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Schlumberger Interview Questions & Reviews in United Kingdom

Updated Apr 20, 2014

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I applied online and interviewed at Schlumberger.

Interview Details – Applied online
Invited to Assessment Centre in Dec 2013,
Standard AC activities including presentation from the company, aptitude tests, personal interview and technical test involving putting together a valve using a technical drawing.

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Field Engineer
Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Schlumberger in December 2013.

Interview Details – I was invited to the assessment centre in Aberdeen where a full day event was conducted.
The day started with 3 psychometric tests, these were unlike others I have seen in the industry where the first was a logic sequence, however in a 3x3 grid with 1 square missing, the 2nd was a circuit like problem where different components altered the shape going through it in terms of size, colour and shape type this was fairly easy, the last test was also component based and fairly logical.
After a break we worked in a group to make a structure out of paper we could all stand under. We had lunch and then there were pre prepared presentations from all candidates and individual interviews.
The staff were fairly friendly, however a more holistic approach would have been better rather than telling people to leave after not scoring well in the tests which is quite intimidating.

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London, England (UK)

I applied online and the process took 5 months - interviewed 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.

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Field Engineer

I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Schlumberger.

Interview Details – The day started with 3 tests, a numerical test and two logic tests. The tests were marked and participants who did not reach the minimum criteria were asked to leave.

The second half of the day involved presentations and a one-on-one interview and asked to assemble a valve.

Interview Question – Valve assembly had a time limit.   Answer Question

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Mechanical Engineer
Stonehouse, England (UK)

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Schlumberger.

Interview Details – Sent CV online and got an interview 2 weeks later. involved 30 minute presentation on any technical topic of my choice, followed by technical questioning. Secondly a simple multiple choice test on technical principles, and finally a seocnd interview with HR and recruitment team, which was competency based.
Final tour of facilities.
Overall an enjoyable experience, with polite and friendly interviewers.

Interview Question – Technical questions on presentation.   Answer Question

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Anonymous Interview Candidate
Inverurie, Scotland (UK)

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Schlumberger in July 2013.

Interview Details – Applied online and after about a month was called for an assessment centre. Was told to prepare a 5 minute presentation about topics that were sent with the invite.

The environment and employees were friendly. Started the day with introduction and some IQ tests. Then the hr manager gave a pretty detailed presentation about the company and work we will be doing. This was followed by presentations and lunch. Finally there was a group exercise and then an interview with a couple of the employees.

Interview Question – Nothing was difficult pretty straight forward questions were asked. In the interview was told to assemble a valve but that was pretty easy if you use a diagram that is provided.   Answer Question

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Mechanical Engineer
Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Schlumberger in February 2013.

Interview Details – Consisted of two tests, one of which was logic and the other was problem solving, weren't too hard to be honest.

Then had a presentation from them which seemed like they were trying to convince us not to work for them, saying we would have very little social life for first two years, might have to work in terrible conditions and its a 4/5 year course but would most likely take 6 apparently??

Then had a group task, had to construct a tower out of paper to hold a bottle of juice, good fun. Followed then by 5 minute presentation on ourselves we had prepared with questions, all questions on the presentation, nothing tricky what so ever, just be honest.

Finally had to construct a valve with a set time limit, which was tricky but I think everyone managed it.

Honestly wasn't the best interview, had several others, all of which seemed better planned prepared and actually made me want to work for their company.

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Field Engineer
Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)

I applied through college or university and the process took 4 months - interviewed at Schlumberger in March 2013.

Interview Details – After submitting CV online was invited for interview after 8 weeks. The interview was not so difficult. The questions asked are mostly on CV. To my fortune, there was any behaviour questions. After interview I was invited to assessment center.

Interview Question – The way to determine rock porosity.   Answer Question

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Anonymous Interview Candidate
Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)

I applied online and the process took 5+ months - interviewed at Schlumberger.

Interview Details – The interview process was poorly structured and the day was ended abruptly with very poor communication between recruiters and interviewees.

Interview Question – Why do you want to work for Schlumberger?   Answer Question

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Field Engineer
Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Schlumberger in February 2012.

Interview Details – Send applicaiton on-line. Received email a few weeks later inviting me to an assessment centre involving: exams, presentation, team exercise and individual interview.

Interview Question – Why does the oil industry need you?   Answer Question

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