Schlumberger Reviews

Updated July 4, 2015
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  1. Wireline field engineer

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Wireline Field Engineer in North Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Wireline Field Engineer in North Houston, TX

    I worked at Schlumberger (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    training, salary and bonus, experience

    Cons

    Work/Life Balance, social life, time dedicated to work


  2. BPO

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Von Ormy, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Von Ormy, TX

    I worked at Schlumberger (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good place to learn about the industry. Good name to have on your next application.

    Cons

    You're a disposable body. Don't expect any kind of acknowledgement from the company for working Christmas or Thanksgiving.


  3. Good Experience

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Field Engineer in Houston, TX

    I worked at Schlumberger

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great training and exposure to challenging roles early in your career.

    Cons

    Poor work/life balance. Most schedules are rotational, and often not guaranteed.


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  5. All they care about is the shareholder

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Electronics Technician
    Former Employee - Electronics Technician

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people you work with are good people. The pay is competitive. Great Benefits. Great safety culture.

    Cons

    They layoff people like they are nothing to them. . Not just average people but people that have been with the company for years. They care more about the shareholder than the people that have spent years of sacrifice trying giving their best for the company. They can care less about that. Even though they have plenty of cash to go through harsh oil market time without having to let go so many people they rather buy Russian oil company than keep their good people. It won't surprise me at all if the company loose it the edge and their so "we are the number one" pride because you can not be the number one by letting so much knowledge and experience go just like nothing.

    Advice to Management

    Go Back to the old days when the company really care about the people. If not the company will suffer Mark my words. Don't advertise the so called "People first then technology and then profit" if you don't live what preach


  6. Electrical Engineer

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sugar Land, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sugar Land, TX

    I worked at Schlumberger

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

    Pros

    Lots of work, can be challenging to keep up. Compensation is about average in the industry, benefits are good, well managed. Diverse ethnic range of employees. Going into the field can be very interesting to see how the equipment is used. Top notch facilities in the field and at the product centers.

    Cons

    Corporate culture is typical, casual business dress normally, jobs can be split up and too narrow in focus, cubicles are the norm. Too much training that is not always applicable to what you might be doing. Layoffs can occur whenever the oil market is down, SLB will let you go no matter what, stock price is more important than workers.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more career oriented training, and not so much that just benefits the company. Value employees for the long haul, not just for short term stock price stabilizing.


  7. Helpful (2)

    Great company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - REMS Intern in Cambridge, MA
    Former Intern - REMS Intern in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at Schlumberger as an intern (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    The compamy take great care of its employees, very flexible hours in research facilities, competitive salary, extremely friendly collegues, full of talented scientists

    Cons

    In general it's a great company to work for, but it carries a very traditional culture, feels lack of excitement, food in cafeteria is not the best...you do a very specific type of job here in research, thus instead of broadening your research experience, it actually narrows down your future choices.

    Advice to Management

    I think the management is doing a good job, there is not much that I want to say here, they are the largest in its field, they certainly have the advantage to hire the most talented people.


  8. Operator

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Perry, KS
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Perry, KS

    I have been working at Schlumberger (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Great benefits: great pay good friends

    Cons

    never know how many hours you're going to work

    Advice to Management

    better communication from management to employees


  9. field engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Schlumberger full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    lots of travel, we were also very well paid, as an IM all living expenses covered, excellent training program, got to meet and work with people from all over the world

    Cons

    No personal or family life. no control over personal life or family life. Much of your promotions are controlled by managements needs and not your work. Living in company housing, riding in company cars, working many times for more than 24 hours. Didn't think the money was worth having nothing else.

    Advice to Management

    do not rely on government mandates to establish work life balance but create a company minimum that becomes an industry leading standard.


  10. Field Specialist

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Specialist in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Field Specialist in Houston, TX

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

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

    Pros

    Good training, good pay.
    A typical day at work is usually busy with a lot to do most especially when there are deadlines to meet.
    Great to work with a set of like-minded and technically competent co-workers.

    Hardest part of the job is having to work with Managers who have little appreciation for effort/time put in on the job.

    Cons

    Upper management mostly oblivious to the concerns of the average worker. Hardest part of the job is having to work with Managers who have little appreciation for effort/time put in on the job. Quite a lot of unqualified folks in middle management.

    Advice to Management

    Room for advancement but terrible work/life balance. Work a lot of hours. Management is always changing sometimes making it very difficult to deal with so many different managers.


  11. Well Tester

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Schlumberger

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good Company to work for. Great health insurance and benefits.

    Cons

    Got laid off due to the drop in oil prices. Very little personal time but that is the nature of the business



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