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Good Technology, Very Poor People Management

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Current Employee - Field Engineer  in  Youngsville, LA
Current Employee - Field Engineer in Youngsville, LA

I have been working at Schlumberger

Pros

Schlumberger is a technical leader in the field and provides great training to employees. If you are one of the lucky ones who actually makes is out of the field, it seems like it would be a good company to work for.

Cons

It all depends on where you end up working. Some districts are very good, others are terrible. There is an enormous disconnect between the managers and the field population. Much of this is due to very poor communication from the top down within our district. Management seems to be very hasty in decision making without thinking first about the long term consequences of the decisions. An example of this would be in moving the local managers to Houston (4 hours away.) Many employees have either never met their manager in person, or only see them 1-2 times per year. Now 2 years later they are realizing that it is bad for managers to be so far from their employees, when this should have been immediately apparent.

The schedule with this job can be very unpredictable to the point of almost being non existent. In order to cope with this you must be a flexible person. Depending on your family status, this can be difficult at times.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Take the time to actually listen to your employees, many times they are screaming out for answers, but are simply ignored. This lack of concern tends to give the field a very low morale and a general distrust of management. This low morale in turn leads to the very high turnover rate with the job. If employees concerns were addressed, or at least acknowledged, the morale would improve drastically and the company may be able to retain more of their talent.

Strive to create a workforce that is proud to work for Schlumberger, rather than one who would not recommend anyone to work for the company. Employees are more than just a number, they are the face of Schlumberger in the field and you want this face to positively represent the company.

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    Varied based on location, segment and manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sugar Land, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sugar Land, TX

    I have been working at Schlumberger

    Pros

    Good exposure to the industry.

    Cons

    Salary is lower than industry.
    Experience can vary depending on your manager (manager can change every 2 years).
    Arrogance in the belief of some that they are the best.
    Some immature people in managerial roles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in developing leadership rather than management.

    No opinion of CEO
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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Technician IV  in  Sugar Land, TX
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Technician IV in Sugar Land, TX

    I have been working at Schlumberger

    Pros

    Fair, good communication, respect and good trainging

    Cons

    Too much bureaucracies, and do the other ways

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More listening to the employees

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