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Schlumberger Reviews

Updated January 30, 2015
Updated January 30, 2015
1,566 Reviews
3.6
1,566 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Big company, relocation around the world, good salaries, prospects for going up (in 32 reviews)

  • Good training as you will attend at least one school per year (in 64 reviews)


Cons
  • Obvious work life balance though they do work with you on that when you need it (in 210 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.  

    good and bad

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    good training, moving around the world

    Cons

    low compensation, no directions, they can fire you without notice

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    Not worth the money

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Schlumberger

    Pros

    Good job for someone in their lives 20s making new money with no family

    Cons

    I was on a horrible frac crew. We couldn't keep anybody to stay on our crew. I was on person doing 4 peoples jobs.. Sometimes they would feed us at n the field and sometimes the food truck wouldn't show. 12+ hours labor and nothing to eat

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Field Engineer in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Field Engineer in Oklahoma City, OK

    I worked at Schlumberger

    Pros

    You learn a lot. Its an attractive company to have on the resume.

    Cons

    They OWN you! Work life balance sucks!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let people live life

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Manufacturing Engineer for 3 years

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Schlumberger

    Pros

    Good systems are in place for anyone to succeed

    Cons

    No transparency in dealings with employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less career progression due to the size of company and transparency to all employees

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Great Place to work friendly environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Flexible with hours and accommodation.

    Cons

    Little vertical Advancement for an educated person.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create A culture that promotes internally

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    good pay=slavery equals the exact experience you'll have At this companies location

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Schlumberger full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice people, work gets easier and easier, very simple directions to follow, pay is adequate

    Cons

    on call, micro-managed, zero freedom, poor planning and scheduling, lack of respect from management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    doing the opposite from said cons^

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Great company. Not quite fair across the board geographically.

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

    I worked at Schlumberger full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay. Great training and career development opportunities.

    Cons

    Company unfairly takes advantage of local laws and regulations. Pay for some manufacturing positions in Mexico were so low they could be considered exploitation even though their American counterparts would in the $25usd/hour range. A 48 hour (max legal workweek) would pay less than $100 usd/week so go figure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Equal jobs in different countries should provide for similar quality of life when adjusted to the cost of living.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Multi-cultural MNC which operates all over the world

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    multi-cultural team
    very friendly working environment
    good work-life balance
    lots of oversea oppurtunities

    Cons

    compensation structure is a bit rigid

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    review compensation structure especially for top talent

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    slb business analyst

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Schlumberger

    Pros

    Living cost super low which is awesome, location is great, galleria area

    Cons

    Houston isn't a super cultural city, I prefer California but with the amount of pay, what can I say.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Mechanical Engineer

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

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

    Pros

    Good salary, good opportunities for growth. Trains employees really well

    Cons

    I have not faced any problems working here.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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