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Good exposure and growth of career

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Current Employee - Senior Field Engineer  in  Kakinada (India)
Current Employee - Senior Field Engineer in Kakinada (India)

I have been working at Schlumberger full-time for more than a year

Pros

- Good pay package
- Well defined career path

Cons

- long working hours
- No work life balance

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Good sides, Bad sides

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    Current Employee - Finance  in  Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Current Employee - Finance in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

    I have been working at Schlumberger full-time

    Pros

    There are good opportunities to be a real global person/employee in this company. You can be anywhere in the world any time.

    Cons

    What they do in kuala lumpur financial hub is definitely called discrimination. %100 SAME job description, %100 SAME job title, every thing done is same, location is same, even the grade is same, but but but they create a line in salary that is COMPLETELY DEPENDENT ON YOUR PASSPORT. Yes passport, even not on where you were last working, or you where you were previously.. JUST YOUR PASPPORT. So even though everything else is completely but completely same, your colleague can earn even double or more compared to you just because of his/her passport. Even because of passport/nationality he/she can earn more than his/her manager. This is everywhere in the world called DISCRIMINATION.

    I even don't talk about all the details about how Kuala Lumpur financial is UNprofessional. I have to write a book on this.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please make the management of Kuala Lumpur financial hub more professional. It is really a high school. Not more. KLfinancial hub also needs to be a real professional company, not a kindergarten.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    Excellent training experience-long term outlook less rosy

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Geoscientist  in  Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Geoscientist in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)

    I worked at Schlumberger full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Fixed step training program for technical people is excellent, if not slightly 'overdone'. Steep learning curve which can be hard-going at times but worthwhile in the long run.
    Opportunities and responsibilities for graduates and 'freshouts' provides a lot of scope for experience and exposure in various parts of industry.
    Respected company-looks good on CV.
    'Potential' to get global experience, trasnfers to exotic places with competative international packages and moving between segments & functions is possible.

    Cons

    High management movement & turnover is policy-and not all management are to the same standard. Bit of a lottery which can impact the workforce dramatically.
    Although a technical career progression 'roadmap' is in place, in reality once the fixed step training is completed, individuals do not get enough time to focus on personal development. Revenue comes first.
    Recent 'crew change' within industry has impacted motivation and retention, being met with lots of words but little action.
    Renumeration still lagging behind operators for local staff. 'Paper' reasons to stay are not realised.
    A culture of 'I came here for the training'-many don't see a career in the company beyond G11/GFE.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure your managers are cut out for the job. Not just on paper. Culture, management style, language/communication-PEOPLE SKILLS seemed to fall by the wayside in preference of a manager who had better revenue results.
    Value your experienced people. REALLY value them.

    Recommends
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