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Schlumberger Reviews

Updated Jul 31, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.6 1,370 reviews

89% Approve of the CEO

Schlumberger CEO Paal Kibsgaard

Paal Kibsgaard

(466 ratings)

75% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Big company, relocation around the world, good salaries, prospects for going up (in 30 reviews)

  • Work environment Good also with fun and rewarding (in 60 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/Life balance tends to be dismal if you're too extroverted or have a nuclear family (in 193 reviews)

  • Very difficult for Mid Career, no work life balance, too much internal politics (in 45 reviews)

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    Good company to work for

    Senior Supplier Quality Engineer (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsLots of training provided, opportunities to work internationally

    ConsLimited internal promotion opportunity within your group

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Training.. no work/life balance

    Field Engineer II (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsSchlumberger is seen as an industry leader for training. This serves you well both during and after your career with them. You're also given many many opportunities

    ConsThere is very little work/life balance as a Field Engineer with none of the perks that are supposed to accompany sacrificing that much of 3 years of your life to a company. Often, employees can get left behind in progress for their career. Also, from what I have seen and heard and experienced myself, there is no interest in the company in retaining you; you and your experience is dispensable and you are easily replaced wuth someone who will sit down and shut up.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStart compensating fairly for the time engineers put in. Provide them with actual support rather than throwing them in the deep end and hanging them out to dry if they fail. Experience is actually worth something, believe it or not.. start understanding this again and the horrible retention rate of new hires will improve.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Technology and decent work/life balance. Lacking in compensation, benefits and respectable office space.

    Business Development Manager (Former Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsGreat company to learn and get relevant experience. Believes in on-the job training which allows for great opportunities withing many disciplines. Worldwide presence gives a great opportunity to see many corners of the world.

    ConsPay and benefits is not competitive with oil & gas companies. Poor office location and no offices.
    Executive pay is, however, higher than most oil & gas companies.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to be competitive for your marketplace. The compensation is nowhere near being competitive with oil & gas companies. If service industry can't pay like the oil industry for the same talent, executive salaries should follow suit. Open concept office space only works for a few job functions.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Hard work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prospaid is great for the work you do

    Conslong hours and always on call

    Advice to Senior Managementmore vacation paid

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Project Manager (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsProvides lots of training. Technical control their own career path in a structured promotion mechanism.

    ConsProject managers are usually heavily in techical contribution and they are not very well recognized.

    Advice to Senior ManagementA coaching system for the junior managers might help.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Long hours = Great Pay

    Equipment Operator Frac (Current Employee) Cheyenne, WY

    ProsThe pay is great. Working with a team. There is a direct path for advancement. 6 days off is like a mini vacation

    ConsThe hours are the hardest to get use to but it could be worse.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSuggestion box for changes to be more productive in the field

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    An excellent place to work for a single person.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsBleeding edge tech. Get to work with top rate engineers.

    ConsLong, long hours. Did I mention long hours?

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Good place to for fresh out

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsLot of trainings for employees.

    ConsNo much chance to learn new things.

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    Great place to work and gain lab experience.

    Intern (Current Employee) Salt Lake City, UT

    Prosthere are plenty of learning opportunities everyone is very helpful and you get a look into the oil/gas industry. As an intern I was given real projects and challenged.

    ConsNone that I can think of, It was a great place to work. Because of my experience I have beceome more marketable in the job market.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep it up!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good

    Mechanical Engineer (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    Prosbig company, more sources. not bad salary

    ConsIt's far from downtown. Too much to learn

    Advice to Senior Managementnot working yet

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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