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Schlumberger Reviews

Updated January 23, 2015
Updated January 23, 2015
1,553 Reviews
3.7
1,553 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.  

    Great place to work!!

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    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
  2.  

    Consultant for all Completion Down Hole Tools

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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
  3.  

    System Engineer in Schlumberger

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer

    I worked at Schlumberger full-time (more than an 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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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent company I work for.

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Work hard, high pay, all-out for work.
    Career is promising, very well-established systems and technology.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Jakarta (Indonesia)
    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Jakarta (Indonesia)

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

    Pros

    SLB has the best in everything (technology, people, business systems).
    Career path is promising, no discrimination.

    Cons

    Work hard, all-out, under pressure. Expect the unexpected.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Good company to work

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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

    good working atmosphere, nice benefit

    Cons

    peer pressure is very high

  8.  

    Senior IT Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior IT Analyst in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Current Employee - Senior IT Analyst in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

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

    Pros

    I totally appreciate the diversity and the Fixed step career progress, the company spends a huge amount of the resources on training and career progress, and helps you to see an insight of your own career progress in the company hierarchy.

    Cons

    Lots of work and a lot to learn, and your evaluation depends only on your relationship with your manager

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work and try to come closer to the flat organization model.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Challenging but rewarding

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    Former Employee - Intern in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Former Employee - Intern in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

    I worked at Schlumberger

    Pros

    Excellent commitment to safety and employee wellbeing. High tech tools and engineering. Amazing support system in terms of technical and management. Established brand will increase your value as an employee.

    Cons

    Physically tough. Unpredictable project schedules. Lots of work, less life.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Recruiting

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Schlumberger

    Pros

    Great experience, Great recruiting team

    Cons

    none, overal experience was great

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Manufacturing Intern

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Houston, TX

    I worked at Schlumberger

    Pros

    Very organized internship
    they have a good intern project ready before you start
    a lot of intern activities to meet with other interns from other locations

    Cons

    Houston is too hot and humid in summer :)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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