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Schlumberger Reviews

Updated November 19, 2014
Updated November 19, 2014
1,480 Reviews
3.7
1,480 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 64 reviews)


Cons
  • Obvious work life balance though they do work with you on that when you need it (in 207 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.  

    Good Company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Schlumberger

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunities to move up, sky is the limit.

    Cons

    Company works the employees to much during the year.

  2.  

    Great place for people who want to travel

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

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

    Pros

    Very demanding company; international assignments

    Cons

    Useless 3 year fixed step training program for fresh outs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more consistent with performance objectives.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

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

    Current Employee - Field Engineer
    Current Employee - Field Engineer

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

    Pros

    Excellent training, international locations, multinational culture, great benefits, decent salary and great bonuses, you have a lot of say in where your career goes in terms of location and function

    Cons

    Lifestyle is tough, you live in remote places, 24/7 on-call is tiring, you need to be easily mobile (they can move you whenever), very high workload, high stress due to the time-sensitivity of operations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work-life balance is always a challenge with Schlumberger. Your life can be absorbed by Schlumberger if you are not careful. Management should work to address the high attrition rate and create a better environment for work-life balance.

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to hands dirty and learn alot

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Schlumberger

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to learn about the technology and work together with great teams. Have a great manager to work for.

    Cons

    Lots of hours and work many days in a row to work Not family orindated job.

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to learn.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sugar Land, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sugar Land, TX

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

    Pros

    Schlumberger hires lots of new graduates and gives them great experience and good training. They will give you meaningful work right out of school. The work is exciting and they typically hire energetic and friendly people.

    Cons

    They expect you to work hard and put in long hours. If you are managing your workload effectively, they will increase your workload.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Attrition could be reduced by moving people up through the ranks more quickly. People will also stay longer if the pay is more competitive.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Intern

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

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

    Pros

    Good working environment
    Challenging projects
    Helpful team
    Great pay

    Cons

    Some projects lacking a defined structure
    Too much QHSE

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More structured and planned approach to intern program

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Internship

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

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

    Pros

    Got to stay in a hotel for three months next to the Galleria and the intern project is something that will be released, great work-life balance.

    Cons

    Had to wear business casual

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    procurement

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Schlumberger

    Pros

    good benefits, good training, room to grow

    Cons

    lots of processes to get tasks done.

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place for starting in the industry

    • 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 part-time

    Pros

    Good place to start in the industry. Good training program, standard benefits and vacation policies, opportunities for international career if willing to move around

    Cons

    Compensation not the best in industry, easy to get lost among number of people, very poor retention record, work-life balance can be a challenge, high deductible health plan (at least in USA), promotions can be based on connections instead of merits sometimes. Generally no green card sponsorship for internationals -- major reason for people leaving to competition. Once or twice in a year its done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is no point in hiring and spending so much money on training for internationals unless they are provided a chance to build a personal life such as the citizens. They will just end up leaving.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    You career can go anywhere

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Field Engineer in Williston, ND
    Current Employee - Senior Field Engineer in Williston, ND

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

    Pros

    Excellent training, international locations, multinational culture, great benefits, decent salary and great bonuses, you have a lot of say in where your career goes in terms of location and function

    Cons

    Lifestyle is tough, you live in remote places, 24/7 on-call is tiring, you need to be easily mobile (they can move you whenever), very high workload, high stress due to the time-sensitivity of operations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work-life balance is always a challenge with Schlumberger. Your life can be absorbed by Schlumberger if you are not careful. Management should work to address the high attrition rate and create a better environment for work-life balance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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