Debt and cuts have made Weatherford a difficult place to work
Technical Support Specialist (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 17 January 2019
When I started back in 2011 this was a great place to work for, great salary, good work environment, management was very supportive and there was free lunches and events all year long.
Since the down turn in the oil industry and the layers and layers of cuts it became a difficult place to work.
Employees are required to wear multiple hats and fill in for every additional layoff, this leads to over work and a very high stress environment. Due to lack of employees for work there is very little if any accountability from the top down.
Corporate says all the right things and have plans and ideas to fix it but it does not flow down to management. Employee are left to find was of getting job done with no support.
If you care about the quality of your work and accountability from other teams to take care of tickets you assign then this is not the place for you to work. You will just get frustrated and stressed out about the situation like I did.
After 7 years I moved on to a smaller family owned business and got away from that huge corporate structure, best thing I ever did.
Good pay\benefits, hours are flexible when needed
over worked, high stress, multiple responsibilities due to cuts, no accountability from management at all
Good work place. high level of safety and good people.
wireline operator (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 8 January 2019
Jobs would change from day to day depending on if i was working in the shop or in the field. Lots of driving involved. got to see a lot of alberta that the average person wouldnt see.They provided opportunity to advance. Over all weatherford was reallty good company to work for.
possible long days and lengths of time being gone from home
Swan Hills - Shop Supervisor (Current Employee) – Swan Hills, AB – 17 December 2018
The people I work with in my shop are great. We treat each other like family as we spend most of time with each other everyday than I actual families. Makes it enjoyable to come to work everyday.. There is someone to always point you in the right direction.
Good working atmosphere. Allowed individual independence.
Directional Driller (Current Employee) – Nisku, AB – 6 December 2018
Weatherford has taught me everything I've learned in the directional drilling industry. Once training is complete and you have established yourself as a capable worker, the company gives you the flexibility to experience any and all different types of wells each varying in complexity. The management has always been good with providing open communication and assisting and providing feedback in times of these new experiences.
Field Engineer/Supervisor (Former Employee) – Red Deer, AB – 2 November 2018
A bit of a weird environment as employees are very much engaged in pleasing senior staff and avoiding issues related to workplace safety and pleasurable work environment. My department was a bit disorganized and Managers seem to be held back by senior staffs in approving pertinent work-related help.
Our team and Local management is good but CEO's and upper management only care about their bottom line.
Parts Technician / Warehouse Personnel (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 19 October 2018
Our parts and service team are very good and very close but the higher management (VP's, CEO's etc.) only care about their bottom line and always asking you to do more even though no pay increase since the economic downturn (4 years).
CEO's and upper management only care about their bottom line.
Global Capability Development Manager (Former Employee) – Calgary/Houston – 23 September 2018
There are some very good leaders and employees here who are working hard to change the culture and business results. I hope they have enough time (with the share price tanking) to be successful. They are battling a culture that is responsible for the chronic cash shortages and devaluation of the company so this is a huge task.
Interesting projects if you align with the right leaders
Field Technician (Current Employee) – Red Deer, AB – 4 September 2018
Upper management has no clue how to run a company, keeps lower management handcuffed on doing anything. The company doesn’t do anything to stimulate the low company morale. Coworkers are awesome, management is useless
Enjoy my coworkers
Upper management is running the company into the ground
Technical Specialist (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 1 August 2018
The management team is currently in transition. The former management was out dated. I have every confidence the company can be successful once the new management team and philosophy is fully implemented.
SUB-SURFACE FOREMAN (Former Employee) – Estevan, SK – 19 June 2018
I have learns a lot form this work, being a new hire to a foreman the journey was awesome. This place was Fact pack work place with lots of hours of work and its physical demanding. Most enjoyable part of the work was working with the crew member.
STATOR PRODUCTION WORKER (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 12 June 2018
Great place to work at, good leadership. Good benefits, you were given good hours with opportunity of overtime hours as well. Only drawback is once economy takes a hit, they get rid of the most senior positions first to save big bucks.
Due to cut backs and poor upper management it was hard to do day to day business
MAINTENANCE ADMINISTRATOR (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 18 May 2018
Due to extensive cutbacks and poor upper management it was hard to maintain the vehicles. Due to non payment of invoices it was hard for our purchasers to obtain the necessary parts to keep the vehicles running within government safety standards
bottom level management was great and cared for their employees
upper management made poor choices and caused low morale
Pump Technician (Former Employee) – Hardisty, AB – 23 April 2018
I was fortunate to work with a group of people that I got a long very well with. We worked well together as a result management was terrific taking extra time to help us with anything I was able to advance from pump tech 1 to pump tech 3 qualifications helping increase my salary the most difficult part of the job was being on call on the weekends because you were by yourself and sometimes you became swamped the most enjoyable part of the job was meeting people and the people I worked with