Schlumberger Reviews

Updated March 30, 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. Review

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    Current Employee - Intern
    Current Employee - Intern

    I have been working at Schlumberger

    Pros

    Good pay. Not too much pressure. Collegiate atmosphere. Treated fairly. Decent perks and facilities. Learning a lot about the oilfield industry

    Cons

    They should definitely enable an unlimited sick time policy. Currently the days given is not enough

    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Good company, but getting worse

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    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

    Interesting technical work
    Informal workplace (though contradicted in part by the con below)
    Great colleagues to work with.
    Good amount of vacation.

    Cons

    Salaries are mediocre.
    Management is implementing more and more policies and procedures to micro-manage employees. Managers don't really manage people, they manage policies. These policies are burdensome, time-wasting, and demotivating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the madness of piling on more and more policies and procedures. Instead, hire adults who can make wise decisions and let them do so.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  3. Great company to work for, especially early part of your career

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    Current Employee - Portfolio Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Portfolio Manager in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Schlumberger

    Pros

    Multi-cultural, international environment; Industry leader; challenges one to perform at a high level

    Cons

    Too focused on financial results; impacted by industry business swings; long working hours

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. I worked in a newly formed business segment in a grassroots effort to expand business into artificial lift.

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    Former Intern - Finance Intern in Houston, TX
    Former Intern - Finance Intern in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance, great compensation, very diverse work environment on a daily basis, respected leaders in management positions

    Cons

    projects were too ambiguous at times, future opportunities were unclear, somewhat of a "fly by the seat of your pants" approach but that also made it interesting

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overall I was very satisfied with management as they were very helpful and encouraging. In the future, I'd recommend the internship program be more structured so students would know exactly what they were getting in to and the goals they were trying to achieve.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    I worked at Schlumberger

    Pros

    They arent afraid to pay their employees well. Also training is a must. They like to invest in their employees

    Cons

    When times get slow no job is safe. There are a lot of office politics that seem protect your job more than your accomplishments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to who is your lower level management. They can make or break your company

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  7. A Wonderful Job

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Schlumberger

    Pros

    Independent office for every engineer.

    Cons

    High work load. Can not work from home.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Great!

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    Current Employee - Equipment Operator in Midland, TX
    Current Employee - Equipment Operator in Midland, TX

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

    Pros

    Most of Entry Level employees 100k

    Cons

    2 weeks on, 6 days off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

  9. Completion Sales

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    Current Employee - Completions Sales in Midland, TX
    Current Employee - Completions Sales in Midland, TX

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

    Pros

    Not micromanaged by bosses. Mon.- Fri. job with weekends off. Very diverse work environment with friendly and helpful people.

    Cons

    Needs a better training program for new completions employees. Manager is not in the same city and may sometimes be hard to get a hold of if you have questions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on developing a better training program for completion sales reps. Ask sales reps for suggestions about how they can develop the area.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Accountant

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    Current Employee - Accountant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Accountant in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Schlumberger

    Pros

    Good people Great company, work life balance

    Cons

    Small Salary below industry average

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    increase salary

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Great job until they lay you off

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Rosharon, TX
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Rosharon, TX

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

    Pros

    Good salary, performance bonus, and interesting work

    Cons

    Management does not appreciate good workers who sacrifice for the company. They lay people off at the first sign of trouble. You can help the company with billion dollar contracts, but will be forgotten just a short time later.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show some loyalty to your hard workers. At least try to move employees to other positions before laying off 9,000 people in 2015.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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