Schlumberger Reviews

Updated April 18, 2015
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  1. subsea field specialist

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    Former Employee - Subsea Engineer in Houma, LA
    Former Employee - Subsea Engineer in Houma, LA

    I worked at Schlumberger

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    best company for training and a lot of requirement for promoting employees

    Cons

    worst on social life and fires employee even without issue

  2. Global company with global goals

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    Former Employee - General Field Engineer
    Former Employee - General Field Engineer

    I worked at Schlumberger full-time (more than 5 years)

    Negative Outlook
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    great people, global perspective, great pay, lots of opportunity for those that want it (when the industry is booming)

    Cons

    "upper management" makes decisions that sometimes make no sense and take no input from "lower levels"

  3. Software Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Schlumberger full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Big company, Good benefit, stable.

    Cons

    Lack of technology update, too many management layers

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  5. Wonderful company to work

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

    I have been working at Schlumberger

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

    Pros

    Scientific approach at woek, Good pay and benefits

    Cons

    company is very big and you may be transferred to another campus after a project

    Advice to Management

    Need stronger documentation system

  6. Production Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Schlumberger full-time

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent program for young graduate engineers

    Cons

    limited progression after G11,very political,

  7. This is a really really hard job. They pay you a lot, but they will work you like a dog to get it.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay 21.00/hr to start, and time and a half for overtime. And you will get a lot of overtime. 12hr/day 2weeks/3weeks min. I have learned more about t/s electronics in 1 year than I have in 4 years getting my BS

    Cons

    Hope you are single or that you have a very strong family. You will never see them. 120 hour work weeks are common, 12hr/days manditory and that is if you are not working at a wellsite. At a well site 16hr/day min and you wont be coming home for 2weeks/3weeks. Your job is not secure. if oil prices drop, no matter how good a worker you are you are likely going to lose your job. Housing is insane in rock springs, 1 bedroom apartments in the worst area of the city is going to be over 800$

    Advice to Management

    Simplify the advancement program. There is too much that needs to be filled out that does not concern a employees job. It is not easy to find the info you need to fill out the advancement forms. Your employees do not trust you, because you are not honest with them. If there is a good chance that we will be laid off, then you need to be strait with us. We get a speech about how we do not need to worry and the very day 3 workers got laid off.

  8. Worked To Death, But Good Pay

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Schlumberger full-time

    Pros

    -Pretty good money for an entry-level job
    -"exploring the world"

    Cons

    -Months away from home
    -Minimum 6 days on
    -You don't actually explore the world--you live in a compound

  9. Schlumberger going back in management policies what used to be 25 years back

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Schlumberger full-time (more than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Overall good company, family friendly, great colleagues, brings technical innovation.

    Cons

    With new top management, things are changing for bad. They think company is oversized and hired a consultant company to reduce head count instead of trusting their managers. Resulting in losing technical pillars of the company. Too much internal politics.

    Advice to Management

    Think long term rather than short term gains

  10. equipment operator

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    Current Employee - Equipment Operator in Williston, ND
    Current Employee - Equipment Operator in Williston, ND

    I have been working at Schlumberger full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Paid flights, paid housing, learn lots very quickly, benefits

    Cons

    Away from home 2 weeks at a time, bonuses, pay

    Advice to Management

    Get thinking like an engineer out of your head and notice you wouldn't have a job if it wasn't for your operators that you take and take and take from cause all you care about it is your bonus. Operators get treated like crap and were the reason you get your bonuses cause of our 20 shifts on location compared to your 8 hours in the office and have never lifted a piece of iron or swung a sledgehammer or worked in -50 outside all day and night. WAKE UP MANAGEMENT!!

  11. mwd

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    Former Employee - MWD/LWD Field Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - MWD/LWD Field Engineer in Houston, TX

    I worked at Schlumberger (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    big company, so lots of positions to grow into. They offer good training.

    Cons

    Very frat like mentality and political. If you play those games you will fit in well and move up. Unnecessary complex in doing everything and incapable of simple design/decision process. Typically slow to react to market realities and then cook of grand complex ambitions at peak of markets and first to adjust on the downside.

    Advice to Management

    keep things simple; too much non revenue producing office personnel. Should ideally have a ratio of work to field persons to office persons and adjust as trend goes. Anyway; seems i'm spitting at the wind. They all swear not to make the same mistakes again but they always repeat.

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