Company: Weatherford
Skills: HR - General
Experience: 6 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: Houston, Texas, United States
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Weatherford is one of the largest multinational oilfield service companies providing innovative solutions, technology and services to the oil and gas industry. The Company operates in over 90 countries and has a network of approximately 1,000 locations, including manufacturing, service, research and development, and training facilities and employs approximately 29,500 people. For more information, visit  and connect with Weatherford on  LinkedIn ,  Twitter ,  YouTube  and  Facebook .

Weatherford delivers innovative technologies and services designed to meet the world's current and future energy needs in a safe, ethical, and sustainable manner. Grounded by our core values and inspired by our world-class people, we are committed to being a trusted business partner to those we serve.



This role is an integral part of the Corporate Benefits COE and the US HR team within the Global Human Resources Function. Reporting to the Global Benefits Manager, the Senior Benefits Advisor is a lead specialist role, supporting all business units, functions and employees across the United States. Identifies benefits trends/issues that require analysis and solves complex problems that have a broad impact on the business. Works in conjunction with Compensation & Benefits team members and partners and provides advice as to the best practices and methods to support business objectives. May lead functional teams or projects and provide work direction for more junior staff members and third-party providers.


Ensures all US Health and Welfare programs, including medical, dental, vision, life, disability, retirement and other ancillary programs, meet defined organizational service, quality and cost needs, and comply with legal requirements.

Maintains working knowledge of current trends, developments and legislation in the benefits field to make informed recommendations, changes and/or additions to the Company's program designs to best serve overall Company objectives.

Works closely with vendors and brokers to coordinate benefit administration and ensure services and programming are competitive and cost effective.  Escalate employee issues and track through completion.

Maintain benefit administration system and ensure eligibility and employee data is accurate for payroll deduction. Review and approve invoices.

Design benefits-related communications and conduct training sessions to the business and HR to ensure understanding of benefit programs and incentives through a variety of media (print, email, videos etc.), particularly for open enrollment.

Evaluate and implement wellness program designed to improve employee engagement and health.

Functions autonomously with minimal guidance to independently meet the needs of the organization.

Conducts regular meetings with assigned client groups, providing appropriate HR guidance and collaboration on relevant business and workforce priorities.

Analyzes data trends and metrics to assess and/or anticipate business risks and, in partnership with HR COEs, develops and/or deploys recommended solutions, programs and applicable policies.

Provides HR Policy guidance and interpretation.

Support change management activities and applicable transformation initiatives.

Negotiates priorities and support requirements with cross-functional teams, as appropriate, based on business and resource needs.

Opens and maintains effective communication channels with assigned management team, key stakeholders, and external providers.

Facilitates the delivery of HR advice, consultation and support to key stakeholders.

Provides timely and appropriate information and support to relevant stakeholders.

Develops strong collaborative relationships with key business partner peers and cross functional teams.

Excellent communication and analytical skills.

Advanced Microsoft Excel, Access, Word, PowerPoint skills.

Ability to handle multiple activities successfully and quickly with strong attention to detail.

Ability to influence and converse across many cultures and at multiple levels.

Must be able to think holistically and objectively, balancing business, functional and workforce needs.

Thrives in a challenging, transformational working environment with many simultaneous priorities.

Strong written, oral, and visual media communication skills with a proven ability to communicate to peers and client groups.

Works effectively in a matrix organizational structure, including negotiating and influencing peers and clients by utilizing proven track record as a trusted advisor and business partner.



Minimum Bachelor's Degree in Human Resource or related field of study

6-8 years of equivalent benefits program administration experience in complex, demanding and dynamic business environments

Experience with Benefits Administration Systems

Experience with full suite of US employee benefits and up to date on legislative requirements

Ability to work effectively alone and as a member of cross-functional teams with minimal supervision

Advanced skills with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Sharepoint, and other standard office software


Relevant profession certification preferred (CEBS)

401K and Retirement Plan Experience working with actuaries

Experience in a rapidly changing, transformative environment preferred.

Experience using PeopleSoft preferred

Knowledge of international benefits

Knowledge of oilfield services industry preferred.



Weatherford offers competitive compensation and benefits upon hire; including paid vacation to start, matching 401K program, comprehensive benefits program and opportunities for on-going training and career development. VEVRAA Federal Contractor - Priority Referral Requested

Weatherford is an Equal Opportunity Employer Females/ Minorities/ Veterans/Disabled and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.


Weatherford is one of the largest multinational oilfield service companies providing innovative solutions, technology and services to the oil and gas industry. We may be a large company, but we empower our team to create fresh ideas that challenge convention and break the status quo. Our employees are the key to driving our growth and success. Everywhere we operate, they are inspired to develop new and efficient ways of raising the bar to meet the needs of an evolving industry and solve our clients’ toughest challenges.


At Weatherford, you will work in an exciting, high-energy environment where we are making groundbreaking, award-winning advancements in oilfield technology.  The opportunity to explore your potential is limitless.


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Weatherford is ranked in the Global Top 10 in Rigzone's Ideal Employer Rankings - find out more here.