Schlumberger Reviews

Updated September 23, 2014
Updated September 23, 2014
1,416 Reviews
3.7
1,416 Reviews
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Very good place to work for.

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    Current Employee - City Sales  in  Bridgeport, WV
    Current Employee - City Sales in Bridgeport, WV

    I have been working at Schlumberger full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are great

    Cons

    Hours are sometimes a little long

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing

  2.  

    Experience at Schlumberger

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    Former Employee - Information Technology
    Former Employee - Information Technology

    I worked at Schlumberger full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Company has great benefits with good pay

    Cons

    If your not a geophysicist or geologist area, your not gonnta promote as fast. Experienced several rounds of layoffs

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    good company to work with

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Schlumberger full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    full of opportunities, pretty diverse environment, flexible work schedule, and self motivated culture

    Cons

    promoting international mobility too much, no green card sponsorship in general

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Application Engineer

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    Former Employee - Senior Applications Engineer  in  San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Applications Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Schlumberger full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lots of team work and great working atmosphere

    Cons

    Travel can get to be a pain in some positions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Growth

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Schlumberger full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Opportunities to move up in the company and relocate if interested.

    Cons

    The usual politics of a large company pose issues at times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    great place to work for internationals

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    great chance to grow and learn

    Cons

    very hectic business life,you have to be top of your duties- very time sensitive position

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Oilfield U

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    Current Employee - Sourcing Specialist  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Sourcing Specialist in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    SLB invests a lot of time and money for specialized training

    Cons

    Health benefits aren't as great as Halliburton. Halliburton has 3 levels of co-pay with an HSA option.

    SLB only has a high and low deductible plan with a co pay option for only a few healthcare categories.

    On top of that SLB's health plans cost more than HAL's

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Break the mold and take more calculated risks

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Marketing/Communications

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    Current Employee - Marketing Communications  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Marketing Communications in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Great working environment, good benefits, good compensation. Extremely diverse employees makes for an interesting workplace!

    Cons

    Work-life balance can be difficult.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good company but politics are extreme and stress is high

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    Current Employee - Quality Technician  in  Rosharon, TX
    Current Employee - Quality Technician in Rosharon, TX

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

    Pros

    Schlumberger training is top notch. Safety is held in the highest regard. Compensation and insurance is better than most. If you're willing to put in the hours and have a high attention to detail and are a quick learner you will go far with this company.

    Cons

    Stress at SLB is very high as business is good. Moral is very low and there is a big disconnect between management and those that work for them.
    OT is strongly encouraged and you will be made to feel that it's mandatory when in actuality it isn't. Promises made aren't always kept.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See cons.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good training program. Good field hands. Awful management. No social life.

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    Former Employee - Field Engineer  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Field Engineer in Houston, TX

    I worked at Schlumberger full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Get good training & experience to take somewhere else.

    Cons

    Everything. No social life, no days off. Overworked & exhausted. Management treats field personnel with complete disrespect. Everything promised by recruiters is untrue. They cycle through employees...hire loads of new trainees when work load has spiked, and then layoff everyone when the work is not coming in instead of sending them to other locations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a soul.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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