Schlumberger Reviews

Updated July 1, 2015
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  1. Highly trained Administrative/Office Assistant

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

    I worked at Schlumberger

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

    Pros

    Good benefits if you're Engineer will go far

    Cons

    The managers for were not helpful in guidance you had to figure it out yourself

    Advice to Management

    Be more supportive to your employees


  2. Helpful (1)

    Low pay, long hours

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

    I have been working at Schlumberger

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

    Pros

    You will work with very well educated people from all over the world.
    The company believes in giving people lots of responsibility very quickly.
    There are lots of opportunities to move into other fields in the company and to work in different locations.

    Cons

    The pay is low compared to the industry average, and there are a lot of hoops to jump through to get promoted.
    Intense levels of bureaucracy. Management by Excel spreadsheet.
    Very little concern for quality of life.

    Advice to Management

    Better management of people's time on and off work would result in better retention and higher morale.


  3. Very traditional and process-oriented

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sugar Land, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sugar Land, TX

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

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

    Pros

    Well structured company, good pay compare to oilfield service, safe-oriented work environment, very diversified co-workers and knowledgeable engineers.

    Cons

    Very narrow focused (spending 3 years at a position doing mostly the same thing over and over again), very process oriented instead of technology innovative, super outdated system and tons of links to use while those websites never talk to each other, political when it gets higher, and mainly managed by French.


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  5. Excellent learning experience, lots of bureaucracy

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

    I have been working at Schlumberger full-time

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

    Pros

    Lots of training, learn a lot of useful skills.

    Cons

    Very large corporation, decisions take long time. Poor sustainable development culture

    Advice to Management

    Show more interest in employees


  6. Technical Writer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Schlumberger full-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great environment, flexible, great pay.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, not process oriented, too much politics.


  7. derp

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Equipment Operator/Driver in Williston, ND
    Current Employee - Equipment Operator/Driver in Williston, ND

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Not sure there are pros any longer.

    Cons

    The management moving in or up is atrocious, all they care about is their bonus which us essentially based on how much they screw their employees out of pay. I'm not sure the entire company is like this but the north dakota region is.

    Advice to Management

    Be upfront stop promising one thing then doing the complete opposite of said promise. Stop promoting the individuals who are crappie employees just because you know they will cow to your every whim and question nothing. this is a recipe for absolute failure.


  8. Management Accountant

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

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

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

    Pros

    Diverse population, 4 month maternity leave if you've been there for 1+ years,

    Cons

    POOR MANAGEMENT, No support for Higher Education, Empty Promises, Inadequate HR team,
    Top down reviews only allows for poor management to stay in place, NO BONUSES, Work like a modern day slave; always working on holidays, unable to roll over vacation days to next year, honestly just plain HORRIBLE MANAGEMENT creates a negative vibe throughout the HUB.

    Advice to Management

    SLB needs to clean house on the management they have employed at the HUB-- Send out a bottom up review and see how little the managers support their teams.


  9. High pay at a cost

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Engineer in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Product Engineer in Denver, CO

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Large company with lots of potential for movement and growth

    Cons

    You are simply a number and the oil industry is a very volatile place to work

    Advice to Management

    Cultivate a sense of wanting employees to have a work life balance.


  10. frac operator

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

    I worked at Schlumberger

    Pros

    good pay, safety was a priority.

    Cons

    terrible logistics and hr is a little clueless

    Advice to Management

    take better care of the employees


  11. MWD Field Engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - MWD Field Engineer in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - MWD Field Engineer in Denver, CO

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

    Negative Outlook
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good money when oil is doing well. Very loose work environment

    Cons

    Oil is not doing well presently. The job is very unpredictable and time consuming.



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