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Busy lifestyle without a lot of personal time

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Current Employee - Maintenance Engineer in Garden Grove, CA
Current Employee - Maintenance Engineer in Garden Grove, CA

I have been working at Schlumberger full-time (More than a year)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Make a good amount of money but put in a lot of hours to make it. The knowledge and experience gained is top notch in the Oil Industry.

Cons

No personal life if you are working in the field. If you are a salaried employee, still plan on working 10-12 hours/day.

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  1. Pretty decent job if you don't mind 60+ hour weeks

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    Current Employee - Field Service Manager
    Current Employee - Field Service Manager

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

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

    Pros

    decent salary and benefits, good mobility options

    Cons

    on call always. really. always.

  2. Helpful (3)

    Field Engineer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Denver, CO

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Multicultural environment, at some point no other person at your table comes from the same country. Diversity is one of the strengths of this company.
    The people you interact with everyday are awesome. We have some of the most talented people on Earth working here and the attitude is really professional most of the time.
    Career advancement is at your pace after initial training, so you can grow very quickly or stay in the same position as long as you like. Also you can change functions if you qualify, for example recruiters are not HR specialists but rather were Field Engineers in the past. Same goes for HSE, Upper Management, Instructors, Logistics, Research, etc.
    Great training programs. You get to work with the best technology in the industry.
    Borderless career which means also global exposure and many opportunities to travel and relocate in very interesting places.
    Competitive salary.
    Good benefits, specially for families.

    Cons

    First years it is a lot of work, you feel there is no time to rest and it is very hard on families.
    Stress level is high and recognition is low, this kind of helps the company to keep only committed employees but also takes a toll on them.
    Salary is good but lower than similar positions from some competitors; even inside the company the salaries vary a lot depending where in the world you work and if you come from a "merged" (acquired) company.
    Since attrition is high, you see a lot of people getting promoted without deserving it. This may sound good to you but it is really depressing when the manager you report to has no idea (or less idea than you) on what they are doing.
    And this might happen in all big companies, but there is a lot of bureaucracy, a lot of paperwork and restrictions, so even when they ask you to contribute or help in a project you may become frustrated that a seemingly easy task takes months and even years to be completed.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your workforce. Post job openings on an internal site and let people apply for them. Stop all the secretive treatment of "delicate" matters that everyone knows about anyways.

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