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Great learning experience, poor compensation

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Financial Reporting Accountant in Sugar Land, TX
Current Employee - Financial Reporting Accountant in Sugar Land, TX

I have been working at Schlumberger

Pros

- Learn a lot and plenty of opportunities to fine-tune your investigative skills (teaching yourself new tasks)
- Majority of managers are laid-back and knowledgeable
- Work/Life balance great, except at month end/quarter end/year end
- Most coworkers are laid-back and have enjoyable personalities
- New ideas to create efficiency supported (you have to push your case in some circumstances)
- Benefits are pretty good, although they have been better previous to the "recession"

Cons

- Compensation is 30% lower than market, with no bonus until you reach a certain "grade" or career level
- Upper management (majority):
   - Inconsiderate of work/life balance of the people below them
   - Slow to complete simple tasks
   - Procrastination and greediness abundant
   - Many need to work on their people skills and attitudes towards the "little people" (you might have a better job/higher position, but you're not better than me)
- "This is the way it's always been done" attitude in a lot of instances (rarely thinking out of the box)
- No educational reimbursement benefits, although stated and confirmed in initial interview

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Pay should be commensurate with market levels and bonuses should be shared with all employees (we all contribute to Schlumberger's success, not just you).
Be more considerate of work/life balance.
Work on getting to know the people that work under you and be more personable (does not apply to all, but enough to be noticeable).

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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  1.  

    It was OK

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Drilling Engineer in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Drilling Engineer in Denver, CO

    I worked at Schlumberger

    Pros

    Good company to work with, you have a chance working in multicultural environment. Also have an opportunity to go aboard quite often.

    Cons

    A lot of work load and it might be hard to convince company that what you want to do exactly. Since they will push you to do in the position they wanted. However, it depends on location and your manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Working more with new entire or mid management people, not just give them a lot of training classes to attend.

    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good

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

    I have been working at Schlumberger

    Pros

    Brilliant engineering
    Highly skilled engineers
    diversity of people and background

    Cons

    Recognition
    Management of project
    seniority technical career

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More respect for employees

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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