Schlumberger Reviews

Updated July 1, 2015
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Schlumberger CEO Paal Kibsgaard
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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 company to work for

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

    I have been working at Schlumberger

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

    Pros

    - career evolution
    - benefits
    - mobility
    - talented people
    - demanding

    Cons

    poor to average work/life balance for most jobs

    Advice to Management

    - keep up with the Transformation


  2. Helpful (1)

    Schlumberger

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

    I have been working at Schlumberger (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Great company and people. Great benifits

    Cons

    Long hours, they expect the company to come first then the family.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of the ones that take care of you. Get rid of dead weight.


  3. Good Company but very investor oriented

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Engineer in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Schlumberger full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Unlimited career opportunity
    Excellent benefits
    Respect Diversity and Talent

    Cons

    Very investor oriented, and very strong on cost cutting.

    Advice to Management

    Be very careful when releasing more senior employees


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  5. Helpful (3)

    Experience

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

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

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

    Pros

    Schlumberger is the best company to gain knowledge and experience, you can work in groups, and development in any área of Your profession

    Cons

    Quick troubleshooting, work in groups, new experiences, in short words any Job is a challenge and you need front everything with love.

    Advice to Management

    Everything is good


  6. Wireline Field Engineer

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Wireline Field Engineer
    Former Employee - Wireline Field Engineer

    I worked at Schlumberger

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay, great benefits, matching 401K, stock options

    Cons

    Work life balance, job stability


  7. From an HR perspective...

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Sugar Land, TX
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Sugar Land, TX

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

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits - great medical. Discounted stock is nice. Training opportunities are available. Advancement opportunities are there but depends what dept you are in.

    Cons

    Low salaries compared to the market, management turnover is high resulting in repeating process changes that were already tried and failed. Knowledge sharing is a problem. Layoffs (which can also be pro because they weed out low performers). In a steady company climate, poor performers often just get shifted around and not released (typical big company legality). Strong sense of no one cares about you regardless of what you bring to the table.

    Advice to Management

    Allow your superb performers to advance in their careers.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Engineer

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    interesting advanced research and engineering work. excellent learning company

    Cons

    large company with a lot of procedures and does not always allow people to develop their full potential


  9. Wireline field engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Wireline Field Engineer in North Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Wireline Field Engineer in North Houston, TX

    I worked at Schlumberger (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    training, salary and bonus, experience

    Cons

    Work/Life Balance, social life, time dedicated to work


  10. BPO

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Von Ormy, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Von Ormy, TX

    I worked at Schlumberger (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good place to learn about the industry. Good name to have on your next application.

    Cons

    You're a disposable body. Don't expect any kind of acknowledgement from the company for working Christmas or Thanksgiving.


  11. Good Experience

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

    I worked at Schlumberger

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great training and exposure to challenging roles early in your career.

    Cons

    Poor work/life balance. Most schedules are rotational, and often not guaranteed.



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