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Updated Jan 25, 2015
Updated Jan 25, 2015
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    Field Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    There were a range of things to complete including psychometric testing, a presentation about yourself and to answer pre-set questions using powerpoint and a face to face interview. It was overall a good experience and the interviewers were absolutely lovely people!

    Interview Questions
    • Why have you not chosen to pursue work experience within your desired area of interest?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  2.  

    Graduate Petrotechnical Engineer Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 5+ monthsinterviewed at Schlumberger in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    I Applied online and I was invited for an assessment day after a few months, where I did a presentation about myself and a recent technical project. I also did 2 diagrammatic tests and an interview.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Reservoir Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Two separate interviews. First one on campus and a second one at one of the regional headquarters. There was an interview panel made up of technical and personnel people.
    All the candidates had to do a technical presentation of work they had done recently. You would then get grilled on what you had spoken about, they would go at you until you crack basically, guess its just to see how you can think on the spot and answer questions under pressure.
    Apart from that it was mostly relaxed and they were friendly.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Wireline Field Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I had to go through 3 Interview stages before i was hired, 1st was a group test and logical questions to assess your thinking, the test mainly included mathematical and mechanical problems including fluid and torque calculations. the second stage was an HR one to one interview, mainly you speak about yourself and they check if you are suitable for this type of field job. Third and final stage was another group meeting with all the candidates, where everyone is required to prepare and present himself in a 5-slide power point presentation mentioning his strengths , weaknesses, previous experiences and things that excite him in general.

    Interview Questions
    • They really seamed to care about what you have been doing in the past as they are trying to get an idea of what kind of personality you are and how you reacted to tough situations.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    ?
    Accepted Offer
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Intern Interview

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

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

    Interview Details

    All I had to do was go on the website and apply about 6 months in advance. They then called me and asked me to come in for an interview. Had a really nice chat and answered a few questions. They then got back to me about 4 weeks later saying it was successful.

    Interview Questions
    • Question regarding streamer technology! (Problem solving)   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Very simple as they asked and I accepted. They then asked about available dates ect. And now I'm there
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Field Specialist Trainee 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 2 daysinterviewed at Schlumberger.

    Interview Details

    Why didn't you do a masters degree?

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Fixed Salary, no negotiation!
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Graduate 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 6 weeksinterviewed at Schlumberger in July 2013.

    Interview Details

    Got offered an assessment center a week after applying, was a full day in Aberdeen. right from the start was the toughest interview i've ever had! we waited in the canteen at the start of the day then were lead into a room and with no introductions or anything were told there's 3 different logic tests on the table, we have one hour and anyone who gets under 70% their day is over. so a pretty stressful start.
    4 of the 12 failed the test and after that things were a bit more relaxed with a long talk about how the industry works and where Schlumberger fits into this. next we had to give a 5 minute presentation about ourselves which was all fairly straight forward. after lunch there was a group exercise where we had to build a structure for 3 people to fit under out of 25 sheets of paper and some selotape. my team built a Teepee which was the best one.
    finally there was a practical test where we had to assemble a valve and the interview. the interview was very standard compitency questions however the women asking the questions seemed very disinterested and not impressed by my answers which knocked my confidence a bit and my interview only lasted 10 minutes compared to 30 for everyone else. i think this was because i was the last person and we had allready ran over time. i thought the day went terribly and wasnt expecting anything to come but 3 weeks later i got an offer!

    Interview Questions
    • Give me an example of when you've been shouted at or told off by a customer or coworker who wasnt happy with your work   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Geophysicist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Schlumberger in May 2013.

    Interview Details

    SLB Assessment Center. Overall the day was very well structured. The schedule was sent some days before. First they introduced SLB and the manager gave a brief explanation of the job. Second we made individual presentation in front of other candidates and HR and technical staff. After lunch individual interviews took place.
    The ambiance was great since the first contact. Everybody was friendly and they answered all of my questions.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Field Specialist 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 a dayinterviewed at Schlumberger in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    I met a member of the Schlumberger HR department who was presenting at a college careers event. He accepted my CV and I got an email nearer the end of my course, which was about two months later inviting me for an interview at their "assessment centre".

    The assessment centre was a group interview (twelve candidates) which lasted the whole day. Dress code was "smart casual" which pretty much meant suit but no tie. It included a presentation on the company (during which we were questioned on) an aptitude test based on mechanical and technical knowledge, group task where we had to work in teams to build a tower out of paper and sellotape, an individual presentation which was five minutes and a few slides on ourselves and our career goals and finally a one to one interview comprising of pretty standard interview questions.

    It appeared that we were assessed throughout the whole day not just during the tasks. I attempted to engage with the other candidates and the assessor shaking their hand, making eye contact and making relaxed chit chat between activities and during lunch.

    I commented that I had enjoyed the day and that the group task was particularly interesting as I enjoyed working with my team who were very competent and good to work with. This seemed to go down well with the assessor.

    Overall it was a good experience which I enjoyed and learned a lot from.

    Interview Questions
    • At the start of the one to one interview I was asked to assemble a valve (within a time limit of a few minutes) based on a technical drawing and a box of components which were presented to me.   View Answers (3)
    Reasons for Declining

    My two year technical diploma (HND) which was required for this position also qualified me to enter university at year three which I chose to do instead of taking this position.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Student Intern- Health & Safety Chemicals Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Schlumberger in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    I applied through their website and uploaded my CV for the research part. About 4 months later I got an email asking whether I would want to be considered for this placement and accepted. Then I had a telephone interview with the HSE manager which was fine because I had prepared basic questions. Ones I got asked were: Tell me about yourself, Name an interesting fact about yourself, Any hobbies, Where you see yourself in five years time?, Leadership example, What do you know about Schlumberger?, Why do you want to work here?. Overall the phone interview was easy and after that I did not need another interview so received an acceptance email.

    Interview Questions
    • What is your biggest weakness? I always find this question hardest to answer   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation, had just over a week to sign the form and email it back
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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