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Schlumberger Reviews in Richmond, CA

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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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    I would say it is a good company for young engineers but not for someone of older age

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in Richmond, CA
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in Richmond, CA

    I worked at Schlumberger

    Pros

    They will let you travel, work with expensive tools. They will train you as well.

    Cons

    This company is heavily dependent on the oil price. If oil price will go down you will get fired. For engineers except petroleum ones there is a high probability that you will loose your engineering skills after working for a while at SLB. For example if you an EE or CS major and you will decide to change your employment the new employer tend to view negatively experience in oil business because they think it is not technological which if often not the case.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    i would ask them to be more fair to the people at the end of the food chain.

    Recommends
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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Initially enticing but overwhelmingly unrewarding.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cartographer in Richmond, CA
    Current Employee - Cartographer in Richmond, CA

    I have been working at Schlumberger

    Pros

    To gain access to experts in the geothermal industry.

    Cons

    No management, minimal communication, no career path, extremely unbalanced allocation of work, and no training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees with respect and consider the value they add to the company, balance the workload, train employees, and inform the staff of upper management decisions.

    Doesn't Recommend

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