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Former Employee - Coil Operator in Alice, TX
Former Employee - Coil Operator in Alice, TX

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

Pros

Good weather and nice yard

Cons

Horrible management needs an overhaul

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Learn to manage your employees

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Roller coaster ride of employment

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    Current Employee - Resource Coordinator in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Resource Coordinator in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Schlumberger full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Lots of Responsibility in a short amount of time.
    -Exciting work environment in the field
    -Excellent Training programs
    -Competitive Oilfield pay
    -Strong emphasis on safety
    -Always opportunities for movement in the company

    Cons

    -Tons of bureaucracy
    - Middle Management can be very influential on day to day life and often times do not look out for employees
    - Difficult to get vacation approved and now have new policy of only allowing employees to keep half of their vacation at the end of the year.
    - Typically understaffed. Leads to long stressful hours often times having to cover what would be 2-3 peoples jobs. This also leads to poor service quality which you then have to deal with from the client.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more people and work on employee retention. Piling up work on employees leads to burnout employee (see our low retention rate) and poor service quality in the end leading to lose of contracts.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Both good and bad...There's some good niches in the company to work in but hard to find.

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

    I have been working at Schlumberger full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pay overall was for most part good but should have been better given the time and effort sometimes. Travel was a benefit depending what you do and where you go but this can be had at a lot of companies. Pension if you have it. Retiree Health care plan.

    Cons

    Pension no longer available for new employees. (now they offer 6 % match I believe instead of 3% match plus pension.) Field locations are not very nice. Move you around way too much, not good for family life. Clients can treat you poorly as it is service oriented.
    Field personnel have terrible schedules compared to offshore drilling companies. Schedule is typically 14 on and 7 off vs 28 days on and 28 days off for a drilling company. More people would want to stay and work for the company if the time off was better.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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