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"great professional develpoment opportunity"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
Current Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Truly international organization with borderless career

Cons

24/7 work culture, bigger voice, better treatment

Advice to Management

less e-mail

Other Employee Reviews for Schlumberger

  1. "Very satisfied at the company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Challenging projects
    - Diverse group of employees from all around the globe
    - Good work/life balance (in R&D only)

    Cons

    - Potential growth without field experience is limited
    - Typical bureaucracy and red tape that comes with a large organization

    Advice to Management

    Very good job by management to keep the employees involved in the big picture, but more frequent feedback is appreciated.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "One of the worst decisions I have ever made"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Oklahoma City, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The only good thing about working here is compensation. Even though your base salary will be around 60 K you receive bonuses for each day spent on a rig, so you can potentially end up making twice as much. The job is extremely easy, besides a few days when you're running around trying to troubleshoot or rig up/down. I am not exaggerating when I say the job requires minimal brain power. You're pretty much being compensated for the lifestyle, because you're really out here in an executive assistant/ operator capacity and no engineering goes into this what so ever. So if you're ok with not seeing your family and friends, having no personal life or development, and flushing your engineering degree down the toilet this could be a great career for you.

    Cons

    They literally run your life 344 days of the year. You don't get weekends or holidays, the only actual time off (defined as time you can travel or do whatever you want) will be the 21 days of vacation which you accrue throughout the year. Don't get me wrong you will have time off between rigs, but during that time, you have to remain in close proximity to your location, because at any moment you can receive a call telling you to go out to the job. So technically speaking you're on call on your time off and therefore you're not really on time off. If you're an engineer you're basically flushing your degree down the toilet, you will not be working out here in an engineering capacity. Turns out they hire high school graduates to do your job, but pay them less; so I'm not sure why they hire engineers. Your co-workers most of the time will be completely unprofessional, and if they are having a bad day, guess what you will be the recipient of some of the most vulgar language known to man. I can go on and on but this should give a pretty good idea of what you can look forward too if you come work for Schlumberger

    Advice to Management

    You can have the slogan "people technology profit" and then not care about your people and treat them in the worst way possible, with the entire focus being solely on profit.

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