Schlumberger - Great company to work for if you don't mind some odd policies | Glassdoor
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"Great company to work for if you don't mind some odd policies"

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Current Employee - Help Desk Analyst in Denver, CO
Current Employee - Help Desk Analyst in Denver, CO
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Pros

Schlumberger does actually try very hard to take care of its employees and official policies give employees many opportunities that would be very difficult to find in other companies. Schlumberger has not only has plans in place to help employees move to locations around the world, but encourages this type of movement within the company. The health care, dental, retirement and stock purchase plan actually seem to do a very effective job at helping all employees get the most out of their pay. There are career development plans that are reviewed yearly and personal goals and objectives set to help employees actually grow as people as well as grow within the company. From what I have seen, this is taken very seriously by everyone and is not just empty words and promises, but actual commitment to keeping employees happy. Overall, Schlumberger is a good place to start a career.

Cons

There is a culture in Schlumberger to continually improve processes and limit mistakes by keeping track of mishaps and hazards no matter how small. While this is a good thing on the surface, this generally leads to policies and standard procedures to be changed without enough thought on how the changes will effect other areas. This tends to lead to continual modification of polices that counter each policies' effectiveness. One oddity that this has led to is a company wide requirement that all employees back their cars into parking spaces when parking. No joke, there was a problem with people backing out when leaving and not paying enough attention so they force people to back in, or at least pull forward when leaving. In addition to having parking policies, everyone in Schlumberger is required to pass a 'Commentary Drive' driving test that requires employees drive a car around with a trainer and tell them what they are doing the entire time ( like: "Im looking in my rearview mirror, there is a car behind me that may be following to close" ). This would make sense if it were require of individuals where driving on company time, however, it applies to everyone that has a drivers license.

Advice to Management

Schlumberger is run pretty well from the top down, and would work flawlessly if it where not for the misunderstanding of some middle managers.

Other Employee Reviews for Schlumberger

  1. "Great company if you get rid of HR."

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in Sugar Land, TX
    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in Sugar Land, TX
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Corporate culture, career advancement, benefits, people, travel. I was given so many great opportunities to work and travel all over the world and have made a multitude of lifelong friends.

    Cons

    horrible HR managers, no 360 reviews, inept senior managers. Many managers also do not have a work life balance, nor do they care if their reports have one either. I was actually told by one of my managers that I should put the company before my marriage.

    Advice to Management

    Have real HR managers. HR should not be a development role for engineers. HR should be a function where they are the liaison between the employees and management. Instead they are just out to get everyone. Additionally, dual career is a load of bull. Its a complete PR stint, esp if you are a woman.


  2. "Good starting job, but poor long term propects"

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer II in Sugar Land, TX
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer II in Sugar Land, TX
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    New Technology is always a focus

    Cons

    People are treated as cheap pawns

    Advice to Management

    Learn to communicate and reconize good work

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