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SBC - Primarily an internal consulting firm

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Former Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Houston, TX
Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Houston, TX

I worked at Schlumberger full-time for more than a year

Pros

- offers an opportunity to understand oil and gas industry

Cons

- internal consulting
- Repetitive work / Boring work
- No strategy work, Mainly capability development, implementation sort of work
- High-headed VPs in Houston office
- Tense office environment
- Lost 4 partners in last 1 year, must be doing something really bad

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    Excellent, a great place to make a career. As a lifestyle I would be less optimistic.

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    Former Employee - Field Engineer  in  Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Field Engineer in Tulsa, OK

    I worked at Schlumberger full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Excellent Benefits. High profile jobs, tons of responsibility, little office work, working with cool mechanical and hi-tech tools. You are heavily in charge and you have tons of support, therefore you will always know what to do or else you have the confidence and resources to ask if you are in doubt. It is a very solid working place.

    Cons

    A successful personal life seems unlikely to happen. The company becomes 90% of your LIFE. Planning time off is not reliable. Your boss will need you at any time on any day, often very unexpectedly. You are most of the time moving to one city to another (which can be exciting) but that means you spend lots of time in places where you know no one and you and your colleagues will be in the same situation. You should add this to the fact that you will have little time off. The end result is that you will spend most weekends with the same people you work with.... in my case I had cool colleagues, but it's not always the case.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    TAKE OUT the shitty instructors from the learning centers. Some of them are good, many are not. If you have people without motivation as instructors you are spoiling tons of fresh talent flowing into the company. You are literally wasting fortunes and other people's time by the absurd excuse of "yeeee we're so tough, others just don't make it"

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    cross-functional, global experience

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    Former Employee - Marketing Communications Manager  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Marketing Communications Manager in Houston, TX

    I worked at Schlumberger full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -work for the #1 oilfield services company in the world
    -gain global exposure and a multicultural mindset
    -work with cross-functional teams
    -ability to gain experience in a diversity of areas/disciplines
    -work with individuals from different cultures and countries
    -at the crux of technological innovation

    Cons

    -company culture prefers professionals with Engineering degree
    -magnitude of organization creates difficulties for advancement, stuck in a niche
    -process-oriented environment can become tedious in some areas

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -in advocating for "diversity" give wider opportunities for individuals with backgrounds other than Engineering

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