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Schlumberger Reviews in London, England

Updated February 21, 2015
Updated February 21, 2015
12 Reviews
3.3
12 Reviews
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Schlumberger CEO Paal Kibsgaard
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Big company, relocation around the world, good salaries, prospects for going up (in 32 reviews)

  • Good training as you will attend at least one school per year (in 64 reviews)


Cons
  • Obvious work life balance though they do work with you on that when you need it (in 210 reviews)

  • Very difficult for Mid Career, no work life balance, too much internal politics (in 45 reviews)

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  1.  

    No job stability and huge workload

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finance in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Finance in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Schlumberger full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good compensation and safety standards

    Cons

    No job stability
    The workload is enormous

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't let good people go during bad times. Profitability is not everything

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Good experience, and a chance to travel around the world and expose to the training courses.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Geology in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Geology in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Diversity, Professional people. Training courses and tutorial documents. Less discrimination. Fair work-life balance.

    Cons

    Low Salary, sometimes handwork without any bonus. Dealing with Sarcastic, short tempered Clients. Not easy to get a transfer package. Difficult to re-locate from one to another sections. No benefit package for home employee staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase the Salary, help the staff to promote to the higher grades. Facilitate the training courses.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    A good way to start a career BUT They own you! Prepare to leave after a few years

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Positioning Seismic Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Positioning Seismic Engineer in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Schlumberger full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great trainings, very professional, organised, takes HSE seriously, they ensure that you know everything about your job to the running principles and physics fundamentals.

    Cons

    They own you. Ridiculous learning modules that takes up your time during off shift, makes you go through stupid G11 control programme along with a one year project that must benefit the company. Better off doing a 1 year Masters programme for yourself! Not compassionate, too appraisal driven, harassment policy is a joke, if you report they turn it around and blame you for it! The worst salary in the industry of seismic. Fast track seismic engineer programme is a real joke, trying to make managers in 3 years and make you work a like a dog. 5 weeks on board, 3 weeks office time and less than 2 weeks off ?! Work 8 weeks and MAYBE 2 weeks off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your SE programme is a disaster. It is obviously not working. SE turnover rate is really high. Analyse the numbers and stop being in denial. Learning modules shouldn't be given so much focus.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Junior Field Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Former Intern - Junior Field Engineer in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Schlumberger as an intern (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work Life balance.
    work life side in the company was not balanced in some geomarkets.

    Cons

    International career exposure. training. international benefits.

    Recommends
  6.  

    A company with unlimited opportunities and potentials

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Working in a multinational and multi-cultural environment. Most of the times your job scope is international. All the people and managers, engage you to the values and principles of the company straight away. Proposals are always welcomed. You can progress your career through the structured training schedules and you have unlimited opportunities to work anywhere in the world.

    Cons

    Work-life balance. Most of the bases and offices are located in small cities.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Brilliant! First rate employee and management. Great training and opportunity to travel around the world

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Commercial and Economics Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Commercial and Economics Analyst in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    early responsibility, great training, flexible working environment, diversity, meritocracy,

    Cons

    bad work and life balance, sometimes need to put long hours

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    too unpredictable company, fires people for no reason

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mechanical Manufacturing Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Mechanical Manufacturing Engineer in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    good training, decent package, location

    Cons

    you will stuck with one product line, very hectic work schedule, bad managers, not too much growth, layoffs without a particular process

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Challenging

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Schlumberger

    Pros

    Challenging, Career advancement and proud to be a Schlumberger'ian

    Cons

    Getting transferred to tough locations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You make us proud

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Schlumberger ranked 16 of top50 most attractive companies in 2009, what else?

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Schlumberger

    Pros

    From day one you are being integrated as a true employee. Schlumberger is very keen on giving and potential growth are massive and available worldwide.

    Cons

    Schlumberger is so not shown any drawbacks. Personal is very focused on what they are doing but balanced offering a social side.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is awesome and relaxed. No pressure is felt and very open discussion on every topic. One of the best I ever found so far.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Intern in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Research Intern in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Schlumberger

    Pros

    life long learning, big money, you get to travel. A family friendly company, and you will get all the support you can for relocation. You get a real responsibility from day one, however there is always someone who is ready to help if you get stuck.
    Very good knowledge share base. If you have a specific porblem, you can reach to any emplyee of schlumberger worldwide to benefit from his experience.

    Cons

    Requires very hard work on the expense of your persnal life. Other companies can still pay more than schlumberger for similar tasks. The HR should more fair and open minded.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be humble and talk to your emplyees directly

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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