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Updated Nov 3, 2014
Updated Nov 3, 2014
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    Mechanical Engineer Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Schlumberger in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    I had an on-campus interview with Schlumberger in which we discussed my past experiences and went over basic behavioral/interest questions. I connected well with the interviewer; she had a similar research background and enjoyed her time at Schlumberger.

    I was invited to interview in Sugar Land (Houston), Texas, for positions in REMS - Research, Engineering, Manufacturing, Sustaining. At the interview I was asked to give a 7-minute presentation (10 slides or fewer) explaining a technical project to Schlumberger leadership with a few minutes of questions. Afterward, I had 4 one-on-one interviews with managers from across Schlumberger REMS.

    One day later I received an offer for a position in Houston within the Engineering group with two weeks to respond.

    Interview Questions
    • The interviewer placed a couple drawings on the desk and asked me to describe the function of the device. What was the material? Where would there be a possibility of mechanical failure? Then, he clarified the purpose of the machinery and asked what design considerations were important. He specifically asked me about design alterations or choices that catered to my background (thermal fluids).   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    I was nervous about becoming just a "number" in a massive company. I was skeptical about the rigid and impersonal advancement process. I felt the recruitment process was very one-sided. Upon receiving the offer, I knew nothing about the potential team or technology that I would be working with. I was offered a position based on Schlumberger's needs, not necessarily my interests.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    REMS Mechanical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    interviewed at Schlumberger in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    Handed in my resume at campus career fair, got a on campus interview next day. Just went through my resume, no very hard questions asked. Got the on site invitation one month after.

    Interview Questions
    • Have you ever feel like enlightened when you learned something in class that you never know before?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Mechanical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Initial contact seemed to go smooth from an info session I attended at an on-campus recruiting, and I was contacted for an interview. This interview experience may not apply to everyone, but my interviewer was not very friendly or eager to find out about me. This quickly created a very uncomfortable atmosphere, and becoming worse with everything I said in regards to her question, about myself, etc. I had thought I said my words very carefully, but the response felt I received was something of indifference and discontent, but I think she was just tired and did not care too much.
    As a result I made mistakes on easy technical questions that I usually would have gotten.

    Interview Questions
    • There are two cylinders of different lengths with the same thickness and diameter. Which (longer or shorter) will endure more pressure   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Mechanical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    The process started out from the campus job fair, followed up by a information session and interview on campus held 3 weeks after job fair. The on campus interview was a very basic screening type of interview with few technical questions, after about 3-4 weeks the on-site interviews were held which were completely technical and through , 4 rounds plus presentation.

    Interview Questions
    • The on campus interview was very non detailed and it was difficult to judge what was expected.   Answer Question
    No Offer
  6.  

    (REMS) Entry-level Mechanical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Schlumberger in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    Was contacted to come meet the hiring managers at career fair. On-campus interview was scheduled the week after

    Interview Questions
    • What has been your most difficult decision in your life?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    REMS Mechanical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Schlumberger.

    Interview Details

    I went to my universities career fair. After a few weeks I was contacted for an on campus first round of interview. Before the interview there was an information session the previous evening. The interview lasted for 30 minutes and was mostly HR, with questions about experience of working in a team, leadership experience etc. Within one week I was invited for an on site interview which is yet to take place.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Mechanical Engineer REMS Interview

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

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Schlumberger in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    I went to career fair at my University in the month of september'13. Dropped in my Resume. Later attended the info session and got an email for the first on-campus round. The interview was totally behavioral with basic technical questions.
    After 3 weeks got a mail from them that I was selected and was invited to Sugarland centre ( Nov 5th'13)for the second & final interview. The first day was a little disappointing as due to bad weather we couldn't tour the sugarland campus but the night was fun. Had dinner with the recruiting and other officials included introductions, a team game etc.

    Next day had 4 45 min interviews, they were pretty good, some were technical he showed me a part design and asked about it mostly GD&T. Others were trying to assess where I would fit the best. After the process I felt pretty confident. After 2 weeks I get a mail that I was selected. Yayyy!!!

    Was my first interview and i cracked it :)

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Mechanical Engineer 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 in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    I applied to the position through university recruiting in October 2013. The initial screening was made in person at University of California, Berkeley. I got the result one week later to schedule my on site interview in Houston. It was a really nice visit. Company culture was encouraging. Promotion is based on merits and the company lets the employees to choose where they want to work after training period is done. On site interview consists of a presentation on your previous project and 4 behavioral and technical interviews.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    REMS (Research, Engineering, Manufacturing, and Sustaining) Mechanical Engineer Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Schlumberger in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    After a behavioral interview on campus, I was invited to fly down to Houston to interview at Schlumberger's Rosharon campus. I was given a 90 minute tour and then asked to give a 7 minute research presentation on my Master's research. Afterwards I had 4 45 minute interviews with project leaders. The interviews were casual, and I was allowed to take them in any direction I liked. I found success by talking through some of my previous designs, making full use of the whiteboards in the interview rooms. They were very conversational interviews. Others in my group were asked some specific questions, however, including "calculate the height of a oil pipe that would fail under its own weight" and "calculate the pressure at the bottom of a column of liquid". The most difficult task others were asked to do was to demonstrate their knowledge of GD&T by explaining a part drawing that was given to them.

    Interview Questions
    • Demonstrate your knowledge of GD&T by explaining a mechanical part drawing that is given to you on the spot.   View Answer
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11.  

    REMS- Mechanical Engineer Interview

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

    I applied online – interviewed at Schlumberger in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    I applied online at Schlumberger's website and got an opportunity for a phone interview the following day. The phone interview consisted of a lot of technical questions and a detailed insight about my resume/ thesis work etc. Technical questions included: Describe a stress-strain curve, difference between lathe and a mill, difference between linear a and geometric dimension. Some behavioral questions: Explain your experience working in a team. Asked if i was willing to relocate. Overall it was an average interview with more technical and resume based questions.

    Interview Questions
    • They asked me if i was more keen about working in manufacturing or in design.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

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