Business Development Executive (Former Employee) – London – 12 March 2018
i prefer face to face conversation for any such evaluation. anything can be written on paper and not necessary showing the tru worth of a person. I am a very passionate person for the tasks i am trusted with and as such the communication on a human side basis matters much to me
Production Manager (Former Employee) – Arbroath, Angus – 28 February 2018
Good place to work with a very good safety culture The higher management are very good at encouraging you to progress The most enjoyable part of the job was getting a part out to the customer when they most needed it
Electrical Submersible Pump and Software Sales (Former Employee) – Aberdeen – 5 February 2018
I worked in 2 sections of the completions product line, ESPs (artificial lift) and software simulation for all the software used throughout completions. On the software side there is little chance to move throughout the company but operations involved foreign operations in the middle east with good travel arrangements and expenses. Working conditions were stable, with good salary, and not over-complicated company intranet or policy conditions. I find that this company had particularly bad management, and my move to Aberdeen for 1 year illuminated the rigidness of the structure as well as how badly the company has been struggling financially over several years. Rather than train new talent, the company would always hire from its competitors who were often used to already-high working standards and structure that had been constantly deteriorating over the years. A set of multiple little problems stemming from logistics to client relations, reputation, depreciation of assets and replenishment, and a board of directors that had been unchanged for decades just showed how innovation was completely gone within the company. Sure it has some new product once in a while, but they were not produced to a reasonable price; the competitors were always ahead, innovating their products and creating new ones reasonably priced. To summarize, it's a big company, which is what keeps it afloat like many large American international firms. American banks bail it out consistently every year and a policy of no new employments, no raises, salary cuts and redundancy of what I saw as the key figures ofmore... some product lines should make it obvious to outsiders just how dead this company is, yet standard BS memorandums from the top and lack of communication between product lines like mentioned before keep this fact as more of an illusion or hypothesis until you've worked long enough in the company. To any aspiring person looking to build a career this is definitely not the company. It was a place I started so it worked out for me and taught me what to look for in a company that isn't what you want.less
Large Company, good assets, well known
pro-american/anti foreign management, huge debt, lack of structure
I thoruoghly enjoyed my time with Weatherford. During my time there I was autonomously allowed to turn my dept around into a slick multi functional unit which worked seemlessly when someone was absent. I would love to have continued working for them for the rest of my career........
UK Purchasing Mnager (Current Employee) – Aberdeen, Aberdeen City – 2 November 2017
Current work day is very busy and productive, gained significant management experience and negotiation skills. I have work well with internal and external supplier and made significant savings by negotiating pricing structures and converting these to fully executed contracts. I have been carrying out external suppliers audits and am competent in writing reports. Workplace culture has changed significantly due to the downturn in the oil industry. Most enjoyable part of the job is taking on a process that is not working smoothly and developing a process for the task to be carried out efficiently.
Production Manager (Former Employee) – Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire – 17 October 2017
Running the day to day Production and planning manufacturing for the month ahead, reconfiguration of stores layout to fall in line with manufacturing demands and dead lines. continuous improvement introducing cell manufacturing
Supervisor (Former Employee) – Middle East – 5 October 2017
Worked many years in Underbalanced drilling and gained many years experience working in the drilling side of oil and gas. Worked in many different countries in the Middle East and gained knowledge of rotating equipment, separation equipment. A typical day would involve a 12 hour working period involved in drilling the well in an unconventional way. It was hard to work in the heat of the summer in very hot conditions. Hardest part of the job was spending up to 10 weeks away from home with a family. The most enjoyable part was spending time in that period with very good work mates who I still now keep as friends from all over the world.
Lead Engineer (Former Employee) – UK – 2 February 2017
was asked to move into the office by the engineering manager after several years in the workshop where I had progressed my skills from my trade as an electrician through to instrument technician, welder, etc. I had been involved in detailing bills of materials and test procedures so this was a natural career progression which I thoroughly enjoyed.
A typical day at work would be to catch up with my colleagues, have a health and safety talk and review and prioritise the days jobs. Management don't get too involved as they trust us to get on with the jobs we have been given. The workplace is health and safety conscious which ensures a safe and healthy environment to work in. I don't fine any part of the job hard and the most enjoyable part is being productive and having a happy workforce.