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good company to work

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)

I have been working at Schlumberger

Recommends
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

good for CV, learn a lot, good benefits

Cons

demanding, compensation low compared to operators

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    I hate that I love you!

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    Former Employee - Supply Chain Services in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Services in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

    I worked at Schlumberger

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    1. Multicultural environment;
    2. Training;
    3. Technology;
    4. There are extremely competent managers and employees;
    5. Challenging;
    6. Long term relationships, which increase the possibility of making true friends at work;
    7. Lots of travel;
    8. Lots of parties.

    Cons

    1. Too much pressure;
    2. 14/15 hours a day is not enough;
    3. Forget about personal life, work is all in your life from day 1;
    4. Dual career maybe a problem when you have to swallow an incompetent manager because of his/her partner;
    5. Support employees are underestimated, even if they are clearly 10 times better than operations guys;
    6. Operations do not plan, do not understand that bureaucracy is a way of life in Latin America. Not planning, only increases pressure and enhances the likelihood of mistakes;
    7. Bad payer in comparison to some competitors;
    8. All the good job done in years may vanish if your manager do get along with you. SLP3 (annual appraisal) is torn and your work history is erased. You may become the worst employee ever, even if 19 out of 20 previous managers had you were above expectations.

    Advice to Management

    Schlumberger employees are very committed, but no one can handle working 14/15 hours a day for consecutive years. My 1st day at SLB started at 7:30am, finished 0:40am; 2nd day started at 8:00am, finished at 11:40pm; my last day started at 9:00am, finished 11:00pm (several years later). It was always like that.

  2. Hard work, good money, no life. Worth it.

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    Former Employee - Senior Field Engineer Wireline
    Former Employee - Senior Field Engineer Wireline

    I worked at Schlumberger

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great training, good pay, a lot of travel, never boring.

    Cons

    No life, very specialised training unless you stick it out and get out of the field.

    Advice to Management

    The model you have makes a lot of money, it's a shame so many good people are lost along the way. Find the balance.

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