Schlumberger Reviews

Updated April 21, 2015
1709 reviews filtered by
  • Any Location
  • Any Job Title
3.5
1,709 Reviews
Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Schlumberger CEO Paal Kibsgaard
Paal Kibsgaard
601 Ratings

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)

More Pros and Cons

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. CAD Designer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mechanical Designer in Sugar Land, TX
    Former Employee - Mechanical Designer in Sugar Land, TX

    I worked at Schlumberger (less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Management is very helpful. There are always classes available for learning advancements. There is an emphasis on safety throughout company.

    Cons

    Business depends on the status of the oil industry.

  2. Technical support Engineer

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

    I worked at Schlumberger full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    - High Standards & Policies for Service Delivery
    - Diverse working environment
    - Great Technical experience in pressure pumping services

    Cons

    - sometimes hard work schedule as oil & gas operations are 24/7.

  3. Engineer

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

    I worked at Schlumberger as a contractor

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    training, development, knowledge and experience

    Cons

    some managers are not qulified

    Advice to Management

    hire me

  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. Sourcing Intern

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

    I have been working at Schlumberger as an intern

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, always willing to help out interns, field trips to oil sites, competitive pay, they treat their interns really well and provide them with housing if needed, MANY opportunities to grow and travel

    Cons

    Location, very hierarchical organization, communication is not always the best, oil became a more volatile industry, work/life balance

    Advice to Management

    Have less meetings and spend less time sweating over the small stuff and look at the bigger picture in terms of what needs to be done, instead of always getting approval from many managers before anything gets done. This delays the process a lot more.

  6. Love the people and the environment in this shop.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mechanical Tech Level I in Prudhoe Bay, AK
    Current Employee - Mechanical Tech Level I in Prudhoe Bay, AK

    I have been working at Schlumberger full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Pay, Overtime, coworkers, not held back when achieving promotions.

    Cons

    Time away from family, empty promises.

  7. Good company for new graduates

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

    I worked at Schlumberger (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits package
    Clear career path for engineers, but more limited for technicians
    Lots of training opportunities
    Good bonus potential

    Cons

    I ended up spending about a third of my time on various computer systems logging the same information
    Lower end of industry pay

    Advice to Management

    The company should try to streamline its reporting systems and become more flexible with its fixed step training program. It would also be nice to stay on one vessel for at least a year at a time.

  8. Case-Hole Wireline

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

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with.
    Pay is very competitive.
    Training is great.

    Cons

    Training is a little fast
    My Field Manager did not know how to manage people.

    Advice to Management

    Should not hire a manager just because he had been working for them for 6 years. The company should not have laid off people that the company just spent $250,000 for training them to work in the field. they should have gotten their money out of them.

  9. Field Service Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Schlumberger

    Pros

    - global company
    - variety of job exposures
    - diverse employees

    Cons

    - move every 2-3 years
    - no choice on where the next move will be

  10. Storeroom Keeper

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

    I worked at Schlumberger

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

    Pros

    Consistent and accurate pay. Constantly learning new things.

    Cons

    Schlumberger allows for a lot of advancement, but the position did not allow for much growth.

  11. The culture and environment is great

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

    I have been working at Schlumberger as an intern (more than a year)

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

    Pros

    Work schedules are flexible and you're not micromanaged

    Cons

    Takes a long time to get things done internally

    Advice to Management

    Be more involved with your employees

Work at Schlumberger? Share Your Experiences

Schlumberger

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.