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    Workhouse

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - MWD/LWD Field Engineer in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - MWD/LWD Field Engineer in Oklahoma City, OK

    I worked at Schlumberger full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great structured training. Was able to learn a lot through hands on experience and through training program.

    Cons

    Management was not completely transparent on work schedule. Was told multiple times that I would be off on holidays only to be surprised by a phone call asking me to head out to the field for a job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest with employees about when they will be expected to work, even if you know it isn't what they want to hear. It's better to expect to be out in the field than be surprised with a phone call.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Be prepared to sacrifice your soul for money

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Engineer II in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Field Engineer II in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at Schlumberger full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Freedom to work, fast paced work environment, TONS of training and information available. Great opportunity to travel and meet people from across the globe.

    Cons

    The culture of the company expects you to sacrifice your life to work. Your success in the company is solely dependent on your manager at the time. The lifestyle of the field is rough and extremely unhealthy. Unfortunately, the industry and SLB breeds an environment where you cannot trust your coworkers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to understand that employees are not the same as equipment. Constantly placing blame is not the solution to fix the issues within the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Not worth the money

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Schlumberger

    Pros

    Good job for someone in their lives 20s making new money with no family

    Cons

    I was on a horrible frac crew. We couldn't keep anybody to stay on our crew. I was on person doing 4 peoples jobs.. Sometimes they would feed us at n the field and sometimes the food truck wouldn't show. 12+ hours labor and nothing to eat

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    Manufacturing Engineer for 3 years

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Schlumberger

    Pros

    Good systems are in place for anyone to succeed

    Cons

    No transparency in dealings with employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less career progression due to the size of company and transparency to all employees

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Bad experiencie in Knowledge transfer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Tax Accountant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Tax Accountant in Houston, TX

    I worked at Schlumberger full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent pay, great benefits and payment of relocation. growth opportunity!!!

    Cons

    Knowledge transfer in other country , poor Management and supervising dont exists

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Field Engineer

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Field Engineer in Bakersfield, CA
    Former Employee - Field Engineer in Bakersfield, CA

    I worked at Schlumberger full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great training, room for growth and opportunities to travel.

    Cons

    Work life balance, lack of value placed on employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Pay attention to internal favorites

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Electronics Technician in Sugar Land, TX
    Former Employee - Electronics Technician in Sugar Land, TX

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

    Pros

    Safety Procedures
    Training
    401k matching and benefits to include education

    Cons

    Stringent promotion
    Industry-competitve Compensation
    Management of job assignments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees are the key to your success. Without including them in your milestones, you will lose their trust. There is truth in the statement, a happy worker is a productive worker. Losing their confidence in you to act as an effective manager will ultimately result in a decreased quality output of your organization. They will be key to your success. Aligning ethical values with corporate mission can be a challenge but that is management's role everywhere. Schlumberger is no exception.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Very autocratic workplace

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - FSS in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - FSS in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity for training

    Cons

    Very political atmosphere: you are not given opportunity to freely speak of issues without being chastised from upper management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your field staff & help them to help you achieve the company's goals for that year!

    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    JUST OK OK

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Schlumberger part-time

    Pros

    - Big Org
    - Diverse environment
    - Decent Pay

    Cons

    - worst management
    - old people who dont want to change
    - dont listen to employees
    - fake promises

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Be on your words
    - don't ruin someone's life

    Doesn't Recommend
  11.  

    Work 500000000 hours per week.. literally

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Schlumberger full-time

    Pros

    pays very well and get lots of training

    Cons

    there is not work life balance

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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