilling Supervisor (Former Employee) – Various – 13 March 2015
I started with Weatherford as Directional Driller after I finished taking Petroleum Engineering Technology in school. They have a great training program and I learned a lot from other experience DD's and the company. They have a great atmosphere for all new trainees and I always felt that anyone was willing to help you with any question you had, no matter what kind of question it may be.
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.