Schlumberger - It's really a great place to work at, if you don't get a bad manager | Glassdoor
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"It's really a great place to work at, if you don't get a bad manager"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Software Engineer in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
Former Employee - Software Engineer in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
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No opinion of CEO

Pros

Career planning
Technology
Training, mentoring, knowledge sharing, openness
Sr management and colleagues are open and talented
Multi-cultural environment
Travelling around the world, once a year, at least
A company that has money to invest in R&D
HR system (goals, performance evaluation based on goals, etc)
Computer specifics: Scrum Agile, support from very experienced software community
Overall concerns with ethics, people & environment

Cons

Bad / unexperienced manager can challenge your motivation
HR system is not followed many times
People with beautiful background can be "over-recognized", even when their performance is not good
Sr management doesn't want to hear the problems
People from the "field" lives a total different world (hard lifestyle) from the office people
If you want to grow to management side, be prepare to bring work home a lot

Advice to Management

Use HR systems more seriously, choose jr managers more carefully, listen more and don't make promises

Other Employee Reviews for Schlumberger

  1. "Schlumberger, work hard, work harder."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Engineer
    Current Employee - Field Engineer
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A lot of potential to earn decent money in busy times. SLB provides young engineers a great opportunity to manage people.

    Cons

    Schlumberger is an ok company but the support and backing for the field personnel is non-existent. This is a CYA first second and last type of place, which limits the effectiveness of the company's true principles.

    Advice to Management

    Management to place strong and competent managers in leadership roles, esp. in locations with increasing attrition rates. I was sold on the company during recruiting, accepted the challenge of the job, excelled, and now I am moving on. I don't see the opportunities I was sold on upon my hire.


  2. "Exciting"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bogota, Cundinamarca (Colombia)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bogota, Cundinamarca (Colombia)
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Challenging engineering jobs in Oil services, that compensate well. Truly Global firm, exposure to multiple cultures and rigorous work environments.

    Cons

    Niche expertise, few exit options, extended field working times, very cyclical market, low tolerance levels, higher management not competent in personnel management.

    Advice to Management

    More focus on personnel management and better work schedules, employ measures to find out employee satisfaction with the help of 3rd party auditors.


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