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Schlumberger Interview Questions & Reviews in United Kingdom

Updated Jul 23, 2014
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Reservoir Engineer Interview

Reservoir Engineer

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed 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 Question – Describe your ideal job in three words.   Answer Question

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Intern Interview

Gatwick, England (UK)

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 Question – 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

Neutral Experience

Wireline Field Engineer Interview

Wireline Field Engineer

Interviewed at Schlumberger

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 Question – 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 – ?

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Declined Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Field Specialist Interview

Field Specialist
Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed 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 Question – 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 (2)

Reason 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.

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Graduate Field Engineer Interview

Graduate Field Engineer
Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)

I applied online and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed 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 Question – 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

Very Easy Interview

Field Specialist Trainee Interview

Field Specialist Trainee
Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Schlumberger.

Interview Details – Why didn't you do a masters degree?

Interview Question – Who could win in a fight Chuck Norris or Godzilla?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Fixed Salary, no negotiation!

Accepted Offer

Negative Experience

Difficult Interview

Account Manager Interview

Account Manager
London, England (UK)

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Schlumberger in July 2009.

Interview Details – Standard as other corporate companies

Interview Question – How do you handle negative feedback   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – There was no negotiation, it was the matter of take it or leave it

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Geophysicist Interview


I applied through college or university and the process took 4 days - interviewed 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 Question – Geological questions   View Answer

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Student Intern- Health & Safety Chemicals Interview

Student Intern- Health & Safety Chemicals
Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)

I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed 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 Question – 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

Average Interview

Senior Geophysicist Interview

Senior Geophysicist
Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Schlumberger in January 2009.

Interview Details – start with an introduction of schlumberger by HR, following by 1 to 1 interview by the hiring manager. then give an technique presentation to the whole site. have lunch with other employee. in the afternoon, five 1 to 1 interview, including the head of the department, the head of the site.

Interview Question – no difficult question being asked   View Answer

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