I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Schlumberger in June 2011.
Interview Details – There are three stages of interview, a 20-30min interview on phone, a flew-in group interview at one of the facilities and an exit interview with additional questions.
Phone interview consist of typical questions like where do you see yourself in 5 years and some non-technical question for basic reasoning ability.
Group interview usually involve a hands on project (i.e building a tower with paper) and presentations. The interview is quite lengthy (5~6 hours) but majority of the time they are explaining the type of work you'll be doing.
Third interview is more concrete question asking your preference on segment, and working environment.
Interview Question – Nothing is particularly mind boggling, but the two recruiters were playing good/bad personalities during the second interview. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Got emailed offer. As a desperate new graduate I do not have much room to negotiate.
I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Schlumberger in February 2013.
Interview Details – Applied through my campus career center, ams was notified of an interview for the next week. Was asked to attend an information session that gave an overview of the company and was pretty interesting overall. The first interview was very casual and they seemed like they wanted to make sure that you are interested in working in tough conditions. I was not asked to a second interview but it sounds like its much more difficult.
Interview Question – There were no unexpected questions, they wanted to hear about my experience working in teams. Answer Question
I applied through other source and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Schlumberger in July 2012.
Interview Details – 1st Stage: Telephone interview. It was very casual for me, the interviewer asked about my hobbies and some of my past experience. I'd say it was very informal, as long as you sound confidence and your familiar with your resume's experience you're good.
2nd Stage: On-site Interview. 2 day interview, consist of self-introduction, group game, presentation regarding a specific Field Engineer discipline, tour in SLB's equipment plant and an interview. The whole 2 day process was a huge interview itself, so don't lose your cool just because you think you schooled any part of the process, stay cool the whole time. Be prepared about your presentation, it's a good chance to show your preparation. Ask questions during plant visits, show interests and your knowledge about their operation.
Interview Question – There was no difficult/unexpected question for me, but that was just my case. Again, be prepared for your presentation's topic, and show that your a team player during the group game, and don't be afraid to interact with SLB's people or other candidates during the tour since it shows you're good with people. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 6 months - interviewed at Schlumberger in February 2012.
Interview Details – I applied to Schlumberger throught their website and they recruited at my university. I was emailed about an interview before they arrived on campus. The interview was one on one and most of the questions were situation and behavioural based. How to deal with conflict in the workplace etc, how do you know you're done a good job, give examples of being in tough situations at work and how do you sort them out. There were also brain teaser type questions.
Interview Question – The most unexpected question was given a picture with 3 light bulbs and told they were in a room and the three switches were in another room. You were only allowed to enter the room with the lights once and how would you know which switch corresponded to which light. View Answer
The process took 3 days - interviewed at Schlumberger in November 2007.
Interview Details – Applied in March of 07, didn't hear anything until October, and was given 1 business day notice of interview. A lot of situational questions, more just a conversation steered in the direction that the interviewer wanted to go. All interviewers are ex engineers, very helpful and knowledgeable. 4 days later I was flown across the country, meals out, see the actual operations at 3 field sites over 2 days, and a formal interview at the end of it. There was about 20 of us there.
One thing, is although they were very upfront about how much you would be working and that you would be spending tons of time away from home, is that they really pushed the work hard/play hard mantra, and 2 years later it really turns out to be only a work hard mantra. The benefits where given a rosy spin, and are a lot less common or frequent than I was led to believe.
Interview Question – Just situational questions, tell me about hobbies and activities which would be similar to this job, what do you do in your spare time, why do you want to be a field engineer, tell me what you expect from this position. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Nothing, all standard offers regarding pay/benefits/location
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