Schlumberger Interview Questions in United Kingdom

Updated Sep 16, 2014
Updated Sep 16, 2014
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    Graduate Field Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Gatwick, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Gatwick, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at Schlumberger.

    Interview Details

    Applied online 4 weeks ago and received an email inviting me to attend an assessment day at their office in Gatwick.

    Started the day with a brief presentation about the company and were then given the opportunity to ask a Field Engineer a number of questions. Seems like interesting but very demanding work.

    Then had to sit 3 tests, the first of which was a relatively straightforward logic test which I think everyone seemed comfortable with. The had to sit two more tests which were unlike anything I have ever done before, and were very difficult having 20 questions and a 15 minute time limit. I guess everyone passed though as no one was asked to leave.

    Then had to give our individual presentations, relatively straightforward however I would advise anyone that is applying for this job to make their presentation as interesting as possible and not just fill 5 slides with writing, as it can become a snore fest otherwise.

    After this we had lunch. Then had a group exercise in the afternoon which involved building a structure from paper and sellotape that could support the interviewers phone, and the winning group was the one which was tallest. This was surprisingly fun and a nice change from the high pressure morning tests and presentations.

    After this had a half hour technical interview, where they basically went through my CV and asked a few engineering based questions. Then a half hour interview with HR in which you had to assemble a valve in under 5 minutes (or try to), and then answer bog standard interview questions (why do you want to work in Oil and Gas etc).

    Overall was an enjoyable but slightly exhausting day.

    Interview Questions
    • Give me a recent example in which you used logic to solve an engineering problem.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Field Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - 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.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Field Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. 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.

    Interview Questions
    • The psychometric tests were unexpected.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Geologist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. 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.

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Field Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. 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 Questions
    No Offer
  7.  

    Mechanical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Stonehouse, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Stonehouse, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. 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 Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Graduate Field Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Inverurie, Scotland (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Inverurie, Scotland (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. 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 Questions
    • 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.   View Answers (2)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Mechanical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. 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.

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Field Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. 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 Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Maintenance Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. 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 Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

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