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Schlumberger Reviews

Updated January 30, 2015
Updated January 30, 2015
1,566 Reviews
3.6
1,566 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.  

    Love working here

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - MWD/LWD Field Engineer in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - MWD/LWD Field Engineer in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    Challenging and exciting work.

    Cons

    away from home, a lot, and long hours

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Lots of work, lots of pay - engineer

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

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

    Pros

    Great training, exciting (or excruciatingly boring - depending on the day) work, FANTASTIC people, travel, live abroad, tons of diversity, other companies love to recruit Schlumberger employees, welcoming and supportive of women, adventure! Ride helicopters, go places most people will never see, fast paced and demanding but rewarding work- the high of doing it well!

    Cons

    Long hours, almost impossible to plan ahead at most field locations, cost cutting that costs too much effort to be worthwhile, not enough women in the field (although we always had more women around than any other oilfield company, service or otherwise), can be a very difficult lifestyle for families

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more! We always needed more resources! People are happier when they can schedule time off knowing that there is someone there to cover for them!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent company I work for.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Operator
    Current Employee - General Operator

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

    Pros

    If you are willing to put in a good days work everyday you will find SLB to be an excellent company to work for. With high pay, they welcome advancement, even encourage it. High HSE culture which is worth it's weight in Gold.

    Cons

    Work/life balance is non existant. You are sometimes sent into the middle of nowhere for weeks at a time and only home for 7-9 days. Kind of hard with little ones at home.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit rewarding people who do wrong things like drive a pickup and trailer into a ditch when you weren't allowed to drive said vehicle, then give them a specialty tool to run.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Consultant for all Completion Down Hole Tools

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in La Canada, CA
    Current Employee - Consultant in La Canada, CA

    I have been working at Schlumberger as a contractor (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Independent Consultant in Drilling Field ! More Business Venture than a employer Role .

    Cons

    Always Down hole challenges to overcome ! An complete job in a timely fashion !

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Always Interested in Down Hole TOOLS !

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work!!

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

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

    Pros

    Great people- Company- Job- I could go on for ever

    Cons

    In Oil and Gas business- one is prone to lay offs

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Working conditions and lifestyle

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

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

    Pros

    The job itself is pretty much challenging and good benefits

    Cons

    The company over uses the employee since they're paying very high salary. The days off work vs. days on work are not being respected.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    employee and management needs to improve on respecting their employees rights and family situation rather than just focus on profit

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    One of the best oil and gas service companies

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX

    I worked at Schlumberger

    Pros

    Seriously good company to work for. A lot of opportunities to grow in your career if you know how to steer it. Very international environment, exposure to interesting projects, possibility to travel the world, work with people from different countries and cultures. Reasonable and flexible work-life balance, great benefits. If you chose an international mobile career be prepared to lots of travel and moving residence every 3 years. They give you a lot of training during your career so you evolve quick. On-boarding for new hires is well done.

    Cons

    As soon as oil prices deep below certain value, first thing this company does is it quickly cuts overhead costs. Everyone's job becomes vulnerable, even being a "high potential" or high performer in your team does not guaranty job security when things get hot. This company known to shed 10-25% of its workforce easily. However with Schlumberger experience it should be not a problem to find another job fairly soon elsewhere.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Field Engineer Review

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and pay with extensive training.

    Cons

    No priortization by management for a work like balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on getting employees time off.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    I worked at Schlumberger

    Pros

    Great salary, great benefits, room for improvement. Highly organized company with great potential

    Cons

    I really can't think of any because I had such a positive experience. I would recommend it to anyone

  11.  

    System Engineer in Schlumberger

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer

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

    Pros

    Big company, the people are good. Got a lot of chances for training.

    Cons

    Not a very promising place for system engineers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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