Schlumberger Reviews

Updated October 17, 2014
Updated October 17, 2014
1,448 Reviews
3.6
1,448 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Big company, relocation around the world, good salaries, prospects for going up (in 32 reviews)

  • This company has a best Training program for its employees, Good HSE program and other Benefits (in 63 reviews)


Cons
  • Obvious work life balance though they do work with you on that when you need it (in 203 reviews)

  • Very difficult for Mid Career, no work life balance, too much internal politics (in 45 reviews)

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  1.  

    Field Engineer

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

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

    Pros

    You make A LOT of money

    Cons

    You have absolutely ZERO life

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Burn out central

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    No clear career progression

    • 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 (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    working environment is not bad

    Cons

    there is no clear career progression and it is very slow if there is one

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to work on how to motivate employees

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

    Not good for contractors, only good for full time employee.

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

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

    Pros

    Great working environment.
    Nice and helpful colleagues and Managers.

    Cons

    Not good for contractors.
    Recruiters are not helpful at all !

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give opportunities to contractors.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    It was a harsh experience

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

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

    Pros

    Great experience if your looking to get into oil and gas

    Cons

    Will not pay you a competitive salary not matter what, and if you can get into oil and gas industry with out having to go through Schlumberger do so.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    You are not in control of your career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Pay & bonus
    good people
    Project has funding

    Cons

    You can be as clear as a sunny day with management about what you want to do. They do these career reviews where you tell them what you want, then after you leave the room, the determine what is best for you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Make sure you really know what you're being hired for

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

    I have been working at Schlumberger full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Many different segments
    Potential to live internationally

    Cons

    My biggest complaint is the fact that during the interview process, despite asking more details about the position time and time again, they basically kept dodging the questions. In the end I decided to take the risk and accept the position but in retrospect I shouldn't have. I was not happy doing what I was hired for and despite my numerous requests to be transferred, I was not. In the end, I left on my own accord.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fine

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company and terrible management...

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Schlumberger

    Pros

    great pay and benefits. Easy going atmosphere

    Cons

    boss is a jerk and a little too controlling

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Former employee

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

    I have been working at Schlumberger full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Pay is great if your' re in it for the money

    Cons

    No social life and work life is lonely.
    Make sure you know who is ready to build you career wise.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Schlumberger is a great stepping stone.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Field Service Manager in Vernal, UT
    Former Employee - Field Service Manager in Vernal, UT

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

    Pros

    The best thing about Schlumberger is the training and the crazy amount of experience you get in a short amount of time.

    Cons

    It's a finger pointing culture of who's at fault.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There no employee appreciation.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good pay, lots of poltiics and all work

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

    I have been working at Schlumberger full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good pay. Sometimes technology used with the work is innovative/exciting

    Cons

    Terrible work/life balance. Lots of office politics, even when working in the field

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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