Schlumberger
3.6 of 5 1,347 reviews
www.slb.com Houston, TX 5000+ Employees

Schlumberger Reviews

Updated Jul 9, 2014
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3.6 1,347 reviews

                             

89% Approve of the CEO

Schlumberger CEO Paal Kibsgaard

Paal Kibsgaard

(458 ratings)

75% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Big company, relocation around the world, good salaries, prospects for going up"
    in 30 reviews
  • "Fixed step training program for technical people is excellent, if not slightly 'overdone'"
    in 56 reviews
Cons:
  • "Work/Life balance tends to be dismal if you're too extroverted or have a nuclear family"
    in 170 reviews
  • "Leads to culture with no work life balance when the opportunity exists"
    in 41 reviews
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    Application Engineer

    Senior Applications Engineer (Former Employee)
    San Jose, CA

    ProsLots of team work and great working atmosphere

    ConsTravel can get to be a pain in some positions

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    great place to work for internationals

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgreat chance to grow and learn

    Consvery hectic business life,you have to be top of your duties- very time sensitive position

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Oilfield U

    Sourcing Specialist (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsSLB invests a lot of time and money for specialized training

    ConsHealth benefits aren't as great as Halliburton. Halliburton has 3 levels of co-pay with an HSA option.

    SLB only has a high and low deductible plan with a co pay option for only a few healthcare categories.

    On top of that SLB's health plans cost more than HAL's

    Advice to Senior ManagementBreak the mold and take more calculated risks

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsOpportunities to move up in the company and relocate if interested.

    ConsThe usual politics of a large company pose issues at times.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Schlumberger is a great company to work for.

    Field Engineer Trainee (Current Employee)
    Lafayette, LA

    ProsThe experience you will gain working for Schlumberger is the best that you can get in the industry. The salary is very nice. The people that you work with are great.

    ConsThe first 3 years working as a field engineer involve the vast majority of your time. If you want to have a social life outside of work, you may want to view your other options.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Marketing/Communications

    Marketing Communications (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsGreat working environment, good benefits, good compensation. Extremely diverse employees makes for an interesting workplace!

    ConsWork-life balance can be difficult.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good company but politics are extreme and stress is high

    Quality Technician (Current Employee)
    Rosharon, TX

    ProsSchlumberger training is top notch. Safety is held in the highest regard. Compensation and insurance is better than most. If you're willing to put in the hours and have a high attention to detail and are a quick learner you will go far with this company.

    ConsStress at SLB is very high as business is good. Moral is very low and there is a big disconnect between management and those that work for them.
    OT is strongly encouraged and you will be made to feel that it's mandatory when in actuality it isn't. Promises made aren't always kept.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSee cons.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Schlumberger

    Manufacturing Technician (Former Employee)
    Katy, TX

    ProsGreat training, good pay, clean working environment.

    ConsThe culture of hiring most new employees under contracts and extending their contract for as long as they can to save few dollars on benefits and pay increase. Plus some of the management's mistreatment of such contractors is totally out of control.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTo take some courses on how to treat all humans as equal.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good work life balance

    Embedded Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsGreat work life balance. Decent compensation and good people to work with.

    ConsFor embedded software not the most cutting edge. Frequently have to work with obsolete processors since it takes so long to get them qualified for oil field work

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Best Company I've Worked For

    Manager (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsHere's why I love working here: Continuously innovative and learning
    Ethical
    Meritocracy
    Truly diverse company
    Intentionally gender-diverse
    People are "understated" (most have post-grad degrees and vast experience but do not flaunt)

    ConsI wouldn't call these coca, but challenges to manage:
    Highly-driven culture
    Limited resources
    Tight deadlines

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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