Schlumberger Reviews

Updated June 30, 2015
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  1. Not for me

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

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

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to move around. A great deal of training is required.

    Cons

    Strong central controls. A great deal of training is required.


  2. You are just a number just like someone else said.

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

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

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

    Pros

    Great bunch of guys at my location.

    Cons

    Upper management above your location do not care a thing in the world about you.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of your middle people or you will not be where you are very long.


  3. Helpful (4)

    Good for your resume, opportunities limited.

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They move you positions about every two years, good exposure to different areas within finance and the business. Some travel opportunities depending on which department you work in.

    Cons

    -Below market pay
    -Management hesitant to give you opportunities that you have proven you are capable of.
    -They will marginalize and squeeze you as much as they can. Truly a slave driver.
    -With no show of appreciation or care for their employees
    -Opportunities and management positions are given to inexperienced employees (still not sure why) when there are many higher qualified employees available.
    -Everything is a secret and as an employee you do not know where you are headed in your career. Lots of uncertainties regarding career advancement for such a structured organization.
    -Senior management lacks fundamental knowledge of finance and strategic management.
    -Financial HUB provides no privacy. No office or cubicles.

    Advice to Management

    Provide advancement to those who have proven themselves worthy. Provide fair compensation. Treat experienced employees with due respect and career opportunities, they are valuable assets to the company. The management culture does not realize this and rather replaces those experienced employees with college grads or hires externally experienced individuals that have no idea what they are doing. This leads to overall high turnover and negatively affects our financials due to inaccuracies and inefficiencies.


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  5. Bogus interview

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

    I worked at Schlumberger

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    I know from some friends it can be rewarding, due to intensive training and big number of jobs, hence you get transferrable knowledge, one of the most important things to look for when choosing a company.

    Cons

    I've been a few months ago to an interview for a geotechnical position in my country of origin (I am working in another country). They didn't reimburse one Euro from the travel expenses, even if they promised to do so. I was interviewed together with people who were there for field jobs, so I believe they needed to interview me for legal reasons. Anyway, in my home country they hire first in class for field only, and for jobs where normally they need smart people, they hire mediocre students usually, or those with a close relative in an important position with a client.

    Advice to Management

    Try to look for real assets for your company, even if assets mean east-european brains


  6. WL

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Schlumberger

    Pros

    work was sometimes interesting and challenging

    Cons

    work hours were very bad


  7. Field Engineer

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You make A LOT of money

    Cons

    You have absolutely ZERO life

    Advice to Management

    Burn out central


  8. No clear career progression

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

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

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

    Pros

    working environment is not bad

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    need to work on how to motivate employees


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

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

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

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

    Pros

    Great working environment.
    Nice and helpful colleagues and Managers.

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    Give opportunities to contractors.


  10. It was a harsh experience

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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.


  11. You are not in control of your career

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    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)

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

    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.



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