Schlumberger
3.6 of 5 1,350 reviews
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Schlumberger Reviews

Updated Jul 8, 2014
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3.6 1,348 reviews

                             

89% Approve of the CEO

Schlumberger CEO Paal Kibsgaard

Paal Kibsgaard

(458 ratings)

75% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great Training.. no work/life balance

    Field Engineer II (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsSchlumberger is seen as an industry leader for training. This serves you well both during and after your career with them. You're also given many many opportunities

    ConsThere is very little work/life balance as a Field Engineer with none of the perks that are supposed to accompany sacrificing that much of 3 years of your life to a company. Often, employees can get left behind in progress for their career. Also, from what I have seen and heard and experienced myself, there is no interest in the company in retaining you; you and your experience is dispensable and you are easily replaced wuth someone who will sit down and shut up.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStart compensating fairly for the time engineers put in. Provide them with actual support rather than throwing them in the deep end and hanging them out to dry if they fail. Experience is actually worth something, believe it or not.. start understanding this again and the horrible retention rate of new hires will improve.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company to garner additional experience whether you are a novice or a seasoned professional

    Contracts Manager (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsGreat company to garner additional experience whether you are a novice or a seasoned professional

    ConsThey don't provide any type of administrative services to managers, which is very aggravating.

    Advice to Senior ManagementProvide an administrative assistant to assist a group of managers

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    Field Sales with no training

    Field Sales for Drilco (Current Employee)
    Williston, ND

    ProsThe company benefits are good

    ConsThe leadership is not good at all. The health Benefits Suck. The expectations are bearable since they don't tell you what they want or expect.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease give the employees and up front expectation of what they want. This would include the amount they are expected to brig into the company every month. Also have some training for your staff. I never received a single class on one product you wanted me to sell on.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Manager hate smart graduates. the like dummies as employee.

    Procurement Specialist (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsIf you have no ambition in life; looking to work for 15years with the same company; If you are satisfied with doing the same thing over and over again; If you have no plans to further your education or get your professional certification; If you don't have a mind of your own; If you only know how to say YES!; Then this is the right place for you.

    ConsIf you show any sign that you want to grow and develop yourself, technically or professionally; or you are aspiring to become a manager someday, you will be labelled as over ambitious, then they will cook up allegations against you, set you up and fire you........even if the allegation is ridiculous. Managers do not like to work with other people whom are intelligent. They want to be the one that shine in front of management.

    Also, if you are a minority, especially if you are from the Motherland, you are most likely never going to grow beyond the low level position for which you were hired.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn to give your employees a chance. Because we are young and have invested in our education to hold high degrees, please do not envy them. infact that should be a good addition to the team. Trust me. as new graduate we are here to learn from you, not replace you because we hold a MBA, MAster ...or others.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Company does not care for its employees

    Management Accountant (Former Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsGreat team of co-workers were hired.

    ConsWork-Life balance does not exist. Company does not recognize any accomplishments.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Don't turn in accident report

    General Operator/Safety Coordinator (Former Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsAll the positive posts are mostly true. I advanced through dedicated hard work going "above and beyond". Began in Victoria, Tx. as wireline operator, advanced to General Operator in Houston Offshore and Corpus Christi Offshore. For 18 years I was recognized as an "outstanding" employee. 1987 Suggestion of the Year Award. Safety Coordinator for Presidents Safety Award Houston Offshore1980, Corpus Christi Offshore 1988 and 1990.

    ConsMy body finally gave out. Schlumberger agreed to lifetime medical benefits. They turned me over to Travelers Insurance which has been denying me treatment for years. My condition has deteriorated to the point I am disabled. After my complaining, Schlumberger told me it was not their problem. My advice to current and prospective employees is do not trust Schlumberger should you become injured. For obvious reasons I cannot leave my name or phone number but will monitor this site for anyone who wishes to give me a way to respond to them for details.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHonor your contracts with employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Schlumberger gutted our tight knit company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsNone that I can think of

    ConsManagement deceived employees
    If your small company has been purchased - look out!

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe upfront and honest during acquisitions.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    I won't recommended specially to engineers

    Field Engineer (Current Employee)
    Conway, AR

    ProsGood benefits and offer training

    ConsMany many many many hours and low salary

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Sales (Former Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsNice buildings and nice people

    ConsNo women friendly, no life balance

    Advice to Senior Managementequality, respect, honesty, opportunities

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Long hours"

    Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    Midland, TX

    ProsDecent pays, especially if you get on projects

    ConsLong hours, big drive to field

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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