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Former Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX
Former Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX

I worked at Schlumberger full-time (more than 5 years)

Neutral Outlook
Neutral Outlook

Pros

Great place to meet some smart people. The recruiting department is amazing. They know whom to pick. One will be awestruck with the amount of talent the company has. If you are right out of college, great place to learn a lot. The engineering systems are amazing and the set up is right for engineering success. Great training opportunities.. Good place of you want to learn more

Cons

If you dont know to play the GAME, forget about career growth. Manager is your GOD, if you are not in his good books you cant step out of the department and also your promotions are a road block. They have this stupid program called ADVANCE which will restrict your career growth for the first three years in an event you dont finish it on time. Your manager dont necessarily give you time to prepare for that. Higher management is isolated from what you do on the floor. They only care for numbers .. You are a number unless you are counting numbers .. Benefits were good but now it is not so great. Bad Place for mid careers , no development for you out there.. Very stressful work environment.. A lot of French politics (unreasonable politics).. HR department is the worst department, they dont do sqat other than recruiting and providing you with forms .. Bad place if you want your company to grow with your inputs .. Middle management does not give $HT about u ..

Advice to Management

Look at your company on the floor level as well .. Your success comes from there and not because you can re organize your management. Middle management is horrible.. who promoted them ?

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  1. Great employee but could be managed better.

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    Former Employee - Research Scientist in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Research Scientist in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at Schlumberger full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    1. In general, very smart colleagues to work with.
    2. Working environment is excellent, individual office.
    3. Lots of seminars and talks if one want to broaden ones horizon.

    Cons

    1. The pay is very average and pay raise may be stagnant because of the training program Advance.
    2. A lot of side-activities, such as training or metier learning and use lots of working time.
    3. Transfer policies makes it hard for employees with families.
    4. Your career is totally in the control of your manager.

    Advice to Management

    The transfer policy bothers a lot of employees. The management should move those who are willing to move and leave those who are not mobile. Don't make people feel like they have to move.

    The training and learning process is more than necessary.

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    Great company

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    Former Employee - Electronics Technician in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Electronics Technician in Oklahoma City, OK

    I worked at Schlumberger full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay, excellent benefits, Good training in all aspects of work requirements, Excellent safety culture. Very profesional in both employees and management.

    Cons

    You will work your tail off. Very long hours, will most likely work every holiday if not the whole day then some of it. Lots of weekends as well

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