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Schlumberger Field Specialist Interview Questions

Updated Apr 23, 2018
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Field Specialist Interview

Anonymous Employee in Frisco, TX
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Schlumberger (Frisco, TX) in November 2017.

Interview

I spoke with a recruiter over the phone, very brief, roughly 10-15 minute conversation with the recruiter asking me about my background and qualifications. About a week later, I was invited to a 3 day hiring event. I received an itinerary with flight times and dates, along with the hotel I would be staying at. If you live more than 4 hours away from the interview site, they will fly you up there, otherwise, you have to drive. A few days later, I received an agenda on what to expect.

The first day, for the most part, was a travel day. I got there in the early afternoon, met my roommate, grabbed some lunch, and just hung around the hotel until we had to head to the office for presentations later on that evening. A bus came pick up about 60 of us (don't let that intimidate you, there are PLENTY of openings for everybody) and we were given a ride to the office. After we all got settled in in the conference room, the Schlumberger people that would be doing the interviews introduced themselves, told us a little bit about their career paths with Schlumberger and why they enjoyed it. Afterwards, we all went up in front of the room 1 by 1 and introduced ourselves, shared what hobbies we enjoyed, what position we were applying for, and our best "MacGyver moment" (once again, as others have said, it doesn't have to be anything that really happened, the recruiters want to see your creative side).

After doing that, they fed us and we were given presentations and the run down on what positions were open and what locations they were open at. MAKE SURE YOU ASK QUESTIONS! The recruiters are carefully observing everybody to see who is engaged and interested in the line of work. We were given presentations until about midnight, at which point we got our PPE for the facility tour the next day, bussed back to the hotel and went to sleep.

The next morning, we got up at around 6 to get ready for the facility tour, in which they took us to the frac equipment facility in nearby Denton. You'll be broken off into 3 different groups based on which position you are applying for. MAKE SURE YOU ASK QUESTIONS! We took a tour of the facility for a couple of hours, and afterwards we were bussed to lunch and back to the hotel to change for our final interviews.

Once we got back to the Frisco office, we were again broken up in groups of 3 based on what position we were applying for and interviewed. First it was ET's/MT's, next was Field Ticketing Specialists (which, for those of you going for this position, MAKE SURE YOU ARE PROFICIENT IN EXCEL! They give an Excel test before the interview and there were some very good candidates who didn't get offers because they couldn't pass the test, which is a big part of the job), and finally, Field Specialists.

The interview was pretty straight forward, asking me which segment I wanted to work in, what location, why, and if there were any concerns about the job. There was also no pressure as I got to chat with the guy interviewing me several times beforehand.

Afterwards, we all went out for dinner and drinks. They'll tell you the interview is over, but they're really watching you to see who takes advantage of the open bar and who is mingling with other candidates. We stuck around for a couple of hours before being bussed back to the hotel, and the next day shuttle busses came pick you up depending on your flight time and you went home.

All in all, it was a good experience. About 85% of us received job offers, the only ones who didn't were the ones who couldn't pass the Excel test for the Field Ticketing Position, and 3 candidates who decided the job wasn't right for them. Just be engaged, ask questions, and you'll do just fine.

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    Field Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sugar Land, TX
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Schlumberger (Sugar Land, TX).

    Interview

    First interview was by phone was then invited to attend second interview. Second interview was a 2 day process. 1st day was a presentation with a "team building exercise", 2nd day was a tour of their training facilities followed by formal interviews.

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    Field Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Sugar Land, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Schlumberger (Sugar Land, TX) in January 2015.

    Interview

    The interviewer was really nice and informative. He asks the basic questions on your resume but the phone interview is hard to hear if your connection isn't great so try hard to pay attention. A little stressful but nothing too hard. I thought I was panicking but apparently not cause the interview went well.

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    Negotiation

    I'm going to the a second interview next month.

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    Field Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Sugar Land, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Schlumberger (Sugar Land, TX) in December 2014.

    Interview

    Initial phone interview came a month after applying, was told it was for Mudlogging. 2nd interview I was flown to Houston, TX for 2-day process in Sugarland. On 1st day we all were informed there were about 8 different types of jobs besides mudlogging. Informative as the first day was about each jobs' duties and lifestyles, a quick turn around of choosing was expected. 2nd day included test rig site tour and individual interviews dependent upon job selection.

    Interview Questions

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    Negotiation

    Only negotiable factors are start date and location. Salary is not; they tell you this during 2nd interview.


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    Field Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Schlumberger in October 2014.

    Interview

    Had telephone interview and was invited for second interview in the span of two days to the phone interview. Still prepping for the second interview in Oklahoma coming up later this month.

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    Field Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Schlumberger in September 2014.

    Interview

    I was contacted by a staffing agency that ran across my resume on Monster. I had two phone interviews and the next day I was invited to an Hiring event in Midland, Tx. Be sure to get plenty of rest because the first day will be a long one. After arriving at the airport in Midland, Tx a van picked us up by groups. We arrived at the hotel, went to our respected rooms, got a bite to eat and then we prepared for the group setting later on that night. At this event we learn tons of info about the company and the position. Be sure to ask as many questions as possible because this job is a huge responsibility and lifestyle change. We were granted the opportunity to introduce ourselves and later mingle with other SLB employees to get a better gauge of what we should expect. This event lasted until 10:30pm and then we were invited downstairs to talk with some of the managers at the bar. The next morning we went to breakfast, toured the facility and then they conducted panel style interviews. After the interview you will be taken back the the airport to go home. Everything was great and they made sure we were as comfortable as possible. If you make it to this point, you have a great chance of getting the job.

    Interview Questions

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    Field Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Schlumberger in September 2014.

    Interview

    I was contacted though university recruiting, flown out to large group interview on location and offered a position the next week. The whole process involved team exercises, 2:1 interviews, presentations, and behavioral observation.

    Interview Questions

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    Field Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Schlumberger in August 2014.

    Interview

    Applied by having my contact submit my resume to the hiring manager, which was followed by a phone interview. At the end of the phone interview, I was invited to a week-long "Field Camp" in Oklahoma. You will be with about 15 other students from around the country & Canada to learn more about the company. Lots of powerpoint, a well-site visit, and you will go to their training center to look at the actual equipment used on site. The trip ends with a group presentation on a product service line, followed by an exit interview with the staff in which you discuss placement location and service line preference.

    Interview Questions

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      Q: Are you skilled with the physical parts of computers?
      Q: When was a time that you worked in a group and didn't agree with the majority opinion, how did you handle it?   Answer Question
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    Field Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3+ weeks. I interviewed at Schlumberger (Tulsa, OK).

    Interview

    I was contacted by a consulting agency that basically prescreens for Schlumberger. I had two phone interviews with them and then got an invitation to what Schlumberger calls "the 2nd Interview". Once you get an invitation they will give you all of the details like flight itinerary and information about the dress code and things of that nature. The first day is just a travel day but you will meet a lot of the other candidates this day. There was about 25 people interviewing when I went. Do not be alarmed by the amount of people going for the same job because there are a lot of job openings. I am not sure how accurate this is but it seemed to me like if you made it to this interview you have a really good chance of getting the job. The first day you fly in and the hotel shuttle will pick you up from the airport. You will quickly find out who is there for Schlumberger because they are standing around waiting as well. you will check in at the hotel and then have the rest of the night to eat dinner and prepare for the following day. The 2nd day is very long so get plenty of rest. You start the day by meeting in a conference room. Every person in the room will have to get up and give an introduction about themselves. Normal stuff like what are your hobbies, whats is your educational or military background, and the last but most important is what is your best Macgyver moment. They seem to be looking for creative answers. My advice is if you cant think of anything make something up. They want to hear that you are creative not prove you wrong. One guy at our interview didn't answer the question and it seemed to bother the recruiters and managers. After the introductions you will then sit through a lot of PowerPoint presentations about the company and learn about the different segments. Then you will take a break by getting fitted for coveralls and steel toes and you will be bused over to the Schlumberger training facility. I think the most important part about this is to take an active interest in it by asking questions and talking to the managers. The managers have been exactly where you are so its pretty much free game to ask what ever you want. The managers were pretty laid back and know what your going through so talking to them really is not difficult. After you tour the facility you will go back for more powerpoint presentations. Before dinner you will do a team building exercise. The most important part about the team exercise is to be engaged with your team. The managers are looking for team players and leaders. After that you will have dinner with the managers and recruiters and then get instructions about the next day. They will serve alcohol at dinner. My advice is that if you do drink dont get drunk. You want to be responsible. The next day you will meet up get your interview time and wait until your interview. I did not find the interview very difficult. Normal interview questions. I found that the intial phone interviews are a lot harder than the final interview. The final interview I felt was there to find out exactly what you want to do and where you want to work and whether you think you can handle the lifestyle. They are very honest about the different type of lifestyle it is. We had people drop out and not even do the final interview because they did not feel it was what they were looking for. The whole process I felt was there to make you feel more comfortable and relax about the interview. It was a good experience. After your final interview you will go back to the airport and back home. I think staying engaged and asking questions and talking with the managers will give you a good shot at getting the job. The company seems to want to put you where you want to go so dont put any locations down you dont want because there is a good chance you might get it. My last bit of advice is to be honest with yourself and be honest with them about what you want. The job is not easy but the company will work with you and thats a good feeling.

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    Field Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Lafayette, LA
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Schlumberger (Lafayette, LA) in May 2014.

    Interview

    All day event, power point about the company and segments, tour of a couple facilities and then interview with the managers. If they ask technical questions they're not going to hire you. If its personality then you got it.

    Interview Questions


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