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Schlumberger Reviews

Updated February 14, 2019
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  • "It is hard to achieve good work life balance" (in 626 reviews)

  • "There is really no work-life balance" (in 161 reviews)

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  1. "Expect an incredible journey"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Travel the world, often to very remote locations you would rarely, if ever, visit on your own.
    Training is exceptional and particularly challenging.
    Coworkers often become your best friends, many great people at Schlumberger.

    Cons

    Travel and work schedule often leads to long periods away from home and any family you would ever hope to see.


  2. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Training in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Training in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Schlumberger full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Intelligence of coworkers. Strong culture and opportunity to develop.

    Cons

    Leadership doesn’t walk the talk.

    Advice to Management

    None

  3. "Jump-start your international career in oil & gas sector"

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    Former Employee - Business Process Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Business Process Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Schlumberger full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    International exposure, great salary if your hold field engineer position in wireline segment, exposure to high-profile clients in O&G sector, calibre of colleagues

    Cons

    could be stationed in poor locations such as poor African countries, work-hours 24x7, poor work-life balance


  4. "Job what you make of it"

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    Former Employee - Reliability Engineer in Sugar Land, TX
    Former Employee - Reliability Engineer in Sugar Land, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    This is a large company and you can potentially hold a variety of positions without having to change companies.

    Cons

    It is easy to get lost in the crowd.


  5. "Excellent company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Schlumberger full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Outstanding environment for development. Good benefits. Extremely competitive work environment at some levels, which keeps you focused.

    Cons

    Not all jobs are attainable.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Lack of direction and freedom to innovate"

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    Former Employee - Engineer II
    Former Employee - Engineer II

    I worked at Schlumberger full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    When there isn't a project deadline approaching, management is pretty lay back.

    Cons

    Doing the same thing repeatedly. Some technicians are unmotivated and unfriendly, making testing operations difficult.


  7. "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Schlumberger full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    * A-grade colleagues from top universities (Engineering centers)
    * Lots of learning opportunities
    * Good pay
    * Great benefits if you are an international employee
    * Good company culture
    * Diversity

    Cons

    * Company is run top down (it has it's good and bad sides)
    * Your boss plays a key role in shaping your career and growth inside the company

    Advice to Management

    * Nurture and support generating idea organically

  8. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Schlumberger full-time

    Pros

    Innovative best in class service company

    Cons

    Will sacrifice experienced personnel for bottom line


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Frac"

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    Current Employee - Field Engineer
    Current Employee - Field Engineer

    I have been working at Schlumberger full-time

    Pros

    Good pay for an engineer out of college

    Cons

    Very long hours and poor living conditions


  10. "Grassroots company outlook"

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    Current Employee - Senior Drilling Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Drilling Engineer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Schlumberger full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good working environment, fast pace

    Cons

    too much office politics, too much of process instilled that you lose focus of the big picture

    Advice to Management

    take care of your people