Schlumberger Reviews

Updated April 17, 2015
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  1. Sourcing Intern

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I have been working at Schlumberger as an intern

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, always willing to help out interns, field trips to oil sites, competitive pay, they treat their interns really well and provide them with housing if needed, MANY opportunities to grow and travel

    Cons

    Location, very hierarchical organization, communication is not always the best, oil became a more volatile industry, work/life balance

    Advice to Management

    Have less meetings and spend less time sweating over the small stuff and look at the bigger picture in terms of what needs to be done, instead of always getting approval from many managers before anything gets done. This delays the process a lot more.

  2. Love the people and the environment in this shop.

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Tech Level I in Prudhoe Bay, AK
    Current Employee - Mechanical Tech Level I in Prudhoe Bay, AK

    I have been working at Schlumberger full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Pay, Overtime, coworkers, not held back when achieving promotions.

    Cons

    Time away from family, empty promises.

  3. Good company for new graduates

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at Schlumberger (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits package
    Clear career path for engineers, but more limited for technicians
    Lots of training opportunities
    Good bonus potential

    Cons

    I ended up spending about a third of my time on various computer systems logging the same information
    Lower end of industry pay

    Advice to Management

    The company should try to streamline its reporting systems and become more flexible with its fixed step training program. It would also be nice to stay on one vessel for at least a year at a time.

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  5. Field Service Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Schlumberger

    Pros

    - global company
    - variety of job exposures
    - diverse employees

    Cons

    - move every 2-3 years
    - no choice on where the next move will be

  6. Storeroom Keeper

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Schlumberger

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Consistent and accurate pay. Constantly learning new things.

    Cons

    Schlumberger allows for a lot of advancement, but the position did not allow for much growth.

  7. The culture and environment is great

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    Current Intern - Community Affairs Intern in Houston, TX
    Current Intern - Community Affairs Intern in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Schlumberger as an intern (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work schedules are flexible and you're not micromanaged

    Cons

    Takes a long time to get things done internally

    Advice to Management

    Be more involved with your employees

  8. Global company with global goals

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    Former Employee - General Field Engineer
    Former Employee - General Field Engineer

    I worked at Schlumberger full-time (more than 5 years)

    Negative Outlook
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    great people, global perspective, great pay, lots of opportunity for those that want it (when the industry is booming)

    Cons

    "upper management" makes decisions that sometimes make no sense and take no input from "lower levels"

  9. This is a really really hard job. They pay you a lot, but they will work you like a dog to get it.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Schlumberger full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay 21.00/hr to start, and time and a half for overtime. And you will get a lot of overtime. 12hr/day 2weeks/3weeks min. I have learned more about t/s electronics in 1 year than I have in 4 years getting my BS

    Cons

    Hope you are single or that you have a very strong family. You will never see them. 120 hour work weeks are common, 12hr/days manditory and that is if you are not working at a wellsite. At a well site 16hr/day min and you wont be coming home for 2weeks/3weeks. Your job is not secure. if oil prices drop, no matter how good a worker you are you are likely going to lose your job. Housing is insane in rock springs, 1 bedroom apartments in the worst area of the city is going to be over 800$

    Advice to Management

    Simplify the advancement program. There is too much that needs to be filled out that does not concern a employees job. It is not easy to find the info you need to fill out the advancement forms. Your employees do not trust you, because you are not honest with them. If there is a good chance that we will be laid off, then you need to be strait with us. We get a speech about how we do not need to worry and the very day 3 workers got laid off.

  10. Schlumberger going back in management policies what used to be 25 years back

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Schlumberger full-time (more than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Overall good company, family friendly, great colleagues, brings technical innovation.

    Cons

    With new top management, things are changing for bad. They think company is oversized and hired a consultant company to reduce head count instead of trusting their managers. Resulting in losing technical pillars of the company. Too much internal politics.

    Advice to Management

    Think long term rather than short term gains

  11. Helpful (1)

    Good company, but getting worse

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at Schlumberger full-time (more than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Interesting technical work
    Informal workplace (though contradicted in part by the con below)
    Great colleagues to work with.
    Good amount of vacation.

    Cons

    Salaries are mediocre.
    Management is implementing more and more policies and procedures to micro-manage employees. Managers don't really manage people, they manage policies. These policies are burdensome, time-wasting, and demotivating.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the madness of piling on more and more policies and procedures. Instead, hire adults who can make wise decisions and let them do so.

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