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Field Engineer Off-shore

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Former Employee - MWD Engineer in Lafayette, LA
Former Employee - MWD Engineer in Lafayette, LA

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

Pros

Great training, good benefits, and the ability to see the world (with the minimal time off you have)

Cons

Most engineers were quite incompetent, and SLB continues to promote the weak. Safety is such a big factor that it almost becomes detrimental to work and the main objective is lost. (Remember nothing ruins fun like safety.) Most engineers are miserable and the moral is low. Everyone talks about when they will quit and what bigger things they will go on to do. You are basically working with the beaten dogs that keep on coming back. There are quite few "good" engineers that stick around because they are the ones that realize they can be making the same money while enjoying life. If you are considering a job or are new, watch the more rigorous disciplines, like MEs and EEs, they are usually the first engineers to quit. Pay is the only real motivator. Any competent engineer would realize the job is quite boring and mundane. Granted the first couple months are exciting, after your training the job is repetitive and insulting to a four year degree engineer.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

You all do very well with your business model. Profits can be realized while having such low morale amongst the work force. Treat your employees like numbers, some will stick around after being pressured (most likely the ones with weak backbones and limited potential) and the ones with quality are quite often gone before GFE. SLB's structure is one of amazing feat. I hope SLB has back up plans when oil no longer becomes the prime source of transportation energy.

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  1. Project Manager

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    - laid back
    - process oriented

    Cons

    - cheap company
    - lay offs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - start spending money on your employees; better yet stop cutting from employee benefits

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Great Company to work for

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Schlumberger full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Excellent training, all processes well-defined, you know what to do to get promoted, its all in your hands hard work, you can choose to continue on technical ladder or choose managerial and you will be on the same level no matter which one you choose. Wow, its indeed and excellent company. Ability to travel and work worldwide

    Cons

    Head count reduction when there is a downturn is very bad, the company is now known for this worldwide which is bad. Job security reduces employees morale ad they opt out whenever they can

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look for better way to limit cost during downturns than employee reduction, give incentized leave of absense, practise reduction in salaries, reduce travel, alot can be done asides from reducing personnel..... try to build employee morale in this respect...asised from this, I bleed Blueeeee...all the way

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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