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great opportunity to learn the industry

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Former Employee - Business Development Manager  in  Houston, TX
Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Houston, TX

I worked at Schlumberger

Pros

great opportunities for training, good on the job experience, early opportunities to take responsibility, pretty good opportunities overall for career development

Cons

too much big company politics, easy to get stuck in a career plateau, salary becomes limited after several years on job

Advice to ManagementAdvice

move people about to different jobs and different locations and to work with different clients as much as possible to develop the individual

Recommends
No opinion of CEO

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    Test down hole service tools.

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    Former Employee - Developmental Technician  in  Rosharon, TX
    Former Employee - Developmental Technician in Rosharon, TX

    I worked at Schlumberger

    Pros

    Money and time off are the best reasons to work for Schlumberger in Alaska. Entry level North slope experience is also a plus. I would not want to work for Schlumberger anywhere there is not a schedule where you get 50% of the year off. As for North Slope companies it is one of the lower paying companies, although I have heard one of it's competitors on the slope pays less. If the only reason you are here is money and time off, or North Slope experience so you can move to a better North Slope company, Schlumberger is good for that, if you want a job you enjoy with management that is at least consistent with what they say and what they do, Schlumberger Is not for you.

    Cons

    Safety preaches one thing and management does another. If the employee does what is unsafe he could be fired, but if he doesn't do what management asks, even if it goes against the safety rules, they will start looking for a reason to get rid of that employee. There are a lot of uneducated people in operator positions with big egos just because they have a high paying job. If they worked anywhere else but here, they would not make the kind of money they are making and probably wouldn't have such large egos. Spending half of your life with these people can be hard to do for many people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Even if you’re uncomfortable addressing shortcomings, your job now is to talk about these things. Don’t value your own comfort over the work you’ve been hired to do or an employee’s ability to get honest feedback.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Great money but you are working all the time, literally.

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    Current Employee - Field Engineer  in  Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Oklahoma City, OK

    I have been working at Schlumberger

    Pros

    The money, training and opportunity for advancement is very good, if you can get out of the field.

    Cons

    You work 24 hours, live on a rig, sleep very little, and never know when you will have a day off. When you do have a day off, you are afraid whenever your phone rings, because you might have to pack up and go to a job for an unknown amount of time, usually 1 month...might be 3. 24 hours, no weekends, no holidays.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat new employees better and you might be able to improve the turnover rate.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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