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"Great learning experience, poor compensation"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Financial Reporting Accountant in Sugar Land, TX
Current Employee - Financial Reporting Accountant in Sugar Land, TX
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

- Learn a lot and plenty of opportunities to fine-tune your investigative skills (teaching yourself new tasks)
- Majority of managers are laid-back and knowledgeable
- Work/Life balance great, except at month end/quarter end/year end
- Most coworkers are laid-back and have enjoyable personalities
- New ideas to create efficiency supported (you have to push your case in some circumstances)
- Benefits are pretty good, although they have been better previous to the "recession"

Cons

- Compensation is 30% lower than market, with no bonus until you reach a certain "grade" or career level
- Upper management (majority):
   - Inconsiderate of work/life balance of the people below them
   - Slow to complete simple tasks
   - Procrastination and greediness abundant
   - Many need to work on their people skills and attitudes towards the "little people" (you might have a better job/higher position, but you're not better than me)
- "This is the way it's always been done" attitude in a lot of instances (rarely thinking out of the box)
- No educational reimbursement benefits, although stated and confirmed in initial interview

Advice to Management

Pay should be commensurate with market levels and bonuses should be shared with all employees (we all contribute to Schlumberger's success, not just you).
Be more considerate of work/life balance.
Work on getting to know the people that work under you and be more personable (does not apply to all, but enough to be noticeable).

Other Employee Reviews for Schlumberger

  1. "Good place to start your career, international opportunities, continuous learning"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Rosharon, TX
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Rosharon, TX
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    large company
    international career opportunities
    good benefits
    excellent training programs
    good career path offers
    very diverse population at any location

    Cons

    delay in career for new engineers, the advance training program takes alot of time to complete. You are often busy working on other projects and not enough time to finish project. The only person cares about your career advancement is yourself. Expect to work weekends and night to get complete.

    Advice to Management

    pay attention to your employees and see what their needs are. There is a reason as to why the engineers attrition rate is so high at this location.


  2. "Very good company to start"

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

    Pros

    Mobility, job opportunities, multicultural, benefits

    Cons

    Work load, organization changes, too big

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