Schlumberger Reviews

Updated September 1, 2015
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  1. Technician

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Schlumberger full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, will train to do the job they want you to do

    Cons

    no work life balance, concern is only for how much is done in a day. Management treats employees as expendable assets

    Advice to Management

    the backbone is the people, need to get back to remembering that


  2. Helpful (2)

    Working in SLB

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Sugar Land, TX
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Sugar Land, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    -Good pay -Good benefit -Flexible hours -Great discount on practically at everything in that area

    Cons

    -Horrible Bosses. Boss is too much powerful. -An employee is just a number not a person to the company. Can lay off/ fire any time. No consideration for performance or any think at all.

    Advice to Management

    -Should chose the managers more carefully.


  3. Huge global company, clear to see employees expendable

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Schlumberger as an intern

    Pros

    high mobility, world travel, high pay (even as an intern), lots of training,

    Cons

    no work/life balance for first five-ten years. it takes a very specific personality type to work with this company. managers very disconnected from field engineers, and the manager abilities are very site-dependent. i was also seen as a city boy and outsider with the righands, which left a bad taste in my mouth.

    Advice to Management

    Try and work with the engineers more, lots of communication can clear many problems up


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  5. Great company in a rocky industry

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    Former Employee - Field Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Field Engineer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Overall speaking, Schlumberger provides a great, set-in-stone system for engineers to progress. The pay was very good and helps in desperate times. The job is good for a short period of time.

    Cons

    Oil service industry is extremely rocky which caused Schlumberger to severely downsize. For the most part, I had no real life in this job, and the hours were insane.


  6. Great Company Overall

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great starting pay with excellent benefits. Presents opportunity to learn multiple systems

    Cons

    Long hours....limited growth .....lots of layoffs....management are not as knowledgeable about the actual work of employees

    Advice to Management

    Train management...... Provide more opportunities for growth


  7. Working for Schlumberger

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Schlumberger full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    It is a great company to start your career. You learn alot and grow alot. Make very good money.

    Cons

    No work life balance. Puppet show management


  8. Helpful (1)

    Not a good company to work for right now

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Schlumberger full-time

    Pros

    People used to make good money working for SLB. There is a lot of ways for you to grow inside the company.

    Cons

    Technology company, I worked for them for two years and they had old and crapy equipment. old computers, keyboards and facilities. They treat employees like assets. As soon as they feel something could go wrong they trow their employees into the street.

    Advice to Management

    people like working for SLB because of what it used to be. be more considered of operators and engineer who are working their best for the company.


  9. Administrative Assistant

    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Houston, TX

    I worked at Schlumberger (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Diverse, learn latest technology, good Co workers

    Cons

    management needs to communicate information with employees.

    Advice to Management

    Keep employees informed about changes.


  10. Helpful (2)

    Great company for the short term

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    -Large, global company -Industry leader in services, quality and size -Can perform jobs in locations, at depths, and conditions that other companies simply cannot -Entry level and first several years of promotions are part of a fixed step path -In the same sense, very good company to start your career with. Excellent training programs. -Always hiring! (for a reason) -Very friendly towards women and minorities -Accommodating towards dual SLB couples (must be married/legally joined) -Expect to move around a lot if you are willing, otherwise you will just stay where you are

    Cons

    -Long history of bleeding talent that eventually goes to work for the competition -Work/Life balance - varies per group -Politics rule promotions above management level. Executives are usually hand picked early in their career (6-10 years), so you know by then where you are headed -Shooting ourselves in the foot with excessive policies. Every time there is an incident, our solution is another checklist, and it has gotten to the point where we have a couple of initiatives to reduce this paperwork. -Company need is always first. You put Norway, Indonesia, and Italy in your preferences? How about Sudan? Sudan it is! -HR can be a very strong enabler... or not (common in any company)

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on retaining talent, and less on short term stock gains.


  11. Schlumberger Review

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Engineer in Dover, OH
    Former Employee - Field Engineer in Dover, OH
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Schlumberger (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great pay, got great experience managing people and projects

    Cons

    No life in general except on days off.



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