I applied through a staffing agency - interviewed at Schlumberger in June 2013.
Interview Details – got first phone interview through a recruiting agent. Recruiter was a nice lady, questions were basic. got invitation for 2nd interview about 3 weeks later at Oklahoma. About 15 candidates in all, stayed up till 3 am first night, lots of presentations from recruiter, break out session. Overall 2nd interview more fun than business.
Interview Question – No difficult questions, just basic questions. Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Schlumberger.
Interview Details –
The first interview was a simple phone behavioral interview. The were no technical questions. The interview is very short so be sure to ask a lot of question and seem interested.
I got an offer to attend a second round in OKC a couple weeks later.
The first day of the interview lasts long into the night. The present on a variety of subjects on the company followed by presentations by us that they assigned about a week before. You will be presenting with a partner that you have never met so be sure to communicate before you fly out to the Interview site. They also have us take part in a fun team building exercise. They had us build a series of towers with pencils, paper, paperclips, and other random office material. We then had to launch a plastic frog from tower to tower.
The next day you wake up early in the morning and visit some well sites. Chug some coffe in the morning. It will be a long day and they are looking for people who are awake, active, and interest in what they are showing us. The only time we were actually "Interviewed" was a 10 min exit interview at the end of the day. You need to be prepared in saying which segment you are interested in joining and why. The interviewers then treat everyone to good food and and alcohol.
The whole process felt more like I was "rushing" for the company rather than interviewing for it. Overall, it was a lot of fun.
Also, if you tell them that you are prepared to work anywhere overseas, actually be prepared to work anywhere because they WILL send you anywhere.
Interview Question – How long have you ever stayed awake straight working on a project. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation
I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at Schlumberger in May 2013.
Interview Details – I have only had a phone interview as of now. Questions were all behavioral and HR related. The recruiter was very friendly. I did get the second interview which will be in a few days.I have heard they like to keep you awake very late, have group presentations, assignments and ice breakers.
Interview Question – What do you do in your spare time? View Answer
Interviewed at Schlumberger
Interview Details – I think it is very important to drop what you are doing the day before and get a good night's rest. You need to act like you are 100% rested the entire time. Our interview went as follows: arrive at hotel, dinner and presentation about schlumberger, questions, group presentation, questions, sclumberger presentation, questions, group presentation etc until all of the presentations are finished. Then there was an engineering group challenge. Then there were some closing remarks and then dismissed at about 2:30AM. Next day involved a site tour of the facilities and the rigs. Also featured a discussion with current employees without the recriter present. After the day is finished, arrive at hotel and exit interviews, and dinner.
Interview Question – No unexpected questions. They will ask questions that you don't know about your presentation, but they aren't impossible to answer or give a reasoned approach to an answer. Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Schlumberger.
Interview Details –
Had an info session on campus. Next day 30 minute interview was very straight forward.
- what do you know about this company
- other basic behavioral questions
Heard back a few days later and was told they wanted to fly me down to Texas.
- toured around a well site
- Paper tower building activity
- 5 minute presentation on a topic given prior to the event
- 1 on 1 interview
Just heard from another woman in REMS wanting a phone interview. We'll see how that goes...
Interview Question – Individual questions are not difficult. looking for if you match the company View Answer
Very Easy Interview
I applied through college or university and the process took 4 months - interviewed at Schlumberger.
Interview Details – I was initially interviewed twice over the phone by their recruiting company, and that same day (both phone interviews were conducted one after the other) I was informed that they wanted to send me to an on-site interview. The on-site interview was one of the best experiences I have ever had, and was much different than any other interview I had been on. All of the recruiters and other interviewers were extremely friendly and laid back, so the experience was not stressful at all. I enjoyed every moment of my time on the interview, which involved team building and several presentations.
Interview Question – What is the objective of cased-hole wireline. View Answer
Negotiation Details – They have set salaries per sector so there is no negotiation.
I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Schlumberger in April 2013.
Interview Details –
I first spoke with Schlumberger at a job fair and was contacted through my University about an on campus interview. The night before the interview they asked us to attend an information session which gave us a general overview of the position. About a week after the first interview I got an email inviting me to attend a second interview session in Oklahoma City, OK.
For the second interview, all the travel arrangements and hotel stay were taken care of as well as all meals while we were with the recruiters. Additionally, they gave everyone a $100 cash card for any other "costs" associated with our travel, good to use on anything for the next 30 days.
After arriving from the airport we had some time to settle in before meeting at 6PM. There were 17 total applicants and 2 recruiters. They started us off with presentations about the different positions available under the realm of "Field Engineer." As an applicant, we were split into groups and asked to present a 3-5 minute slideshow about the processes that field engineers oversee. The presentations actually ended up being about 20 minutes after all of the questions that the recruiters and other applicants asked.
Dinner was served in the conference room a bit after 8 PM, and we had a bit of a break before the presentations resumed. Around 1AM we got into 4 groups and had to do a team-building activity. After the teams disassembled the presentations continued until about 3AM.
We had to be up and ready to go by 8:30 the next morning for the bus to take us to see some equipment they use for cementing and fracking. There we got to ask a panel of field engineers any questions we wanted while our recruiters stepped away. After that we stopped to get lunch on the way to a drilling rig so we could see what a D&M field engineer does on the job.
We got back to the hotel and had about an hour before our exit interviews were assigned. The exit interviews were really informal, basically handing over our paperwork and we were given a chance to ask any final questions that we might have had. They asked me if I would prefer segment over location or vice-versa, and if I could see myself working for them after learning more about the lifestyle and what the work entails.
This concluded the "interview" portion, after that they took everyone to dinner at a nice restaurant where we could order any food or beverage that we wanted. The bus took us back to the hotel and a bunch of us took our $100 gift cards to the hotel bar, in the morning the bus took everyone to the airport and we parted ways.
They told us they would let us know within 2 weeks whether or not we had an offer.
Interview Question – In the first interview they asked the most questions, mostly seemed to be trying to figure out what type of person I am and what I do with my time outside of school, how I deal with difficult situations, etc. Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
I applied through college or university and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Schlumberger in April 2013.
Interview Details – Submitted resume at school career fair. Received email about 3 weeks afterwards to setup a phone interview. Phone interview was fairly short and was just with the person who was emailing me. It was very casual and interviewer sounded pretty young. I even asked if there was any reservations she had about hiring me for the position. She just responded with, "Uhhhhh....not really." haha
Interview Question – Tell me about yourself. If you won a 100 million dollars, what would you spend the money on? Even after that you'd still have a lot of money, how would you spend your time? Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Schlumberger in April 2013.
Interview Details – Interviewer was friendly and it took 30 minutes. I went to a career fair and got called for an interview. There were two strange questions that were difficult to answer, but other than that it was fairly normal. Research the company before the interview. I'm still waiting for a callback.
Interview Question –
There is a 7'x7' room. You have 6" diameter balls. How many balls can fit in that room?
You have $1000.00 dollars worth of pennies. If you stacked all the pennies up, how high would that stack be? Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Schlumberger in March 2013.
Interview Details – Schlumberger has started heavily recruiting at engineering schools to replace the senior workforce. As SLB works in over 80 countries with 100k+ employees, fresh graduates are needed. SLB came to my school with university recruiting where they performed behavioral interviews. The second interview was located in Shreveport, LA where they performed ice-breakers and showed powerpoints on the different segments. It was overall a stressful but pleasing experience.
Interview Question – Why am I a good fit for SLB? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation--as I was a recent graduate it seemed impertinent and foolish.
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