Schlumberger
3.6 of 5 1,348 reviews
www.slb.com Houston, TX 5000+ Employees

Schlumberger Reviews

Updated Jul 9, 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 place to work for internationals

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgreat chance to grow and learn

    Consvery hectic business life,you have to be top of your duties- very time sensitive position

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Sourcing Specialist (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsSLB invests a lot of time and money for specialized training

    ConsHealth benefits aren't as great as Halliburton. Halliburton has 3 levels of co-pay with an HSA option.

    SLB only has a high and low deductible plan with a co pay option for only a few healthcare categories.

    On top of that SLB's health plans cost more than HAL's

    Advice to Senior ManagementBreak the mold and take more calculated risks

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

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    Growth

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsOpportunities to move up in the company and relocate if interested.

    ConsThe usual politics of a large company pose issues at times.

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

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    Schlumberger is a great company to work for.

    Field Engineer Trainee (Current Employee)
    Lafayette, LA

    ProsThe experience you will gain working for Schlumberger is the best that you can get in the industry. The salary is very nice. The people that you work with are great.

    ConsThe first 3 years working as a field engineer involve the vast majority of your time. If you want to have a social life outside of work, you may want to view your other options.

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

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    Good company but politics are extreme and stress is high

    Quality Technician (Current Employee)
    Rosharon, TX

    ProsSchlumberger training is top notch. Safety is held in the highest regard. Compensation and insurance is better than most. If you're willing to put in the hours and have a high attention to detail and are a quick learner you will go far with this company.

    ConsStress at SLB is very high as business is good. Moral is very low and there is a big disconnect between management and those that work for them.
    OT is strongly encouraged and you will be made to feel that it's mandatory when in actuality it isn't. Promises made aren't always kept.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSee cons.

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

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    Good work life balance

    Embedded Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsGreat work life balance. Decent compensation and good people to work with.

    ConsFor embedded software not the most cutting edge. Frequently have to work with obsolete processors since it takes so long to get them qualified for oil field work

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

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    oil service company

    Engineer/Physicist (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    Prosgood training opportunity, mentors,

    Constoo many policy to follow, half of the time spent on review, no time for innovation or more interesting work;
    let the free non-technical people to think of various ways to keep the working technical people busy at trivial things...

    Advice to Senior Managementbe efficient, not doing useless stuff, trim the policy and rules!!!!

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

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    Great training and opportunities

    Sales Engineer (Former Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsChance to work for a dynamic and global company. Chances for advancement are good.

    ConsSmaller, less established divisions within the company may me less desirable.

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

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    Stressful, but highly professional

    Senior Graphic Designer Russia (Former Employee)
    Moscow, MS

    Prosnice educated professional ambitious people, big company, high level of office facilities

    Constoo much money evolved, high paced, can be bullying style of communication sometimes

    Advice to Senior Managementyes, possible

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

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    Nice place to grow

    Electrical Engineer II (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsExcellent employee development program.

    Constoo strict about process oriented approach.

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

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