Schlumberger Reviews

Updated February 19, 2015
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Pros
  • Meeting People from around the world (in 32 reviews)

  • The company provides good training (in 64 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance is not the best (in 210 reviews)

  • You have no work/life balance in Schlumberger (in 45 reviews)

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  1. Great resume builder working for the biggest and the best.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - MWD Field Specialist in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - MWD Field Specialist in Oklahoma City, OK

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Ridiculous Training - Industry leader - Competitive pay - Detailed, clear structure for promotion As an MWD, SLB gives you more training than any other company, which can be super annoying, but everyone in the industry knows about it. This makes you a much more promising candidate to any future employers beside Schlumberger.

    Cons

    - Completely impersonal - 1 of 120k Employees - Quality of services falls very short of what you would hope from such a huge company. You do not matter to anyone, anywhere in the company. But, I never found this all too surprising from a company this size. You are likely to be let go and disregarded more than you ever would inn any small company. But, as long as you don't plan on staying with SLB for life, you'll be fine.


  2. Summer Field Engineer Internship

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Field Engineer Intern in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Intern - Field Engineer Intern in Oklahoma City, OK

    I worked at Schlumberger as an intern (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The company pays quiet well no matter what you actually end up doing. All interns get a fixed bi-weekly salary. Schlumberger engineers seemed to be happy to talk about their past experiences when they were in the field and help out with any projects you have been assigned. Lots of free time to read. Most other Interns had good experiences out on the rigs.

    Cons

    Sadly I was one of the very few who did not get the actual "Field Engineer" experience. Spent all my time in either a warehouse prepping down hole equipment for shipment (no maintenance just boxing and paperwork) or over in an office working on excel sheets for the online inventory system or reading books to pass time. Manager had very little work and there was little to be done around the maintenance shop. Living accommodations consisted of a short-term hotel room with unreliable satellite internet. No mode of transportation unless you drive your car to your assigned location which may be across the country.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure that if you advertise a "hands-on dirty job" out on an oil rig, send the intern to a rig or at least ensure the on site manager has a plan to get the intern out to the field.


  3. Workhouse

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - MWD/LWD Field Engineer in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - MWD/LWD Field Engineer in Oklahoma City, OK

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great structured training. Was able to learn a lot through hands on experience and through training program.

    Cons

    Management was not completely transparent on work schedule. Was told multiple times that I would be off on holidays only to be surprised by a phone call asking me to head out to the field for a job.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest with employees about when they will be expected to work, even if you know it isn't what they want to hear. It's better to expect to be out in the field than be surprised with a phone call.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Great company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Engineer in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Field Engineer in Oklahoma City, OK

    I worked at Schlumberger

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You learn a lot. Its an attractive company to have on the resume.

    Cons

    They OWN you! Work life balance sucks!

    Advice to Management

    Let people live life


  6. Helpful (1)

    Great company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Electronics Technician in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Electronics Technician in Oklahoma City, OK

    I worked at Schlumberger full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Great pay, excellent benefits, Good training in all aspects of work requirements, Excellent safety culture. Very profesional in both employees and management.

    Cons

    You will work your tail off. Very long hours, will most likely work every holiday if not the whole day then some of it. Lots of weekends as well


  7. Great money but you are working all the time, literally.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Oklahoma City, OK

    I have been working at Schlumberger

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The money, training and opportunity for advancement is very good, if you can get out of the field.

    Cons

    You work 24 hours, live on a rig, sleep very little, and never know when you will have a day off. When you do have a day off, you are afraid whenever your phone rings, because you might have to pack up and go to a job for an unknown amount of time, usually 1 month...might be 3. 24 hours, no weekends, no holidays.

    Advice to Management

    Treat new employees better and you might be able to improve the turnover rate.


  8. Helpful (3)

    One of the worst decisions I have ever made

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Oklahoma City, OK

    I have been working at Schlumberger

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The only good thing about working here is compensation. Even though your base salary will be around 60 K you receive bonuses for each day spent on a rig, so you can potentially end up making twice as much. The job is extremely easy, besides a few days when you're running around trying to troubleshoot or rig up/down. I am not exaggerating when I say the job requires minimal brain power. You're pretty much being compensated for the lifestyle, because you're really out here in an executive assistant/ operator capacity and no engineering goes into this what so ever. So if you're ok with not seeing your family and friends, having no personal life or development, and flushing your engineering degree down the toilet this could be a great career for you.

    Cons

    They literally run your life 344 days of the year. You don't get weekends or holidays, the only actual time off (defined as time you can travel or do whatever you want) will be the 21 days of vacation which you accrue throughout the year. Don't get me wrong you will have time off between rigs, but during that time, you have to remain in close proximity to your location, because at any moment you can receive a call telling you to go out to the job. So technically speaking you're on call on your time off and therefore you're not really on time off. If you're an engineer you're basically flushing your degree down the toilet, you will not be working out here in an engineering capacity. Turns out they hire high school graduates to do your job, but pay them less; so I'm not sure why they hire engineers. Your co-workers most of the time will be completely unprofessional, and if they are having a bad day, guess what you will be the recipient of some of the most vulgar language known to man. I can go on and on but this should give a pretty good idea of what you can look forward too if you come work for Schlumberger

    Advice to Management

    You can have the slogan "people technology profit" and then not care about your people and treat them in the worst way possible, with the entire focus being solely on profit.


  9. All work, no life

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK

    I have been working at Schlumberger

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You will get paid well considering you will most likely be straight out of college.

    Cons

    Do it or we'll find someone else who will mentality.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to care about your employees!


  10. Work at the fiel

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Oklahoma City, OK

    I have been working at Schlumberger

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The world largest services company

    Cons

    Work hard and always in the field

    Advice to Management

    Be nice


  11. Hard work long hours

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK

    I have been working at Schlumberger

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fixed step promotion, you are promoted based on your performance and meeting various requirements, not on time at the company.

    Cons

    The industry is very dynamic they hire and fire based on industry demands

    Advice to Management

    hire more people, so the current field engineers can have a break



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