Schlumberger Reviews

Updated October 21, 2014
Updated October 21, 2014
1,449 Reviews
3.6
1,449 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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

  • This company has a best Training program for its employees, Good HSE program and other Benefits (in 63 reviews)


Cons
  • Obvious work life balance though they do work with you on that when you need it (in 203 reviews)

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

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Got hired on in April for Wireline and have been going through a very well renowned training process that speaks volumes

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Bakersfield, CA
    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Bakersfield, CA

    I have been working at Schlumberger full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Bonus, work with people your age.

    Cons

    Burns you out, long hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    increase base pay, wireline is the reason schlumberger got into business and it's possibly the most demanding of all services they provide

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    New FST in the cement department

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - FST Cement
    Current Employee - FST Cement

    I have been working at Schlumberger full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great company to work for and be with long term. Good advancement programs

    Cons

    Sometimes the work schedule and work load can be a bit much

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer bonus to office personal with heavy work loads

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Designer in Sugar Land, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Designer in Sugar Land, TX

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

    Pros

    Schlumberger is a great company to work for.

    Cons

    They do not pay as high as other companies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review employees pay and make competitive with other companies

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Supply Chain Intern

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Schlumberger

    Pros

    -Accomodation & transport provided during internship.
    -Project are challenging for 3 months period and are real world problem.
    -Socials organised by HR is great

    Cons

    -Nothing worth complaining.
    - Workload can be excessive even for intern period, but it can be good or bad depending upon what you want.

  6.  

    Great experience

    Former Employee - Intern in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Intern in Houston, TX

    I worked at Schlumberger as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Schlumberger is a very big company with more than a hundred thousand employees worldwide, and it is the world-leading oilfield services company, offering great career pathways.

    Cons

    Sometimes it might be a con for some people If you are not willing to travel much or relocate often.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    A company that knows what it is doing.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Field Engineer in Lafayette, LA
    Former Employee - Field Engineer in Lafayette, LA

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

    Pros

    -Leader in oilfield services (for a reason) - their culture and values helps to maintain that top position.
    -Outstanding training.
    -Good career development.
    -Emphasis on safety that goes beyond lip service.

    Cons

    -Obvious work life balance though they do work with you on that when you need it.
    -Some districts will not offer the experience you will get in others. Especially if you are in a very variable segment such as wireline you will want to be in a good district.
    -A few too many strong A-type personalities for my liking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are doing a great job getting values down to the new hires. Keep doing what you are doing. The job doesn't work for everybody, but that's OK.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Schlumberger full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Company has great compensation, lots of training and many opportunities to grow

    Cons

    Their benefits package (Health) could be better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve health benefits

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Geology Intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Geology in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Geology in Houston, TX

    I worked at Schlumberger as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Incredible training learned more in one summer than two years in school. People is great! So many opportunities around the world

    Cons

    Crazy work hours, the company is so big that sometimes you fell like a number and not an actual employee.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Multi-cultural. Demanding hard work. Mediocre salary and benefits. Not efficient due to a lot of bureaucracy.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tool Physicist in Sugar Land, TX
    Current Employee - Tool Physicist in Sugar Land, TX

    I have been working at Schlumberger full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    1. Multi-cultural: No one feels that s/he has to adopt a certain culture to succeed.
    2. Satisfying for hard workers.

    Cons

    1. Mediocre salary and benefits.
    2. Not efficient due to a lot of bureaucracy.
    3. Often cut corners due to lack of personnel.
    4. Management often saves money without long-term vision.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Always remember that we should improve profit margins without sacrificing the quality control. Getting parts, components, and service in some parts of the world might be much cheaper. However, in the long run, it might not save us a lot of money, if we must have in-house quality control. Eventually this might hit our service quality and reputation.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    First class energy consulting

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Consultant in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Schlumberger full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    SBC is much like any other consulting firm, however, if you are concentrated on energy it provides much more robust, technical opportunities than the other firms. Ability to pull in engineers or big data from SLB really makes a huge difference on the projects you work on and the capabilities you can provide

    Cons

    A bit smaller than other consulting firms, fees are high- equivalent to McKinsey, Bain, BCG.... can be a bit harder to pitch. Practice is growing exponentially, hard to keep sufficient staffing on projects

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some VP's have never closed a single deal or sold a single project...... that's unacceptable

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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