Schlumberger Geologist Interview Questions

Updated Feb 11, 2015
Updated Feb 11, 2015
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Geologist Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Schlumberger.

    Interview Details

    Sent in my resume online through my university they contacted me after I was picked for an interview spot. Spots were very limited, most of my classmates did not get a spot. I signed up for a spot online. There was one single person interviewing and the interview was horrible. The interviewer was so tired they kept yawning and mixed up the questions. Moreover, they complained about how much they had to fly and what state they had to be in tomorrow. They could not answer my questions and knew nothing about geology. When I answered a question about my resume they didn't even type any of it in the computer and it was relevant to all sorts of skills. The interviewer barely typed anything I said at all and was just yawning the whole time.

    Interview Questions
    • Name a time when you created something to solve a problem. Like if you had a flat tire and you fixed it with nothing but a paperclip and a string.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Geologist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Schlumberger.

    Interview Details

    First interview, laid back. Second interview, 8 hour day with all-day interaction with managers and some staff.

    Interview Questions
    • Give an example of a time when you were faced with a challenge and came up with a unique solution.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    PetroTechnical Engineer/Geologist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Schlumberger in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    I applied through the career services at my university. A month later I was emailed about being chosen for an on-campus interview.

    Prior to the interview, there was an info-session scheduled on my school campus, during which attendees could ask questions, but the Schlumberger representatives, including the woman who would be conducting my interview, showed up and started the session an hour and a half earlier than the official time they were scheduled to start, so I didn't arrive until the session was almost over. They apologized for mixing up their own times, but I lost a good opportunity to ask questions prior to the interview.

    At the start of interview (described in more detail below), the interviewer was surprised that I was not a current graduate student at the school where the interview took place (I was actually a grad student at another school, but submitted my application through the career services at my undergraduate institution, where I had already graduated from). My resume and application documents should have made it clear where I went to school, so I'm guessing they didn't really review those documents.

    After the interview I never got any response from them. I did not find out that I was declined until I manually logged into their career site months later to see that my application was listed as "declined."

    This was not the first time I got some "mysterious" results from Schlumberger recruiters either. A year earlier I also applied through my university and was scheduled for an interview, but the time conflicted with one of my university classes, so I requested a different time and the recruiter said he'd call me for a phone interview, but when I didn't get the call, I emailed and called him several times over the next couple weeks to remind him, to which he actually replied at first that yeah, he'll call me for the phone interview, he'll get to it, but he never called and I never found out why. Again, I did not find out that my application was declined until I manually logged into their career site months later to see that my application was listed as "declined."

    Interview Questions
    • The interview was just primarily a series of standard personality/behavior questions, such as describe a challenge you overcame (the example they gave was fixing a flat tire), or describe a time you were innovative, (the same quetions you've heard over and over in interviews), etc. But they also tried to catch me off-guard with a couple of "tricky" questions, such as showing me two clocks telling me to describe how much time may have passed.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Geologist Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Schlumberger in February 2011.

    Interview Details

    Met a recruiter at a school career fair and had a next-day interview. Initially, the recruiter was most interested in my undergraduate course work, particularly quantitative/math courses. The interview was relaxed and we mostly talked about my internship experience. I was interested in finding a summer internship and she was looking more for full time employees. She encouraged me to apply for full-time. She was surprisingly disparaging of other interviewees she had talked to. I thought it was somewhat unprofessional.

    Interview Questions
    • She asked me a GRE-type question as a problem-solving question. How many degrees are between the two hands of a clock at a particular time. I had no trouble as I was studying for the GRE at the time.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Geologist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Schlumberger in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    1. Recruiting manager interviews first
    2. Interview on the job scope, history and career opportunity in Schlumberger
    3. Asked several personal questions like family background, medical condition, relationship etc.
    4. Second round involves 3 employees of schlumberger (senior grade)
    5. Candidates are required to present on their final year projects/technical skills and soft skills.
    6. Candidates have to utilize their problem solving skills in certain situations depicted by interviewers (can be easy or hard)

    Interview Questions
    • Elaboration on your final year projects as well as your soft skills, required to come out with a 5 minute presentation on the spot.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7.  

    Geologist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5+ monthsinterviewed at Schlumberger in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    The process was a lengthy and a bit frustrating, eventually yielding no result. Had two telephone interviews and two panel interviews all with their offices in four different countries. Overall, the people seemed friendly, nice office space and a relaxed work environment. It seems like a good company to work with regardless.

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Geologist Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Schlumberger.

    Interview Details

    Met Schlumberger at university's career fair and gave them my resume. About 3 or 4 weeks later they contacted me and set up an interview for the following week. Interview consisted of some standard questions mixed in with many of the questions brought up here on glass door which are quite difficult. Questions such as "What is your best McGyver moment," and a brain teaser.

    Interview Questions
    • If given a boring and tedious task by your supervisor, what keeps you motivated to keep working hard?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Geologist Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Schlumberger.

    Interview Details

    After submitting my resume, Slb recruiters contacted me via email to set up a phone interview. The call lasted about an hour and consisted of general behavioral interview questions. About a week later they asked me to interview in Houston where I had to give a 5 minute presentation on past research, toured the facilities, and interviewed/met with 2 senior geologists.

    Interview Questions
    • What is the most creative solution you had to solve a problem?   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Schlumberger.

    Interview Details

    Met recruiter at a conference. About a month later I had a phone interview. 3 weeks later I was invited to the 2nd interview in Houston. I was in Houston for about 24 hours. The recruiters and interviewees had dinner the night before the interview. The interview lasted all morning and afternoon. We all gave a 5 minute presentation on our research and had 2 1-on-1 interviews. There were additional presentations about the company and a tour.

    Interview Questions
    • In about 15 minutes, describe the steps you took to complete your thesis, including challenges, how you overcame them, and who helped you and how.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
  11.  

    Geologist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Jakarta (Indonesia)
    Anonymous Employee in Jakarta (Indonesia)
    Application Details

    The process took a weekinterviewed at Schlumberger in May 2010.

    Interview Details

    Some behavioral questions, about myself, my educational background, my organizational experiences, my dream job, my daily activity, etc. Later on, he asked me about technical question, mainly he asked the questions after he asked me to tell my thesis. Tough enough, i did not manage to pass that interview.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

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