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The Good, The Bad and The UGLY

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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)

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 ManagementAdvice

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 ?

Neutral Outlook

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    Good company but could manage human capital better

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Generalist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Human Resources Generalist in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Schlumberger full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Competitive salary & benefits
    Borderless career (opportunities to move across function)
    Structured training program for HR and Technical
    Centralization of HR Administration

    Overall, good company and culture with plenty of employee assistance programs.

    Cons

    No structured development or leadership programs for employees in core non-technical functions (i.e. sales, finance, etc). Sometimes leaves employees stagnant in their careers.
    Some HR administration burdens the function causing more experienced professionals turning into administrators for 50% or more of their job.

    Sometimes the borderless career concept causes underqualified managers being moved into roles where their specialized knowledge is not the greatest due to an immediate need. This causes issues in the team and the function or higher turnover.

    Poor mentorship culture or attitude. Many managers are burdened or do not have time to mentor and coach younger professionals in the company, especially in the functions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People Management could be better. There is a breadth of lower level expertise waiting to be developed in the company but not capitalized. Once one finishes their training program, there is little mentorship to steer them in the right direction and we end up losing a lot of good potential.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Mwd

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

    I have been working at Schlumberger

    Pros

    One of the best company in the oil industry

    Cons

    No fixed work schedule. Always gone

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on career path

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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