Schlumberger Reviews

Updated April 27, 2015
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  1. Completion Sales

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Completions Sales in Midland, TX
    Current Employee - Completions Sales in Midland, TX

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Not micromanaged by bosses. Mon.- Fri. job with weekends off. Very diverse work environment with friendly and helpful people.

    Cons

    Needs a better training program for new completions employees. Manager is not in the same city and may sometimes be hard to get a hold of if you have questions.

    Advice to Management

    Work on developing a better training program for completion sales reps. Ask sales reps for suggestions about how they can develop the area.

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    Accountant

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    Current Employee - Accountant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Accountant in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Schlumberger

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

    Pros

    Good people Great company, work life balance

    Cons

    Small Salary below industry average

    Advice to Management

    increase salary

  3. They dont flinch an eye to save a penny! Its almost like contemporary slavery. They will work you til you scream.

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    Former Employee - MWD Field Engineer in Henderson, CO
    Former Employee - MWD Field Engineer in Henderson, CO

    I worked at Schlumberger

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

    Pros

    Money is great when you sell your soul.

    Cons

    When you work 85% of the year, you dont have time off to 'live life."
    The slogan "travel the world" leads you to the same places, with travel restrictions.

    Advice to Management

    You used to be in the field as well. Dont forget about the people who make you the money.

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  5. Oilfield service company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lab Technician
    Former Employee - Lab Technician

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Can move through ranks without a degree

    Cons

    Non-engineers are not viewed as valuable as engineers

  6. Equipment Operator

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    Former Employee - Equipment Operator
    Former Employee - Equipment Operator

    I worked at Schlumberger

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

    Pros

    Job anyone can do if willing to work hard. Get to work outside and with hands. Lots of hours and little time off means lots of money in the bank.

    Cons

    No real schedule, oil industry is cyclical, management unwilling to change/adapt age old methodologies, opportunity for advancement is promised but not likely.

    Advice to Management

    Change or get left behind. Set a schedule and stick to it, your employees are what makes the company tick. Recognize the amount of work put in and likely lower turnover rate.

  7. Great job until they lay you off

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Rosharon, TX
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Rosharon, TX

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

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

    Pros

    Good salary, performance bonus, and interesting work

    Cons

    Management does not appreciate good workers who sacrifice for the company. They lay people off at the first sign of trouble. You can help the company with billion dollar contracts, but will be forgotten just a short time later.

    Advice to Management

    Show some loyalty to your hard workers. At least try to move employees to other positions before laying off 9,000 people in 2015.

  8. Work hard, work a lot, work work work.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Schlumberger full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Chances to move up and move around are abundant.

    Cons

    Work life balance is poor at best

    Advice to Management

    I was overall pretty happy with upper management.

  9. No life balance.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Procurement Specialist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Procurement Specialist in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Schlumberger

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

    Pros

    Great 401k and 3 weeks start off vacation pay.

    Cons

    No life and work balance. Very competitive atmosphere.

    Advice to Management

    Promote within the company. New hires without experience.

  10. Great company and awesome people

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Field Engineer in Pleasanton, TX
    Former Employee - Field Engineer in Pleasanton, TX

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Money, connections, resposibility, and it's kind of fun once you get use to it

    Cons

    Time, big company mentality, kind of in remote areas

  11. Great place to work!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Equipment Operator III in Shreveport, LA
    Current Employee - Equipment Operator III in Shreveport, LA

    I have been working at Schlumberger full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great pay, comradry, and overall great time on the job. Great group of people to work with. We work hard and work long hours, but we have a good time. I have enjoyed being part of Schlumberger for over 6.5 years now and still love it.

    Cons

    Long hours and physically demanding work may not be for everyone. Being on call around the clock may not be for everyone due to the odd hours and no set hours if you work in the cement dept. I personally enjoy the hard work and hours,

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