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Schlumberger Reviews

Updated March 5, 2015
Updated March 5, 2015
1,627 Reviews
3.6
1,627 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    I enjoyed all of the people that I met during my time with the company but I had other plans for my career.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Junior Field Engineer
    Former Employee - Junior Field Engineer

    I worked at Schlumberger

    Pros

    The people within the company and the recruiting staff.

    Cons

    The challenges that you face as a Field Engineer are not for everyone.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Wonderful training in almost all aspects of well completion

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    -Excellent benefits
    -Fixed step program which is used as a benchmark for promotion

    Cons

    -Limited lifestyle. Work hours can be extremely lond

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Very good experience. Meet deadlines and you should be fine.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Schlumberger

    Pros

    Amazing work environment. Very helpful people. You are never stuck in any work.

    Cons

    Sometimes the load of work gets too much.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good company. Lots of opportunities to make good money but if the market goes bad expect to be laid off.

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

    I worked at Schlumberger

    Pros

    Technologically advanced, colleagues are competent.

    Cons

    Big company and lots of levels to go through.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give your new employees in the field better work-life balance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Field Specialist

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Field Specialist in Houma, LA
    Former Employee - Field Specialist in Houma, LA

    I worked at Schlumberger

    Pros

    Team environment, challenge of the job, meeting new people

    Cons

    Distance traveled to and from work exceeded 110 miles per day. I would wake up before the sun rose, got home as the sun cam down. Did not have much time to spend with my family and attend school at the same time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None at this time

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good Company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Schlumberger

    Pros

    Great benefits, very good environment. Nice team member.

    Cons

    Not so much. Maybe too many office, it's difficult to travel between them.

  8.  

    Lots of opportunities, generally a great place to work

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

    I worked at Schlumberger full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent training programs, a structured progression program for the first 3-5 years. Opportunities to travel, work with people from every country in the world. Challenging but satisfying work.

    Cons

    Big organization with lots of blanket policies. Field personnel work very long hours, and even for office workers it's a 24/7 operation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Lots of chances and challenges for people single and young.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    For people who are qualified to get in schlumberger. Keep your fast pace and efficiency to work here and you may move upward as you deserve it. If you like to travel and work in a diverse culture, this is where you want to be.

    Cons

    Not quite suitable for people with family and kids since you may be expected to be moved every two years. You need to work hard and perhaps mostly late. Ok if you have a stay-at-home spouse or other family members to cover up your personal life duties.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Although keeping track of employee work hours is important and efficient for management, but sometimes the system is too stiff and cumbersome to follow , and that" reduces " efficiency of the employee!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Remember, you're just a number

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Field Engineer
    Former Employee - Field Engineer

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

    Pros

    Felt a sense of comradery with the crew that I worked with. Understanding exactly what was going on was as important as it was imperative to successfully and safely finish a job. Safety is a strong culture in the company and everyone watched out for everyone else's back. Depending on the district, on the job training could accelerate you quickly through the ranks.

    Cons

    The company likes to treat its employees like pawns. Work-life balance is not so great, especially if you have a relationship.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Very large impersonal company, many opportunities but also dead ends.

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

    I worked at Schlumberger full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits with 401k and dspp

    Cons

    No work life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All reviewing goes from top down. Need some reviews of managers ( and n+1) from their direct reports

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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