Schlumberger Reviews

Updated April 23, 2015
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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. Technical Writer

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Schlumberger full-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great environment, flexible, great pay.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, not process oriented, too much politics.

  2. frac operator

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Schlumberger

    Pros

    good pay, safety was a priority.

    Cons

    terrible logistics and hr is a little clueless

    Advice to Management

    take better care of the employees

  3. MWD Field Engineer

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    Former Employee - MWD Field Engineer in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - MWD Field Engineer in Denver, CO

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

    Negative Outlook
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good money when oil is doing well. Very loose work environment

    Cons

    Oil is not doing well presently. The job is very unpredictable and time consuming.

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  5. quality engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Schlumberger full-time

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good people - good skills - a plenty of training - busy busy busy when time are good - great products and service

    Cons

    at time top heavy in management - at times too busy - when thing are bad not too stable ~~ layoffs part of business stragegy

    Advice to Management

    find a way to modulate good and bad times to retain great people

  6. CAD Designer

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Designer in Sugar Land, TX
    Former Employee - Mechanical Designer in Sugar Land, TX

    I worked at Schlumberger (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Management is very helpful. There are always classes available for learning advancements. There is an emphasis on safety throughout company.

    Cons

    Business depends on the status of the oil industry.

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    Sourcing Intern

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I have been working at Schlumberger as an intern

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, always willing to help out interns, field trips to oil sites, competitive pay, they treat their interns really well and provide them with housing if needed, MANY opportunities to grow and travel

    Cons

    Location, very hierarchical organization, communication is not always the best, oil became a more volatile industry, work/life balance

    Advice to Management

    Have less meetings and spend less time sweating over the small stuff and look at the bigger picture in terms of what needs to be done, instead of always getting approval from many managers before anything gets done. This delays the process a lot more.

  8. Engineer

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at Schlumberger as a contractor

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    training, development, knowledge and experience

    Cons

    some managers are not qulified

    Advice to Management

    hire me

  9. Technical support Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Schlumberger full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    - High Standards & Policies for Service Delivery
    - Diverse working environment
    - Great Technical experience in pressure pumping services

    Cons

    - sometimes hard work schedule as oil & gas operations are 24/7.

  10. Love the people and the environment in this shop.

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Tech Level I in Prudhoe Bay, AK
    Current Employee - Mechanical Tech Level I in Prudhoe Bay, AK

    I have been working at Schlumberger full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Pay, Overtime, coworkers, not held back when achieving promotions.

    Cons

    Time away from family, empty promises.

  11. Helpful (1)

    Field Service Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Schlumberger

    Pros

    - global company
    - variety of job exposures
    - diverse employees

    Cons

    - move every 2-3 years
    - no choice on where the next move will be

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