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Schlumberger Boston Reviews

Updated May 6, 2017
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Pros
  • Compensation & Benefits, Work/life balance (in 74 reviews)

  • Oilfield jobs generally come with a Good pay (in 172 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance can be challenging as you will have to devote loads of time to work if you want to succeed in the company (in 475 reviews)

  • No work life balance; always work on holidays; Working from home even you are on vacation; health issues of most of the employees (in 122 reviews)

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  1. "Good company"

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    Former Intern - Intern in Boston, MA
    Former Intern - Intern in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Schlumberger as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good Pay, working with experts in research.

    Cons

    Not applicable. Forced to have at least 5 words here by glassdoor...


  2. "Ok"

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    Former Intern - Research Intern in Cambridge, MA
    Former Intern - Research Intern in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at Schlumberger as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very clean office space with many amenities. Very knowledgeable people.

    Cons

    Work-life balance doesn't seem to be very healthy.

  3. "Research Intern at Schlumberger-Doll Research"

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    Former Intern - Intern in Boston, MA
    Former Intern - Intern in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Schlumberger as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great scientists and engineers work together, fabulous mentorship from senior scientists and project managers, great food in the cafeteria

    Cons

    the oil service field is, in general, in the downturn.


  4. "Not the place for Support Staff"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I am talking about Schlumberger Doll Research only. Scientific environment is wonderful. Great cafeteria

    Cons

    Support staff is not respected by most management, including HR. Downturn ruined any sense of comraderie no growth opportunity for support staff ever developed

    Advice to Management

    Apptreciate everyone who works there


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Internship at Schlumberger-Doll Research"

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    Former Intern - Math and Modeling Department in Cambridge, MA
    Former Intern - Math and Modeling Department in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Schlumberger as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very cooperative environment, flexible life style, learn lots of math and modeling skills and programming technique.

    Cons

    Advisor may be very strict on the progress of project.


  6. "Cambridge, MA is great!"

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    Former Employee - Senior Research Scientist in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Research Scientist in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Schlumberger full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    World class lab facility in Cambridge, MA is really a nice place to work. The lab community is also a major benefit.

    Cons

    Salary is 20-25%% lower than the pharma companies in the area, which makes it hard to compete for housing in a highly competitive market. Research has little profile with exec mgmt, support for research is 30% below what it needs to be.

    Advice to Management

    If you spend 1/3 of a billion to move a lab, be ready to back up investment.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Great company to work for"

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    Former Intern - REMS Intern in Cambridge, MA
    Former Intern - REMS Intern in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Schlumberger as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The compamy take great care of its employees, very flexible hours in research facilities, competitive salary, extremely friendly collegues, full of talented scientists

    Cons

    In general it's a great company to work for, but it carries a very traditional culture, feels lack of excitement, food in cafeteria is not the best...you do a very specific type of job here in research, thus instead of broadening your research experience, it actually narrows down your future choices.

    Advice to Management

    I think the management is doing a good job, there is not much that I want to say here, they are the largest in its field, they certainly have the advantage to hire the most talented people.

  8. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Intern in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Schlumberger full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Interesting research, nice people, a lot of interns together

    Cons

    very low return offer rate


  9. "Great team and nice working environment"

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    Former Intern - Intern in Cambridge, MA
    Former Intern - Intern in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Schlumberger as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    1. People are very nice and helpful.
    2. Great cafeteria and office environment
    3. Reasonable work-life balance.

    Cons

    Very limited openings, may travel and move to a new place.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  10. "excellent working envrionment"

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    Current Intern - Intern in Cambridge, MA
    Current Intern - Intern in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Schlumberger as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The balance between work and lift is good. People are nice. It's more research like, so the schedule is flexible. It's a great place to learn and gain experience.

    Cons

    The opening in the research center is limited, you only get in when someone else quit.


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