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Updated Jan 26, 2020

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3.2
59%
Recommend to a Friend
52%
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Schlumberger CEO Olivier Le Peuch
Olivier Le Peuch
11 Ratings
  1. "Great Company to work for."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Lafayette, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Schlumberger full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The pay is worth working in rough conditions.

    Cons

    It is hard to balance your life with work.

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    Schlumberger2019-11-11
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Field Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Field Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Schlumberger full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Made close and lifelong friends with some fellow Field Engineers. Learned to read and interpret Open Hole Logs proficiently. If you manage to stay in the Upstream Oil & Gas industry after doing your time at Schlumberger, they do look good on your resume and experience list.

    Cons

    Very Long HOURS. Usually staying up over 24 hours or more on jobs. Usually 100 hours a week. A junior field engineer didn't really have days off, and is on call 24/7 to go catch hot shots and "kill rats" at the whim of FSM and senior engineers. Recruiter completely lied about bonuses and making 100k a year. I made an average of 60k a year, which was not worth the work at all. Very unsafe, you were expected to lie on your driving hours and hours you have slept in order to make jobs or you would have been laid off immediately. Expected to be at shop at 8am everyday regardless of job volume or tool calibrations that needed doing. Very limited upward mobility unless you make it all the way to General Field Engineer Status, and the chance of being laid off is extremely high before you get to that point. Out of my initial onboarding PEPTEC class, only one person has made it to General Field Engineer, the rest 60 or so have all been laid off.

    Schlumberger2019-12-12
  3. "Great benefits and learning opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Broussard, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Schlumberger full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great benefits and pay, hard to beat in oilfield services. Management prioritizes personal growth. Most employees are professional and friendly.

    Cons

    Work-life balance can be a challenge. Local management is too lax with incompetent/unreliable employees. HQ's vision of the org chart isn't appropriate for smaller product lines and locations.

    Schlumberger2019-11-02
  4. "Terrible work life balance but OK pay"

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    Current Employee - General Field Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Schlumberger full-time

    Pros

    Money is good and international opportunity

    Cons

    The company thinks it is a privilege and not a choice to work there

    Schlumberger2019-11-01
  5. "Good Experience, though disorganized"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Field Engineer Intern 

    I worked at Schlumberger for less than a year

    Pros

    Interesting work, interesting people, good compensation

    Cons

    Odd hours, always outside in the heat, male-dominant environment

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    Schlumberger2019-10-21
  6. "Learned a lot, didn’t get treated so well"

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    Former Employee - Field Engineer 

    I worked at Schlumberger full-time

    Pros

    You have the capacity to learn so much about the oilfield and the entire system of it all.

    Cons

    Work life balance is awful and management holds back on bonuses even though they are promised.

    Schlumberger2019-10-14
  7. "Well paid for cementing field work"

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    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Horseheads, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Schlumberger full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    pay, 15/6 schedule, lots of responsibility

    Cons

    long hours, on call, lots of sleepless nights

    Schlumberger2019-10-09
  8. "Challenging place to work"

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    Former Employee - Field Engineer 

    I worked at Schlumberger full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Different culture exposure, opportunity to work globally

    Cons

    There are times when you will be far away from family for long time

    Schlumberger2019-09-24
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great company if you put in the work"

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    Former Intern - Field Engineer Intern in Midland, TX
    Recommends

    I worked at Schlumberger for less than a year

    Pros

    -Practical, hard nosed people -Quick to offer full-time offers

    Cons

    -Long hours -No work life balance

    Schlumberger2019-09-19
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Challenging but rewarding"

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    Current Employee - Field Engineer Trainee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Schlumberger full-time

    Pros

    Travel, networking, personal growth

    Cons

    Work - life balance, some long days

    Schlumberger2019-09-05
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