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  1.  

    A good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Schlumberger full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    A great training and experience

    Cons

    Focused on the short term outlook

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please see the long term outlook

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Plenty of training

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Rosharon, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Rosharon, TX

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

    Pros

    Schlumberger offer a lot of training in many aspects. Plenty opportunities to travel worldwide. Located in many countries. Leader in the oilfield.

    Cons

    Work / life balance often leans to more work and less life time. Oilfield offices are often not located in the best areas. Managers change too often, hard to stay on track when this occurs. View as a number rather than a person.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get to know the staff you work with.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Drilling Engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Drilling Engineer
    Former Employee - Drilling Engineer

    I worked at Schlumberger full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Dynamic, always busy, Good training.

    Cons

    Long Hours,
    Always on call
    Low salary

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Great resume builder working for the biggest and the best.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - MWD Field Specialist in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - MWD Field Specialist in Oklahoma City, OK

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

    Pros

    - Ridiculous Training
    - Industry leader
    - Competitive pay
    - Detailed, clear structure for promotion

    As an MWD, SLB gives you more training than any other company, which can be super annoying, but everyone in the industry knows about it. This makes you a much more promising candidate to any future employers beside Schlumberger.

    Cons

    - Completely impersonal
    - 1 of 120k Employees
    - Quality of services falls very short of what you would hope from such a huge company.

    You do not matter to anyone, anywhere in the company. But, I never found this all too surprising from a company this size. You are likely to be let go and disregarded more than you ever would inn any small company. But, as long as you don't plan on staying with SLB for life, you'll be fine.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    It all adds up

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Field Engineer in Elk City, OK
    Former Employee - Field Engineer in Elk City, OK

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

    Pros

    Decent pay. Looks great on Resume

    Cons

    Not much of a work/life balance. Super long hours. Locations generally in the middle of nowhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Internship

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

    I worked at Schlumberger as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    I worked with people my age and they were all very welcoming. There was always something to do but never extremely rushed. The orientation and wrap up week for the interns was very fun!

    Cons

    Full time employees dont stay very long with the company, about 1-2 years at most. Long work weeks with weird hours that makes your internal body clock go out of sync. Manager never stood up for her engineers when it came to clients.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Design Engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Houston, TX

    I worked at Schlumberger

    Pros

    Process controlled workflow, challenging work, meaningful work, decent pay, good benefits, leading service provider in industry, worldwide, possible chance for travel

    Cons

    Long hours, dull culture, you are just a number to them, difficult to advance. poor work/life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    reward your enployees that are performing exceptionally

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Mechanical Engineer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Schlumberger

    Pros

    Leading oil service company in the world

    Cons

    less opportunity for promotion, not care for people leaving the company

  10.  

    Great company, average management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Sales Engineer
    Former Employee - Technical Sales Engineer

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

    Pros

    In my experience the policies of the company are great, the intentions are to really help the employees thrive

    Cons

    When the time of applying these policies in the field comes, the local managers don't walk the talk. Too often favoritism gets in the way, meaning that not necessarily the most hard working persons get the promotions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Heat what the engineers have to say about the middle managers, not only what the Ops Managers think of them. Sometimes a middle manager (service delivery manager for example) is just bending backwards to get his Ops Mgr objectives done, while at the same time destroys morale in the teams.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Decent employer

    • 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

    Pros

    Decent enough money, management is fairly in touch with employees and the training is good. You get some pretty decent exposure to customers.

    Cons

    Some over promising, compensation changes fairly often, training program is a moving target. Upper management that you rarely interact with calls the shots.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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