Schlumberger Reviews

Updated October 24, 2014
Updated October 24, 2014
1,457 Reviews
3.6
1,457 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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

  • This company has a best Training program for its employees, Good HSE program and other Benefits (in 63 reviews)


Cons
  • Obvious work life balance though they do work with you on that when you need it (in 203 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.  

    You work with great knowledgeable people in almost every field.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Schlumberger

    Pros

    Great project which requires lot of technical knowhow in many scientific domains.

    Cons

    It is worldwide company so working across lot of different time zones.

  2.  

    Good Place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Value's people
    Focus on technology, and lot of scope for learning.
    Training is one of the best in the industry.
    Lot of experts in the organization

    Cons

    Hiercharchy can be suffocating, lot of paperwork

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    LONG HOURS BUT GOOD PEOPLE

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician I in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician I in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at Schlumberger full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Not much of a balance as far as work and family, work long hours but get 3 to 4 days off.
    Long hours but great pay and good people.
    Lots of prior military
    A lot of training and help to ensure success

    Cons

    Long hours
    Not a lot of communication between managers inside and the shop floor

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication is key

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Intern in Boston, MA

    I worked at Schlumberger full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Interesting research, nice people, a lot of interns together

    Cons

    very low return offer rate

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Great team and nice working environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Intern in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at Schlumberger as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    1. People are very nice and helpful.
    2. Great cafeteria and office environment
    3. Reasonable work-life balance.

    Cons

    Very limited openings, may travel and move to a new place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good Place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Management Accountant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Management Accountant in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Schlumberger full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good people.. good pay... business is good and hiring is happening at large scale. Always room for growth

    Cons

    Once you are out...there is no way they are going to take you back

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company, good people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Pros : 1. Great work environment, really chilled out no corporate b.s. (atleast a majority of the time)
    2. Really good people
    3. Absolutely smart people involved in what you do who know how to get their job done

    Cons

    1. Pay scale a little off
    2. Transfers abundant (especially when you are just learning the job and have to leave half the info out)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great company to work for if you desire a career working offshore

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Schlumberger

    Pros

    great benefits, friendly co workers, personal growth within the company, OT opportunities while working offshore

    Cons

    not being home nightly while working offshore, promotions aren't given when required training and time has been completed

  10.  

    Field Engineer/ Field Engineer trainee

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Maurice, LA
    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Maurice, LA

    I have been working at Schlumberger full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    It's hard for me to think of any pros of this company, but I would say they are a large company and that has to be beneficial in some way.

    Cons

    Pretty much everything!! The number one problem is that they are NOT up front with you about how the job is going to be. They promise you all these wonderful things and so none of the things they said have been true. They either say oh that wasn't for your job or they just ignore the fact that they are doing the exact opposite of what they told you they were going to do. If you want to work for a company who will be honest with you, or a company who you can take at their word then you need to keep searching for alternate companies for employment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    BE HONEST! Not only is it morally wrong it is completely unprofessional. Companies like this are partly at fault for the negative view the world has of the oil industry. Don't tell possible employees you will work this schedule and that not be the case. Don't say you'll get this promotion when you clearly have no intention of giving them said promotion. When people decide to work for your company they do it based off the things they are told and when all those things turn out to be false they get angry and quit. You will continue to lose good, hard working, employee due to the fact that you aren't up front and honest with them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great if your an Engineer, not so great if your anything else.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Schlumberger

    Pros

    You will definitely learn who you are and what your capable of, also have a chance to travel and see things you never thought you would. The technology is top notch at SLB, probably my favorite trait of the company.

    Cons

    Thing working for a big company is great? Wrong, your just another number. You work for a company that always tries to instill values and make you a model employee. But, when it comes time for a raise or promotion, forget it. They're all talk. I made the lowest pay out of my friends straight out of college, still holds true today.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn where the value is in the company. Maybe focus on something bigger than saving money,getting your pip for meeting your objectives.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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